Thursday, February 22, 2007


Choosing the right hair color isn't as easy as picking a color you like.

It's important to consider your natural hair color, your skin tone and eye color when choosing a new hair color.

Pale skin suits pretty much all hair colors.

Avoid shades of red or golden blonde if your skin is pink.
Stick to ash tones to neutralize your coloring.

Avoid yellow, gold or orange tones if your skin is yellow.
Stick to deep reds.

Olive skin suits darker hair colors.

What type of clothing colors suit you best?
If you know this, it can help you choose the right hair color.

If you look good in red, orange, golden yellow, olive green or rust
You suit warm hair tones such as golden blonde, golden brown, strawberry blonde and auburn.

If you look good in bluish red, fuscia, black, royal blue or pine green
You suit cool hair tones such as platinum, ash blonde, ash brown, burgundy and jet black.

If you look good in red, purple, charcoal grey, periwinkle or teal
You suit neutral tones like sandy blonde, beige blonde, chocolate brown and mahogany.


Warm tones will bring out the pink in your skin, so if you've got redness to your skin, go for cool tones - champagne, sandy or ash blonde, or cool browns.

Warm gold or reds suits olive-toned or ashy skin.

Red is the hardest color to maintain. The shade will change almost from shampoo to shampoo so be prepared for the fade.

Choose coppery-reds instead of blue reds for a more natural hair color.

Rather than guessing, take a stand test to see what color your hair will come out as. Take a strand of hair from the nape of your neck and let the color sit on it for 20 minutes.

Bring photos and pictures with you to the hair stylist to ensure you both are thinking about the same color.

If you have to wear more makeup than you did before, than you have the wrong hair color. When the hair color works correctly, your skin tone comes alive - hair color should make your face glow.

Be honest with your hair colorist (and yourself) about how much time you're willing to spend having your roots touched up. Doing conditioning treatments and more.

There are high-maintenance options and low-maintenance ones. The further away from your natural color you go the more your hair requires.

Don't blow-dry single process highlights every single day take a rest on weekends and deep condition once a week.

If your hair is the same color you had when you were young, think twice about tinting it. Alot of women spend alot of time and money trying to go back to their natural hair color, rarely with the results they want.

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