Looking for a bright shiny mane this summer but need some advice on which shade to lean towards? Matching your hair color to your skin tone is everything, and can make or break your look.
To get started in determining your complexion, look at the veins on your wrist. If they're a blue-ish tint, you have a cool skin tone. If they give off a green-ish tint, your skin tone is warm. With that in mind, are you ready to choose your new hair color?!
Eye colors: Blue, gray, green with gray flecks, dark brown
Natural hair colors: Ash blonde, dark brown, black
Undertones in skin: Pink, olive, blue
Color of veins: Blue
Rundown: Cool skin tones looks stunning in cool shades of blonde in the summer. Colors like platinum or ashy blondes compliment the pink undertones in the skin, and look great as an all-over color or highlights around the face - flattering your complexion. Steer clear of golden, brassy shades of blonde with too much warmth as it can dull your skin tone.
Best summer hair colors: Champagne blonde, Platinum blonde, Ash blonde, Wheat blonde
Famous faces: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Julia Roberts
Eye colors: Light brown, dark brown, hazel, green with gold flecks
Natural hair colors: Golden browns and blondes, strawberry blonde, dark brown, black
Undertones in skin: Peach, yellow, gold, red
Color of veins: Green
Rundown: Warm skin tones look gorgeous in warm, golden shades of blonde in the summer. Even if you're not crazy about the thought of going completely blonde, throwing in some caramel highlights around the face is ideal for a bright, beachy look. Try not to venture into cool shades of blonde like ash or platinum, as it can clash with your skin tone - making you look washed out.
Best summer hair colors: Caramel highlights, Strawberry blonde, Butterscotch blonde, Honey blonde, Bronde
Best makeup colors: Warmer tones, coppers and peaches are perfect for warm skin tones. Try Sorme Mineral Botanicals Blush in Affinity, Sorme Lip Thick Plumping Lip Gloss in Petticoat, Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Buff.
Booking an appointment at the salon can be expensive, so keep these tips in your back pocket when presenting your ideas to your stylist. With that being said, what shade will you be sporting this summer?
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