How to Pick the Perfect Hair Color

Getting the wrong shade of hair dye can makes you look pale or dull. To avoid this learning to pick the perfect hair color for you. Here are some basic rules on hair coloring that will help you find a hair color shade harmonious with your skin tone and eye color.
Just like certain clothes suit a person better, there are certain hair colors which suit a person better. Choosing the right hair color for oneself is not difficult. One just needs to understand the basics of the hair color wheel chart. Basically the color wheel chart is divided into people who belong to the cool category and the warm category. The distinguishing factor for this is the skin tone and eye color. Here are some different types of hair dyeing and coloring explained with the different chart colors to match the hair color according to skin tone and eye color.

Hair Coloring Basics
When it comes to hair coloring people like to experiment a lot. Many will try to mix and match various hair coloring techniques. Like mixing of lowlights with highlights, going redhead and then getting some highlights, etc. However, certain things need to be kept in mind when trying out hair color ideas. When getting highlights get at least 6 highlights. The color of the highlights should always be two to three shades lighter than your base hair color. Lowlights are done near the scalp.

The color of the lowlights should always be two to three shades darker than your base hair color. When completely dyeing your hair you need to choose an appropriate color, and check out of the undertones which it can produce. And most important of all the hair color which you choose should be a hair color that is right for your skin tone and eye color.

Hair Color Compatibility Chart
Going with a hair color which is perfect for your skin tone and eye color will always help you choose the perfect hair color and you will be able to avoid any hair color disasters.

Here is a table for people who fall into cool category. This means they have cool skin tone and eye color. Such people should pick the right hair color mentioned below.

Skin Tone
  • Olive complexion (Asians and Latinos)
  • Pale complexion with pink undertones or no color
  • Dark Brown
  • Medium complexion with light pink color in the cheeks or no color
  • Medium complexion and golden undertones
  • Bronze or brown complexion after tanning
Eye Color
  • Dark blue
  • Hazel colored with light flecks
  • Blackish brown
  • Dark brown
  • Grayish blue
Perfect Hair Colors
  • Hair color in burgundy or purple shades
  • Shiny raven black
  • Cool blonde shades like mink or icy white
  • Highlights can be honey, wheat, or ash colored
Colors to Avoid
  • Red
  • Bronze
  • Blonde
  • Yellow


Here is a table for people who fall into the warm category. If you have the mentioned below any eye color and skin tone then you belong to the warm category, and need to stick with the colors given below. Also, strictly avoid the colors mentioned below in the 'colors to avoid' list.

Skin Tone
  • Ruddy complexion
  • Freckled complexion
  • Pale complexion with peach or golden undertones
  • Brown skin tone, with pink or golden undertones
Eye Color
  • Hazel eyes with brown or golden colored flecks
  • Greenish-blue eyes
  • Golden brown eyes
  • Green eyes
Perfect Hair Colors
  • Golden brown and chestnut shades
  • Base color of shiny blonde or reddish-orange
  • Best highlight shades are copper streaks, golden-brown, or golden shades
  • Warm and dark brown shades
Colors to Avoid
  • Avoid shades like beige or ash, these shades will make your face look washed out
  • Avoid hair colors like blue and purple


I hope by now you now you have figured out which is the right hair color for you. So, whenever you are going to color your hair, make sure you keep the above tips and tricks in mind to avoid any hair color disaster.
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