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Do you consider yourself a risk taker? If answer is yes, then why not try a super-bold hair color? Yep, we’re talking about blue! Dyeing your hair a color resembling the sea or the sky is a great way to stand out from the crowd. And no matter your skin tone, there’s a shade of blue that’s right for you. Below, find your blue shade match as tips for taking care of your vibrant new ‘do.
When it comes to coloring your hair such a shocking color, pick one that flatters your skin tone. Just keep in mind that going blue is a dramatic change. While it is possible to change your color at home, going to a salon professional is recommended. When you do rainbow-colored hair, you’ll have to bleach your hair first in order for the color to show up—and the darker your base, the more involved the process will be. It could even take multiple sessions to get the blue color of your dreams.
If you have fair skin…try bright blue. When was the last time someone compared you to a porcelain doll? If that memory isn’t so distant, your particular skin tone could be complemented by an azure or cerulean color. The statement-making shade can help keep your complexion from falling flat without washing you out or overpowering your features.
If you have light skin…try baby blue. How about a pretty pastel? If your skin tone is light but not super-fair, take inspiration from the last baby shower you attended. A baby blue is just soft enough to help complement your skin’s coloring. Paired with blue eyes, this shade will make for a stunning style, reminiscent of an ice queen. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Blue. It’s designed for bleached, light blonde, or highlighted hair, so if you have brown hair, you’ll have to lighten it with bleach first.
If you have medium skin…try cobalt blue. For those that are caught somewhere in the middle, pick a mid-toned blue. A cobalt color strikes just the right balance between dramatic and wearable on people with medium skin.
If you have olive skin…try green blue. The unique greenish hue of olive skin tones works well with blues that lean a little greener. Deep teals are perfectly suited to your skin, especially when paired with a (faux) tan. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Aqua.
If you have dark skin…try navy blue. Yep, navy is basically the new black. While navy might be a tad too much for those with lighter skin tones, if you have naturally dark hair and a deep skin tone, you’re a perfect fit for this hue. At first glance, the navy might appear black or deep brown, but when your locks catch the light, the blue will shine through.
Like any colored hair, your new hue will require special care and attention. For starters, switch to a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask. Then, try to keep your use of blow-drying to a minimum. Instead, apply a dime-size amount of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream, then let your hair air dry. Finally, make time for regular touch ups. Regardless of what shade of blue you dye your hair, it’s going to look pretty obvious when your roots start growing in. Book appointments with your colorist in advance—or keep a box of at-home hair color stocked in your bathroom—so that you’re not scrambling to touch up your color.