The Best Hair Colour for Your Skin Tone!

How to Find the Best Hair Colour for Your Skin Tone!

Picking the right hair colour to match ones skin tone is one of the most common requests we get here at! Most of our requests are based on wanting a look similar to a celebrity but to get the best for your hair, copying ones look just does not cut it. A custom hair colour, undoubtedly makes a great difference in how you look, which is why we decided for this weeks’ blog, to help guide through different types of colours and tones available.

So let’s have a look at some of our stylists tips and what you need to consider when picking out a new hue.

Identify your Skin Tone

As a rule of thumb, lighter hair accompanied cooler undertones, whereas darker hair is often matched with warmer undertones. Determining which type of hair colour looks best on you is reliant on these undertones an it hence crucial you make the right decision. Generally speaking, the best hair colours for cool skin tones are those with cool undertones whereas if you have a warm skin tone, your hair colour match will most probably have warm undertones.

Now this is when we are often asked: “How can you tell if you have warm or cool undertones, though?” A quick and easy way is to simply flip your wrists. If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones; if they appear blue, you have cool ones.

Find your Colour Match

Once you have come to a decision on your skin’s undertones, it’s time to pick a hair colour shade that will highlight all of your best features! Our expert Hair Colourists at GA Salons always advise a simple rule to follow: “Select a hair colour tone that’s opposite of your skin undertones.” If you need more guidance, feel free to reach out to one of our colourists for a little help—they’re more than happy to help. Alternatively simply leave a comment below for us to respond to.

Hair Colour for Lighter skin tones

If your hair colour is generally light, with cooler undertones , you may wish that your hair colour helps minimise any redness in your skin. Warm or golden hair colour tones are always more flattering on light skin with cool undertones. Our advice would consequently be to ideally go for warm reds, golden blondes or neutral brunettes that will help counter-act your reddish skin tone and compliment your face.

On the other hand, if you have warmer undertones your ideal hair colour should give your skin a healthy, natural-looking look. It is hence best to go for shades that are cooler, ashy or have reddish tones, like honey or cool beige brown, strawberry blondes, golden copper and rich browns.

Hair Colour for Darker Skin Tones

Getting the right contrast between your complexion and hair colour is crucial to the success of your Colour Match. Remember, if your hair colour perfectly matches your skin—your features will effectively not be visible. If your skin is warm or golden, beautiful shades of mahogany or copper bring out the sunniness in your skin. For cooler skin tones, accent your pinky-blue undertones with cool red browns or icy dark browns, and rich blacks.

Your perfect custom colour is only a few steps away, but the key is figuring out your skin tone first, so the hues you choose complement and highlight your best assets.

How to Care for your Perfect Hair Colour

Once you have completed your Hair Transformation, switch to our Phitophilos hair care products created specifically for colour-treated hair. If you are still wondering, “What hair colour looks best on you, then feel free to book an appointment with Gennaro or any of our experienced stylists in our 4 Salons dotted across London. We will then book you in for a closer look and advise the best possible organic hair colouring for you.

We’d love to hear your view or answer your questions, so do not hesitate to contact us. Click here to book your next visit at GA Salons with Gennaro, send us an email at [email protected] or Follow our social media channels below on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

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