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Some Fine Tips That'll Help You in Choosing the Right Hair Color

Asmii Vernekar Mar 14, 2019
Everybody likes to make a style statement; and the latest trend in hair styling is to color your hair. A perfect choice of hair color will truly flatter your complexion. Here are a few tips for choosing the right hair color.
A perfect hair color can make you look vibrant and enhance your spirits as well. It can also spruce up your hair and give you a complete makeover. There are some things that you should keep in mind before you decide to color your hair. Select the shade that complements your natural skin and enhances your personality.

Choosing the Perfect Hair Color

Coloring your hair is one way to express your individuality. Choosing the right hair color can be confusing whether you want to cover gray hair or give yourself a new fresh look.
Being clear about what you want can help in choosing the hair color that is right for you. You can achieve the most flattering look, if you consider your skin tone and eye color. Hair color that balances your complexion gives the best results. For covering gray hair, you can select a shade close to your natural hair color.

Hair Highlights

Hair highlights are another way to improve your overall look. Highlights can look fascinating and make a stunning impression. They add depth and dimension to the base color or natural hair.
Different hair colors suit different complexions. In order to choose a suitable hair color, you need to identify the right combination. All complexions fall into four different skin tone categories. Let's take a look at them.

Light and Warm Skin Tones

People tend to have either a peachy, creamy beige or creamy and ivory complexion and the eye color is usually hazel, green, topaz, amber or brown. Shades that suit this complexion are golden brown, strawberry blond or natural golden blond.

Medium to Deep Warm Skin Tones

This skin tone ranges from tawny to coppery with eyes mostly green, topaz, amber, cinnamon or coffee berry. The best shades for this are dark golden brown, honey brown, red highlights, copper colors and mahogany.

Light, Cool Skin Tones

People have light pearl, rosy pink, alabaster, and rose beige complexion; and the eye color is gray-blue, gray-green, blue-green or light blue. The best hair color shades includes sliver blond or platinum blond, white blond, taupe or light brown.

Medium and Deep Skin Tones

The skin tones range from dark olive or light olive, gray-brown or dark brown, to ebony; and the eye color is deep blue, deep green, blue-green, brown or black. The best shades for this skin tone are black, burgundy brown, plum and dark brown.

Different Types of Hair Colors

Coloring your hair is one of the easiest ways to change your look. There are different types of hair colors, based on how long the color remains in the hair.

Permanent Hair Color

This hair color changes the pigment of the hair permanently and the color remains for a very long time. Finally, the color will fade in time.

Semi-Permanent Hair Color

This hair color is used for enhancing rather than changing natural hair color. It usually works in covering gray hair and brightens hair tone. It washes out in 6 to 12 shampoos. This type is suitable for first-timers who want to experiment with different colors.

Temporary Hair Color

As the word suggests, the temporary hair colors are available in the form of shampoos, foams, rinses, sprays, gels, etc.
It is typically used to brighten and give vibrant color to your hair, which is not possible with the semi-permanent hair colors. Usually, the temporary hair color washes out in one shampoo. This type of hair color is popular amongst teens.

Demi-Permanent Hair Color

This hair color stays for a longer time, before it fades out. The demi-permanent hair color brightens hair, covers gray hair and darkens hair better than all the above three levels. This type of hair color fades after 12 to 24 shampoos.
If you are coloring your hair for the first time, always get it done from a certified hair specialist. If your skin is sensitive, it is advisable to go for natural colors like henna, in order to avoid allergic reactions.
While selecting hair color, always check for words "warm" or "reddish" on the description of the carton. If you are applying hair color yourself, remember to wear hand gloves while coloring and follow the directions carefully before using the hair color.
Color is all about what one feels; if you feel it's time to change your hair color, then do it.