They say some haircuts suit oval faces better and some suit round faces better. Just like the face type is a criterion for a specific haircut, there are some important things which need to be considered before trying any hair coloring idea too. A person's eye color and complexion needs to be taken into consideration when coloring the hair, whether it is a base color or highlights. Otherwise, a person may end up coloring their hair in a way which makes their complexion look either too dull or too bright.
Coloring Your Hair Brown
If you have naturally brown hair, then you are lucky, but for those who want to color their hair dark brown, there are many options. You can divide people into two categories, depending on their skin tone and eye color―cool and warm. One needs to select a brown hair color base according to the category they belong to.
People who fall in the cool hair category should opt for shades of brown, like deep coffee brown and medium ash brown. People who fall in this category have skin tones like dark brown, olive complexion (Asians and Latinos), medium complexion with light pink color on the cheeks or no color, medium complexion and golden undertones, pale complexion with pink undertones or no color, or bronze or brown complexion after tanning. The eye color can be grayish blue, dark blue, dark brown or hazel colored, with light flecks.
People with brown hair who fall in the warm category can use deep brown shades or strawberry brown shades. People who fall in the warm category have skin tone with freckled complexion, pale complexion with peach or golden undertones, brown skin tone with pink or golden undertones or ruddy complexion. The eyes can be hazel with brown or golden colored flecks, greenish-blue eyes, golden brown eyes, or green eyes. You can get your hair dyed in a brown shade from a beauty salon, or you can dye the hair yourself using a hair coloring kit.
Highlights to Match Brown Hair
There are many choices among highlights for dark brown hair. Some shades which look good on people who fall in the cool category are honey, wheat or ash colors. They should avoid any blonde or yellow highlights. People who come in the warm category should opt for highlights like copper streaks, golden-brown streaks, or blonde highlights.
Styling Your Brown Hair
There are various ways to style your brown hair. Even plain straight long hair with brown hair color and highlights with a middle parting can look stunning. Depending upon the length of the hair, you can try out different haircuts, like bob, layers, razor cut, etc. You can get your hair styled wavy or straight, or for a fun looking style with half of your hair wavy and straighten the other half. You can opt for some side bangs to give your haircut a soft look, or cut the front section of the hair into a blunt straight fringe for a bold look.
Make sure you use a shampoo and conditioner which are made especially for colored hair, to maintain your hair color for a longer duration.