Sometimes we want the colors we see on other people because it looks so good on them. But we put it on ourselves we get confused about why it looks so awkward.

Choosing the right color is your stylist/our job, but we can also teach you basic color theory as well to help you feel even more confident that you’re in good hands. This is also only our professional recommendations, indeed that’s your choice.

When talking about hair color there is something called the “Tone”. Just like skin tones, tones can be warm or they can be cool. It does not necessarily mean blonde vs black. Blondes can have different tones; one can look warm with a yellow or peachy color while cool tone would be more beige or white and gray. This includes highlights as well. Blacks can have different tones too. When you see someone’s hair through sunlight, that’s when you can usually see the undertone. Browns can have a gold, orange, red, and even gray/ash tone in the sunlight.

We have the basic color wheel and the base colors of blue, yellow, and red, and then you have everything in between. How to decide what color is right for you is directly relies on the color of your skin and the complimentary color that works best for it. Not only does your skin tone affect the right color for you but your eye color can too. Some colors can make them light up and some and make them dim down. No matter what color you look at it will have undertone colors. When you see a color box and it says “base color” that is the undertone. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean your hair will be that exact color. When some stylish lightens your hair and it turns out green when they tone it, it is most likely because they used a toner that had a base color with too much green, if your hair has been lightened and is yellow, you would be best to choose blue or purple “ash” bases. Which that is the color that naturalizes the unwanted underlying color.

Now with that being said, we can talk about skin complexion. Anything that is on the opposite side of the color you are is what will compliment you the most. Also remember we are referencing to natural skin tones not covered with makeup. There are levels of light to darkness in color; 1-10 (1 being the darkest and 10 being the lightest) besides highlights, try staying within 2-3 levels of your natural color.

This is less about the hair color you like; it’s more about what hair color your skin likes. Color will not only complement your skin tone. It will make your best facial features pop, and make you look years younger. Having the wrong color can make you end up looking washed out, tired, unnatural and/or older! No one wants that now do we? That’s what this information is for, the women who dare to live beautifully.

FAIR and light skin tone
Brown: Unless you were born with dark hair, you should avoid it if you have fair skin. Fair skin people usually don’t have enough pigment in their skin to pull it off.

Blonde: Try a golden, strawberry or light blonde. Warming up your hair with highlights can add some dimension. But because you are fairer skinned, stay away from tones that are white, ash and reddish. You can still be blonde but may need warmth added.

Black: Dark neutral tones that are closer to dark brown side are best. Don’t go too dark though because it will wash you out and also highlight any red pigments in your skin.

Red: Light, golden, strawberry blondes to a bright copper can work. Avoid wine-colored red and burgundy tones; they will make you look too pale.

Gray: Creamy pale yellow or pure white-gray tone to play off your skin’s natural coloring. Too much gold is not too flattering.

OLIVE skin tone
Olive Complexion- You can really pull off almost any color besides yellow. Which technically when you have olive skin it does literally have a very light green/yellow “ash” undertone. You can basically do any tone with this color of skin. But, back to the basics of the color theory, red, orange, and blue undertones look best. With Olive, you don’t want to go too cool though because it will wash your complexion away and look totally natural.

Brown: Dark colors look the most natural. You can pull off deep tones of brown with darker red highlights. Again, stick within two shades of your current color.

Blonde: Just like the “not so much, avoid going too light and cool, as this will clash with your skin. Warmer tones with dimension look best.

Red: Go for it, it will compliment your olive tone. No matter what color you decide, remember you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy.

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