Choosing the right hair color is not about finding your favorite shade or telling your hairstylist about the color that you admire the most in your favorite star. What looks good on your next-door neighbor or best friend might look awful on you. This is because what hair color will suit you is absolutely dependent on your skin tone.

While choosing your hair color, first and foremost, take into account the natural color of your hair, your eye color, and your skin tone in unison.

Remember that pale skin adjust to almost all hair colors. However, you need to avoid shades of red or golden blonde if your skin is pink. If your skin tone is yellow, you need to steer clear from yellow, gold or orange tones, as they accentuate the yellow color of your skin and make you look awkward. The darker hair colors are best for olive skin. A person with olive skin has a medium-toned skin with a hint of green undertones, and it will tan easily. If you are such a person, you can go for chestnut-browns, hints of red and red hues with cooler notes. Keep in mind that the wrong hair color can ruin your looks and so it is a must that you match your skin tone with your hair.

I advise that if you look good in red, orange, golden yellow, olive green or rust, go for warm hair tones such as golden blonde, golden brown, strawberry blonde and auburn. Cool hair tones like platinum, ash blonde, ash brown, burgundy and jet black, will suit a person who can carry with élan colors like bluish red, fuschia, black, royal blue or pine green. Go for neutral tones like sandy blonde, beige blonde, chocolate brown and mahogany if colors as red, purple, charcoal gray, periwinkle or teal add luster to your complexion.

Whatever hair color you choose, remember to consult your hairstylist and before you make a final decision first try out the color in small portions of your hair and then take the plunge.

A basic tenet is that if you have to wear more make up than before after you color your hair, then you have selected the wrong color. The perfect hair shade should highlight your skin tone, bring it alive and your skin should glow. On the other hand, if your hair color does not complement your skin tone, you may look tired and washed out. Therefore, it is a must that you find out more about your skin tone and choose the color carefully.

Professional hairstylists too agree that the most problematic part of the entire process is determining the right skin tone. In fact most of us have undertones that are minor and tricky and difficult for even the professional eye to determine. Just as the face shape is important for you to choose a perfect hairstyle, simply determining the skin tone is a must for finding out the right hair color that adds a sparkle to your looks. So consult your professional stylist, determine your skin tone as well as the undertone and find out the color, which suits you the best.


Source by Paul Jones