How To Choose the Right Hair Color
The Color Palette Regarding Hair Colors
Lets discuss some ideas about how to choose a color that is right for you and some ideas on hair colors.
When you visit the salon, a stylist will be able to give you any color of hair that you want, with a few limitations. However, just because it can be done, does not mean that it should be. A good stylist will give you advice against choosing a color that will be unflattering and will warn you about the damage that can be caused to your hair by lightening your natural color too much.
Extreme Hair Color Change is not an Option
Someone that has jet-black hair simply cannot go to the lightest color of blonde hair. People who try this ultimately end up damaging their hair severely. It is important to understand the chemicals used in hair lighteners that disperse pigment can take a great toll on the health of the hair.
When a natural hair color is lifted too much, the result is often much less satisfying than you can imagine. On the other hand, if you have light blonde hair and try to go black, the result is often times a flat color that looks very unnatural.
Complexions Become More Pale With Darker Hair Colors
Most of us have seen a person who has tried to cover up their gray hair in order to seem younger looking, only to have the opposite occur. Most people will find that as they get older, their hair color and skin tone get lighter. For this reason, the darker color of hair we had naturally when we were twenty will not look the same and may be much too dark when we are fifty.
Choosing a color that is too dark can result in our skin looking even more pale and making wrinkles and age lines look more prominent. If your goal is to cover up your gray hair, choose a color that is several shades lighter than your non-gray hairís natural color.
Everyone has a suitable color palette. This palette is based on the color and tone of our skin, and our natural hair and eye color. For a long time, these palettes have been broken into seasons. Autumnís earthy tones, winterís cool tones, summerís golden, warm hues, and springís soft colors. These colors have been arranged to help women choose which ones would flatter their coloring the best.
Now a more simple standard is used, gold and silver. This is determined by holding a piece of jewelry next to the skin. Earrings are most commonly used. To determine which type you are, choose the color of jewelry that stands out the most against your skin. If gold shines brighter, you are gold and vice versa. The opposite color will appear a bit more lackluster when compared.
Gold people will have a base hair color ranging from orange to red and a warmer palette flatters them more. Natural colors range from rich browns and auburns to golden blondes. Reds, browns, oranges, burgundy, and darker greens are the most flattering colors for someone that is gold. Cooler tones are best for silver people. This includes some greens, blues, and violets. Silver people can have a natural hair color that ranges all the way from platinum blonde to black.
Using the rules of hair coloring and paying attention to colors that are right for you can help you choose a hair color that is more flattering. It can also help you avoid mistakes that can be tragic. Advice from a professional is always the best option, but if you choose to color your hair on your own, be careful and informed.