What red to choose
Okay SO, i’ve actually come to terms with my new haircolor.
I might even like it, but shhh..
It’s so easy to work with, and I don’t like sick trailer trash when my hair is wet.
Which is good.
Now i’ve been reading up online lately, educating myself on what color I *should* be going for, and here’s what I found.
Remember that they’re general guidelines, so do as you please!
It all depends on skintone:
The lighter you are, the more an orangy light shade will blend in, to not pale you out.
The darker you go with your hair, the paler you will appear.
- Fair skin:
Warmer shades look great.
So red and orange undertones, no purple reds!
Strawberry blonde will work well, or in any case a lighter shade of red. That way the dye won’t overpower your complexion.
That being said, I personally love it when the red is a tad more vibrant.
If anything I think it contrasts with a fair complexion nicely!
Then again I love seeing pale skin..
Here’s Christina Hendricks with two shades of red:
The first is a very light orange, the second one is a midtone red that she technically shouldn’t be going for according to the rules, and makes her need a little more blusher.
However the second’s my fav!
Here’s another great lady, Alyson Hannigan demonstrating how dark hair makes you look paler:
Just consider whether you mind looking pale or not.
- Medium skin
Then for medium skin the general rule is that you can go more vibrant and dark, don’t go too light.
The warm reds still work best, so again look for red or orange undertones, no purple.
Here’s Draw Barrymore:
On the first pic she’s wearing a strawberry blonde, which works but is really light for her medium skintone.
Then here’s Ashlee (whom I really don’t care for but oh well!):
Again her medium skin handles the vibrant red just awesome, ah what the heck let me just put this in bold: medium skins are lucky!
- Darker skin
Cool-toned reds look great on darker skintones!
So away from the orange, and onto the violet and dark reds:
One name: Jessica Alba.
I’m off to cook dinner.
Let me know what you like best, first or last!
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