Ask These 3 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Hair Color
Ready for a new hair color? It’s one of the best ways to change up your look and help you feel ready to take on the world. But choosing a color isn’t always easy. Even if you see a color you love, it may not look the same on you as it does on Katy Perry (or your best friend). That’s because different skin tones look best with different hair colors, and choosing a color that makes you feel amazing is more important than copying someone else’s look.
So how do you know which color is right for you? Let’s start with a rule of thumb:
Choose a color that complements your skin tone and is no more than two to three shades different than your natural hair.
Why stick within the general range of your natural color? Because going too light or too dark may make you look washed out and artificial.
But what if you are set on having blonde hair, but your natural color is brunette? Don’t worry. There are definitely exceptions to the rule of thumb, and we’ll help you choose the right one for you. Here are three questions that will point you in the right direction:
- What is your skin tone?
Skin tone is what makes certain colors look gorgeous on some people and “meh” on others. Knowing your skin tone will help you choose hair colors that always look good on you (and it’s a great help when you’re shopping for clothes too!). Not sure what skin tone you have? Check out this article for tips on determining whether you have cool, warm, or neutral undertones.
- What do you want to accomplish with your color?
Next, decide what you want your new color to do for you. Are you hoping to cover a few gray hairs, or do you want to make a trendy statement? Do you love the subtle highlights of balayage, or are you looking to brighten up your natural color with something more vivid? Once you have a general idea of what you want to do, start looking at pictures for ideas and bring them with you to your appointment!
- How much maintenance are you willing to do?
Choosing a color that is strikingly different from your natural color will require more frequent visits to the salon for touchups. It may also require several treatments to gradually bring your hair to the color you’ve chosen. For example, ash blonde hair is difficult to achieve if you’re starting from a dark brunette. You’ll need to talk to your stylist about creating a plan to get there and be willing to schedule several treatments along the way.
Still not sure what color is right for you? Talk to your stylist! He or she can help you choose just the right treatment so you’ll feel like a million bucks. Come prepared with pictures of hairstyles and colors you love to help your stylist know what you’re looking for.
Bonus Tip: At the end of the day, you are the one who has to love your hair. Yours is the most important opinion, and if you want to try a new color, go for it! We want you to love your hair every day, not because a stylist told you it would look good, but because it makes you feel beautiful and amazing.
Ready to try something different? Give our stylists a call at (864) 991 – 8877 to schedule your appointment!