Hair Color

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Making the correct hair color decision can be confusing, in fact, I think the number-one question women consistently ask me is if they made the right hair color choice. This can be a difficult decision because there are so many exceptions and variations to the rules. Hair HighlightsThe good news is that if hair color is a little off tone, it is usually easy to adjust. It’s the big color changes that take more work.

The old rule of hair color was that if you had cool skin tones, you should wear a cool hair color. If your skin color had warm tones, you should choose a warmer palette. However, in 2012 it looks like warm colors have become the fashion trend. Warm tones are seen as youthful, vibrant and bright. Cool or ash tones are thought to be dull. Reading this, I think it is a “no brainer” to figure out which color tone became popular. See my hair color portfolio for examples of my work.

The fact of the matter is the right color tone is the one that looks best on you. I, too, prefer the warmer tones. I,too, think they look more vital. But if they are not flattering, some adjustments must be made. One solution is to choose a more neutral shade, a middle shade. This will solve the problem if you think that warm or cool colors will not work with your skin tone.

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  • Women who have excessively red skin should avoid light blond and red shades of hair.
  • These colors will exaggerate the redness of the skin tone. Soft warm shades will make the excessive redness of the skin less noticeable.

The next big question is how light or dark should you make your hair color. Making hair darker can be beautiful. It shows off your complexion and accents your eyes better than any makeup. The tip is not to go more than two shades darker than your natural color. Going too dark will eliminate any nuances of your natural color. This will make your hair color look artificial. It can also draw attention to any darkness under your eyes, giving you a harsh and severe look.

The flip side of this issue is when you choose to make your hair lighter. Hair that is made blonder can light up your face. Light hair can be a very addictive drug. Women often think that if a little lighter is brighter, then being still blonder will look even better. This is not always true. You must find the right degree of brightness that complements your skin tone. Too dark will not light up your face or soften your features. Too light will wash you out and make you look ghost-like. To find the right shade, you should visit your hair colorist. You can maintain the color at home once you have a shade that works for you.

Color is probably the easiest way to look prettier, more vital and simply your best. Most coloring processes only take an hour or two. Hair color is truly the quick fix that works. Don’t waste another minute. Color your hair today.

Highlights vs. All-Over Color

When choosing between highlights and all-over color, it’s important to consider the up-keep you’re willing to maintain, as well as your goal for the end result. If you want subtle brightening that you’ll only have to touch up a few times a year, highlights are definitely the way to go.

Highlights will blend, lighten or darken, and add dimension, with little up-keep. If you’re covering gray, lightening your hair or adding tone, all-over color is a great way to go.

Color Tips:

  • If you’re looking for a more dramatic statement and can commit to a touch-up schedule, you’re ready for all-over color. Although, even with all-over color, you can still keep things simple.
  • If you want something that looks like you, only better, and something that will be lower maintenance, stay within two shades of your natural color.

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