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How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

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How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

The best way to decide what hair color idea to try next goes beyond gazing at a picture of your favorite celebrity and copying their beauty look. As much as you might love a hair color trend that’s been making the rounds, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will flatter your skin tone. This may cause you to ask the age-old question, “What hair color is best for me?” To help you determine the best hair colors for cool and warm skin tones, we’re sharing exactly what you need to consider when picking out a new hue.

HAIR COLOR 101: HOW TO TAKE YOUR SKIN TONE INTO CONSIDERATION

If you have lighter hair, you likely have cooler undertones, whereas darker hair is often accompanied by warmer undertones. It’s these undertones that determine which type of hair color looks best on you. The best hair colors for warm skin tones are those with warm undertones. If you have a cool skin tone, your hair color match will have cool undertones. How can you tell if you have warm or cool undertones, though? We have a quick tip! Simply flip your wrists. If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones; if they appear blue, you have cool ones.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLOR THEORY AND YOUR HAIR COLOR

When trying to find the best hair color for your skin tone, you’ll come across a wide range of blonde, brown, and red shades—seriously, you’ve got a lot to choose from! Depending on the specific color you choose, you may find that certain features pop out more or less or that your wardrobe pairs differently with your new ‘do. To find the best hair color to pair with your favorite colors, take color theory into consideration. Colors that are across from one another on the color wheel are most complementary to each other. This means that if you love to wear blue, a vibrant blonde can look beautiful on you if it has undertones that complement your skin tone.

THE PRETTIEST HAIR COLORS FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

Now that you have a better understanding of how your skin tone should play a role in choosing a hair color, it’s time to narrow down your options. Below, we share our favorite DIY colors for your newest ‘do.

THE BEST HAIR COLORS FOR WARM SKIN TONES

Successfully identified yourself as having warm undertones? We’ve rounded up the best blonde, brown, and red hair colors for warm skin tones.

If you have warm skin and want a blonde hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Light Reddish Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Golden Blonde, or L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold.

If you have warm skin and want a brown hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Reddish Brown, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Gold Brown, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Chestnut Brown.

If you have warm skin and want a red hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Brown, L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper, or L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn.

THE BEST HAIR COLORS FOR COOL SKIN TONES

If you’re on the cool side, these are the shades of blonde, brown, and red hair for you, too.

If you have cool skin and want a blonde hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Extra Light Ash Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Champagne Blonde, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Ash Blonde.

If you have cool skin and want a brown hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Light Brown, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Mocha Ash Brown, or L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Darkest Brown.

If you have cool skin and want a red hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy, L’Oréal Paris Féria in Auburn Brown, or L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds - Medium Auburn/Cherry Crush.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PERFECT HAIR COLOR

Once you’re done dyeing your hair, switch to a system of hair care products formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.

Is the question, “What hair color looks best on me?” still floating around your head? If you’re in need of more specific color advice, check out our articles, The 50 Best Blonde Hair Colors for Every Skin Tone, How To Find The Best Shade of Brown Hair For You, and How to Get a Bold Red Hair Color.