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How To Choose The Right Hair Colour For Your Complexion

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Boom! Just like that, it's summertime. But did your hair miss the memo? If you're yearning for a fresh, new colour during the sunnier season to ensure your skin zings, here are some tips on how to choose the right shade to suit your skin tone.

What is Your Skin Tone?

The most common skin tones are warm, cool, and neutral. Finding where you fit can successfully guide you to a fail-free hair colour that best flatters your complexion.

How Do You Discover Your Skin Tone?

It's written on your arm – the inner side, at least. This area doesn't tan, so it is an accurate indication of your natural skin tone. If the skin here is pale, you are a lighter skin tone. If it is naturally dark, you are warm, and if it falls in between the between, you fall into the neutral skin tone category.

So, What Works For Your Skin Tone?

The kaleidoscope of hair colour is an enjoyable one to navigate - and although you don't have to stick to these guidelines - they can be helpful to ensure you find the best hair colour to flatter your complexion and eye colour.

Cool Skin Tones:

The lighter the skin tone, the lighter you can go with your hair. Cool skin tones look great against platinum, silvers, and ash blonds. Anything without warmth can accentuate your skin tone best.

Care For Your Cool Colour With:

Neutral Skin Tones:

Flattering hair colours for neutral tone skin include sandy colours, rich nutty browns, and dark blondes as they don't highlight any hints of redness in the complexion. Apricots and strawberry blonde also look excellent here if you want to go with a red hue.

Care For Your Cool Colour With:

Warm Skin Tones:

Darker skin tones can play up either cool tones or darker tones with hints of lightness. Avoid anything too close to your skin tone, as this won't allow your features to shine through. Favourite contrasting hair colours for warm skin tones include midnight black through to delicious brunette shades with toffee and caramel highlights throughout.

Care For Your Warm Hair Colour With:

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