To do or dye? Coloring your hair can give you a radical makeover but at the same time, can also open the doors to regret so it’s natural to be skeptical, especially if you’re taking the plunge for the first time. Can’t decide between throwing in subtle hues of peachy pink or going full throttle with auburn? Before you find the perfect hue for yourself, start by understanding your skin tone. The color you choose for your hair can either take years off your face or do nothing at all for you. Basically, if you think that a purple mane would look just as great on you as it looked on the skinny model on that magazine cover, we hate to break it to you but that’s not how it works.
For the confused souls, let’s help you identify your skin tone first so you can identify the best hair colors for your tresses. Also, to avoid a bad hair color decision but let’s not say that out loud.
- Firstly find a naturally lit spot. Try the window, maybe. Checking your skin tone under lightbulbs or artificial light could give you an incorrect idea.
- Now check for the color of the visible veins on your hand.
- If you’re veins appear green, you’re a part of the dusky skin tone fam.
- If you’re veins appear purple or blue, you’re a part of the cooler skin tone fam.
- If you’re veins appear both green and blue, you probably have a neutral skin tone.
Now that you’ve got the fundamentals right, let’s dive straight in and discover hair color ideas for you then?
Here’s a disclaimer though, you might just end up booking an appointment with your hair colorist right away.