What do you say about choosing hair colours? Do you say, “You can choose any colour, you’ll always look good”? Well, if you say so, you need to think again. Because, looking good is a science, and if not understood properly, a shade of wrong hair colour makes a lot of difference. Gone are the days, when you can enter a salon, and pick a colour of your choice. Now that there’s a lot of research put into this, it is mandatory to get an understanding regarding the colour you want to choose for your hair. Let’s go through this, shall we?
Basics of choosing Hair Colour
Let’s start with the basics. You need to understand your skin tone. Is it warm? Is it neutral? Or, is it cold? You need to choose the colour of your hair based on the warmth of your skin. Here are some basic tips on how to understand your skin tone:
- Wash your face to remove any traces of makeup that may change your original skin colour.
- Choose a well-lit room before going through the rest of the process, because skin looks different in different lighting situations. So make sure you stand in a well-lit space.
- Do the shirt test. This is one of the easiest methods to determine our skin tone. Select that one outfit that fits best, and which everyone compliments. If it’s yellow, orange, or peach, you have a warm skin tone. If it’s blue, green, or purple, you have a cool skin tone. If you look amazing equally in both, it means that you have a neutral skin tone. You can follow this process by holding up the above mentioned coloured shirts against your face, and decide yourself.
Choosing the Colour
We observe that most of the skin tones in India come under warm skin tones. Therefore, all shades of brown and burgundy and hair colour highlights of red fall are natural colours that are suited for most Indian skin tones. So if you have pale skin, we suggest you stay away from all gold hair shades.
Brown is usually seen as dull in fashion circles, but brown has a variety of shades that suit all kinds of Indian skin tones. If you are warm-toned, shades like chocolate brown and ash brown will suit you the most. And if you have a cool skin tone, mahogany and chestnut would look best on you.
Red is a tricky one to play with, but gives an amazing look when used right. There are different shades in red too, so if you are fair skinned, we suggest you go for light red or copper red. For other skin tones, it’s better to go for blue-based reds which are usually darker.
The colours that fit neutral skin tones usually fit all skin tones too. Colours like chocolate brown and auburn colour are the most picked colours when it comes to hair. And this fits well in India, because these colours go well with the usual original colour of Indian hair.
So, there are our most valuable tips to choose the best hair colour based on your skin tone. If you’re still unsure of what colour to go for, we have skilled professionals to advice you on the best colour based on your likings. Book an appointment, step into Just flaunt, and step out with a great hair colour feeling confident than ever.