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Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones

Are you tired of your hair color and looking to change things up a bit? If so, then you may be looking to color your hair in the near future. Before you do, however, it’s important to consider how well your desired hair color will complement your skin tone. After all, not all hair colors work well with all skin tones! Specifically, if you have a cool skin tone, there are some colors you’ll want to avoid. Read on to learn how you can easily determine your natural skin tone, along with some recommendations for flattering hair color for cool skin tones.

 

Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones

How to Determine Your Skin Tone

There are a few ways to determine whether or not you have a cool skin tone. For starters, consider whether you tend to tan in the sun or burn; if you’re fair-skinned and always slathering on the sunscreen to avoid burning, you probably have a cool skin tone. Furthermore, if you take a look at your forearms or wrists in natural light, look for your veins under the skin. Do they appear a purple-ish blue color, or do they have a green tint? If they’re purple-blue, then you probably have a cool skin tone.

 

If you’re still not quite sure whether you have a cool skin tone, there’s one last test you can try. Take two different articles of clothing (or sheets of construction paper): one that’s a warm color (such as red) and one that’s cool (such as blue). While looking in a mirror, first place the warm color next to your face before replacing it with the cool color. Which looks more flattering? If the cool color looks better next to your skin, then you’re probably of a cool skin tone.

 


Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones

Best Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones

If you’ve confidently established that you have a cooler skin tone, now is the time to determine which hair colors will look best on you. Generally, people with cool skin tones look best with complementary cool hair colors. These include (but aren’t limited to):

Warm hair colors, such as those with bronze and gold undertones, should typically be avoided by those with cool skin tones. These can create too much of a dichotomy and aren’t as flattering, especially on those with especially fair or pale skin.

 


Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones

What if You Want a Warm Hair Color?

Of course, some rules are made to be broken! If you’ve absolutely fallen in love with a warm hair color, who are we to tell you not to try it? Consider buying it in a semi-permanent form so that it’ll wash out more quickly if you don’t like it. Also, keep in mind that there are some warm hair colors that can work on people with cool skin tones. You may also be able to pull off a warmer hair color if you go with cooler highlights or lowlights to balance it out. It really just varies from person to person, so you’ll have to see what works best for you.


 

Of course, some rules are made to be broken! If you’ve absolutely fallen in love with a warm hair color, who are we to tell you not to try it? Consider buying it in a semi-permanent form so that it’ll wash out more quickly if you don’t like it.
Also, keep in mind that there are some warm hair colors that
can work on people with cool skin tones. You may also be able to pull off a warmer hair color if you go with cooler highlights or lowlights to balance it out. It really just varies from person to person, so you’ll have to see what works best for you.

 

Now that you have a better idea of how different hair colors work (or don’t work) with cool skin tones, hopefully you’ll have a better idea of what to look for when you shop for your next hair color. Also, be sure to check out our post on choosing hair color for warm skin tones!


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