Exploring Your Best Hair Color

Exploring Your Best Hair Color

Orchid by Estetica in LILAC HAZE

Looking for some excitement?

Wearing wigs opens a new set of options! Changing your hair color is a fun and simple way to make a statement or refresh your style, but it can also be a challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to narrow down the multitude of choices. Finding that perfect hair color to stir your passion will help you look and feel your very best!

How do you find your best tone? 

Most skin tones fall into three categories: Cool, Neutral, and Warm. To find your specific tone, remove any makeup so you can see your true complexion. Find items of clothing, or anything you can easily hold up to your face such as a towel, that are solid grass green or royal blue (cool-toned) and bright orange or yellow (warm-toned). Then go to a room with bright lighting and a mirror. A bathroom or home office is likely ideal.

While standing in front of the mirror, hold up the blue/green item near your face, and do a quick take a look, maybe even a selfie. Next, hold up the red/yellow item and do the same. Probably one of the two will quickly appear to you as the right color family by making your skin appear healthy and invigorated. The wrong color family will make your skin seem dull and bland.

If your most accurate color family is….

  • Blue/Green: You are COOL

  • Orange/Yellow: You are WARM

  • Both looked equally nice: You are NEUTRAL (Congrats!)

Need a quick way to confirm your assessment?

Look at the inside of your wrist. If your veins appear blue or purple it is expected you would have COOL tones. If they look more olive green, you have WARM tones.

Opposites don’t always attract

Choosing a hair color that complements the natural undertones of your skin will give you the most flattering look. If your skin color is COOL, you’ll look best with tresses in cool tones: Beige Blondes, Cool Reds, and Ashy Browns. If you’re WARM, try warmer tones: Golden Blondes, Rusty Reds, and Warm Browns. If you’re NEUTRAL, any color should work equally well. The level of contrast between your skin color and new hair color should also be considered. Little contrast would seem more natural, while stark contrast could be bold and daring. 

We hope this guide helps you to find your new favorite color!

Honeybush by Belle Tress in Tres Leches Blonde - a cool tone
Honeybush by Belle Tress in Tres Leches Blonde (COOL)

Jane by Envy in Lighter Red -  a warm tone

Jane by Envy in Lighter Red (WARM)

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