Fall is a season characterized by plenty of gorgeous colours – both in the environment and on hair. Indeed, this is the most forgiving time of the year to try out a new hue. Hence, take advantage of the season and update your look with a new hue. But before you head to the salon, it is important to learn a few guidelines first to help you find a flattering hue for your natural skin tone.
That’s right! You need to check into your skin tone to find the right hue. This is a great technique when you are overwhelmed with the amount of options for a new hair colour. Whether you are looking to go for auburn, chestnut or caramel, take note of a few tips first.
An important word of reminder before taking the colour plunge this fall: do not go too drastic on your choice of colour. This is a common mistake that a lot of women are guilty of. But don’t let yourself fall into that trap. The basic rule is to stick within three shades of your natural hair colour. Do this minor colour changes as you change from one season to another instead of saving up for a big colour change. It will make the look seem natural and believable, as well as more forgiving on your hair’s health condition.
Another important thing to keep in mind when choosing a hue for fall is to look at your natural skin tone. The skin tone serves as a framework for your hair. They are also placed closely against each other so you have to make sure that they complement each other. You can create a more defined look if you can find the perfect match. The concept behind this is somewhat similar to choosing hair colour based on the natural eye colour.
There are several different skin tones out there, but they fall into two major categories: 1) warm or 2) cool tones. The quickest way to determine yours is to check the colour of the veins under your wrist. If the veins look green, then you have a warm skin tone. But if the veins appear to be blue, then you have a cool skin tone. This is simply a general guide though because there are far more tones out there given that mixed ethnicities are pretty common these days.
To help make it easier for you to match your hair colour with your skin tone, check out this list of colours suited for every skin tone:
Warm Skin Tone: dark brown, black, orange hues, golden blonde, honey blonde, cinnamon brown, golden, ginger, and strawberry hues
Cool Skin Tone: light blondes, flat brown, red, burgundy, blue black, cool brown, and mahogany
What is your favorite hair colour to sport during fall?