Updated: Nov 15
When it comes to amping up your overall look and maybe feeling like a whole new version of yourself, there is nothing quite like getting your hair colored. But the world of hair colors is so vast and multifaceted that it can feel incredibly overwhelming and often impossible to settle on something you like. And then, to make things even more confusing, colors come in a rainbow of shades. For instance, instead of just red, you have brick red, auburn red, and strawberry blonde (for those looking for a lighter shade). But deciding on whether you want highlights, ombre, sombre, or balayage comes later. You first need to choose the base color. Here are a few ways to do that:
1. Determine your hair color goal(s)
Why do you wany to get your hair color or change the present color? Do you want to lighten the tone? Or darken it? Are you looking for a way to hide your grays? Do you want to lift up your natural hair color? Once you determine your hair color goals, you can go about picking the color that can help you achieve your goals. You can ask your hairstylist for suggestions, if you want.
2. Look for inspiration
If there is a celebrity whose hair color you adore, you can use that as a starting point to find your own color. You can also look to people with similar skin tone, eye color, or facial features as you, and take inspiration from their hair color. If you still cannot decide, bring a reference photo to the salon, and the hairstylist will work their magic and take care of the rest.
3. Identify your skin’s undertones
One of the best ways to choose a hair color is to assess your skin tone. No, it is not the shade of your complexion, but the ‘warm’, ‘cool’ or ‘neutral’ hue that is a result the skin layers below the epidermis. There are various ways to find your skin’s undertones, such as checking the color of your veins (green=warm, blue/purple=cool), checking your skin in bright natural light, and so on.
Once you have decided which color you will get, you need to book your appointment at Falls Beauty & Day Spa, the best hair color salon in VA. We also offer other services, including haircut, in Great Falls, VA.