While it may be considered a basic shade, brown hair color has a beauty and allure that will never fade. These days, brunette strands are far from mousy or boring. With such a wide range of dimensions and tints, from sweet toffee to chocolate cherry brown, the tawny pigment possibilities are endless. Whether you’ve been thinking about changing your current color or simply want to enhance your natural hazelnut hair, there are a few factors that can help you settle on the most stunning shade. Keep reading to learn how to decide on the best brown hair color for your skin tone.
How To Choose The Best Brown Hair Color For Your Skin Tone
When it comes to finding the most flattering brunette hues, it’s important to consider how your skin’s undertones will work with the hair color you choose. For a brown hair color to best complement your complexion, you want to pick shades with undertones that are opposite of your skin’s undertones. This usually means cooler shades for warmer skin and warmer shades for cooler skin.
For a quick trick to identify your skin’s undertones, just flip your wrist. If your veins are more green, you have warm undertones, blue veins point toward cool undertones and if they seem to be somewhere in-between then your undertones are likely neutral.
The Best Shade Of Brown Hair For Warm Undertones
To get these looks, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Cool Medium Brown or L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Darkest Brown. Pairing these complementary hues together can help brighten up the look of your complexion and cooler hair color can help make yellow undertones look a bit creamier for an overall softer effect.
The Best Shade Of Brown Hair For Cool Undertones
For some spicy shades that will enhance your cool tones, go for the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Light Golden Brown, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Reddish Brown, or L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Golden Brown.
The Best Shade Of Brown Hair For Neutral Undertones
For a gorgeous brown hue that’s not too warm or too cool, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Hi-Lift Browns Downtown Brown, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Brown, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Chocolate Brown.
Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: Courtesy of L’Oréal Paris
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