Are you considering changing your hair color? There are a lot of factors that you should consider before dying your hair but the most important factor is skin tone. Your hair color should complement your skin tone and enhance it’s natural beauty. But how do you find out exactly what hair color looks best on your skin tone? According to Van Gogh, “the biggest rule of thumb is that your natural hair color is the shade range you should stay within” (VIA Going outside of your natural hair color range can make your hair look damaged, dull, and fake looking.

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Women with cool toned skin look best with warm hair colors like orangish reds, golden blondes, and rich honey almond browns. Celebrity examples with cool toned skin include Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry, and Kim Kardashian.

Cool toned women with fair skin should avoid golden shades because the enhance the redness of the skin. They should add rich shades with lowlights to give their hair depth.

Women with medium/cool tones should stay away from any color that is too red and should try a dark or ash-toned brown instead.
Dark/cool tones should stick to cool tones like a violet based red or deep coffee shade of brown.

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Cooler hair colors are ideal for warm toned skin. Cooler hair colors include ash browns, beige, champagne blonde, and dark reds. Celebrity examples with warm toned skin include Sophia Vergara and Jennifer Aniston.

If your warm toned and fair, stay clear of ashy shades that will just wash you out. Consider a rich brown or golden that will enhance your skin’s natural glow.

Medium/warm skin tones should avoid jet black hair and opt for a chocolate brown shade with highlights which will brighten up the face.
Dark/warm skin tones should stick with a dark auburn hair color or a solid deep brown that will bring out the golden undertones in your complexion.

*Consider consulting your hair stylist about your ideal hair color

Author: Caroline.H ~ Contributing editor