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Hair Color and Skin Undertones

Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comHaving a good hair day can completely change your entire outlook!  I don’t know what it is about it, but I know for a fact that it is completely 100% true!  Knowing that your hair looks good can add an unmeasurable amount of confidence to the way that you feel.  

A lot of people are born with a beautiful head of gorgeously colored hair.  My son for instance was born with gorgeous auburn red hair.  Random woman constantly come up to him to compliment him on his beautiful hair color.  (naturally, as a young boy, he hates it when they do that 🙂 )  

Did you know that just as undertones are important for choosing foundation, they are just as important when coloring your hair?!
(If you don’t know what your skin undertone is read my pervious article by clicking HERE!)

Unless you are going for a majorly shocking change, try to stay within two shades of your natural hair color for the best results.

If  the name of your color has the word platinum or ash, it’s a cool-toned color. It’s a warm-toned color if the name has the word golden or mahogany.

Here is a great excerpt from an article I read on Style101

Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comHere are Hair colors that Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid:
Naturally cool people should avoid gold, yellow, red and bronze tones in hair color. These warm tones have a tendency to make you look sallow and drawn.
Hair color that Cool tones look best with:
The best hair color shades for a cool toned person are shinny raven-wing blacks, cool ash browns, cool blondes in shades ranging from mink to platinum and icy white. Highlights should be wheat, honey, taupe or ash shades. Stick to neutral, ash and beige bases when choosing a hair color. You’re also fortunate enough to be able to wear many exciting “unnatural” hair colors like lipstick reds, burgundies, and orchids, purples

Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comHair Color that Warm Skin Tones Should Avoid:
You should avoid blue, violet, (beige) and ash based based hair colors which will  “wash out” your skin color.
Hair color that Warm tones look best with:
You’ll find dark, warm browns, chestnuts, rich golden browns and auburn, warm gold and red highlights, and golden blond shades look best on you. Any color that has red-orange or gold base will look great on you.
Highlighting is a great way to add warm tones to your hair. Highlight with golden blondes,copper streaks, golden brown shades.
Few Guidelines to go by when coloring your hair at home:
If you have artificial color in your hair (any color or tone) and you want to go lighter, doesn’t Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.commatter how light, you will not accomplish this just by choosing a lighter shade. General rule of thumb in hair coloring is, hair color can’t lift (or lighten) hair color. You can change the tone, but not the level (lightness) Go see a professional. See the Going Lighter section.
If you are going darker, choose a warm, golden tone or you might come out ashy.
If your grey is coming up too light, or the hair color is not covering the grey, let the color stay on your roots for at least 40 minutes or longer. Grey is very resistant and needs hair color to process longer.   Click HERE for more hair coloring tips and tricks from Style101.
Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comMy son is at an age where he is in love with Super Heroes!  A Super Hero movie that he recently watched was Fantastic Four.  Jessica Alba is  in this movie as a blonde Susan Storm.  Now, don’t get me wrong she is absolutely beautiful, but whoever decided that this was the color blonde for her didn’t know much about matching hair color with skin undertones!  She looks completely washed out the entire movie!  Don’t make the same mistake as Jessica Albas hair stylist!  Match your hair color choice with your skin’s undertones
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