Is it time to spruce up your hair color? It’s easy to get lost in the infinite hair colors and sub-shades. Many colors that you like won’t necessarily work with your skin tone. Think of coloring your hair like painting on a canvas. Does that shade of brown work with your skin tone? You have to work with what your momma gave you!

Finding Your Skin Undertone

When it comes to matching hair color, your skin undertone matters. Knowing your skin undertone can really bring your hair color selections to life. Your hair color can make your skin tone look vibrant or dull. Skin undertones can be warm, cool, or neutral.

Flip over your hand and look at your wrist. If you have a blue or purple hue to your veins, you have cool undertones. If your veins have a greenish tint, then you have warm undertones. Neutral undertones work well with most colors. Make sure you’ve got plenty of natural light when you check your skin undertone.

Cool Undertones And Fair Skin

Fair-skinned beauties with neutral or bluish undertones look great with warm, red colors. Go for a strawberry blonde, copper, amber, or other rust shades.

These colors like to fade, so make sure to use a shampoo that’s specifically for color-treated hair and don’t wash it too frequently. Warm blonde colors work with fair, cool skin too. Choose a caramel, gold, honey, or butterscotch.

Warm Undertones And Olive Skin

Honey and caramel can work well with olive skin as well. Avoid warm blonde colors if you have warm undertones in your skin. You want to compliment the skin tone you have, not drown yourself in yellow. A honey or caramel can look stunning with olive skin and neutral undertones.

These colors respond well to toner. Ash blonde can help contrast the ruddiness in skin with warm undertones. Use a purple shampoo and conditioner with ash blonde to keep the color from yellowing. Cool shades balance warm skin undertones, so consider chestnut, dark chocolate, auburn, and mocha.