How to pick the perfect hair colour for your skin tone

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Images: Instagram
Images: Instagram

Before we delve into hair colour, let’s first explain common skin undertones. There are three categories that most people fall into: warm, cool and neutral. Figuring out which you are can be overwhelming, but relax – we’ll help you:

 

BE SURE

Research all the shades that are available in the colour you want. Check to see if it will balance your skin tone.

MATCH YOURSELF WITH A CELEB

When drawing inspiration from your favourite celebrities, try to choose people with similar skin and eye colour to yours. It’ll give you a much better idea of how the hair colour will look on you in the end.

TRY WITH YOUR WRIST

Another way of trying a new hair colour is to match it to your wrist. Select the colour you want, then place it around your wrist. The results will be immediate – if your veins are blue or purple, you’re most likely cool-toned, and if they’re green, you’re warm.

DO THE WIG

The other great option is to actually walk into a hair shop and try different coloured wigs in different shapes. Yes!

 

Amanda Black – Blue Mermaid

These ombré turquoise long braids are a perfect match for Amanda Black’s beautiful dark skin tone. If you’re dark and were in doubt about bright colours, this is it! Opt for ombré instead of a solid shade as they will wash out your face, which you don’t want.

Great weekend. It's a wrap!! ?? @thedrumlot

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Rorisang Thandekiso – Pink Princess

The lighter your skin tone, the more choices you have with bright shades. Rorisang’s skin is a brilliant match for pink. When choosing fibre, don’t be too nervous about the contrast with your hair colour. The effect is part of the charm!

 

K Naomi - Caramel Queen

K Naomi’s caramel skin tone looks radiant against her similar-coloured weave. Ask your hairstylist to experiment with highlights in order to get maximum reflection from the light.

Amanda Du-Pont – Black power

The classic pairing of jet black against light skin tones is always a win as they’re complementary. Amanda looks amazing!

??Thank you God????

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