Before you jump in, pick a dramatic hair colour and get highlights, lowlights, balayage or the trending money pieces, we wish to save you from the shock and tell you a little something about the relationship of your skin tone to your hair colour. Understanding your skin tone is extremely important before picking a colour for your hair, be it temporary hair colours or permanent hair colours! If the colour you pick doesn’t compliment your skin tone at all, it might just end up looking totally blah. You wouldn’t want that, right? We will not let a hair colour make you look less than drop-dead gorgeous, we’re spilling the secret of determining your skin undertone and identifying colours that bring you confidence while respecting your complexion!
What are ‘undertones’?
Besides the tone of your skin, there’s a tone beneath your skin’s surface, which is referred to as an undertone. It is subtle and permanent. No amount of tanning will change your undertone. Undertones fall into three categories, cool, warm and neutral. Be it your outfit, makeup, jewellery or hair colour, your undertone plays a vital role in picking the right colour tones that go with your complexion. If you have a cool skin undertone, your skin tends to have a slight blue, pink or red tinge to it. Warm undertones are usually peachy, yellow or golden and neutral skin undertones maintain a balance between the colours blue and yellow.
How to find out your skin undertone?
Now that you understood the concept of skin tones and skin undertones in detail, how about we help you find out your skin undertone? Finding out your undertone isn’t a difficult task, but certainly a crucial one to pick hair colour for men and hair colour for women.
Just flip your wrist and check the colour of your veins. We’d advise you to check this under natural light. If your veins appear blue or purple your skin has cool undertones. Green-coloured veins indicate warm undertones. Are you not able to understand the colour? Do they match your skin colour? In that case, you have a neutral skin undertone.
Another way of finding out your skin undertone is observing how your skin behaves under direct sunlight. If your skin turns all red under bright sunlight, you have a cool undertone. But if you belong to the category of those people who can quite easily and rarely get sunburns, you have warm or neutral undertones.
Which hair colour should you pick for your undertone?
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See, the trick is to go for a colour that’s contrasting to your undertone. It could be temporary hair colour or permanent hair colour, but your hair colour shouldn’t match your skin undertone perfectly. If it does, you’d look washed out as your features would disappear.
If your skin is super fair with cool undertones, you should go for darker shades such as a warm cosy red hair colour, golden blonde hair colour or brunette. Darker shades help you balance out the delicate pink undertone of your skin. A rich black, brown with reddish tints, shimmery gold or any other warm temporary hair colour would elegantly complement cooler undertones.
Friends with warm undertones, you should pick cool colours falling under permanent hair colours or temporary hair colours. The sunniness of your skin will look flattering when it’s paired with a platinum, golden copper or strawberry blonde. Don’t take our word for it! Take a look at Kim K.
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If you’re fortunate enough to have a neutral skin undertone, most of the colours will look awesome on you. Be it a badass blue hair colour, graceful burgundy hair colour, peppy purple hair colour, classy grey hair colour, global hair colour or even an ombre hair colour, you’ll pull them off effortlessly.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to looking good and feeling good. Play around with a long lasting permanent hair colour or a one day, commitment free temporary hair colour. Fashion is of no use if it doesn’t make you feel like the main character of your life. You’ve got just one life and there’s a hell of a lot of colours out there! Do the math. Begin your hair colour adventures with the best hair colour of your choice, go crazy, and get every colour of the rainbow now that you know all about skin undertones and their relation to your natural hair colour. Your next transformation impatiently awaits you!
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