What skin tone are you?
So how do you know what your skin tone is? There are a few different ways to work this out:
Remove all makeup and wash your face and then wait a few minutes for your skin to settle down to its natural colour. Make sure you have a natural light source, sit by a window or go outside – artificial lightbulbs can have a yellow or green hue that can change the look of your skin tone. Grab a mirror and hold a white piece of paper next to your face. If your face appears yellow or sallow next to the paper you probably have a warm skin tone. If your face appears pink or bluey- red then you have a cooler skin tone. If you cannot determine a yellow or a pinkish hue then you more than likely have a neutral skin tone.
Think about how your skin reacts to the sun. As a general rule, if you tan easily and seldom burn then you have a warm skin tone. If you burn easily and tend not to tan then you have a cooler skin tone.
matching your skin tone to your hair colour
So now you have established whether you have a cool, warm or neutral skin tone you can now find the best hair colour for you. Warm skin tones will really glow when paired with a warm hair colour. Blonde colours such as a buttery beige or golden blonde look great and a brunette should be more of a caramel colour whereas reds should be coppery. Cool skin tones suit a platinum blonde or a dark chocolate brunette. If you find that you have both green and blue veins or you suit both gold and silver you may well be a neutral skin tone – good news, you suit most colours.
Hopefully this gives you an idea of where to start but if you still need some advice then we would be delighted to offer a free consultation on the best hair colour for you.
We can help you think about covering any greys and keeping your hair in fabulous condition in between visits to the salon.
Just give us a call on 01386 579028