Choosing Hair Color

It is easy to spend at least an hour trying to decide on the right hair color. The choices are endless and colors range from platinum to jet black. Ask yourself if want highlights, balayage, ombre techniques, or just one color from basic rinses to permanent colors. Hair dyes are categorized into warm colors, neutral colors and cool colors. However, you can be bold and adventurous and try two colors with a balayage technique. Your choices are endless.

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Below are simple guidelines if you can find the right shade that harmonizes with your skin tone.

In selecting the perfect hair color the first thing you must know is your skin tone. Skin tones are categorized into three basic tones: warm, cool or neutral. In order to determine your skin tone there are various methods you can use.

  1. This may sound strange, but one method is to look at the inside of your arms; do the veins appear blue or green? If they look blue you are most likely a cool undertone. Green veins usually indicate a warm skin tone. There is also neutral shade and lucky them they can wear just about any color.
  2. Another test is to drape a baby blue or white cloth across your shoulders, how does it make you look? If baby blue or white compliments your complexion chances are you are a cool skin tone. If a rust or cream color brings out your complexion then chances are you are warm.

If you are unsure about your skin tone, select a shade two shades lighter or darker than the natural color of your eyebrows. The eyebrow color you were born with compliments your skin tone perfectly. The natural color of your eyebrows should be the standard on which your hair color should be measured.

Once you have determined your skin tone, consider talking with your hair stylist or hairdresser near you to give you ideas of what she can do for you. A true hair color professional can determine that and more for you.

Tips for selecting the right hair color:

Cool skin tones should avoid shades of yellow, gold, bronze and red tones. These tones will give the skin a sallow appearance and facial features. Consider flat browns, or light ash blonds as a base color and pick golden, ash or honey highlights for contrast.

Warm tones avoid ash. Consider a deep, rich base color like an intense chocolate, chestnut, mahogany or auburn. Also consider, honey light blondes, warm chocolate brown, or browns with a hint of rust.

For those that have a reddish complexion or sufferings from rosacea avoid bright red tones. Consider a honey brown or golden base color.

While the above our generalizations, I hope these tips will offer some help when selecting your next hair color at the hair salon near you.

If you live in and around Coral Springs, Florida, visit My Beauty Salon, or call 945-575-1011. Remember select a color that will compliment your skin tone.

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