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How To Get Copper, Bronze and Rose Gold Hair Color For Your Skin Tone

Metallic hair is on trend right now.
July 09, 2018

Sporting metallic hues and jewel tones doesn’t need to stop at your clothing, accessories and makeup. Some of the most eye-catching hair colors are shimmery metallics and rich emerald, amethyst and ruby shades. While there are no rules when it comes to experimenting with hair color, taking your skin tone into consideration can help you select a shade that will be the most flattering on you. So here, we’re sharing how to achieve metallic hair in shades of copper, bronze and rose gold to complement different  skin tones. 

What To Know Before Getting Metallic Hair 

If you’re opting for a light or medium metallic hair color and your starting shade is dark, you’ll need to bleach your hair first in order to achieve the hue you’re hoping for. It’s best to seek a professional to bleach your hair as they have the skill and knowledge about how to lighten your strands with the least amount of damage. 

The Best Copper Hue For Your Skin Tone 

Copper hair is a warm, gorgeous metallic that can instantly brighten your complexion. 


For Fair Skin 

If you have fair skin, go with a penny-inspired color. A rich, brownish copper will provide a nice contrast to your fair complexion while not enhancing any potential redness that fair skin may have.


For Medium Skin 

For medium skin, opting for an ultra-bright or rich copper will provide the best contrast with your skin tone and make your favorite features stand out. If you want to DIY, give the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper a go. 


For Tan Skin 

If you have tan skin, try a copper base color with strawberry blonde highlights added throughout. Adding lightened pieces to your hair can make your metallic shade seem more natural and effortless, and the lightened pieces will add brightness to your complexion. 


For Dark Skin 

If you have dark skin, give a deep copper shade a go. It will accentuate your rich skin tone by adding a pop of vivid color with warmth. 


Editor’s Tip: After you achieve your perfect copper color be sure to boost it every few weeks with a hair color gloss. The L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Copper or Auburn. In just 15 minutes, it deeply conditions the hair and tones and brightens the color. 

The Best Bronze Hue For Your Skin Tone 

Forget going for the gold right now and go for the bronze. Bronze hair colors are flattering on all skin tones and do a great job at warming up the complexion. 


For Fair Skin 

If you have fair skin, choose a light or medium bronze that won’t appear too harsh against your complexion, rather it will aid in creating a soft look. Get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Bronzed Brown


For Medium Skin 

If you have medium skin, play with both light and dark shades of bronze to bring out your skin tone. Get the look by opting for a rich bronze base color and light bronze balayage highlights which will add a shimmery dimension to your hair. 


For Tan Skin

Flatter your tan skin tone by lightening up a deep brunette base color with light bronze highlights. Adding golden bronze highlights will bring out the warmth in your skin. You can try them on for size by spraying on the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Gold. Once you’ve seen how the shade looks on you, it will wash out with your next shampoo.  


For Dark Skin 

If you have dark skin, consider a medium, warm bronze hue. A medium bronze will provide a gorgeous contrast against your skin tone without looking too stark. 

The Best Rose Gold Hue For Your Skin Tone 

If you want to experiment with unique hair colors that are bold but not over-the-top, a rose gold hue is the perfect place to start. 


For Fair Skin 

Play up your fair skin tone with a pale rose gold shade. Picking a rose gold hue with hints of peach in it will bring a bit of warmth to your complexion without enhancing any redness. 


For Medium Skin 

If you have medium skin, combine two gorgeous trends in one by opting for an ombré rose gold hair color. By starting with a rich rose shade at your roots and fading to a pale rose gold shade at the ends, you get the best of both ends of the color spectrum. Try out the faded style by using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rosegold


For Tan Skin 

If you have a tan skin tone, put a fresh spin on rose gold hair by choosing a deeper tone. Remember, not all rose golds have to be light. Opting for a rich rose gold hue is a great way to add depth to your look.  


For Dark Skin 

If you have dark skin and you’re looking for a shade that will add major contrast to your look, try out a pale rose shade like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Smokey Pink. The ultra-bright shade will highlight your features and make for a striking look. 

Next: 20 Fun Ideas For Black Hair With Highlights

Edited by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: Colorist: IG/@alfiehair, Model: IG/@alexsullivan0

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