How To Choose The Right Hair Color

Hair color is one of the first things people notice when they see you. From deep auburn shades to brilliant blonde hues, choosing the right hair color that flatters your face is similar to finding clothes that are best-suited for your body shape. Featured here are tips on selecting the best hair colors for you, that work with with your skin tone and eye color.

The Best Hair Color For You

Blonde Hair Color

From Marilyn Monroe to Kate Hudson, blonde hair has always been associated with fun, playfulness, and glamour. Whether you prefer to go for the platinum blonde look or opt for more subtle honey hued hair, there are varying shades of blonde to choose from. If you naturally have a fair skin tone, you’re best suited for cool beige or platinum blonde hair color. If you tend to tan easily or are darker complected, opt for a warm honey blonde hair color. If you want to take a dip into the golden goddess hair pool without going all the way in, try highlights first. Done properly, highlights will frame your face and add dimension to your hair (especially when you have layers). To maintain your new hair color, only use shampoo and conditioner designed for color-treated hair, and stay out of chlorinated swimming pools (since they can turn your hair green).

Brunette Hair Color

Renowned for a high-shine, sultry look, brunette hair runs the gamut from soft, medium brown to deep chocolate hues. Whether you have light or dark skin, green or brown eyes, brunette hair color works well on a number of different types. For olive complexions or darker eyes, stick with a rich chocolate brown hair color. You can even add warm, cinnamon-hued highlights throughout your hair, if dark brown is too dramatic for you. If you aren’t ready to venture into brunette hair color for the long-run, that’s ok – use a semi-permanent hair color instead. These hair color tints will change your color temporarily, since they wash out in approximately 6 weeks. Not to mention, they’re less-damaging than permanent hair color.

Black Hair Color

Many Asians and African Americans are naturally born with gorgeous raven hair. But if you weren’t given this hair color at birth, you can certainly choose this head-turning hair color shade for a striking, notice-me look (especially if you have a fair complexion or light eyes). The key to having black hair is to add tons of shine, because this shade can easily look dull or dry. Do a weekly deep conditioning treatment to add back needed moisture into your colored hair, and use a shine-enhancing spray for a high-gloss finish when styling.

Red Hair Color

This fierce, fiery hair color is best on women with pale complexions and light eye colors. Red hair color ranges from deep auburn to warm cinnamon shades, and everything in between. To prevent excessive fading, use UV-infused hair products, stay out of the sun, and wear oversized hats when outdoors for extended periods of time.

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  1. I am thinking I may dye my hair red – basically taking my natural highlights on the top of my head and applying it to all of my entire hair… a big change for me but I think it will look good!

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Whitney! Red is such a dynamic color, and when done right, can be super-flattering. You will have to switch up your makeup/clothing coloration a bit, since it’s such a strong hair color. But it can be a lot of fun too!

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