There is a large palette of hair colors and what may fit some wearers may not fit others. They range from warm, sunny tones to cooler and progressively darker shades. They fall into two major categories : natural and unnatural. The former refers to hair colors that occur naturally within people (e.g blonde, brown, dark, red) and the latter including eccentric colors that can only be obtained through dying, highlighting, wearing hair accessories such as wigs and extensions (e.g green, blue, pink, etc.). While people may wish that the rule for natural hair color would apply for the latter example as well, the truth proves otherwise, yet, it may be that in the future humans will have some DNA modifications which will allow them to have crazy, neat colors such as turquoise blue.

Fair complexions

For porcelain white skin and blonde hair, virtually any of the eccentric colors are easy to obtain, as they will perhaps require no prior bleaching. Maintenance might present a problem, as frequently using a conditioner or hair mask between each wash is advised and using adequate hair products for each hair type (dry, greasy, normal, mixt). Pastel colors such as lavender, baby pink, turquoise or powder blue, etc. work wonders on you!

Blonde hair can have different shades, such as platinum, light, ash or sandy. Brown works in amber, chestnut, dark brown, black can be made jet black or black with tints of navy blue, while red works in any possible shade. Pale skin is incredibly versatile and endows people with the possibility of choosing from a large array of available hair colors what would best suit them.

When choosing the right hair color, it is important to bear in mind two factors: eye color and complexion of the skin. Some of the hair colors aforementioned can be used as tones, combined or as tints in the making of streaks/highlights.

Darker complexions

For darker complexions, blonde and light brown should be warm rather than cool (e.g honey blonde, beeline honey, medium champagne, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, etc.). Very light, cool shades of blonde, such as platinum blonde should be avoided, and replaced with warmer shades. As for dark hair, jet black can look luscious if maintained accordingly. Hair colors for darker complexions should be equally subjected to the matter of eye color. Shine is a very important aspect for both parties, as it exhibits the healthy state of the hair.

Red also works for darker complexions, from the very bright, acid tones of fiery red to warmer tones, such as copper red, ruby, wine, brick, mahogany, etc.

Several things to bear in mind

Remember to regularly trim the hair and consider your hair type. This allows for the hair to be split- end free, grow strong and look well maintained.

Be mindful of the time between hair colorings. Don’t let your roots grow out too much, as it isn’t aesthetically pleasant, nor flattering. For blonde hair and very light colors (e.g light pink, etc.), hair coloring should be done every three to five weeks. The rest of the hair shades available in the palette should be revised and roots shaped up every five to eight or ten weeks, depending on the natural growing speed of the hair.