How to choose the right hair colour for your skin tone

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How to choose the right hair colour for your skin tone

When you’re a DIY hair dyer, finding the right at-home hair colour can be a daunting task. Faced with so many options, where do you start? What do you choose? And how do you know which shades are going to suit you best?

With the help of Grant Withnell, Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator and the new Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool, finding your perfect shade has never been easier. The online tool helps you determine your skin tone, and then recommends a selection of shades that suit your skin tone perfectly.

Whether you’re struggling to find the right hair colour, or just looking for some inspiration for your next hair hue, watch the video above – you’ll discover just how to land your perfect match!

IF YOU HAVE COOL-TONED SKIN…

This means you have pink and blue undertones.

MOST SUITED TO: Your skin’s cool undertone is flattered best by hair colours such as ash blonde, burgundy or even blue black.

AVOID: Tones such as copper, orange and warm yellow, which are less flattering to your skin tone.

PRO TIP: Before you make a drastic change to your hair colour, consider that it could potentially affect your make-up and clothing choices.

For more personalised advice, log on to the Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool.

IF YOU HAVE WARM-TONED SKIN…

This means you have yellow or golden undertones.

MOST SUITED TO: Your skin’s warm undertone is flattered best by hair colours that have a hint of honey. Copper, strawberry blonde, caramel brown, golden blondes and rich reds are best suited to you.

AVOID: Tones such as ash, or hues with blue or green underlying pigments, which are less flattering to your skin tone.

PRO TIP: If you want a more natural-looking change, Grant recommends staying within two shades of your natural hair colour for the best result.

For more personalised advice, log on to the Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool.

IF YOU’RE NOT SURE…

Despite what you might think, it’s actually really easy to determine your skin tone. Here are three helpful tips from Grant that will help determine whether you are warm- or cool-toned.

TIP #1
Look at the veins on the inside of your wrists. If you have a green-tinge to your veins, then you have a warm skin tone. If you have a blue tinge, then you have a cool skin tone.

TIP #2
The colours you tend to wear can help determine your skin tone. If you find colours such as orange and red flattering to your skin tone, you have a warm skin tone. If you find blue more flattering, then you have a cool skin tone.

TIP #3
If you find gold jewellery more flattering to your skin tone, then you have a warm skin tone. If you find silver jewellery more flattering, then you have a cool skin tone.

If you are still unsure of your skin tone, click on the Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool.

Did you know your skin tone before trying out the Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool? Was it helpful in determining the right hair colour for you?

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