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Choosing The Perfect Hair Color

Guest Author - Lynne Chapman

Coloring your hair is one of the most common and exciting ways of expressing your individuality. Whether you are using hair color to brighten your own shade, to create a completely new look, or to cover gray hair, the choice of color can be confusing. There are hundreds of shades to choose from. With all the choices, which is best for you?

There are undoubtedly a number of shades that can be effective. However your color will be most flattering if you take into consideration your underlying skin tones and eye color. Your natural beauty will be accentuated by a beautiful hair color that blends with and enhances your skin tones.

Before making your hair color choice, look intently at your skin and try to evaluate the underlying tones. You may want to enlist the aid of your hairdresser or a friend. Now you are ready to make an educated choice of hair color.

Light warm skin tones:
You have warm, yellow-red undertones. Your skin may be described as ivory, peaches and cream, creamy beige or light golden tan. Your eye color is green, hazel, amber, or brown.
Choose a hair color that is light and warm for the most flattering effect.
This includes beige blonde, light golden blonde, strawberry blonde, light auburn, light brown with lots of golden or red highlights or golden blonde with red highlights.

Medium to deep warm skin tones:
You have warm, yellow-red undertones. You would be described as having tawny, deep golden brown or coppery skin. Your eye color is green, topaz, amber, cinnamon, or coffee bean in color.
Deep, rich hair color is for you. Your best shade may be medium to dark golden brown, golden brown with red highlights, honey brown, chestnut, copper or mahogany.

Light cool skin tones:
You have cool or blue-red undertones. Your skin color might be called alabaster, rosy pink, rose beige or light pearl. Your eye color is light blue, gray blue, gray green or blue green.
Choose a hair color that is cool or ‘ash’ in tone, such as white blonde, platinum or silvery blonde, taupe or light brown with wheat tones. Highlight any of these with lighter ash or platinum blonde.

Medium to deep cool skin tones:
Your skin tone may be referred to as light olive, dark olive, gray-brown, dark brown or ebony and your eye color may be blue-green, deep blue, deep green, cool brown or black.
Flattering hair color shades are plum, burgundy brown, dark brown, black, slate or any of these with plum or burgundy highlights.

Hair color can be an effective fashion statement and is even more exciting when matched with your natural skin tones

Hair Color EBook
Learn to do your own hair color or to make educated choices at the salon! This book contains all you need to know, from choosing a color to putting it on and avoiding problems.

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