What's the Best Hair Color For You?
The beautiful hair color you wear should complement your skin tone.
Your skin tone has been passed down to you from generation upon generation. But what you might not immediately realize is that the color of your skin determines more than whether you turn into a lobster in the sun or what box you check on the census. Not to blind you with science (insert funny '80s quip here) or anything, but the amount and type of melanin you have -- a natural substance which gives your skin, hair, and eyes their color -- not only dictates which makeup colors work best on you, but also what shade of hair color is most flattering.
Your most beautiful hair color will bring out the subtleties of your skin tone and enhance its natural beauty. Knowing this, we spoke to Sterling Harrelson, a top Hairstylist in Richmond VA. Sterling says that "skin tone is extremely important and serves as a guide for the colorist," and generally a good rule of thumb when it comes to picking shades, if you have cool-toned skin, your color should also be cool in tone and vice versa. If you have warm-toned skin, you should opt for a warmer-toned hair color.
If you’re in search of the sexy sunkissed highlight effect, balayage is the way to go. It also has another added benefit: Longer lasting results. “Since the grow out at the roots doesn’t leave you with a line of demarcation, you can wait a bit longer before getting a touch up,” he says. Foils usually require a visit to the salon every six weeks, but with balayage, a client can go eight weeks or even longer.
Anyone can color hair, all you have to do is go to the drug store or the supermarket, purchase a bottle of hair color, read the directions, mix the color, apply it to your hair, shampoo it off and, like magic, you have just the color you've always wanted to be...Right?...Wrong.
Hair coloring is far more complex. It is an exact science. To be a hair colorist, you need the skill and understanding of chemistry, and have the creativity to select just the right shade desired. Couple this with the patience to select hundreds of tiny strands placed in just the right areas of the head to be lightened, and you can understand that today's hair colorist is a skilled specialist.
If you are one of those unlucky ones who has found out the hard way that all hair salons can not color hair, or if you use the same color on your hair that your neighbor uses and it doesn't come out the same, or the first time you colored your hair, it was perfect and now it is much less than perfect, you've learned that hair coloring is a bit more complex than the TV commercials would have you believe.
Our philosophy of hair coloring is one of natural looking, healthy hair. So whether you want to be a sultry brunette or a radiant redhead or one of our believable blonde shades you can be assured that your hair will always be in the optimum condition.
Changing your hair from a mousy brown or a aging gray to a soft appealing shade can make a definite change in your outlook. Suddenly you feel more attractive, desirable. Changing one's hair color has helped many of our clients make positive changes in their lifestyle.
A complete change may not be for you. You may have perfectly lovely natural hair color, we can enhance your natural hair color with an infinite number of exciting, color flattering effects. We are absolutely sure of our hair coloring, because our methods of determining the final color is unique.
The most important factor that the HairArtist has to consider is determining which hair color is just right for you Like selecting a hairstyle, the HairArtist must consider many factors when selecting a hair color. The hair color must blend well with your complexion. Too little contrast and you will look washed out. Too much contrast and the hair color can look too hard and unattractive. Your hair should frame your face in a medium contrast. Either slightly lighter or slightly darker. Other factors are your age, the length of hair, lifestyle, whether you plan to perm, the amount of gray hair and your natural hair color category.
Dimensional Hair coloring
Dimensional hair coloring, the play of soft lights...gentle shadings or dramatic accents streaming through your hair; nature doesn't color hair in one solid dimension. Healthy, young natural hair almost always has variations of color, highlights or shadings running through it. It is these shimmering nuances of color that give hair special radiance and beauty. We use the very latest professional hair coloring techniques to place the highlights or balayage just where you need them. Our techniques allow us to get closer to your scalp, which means less frequent retouching.
Medium Weave on Blonde Hair
Remember when you were younger and you had the time to spend in the sun? Soft highlights will do the same thing to your hair. By isolating small sections of hair and using a gentle lightener on those sections, you create an effect that looks exactly like the sun did it. No one will ever know!
You start with natural dark hair or hair that has been colored; then add streams of caramel and amber shades. The result is a beautiful blend of colors that will enhance any hairstyle. It is truly a beautiful effect.
Amber color streaks marbled throughout the darker hair. Almost the same as tortoise shelling; only the hair is lightened lighter; then a toner is applied. The effect is very striking. This dimensional hair color will add fashion and flair to your hair.
Redheads have always been special, because they make up such a small percentage of the world population. Redheads create a challenge. It takes special skills to maintain a beautiful red shade. So if you have a yearning to brighten up and draw attention to yourself, becoming a redhead will do it for you. Our team of HairArtist have learned to master the red shades, so if you are looking for a flaming titian, a delicate strawberry or a deep auburn, we have the skill to do it for you.
Deep Rich Redheads
Burgundies, mahoganies, plums and eggplant all make such beautiful, rich, deep red tones that enhance darker hair. If you are one of those lucky people that can wear these tones, come in and let us glamorize you. If you are not sure if you can wear these colors, ask one of our hair color experts.
Soft natural reds. Our most popular redheads. Just enough red tones to be a standout but not so red to be defiant. Come in and try it on. You'll love it!
Our HairArtist have this special way of creating the most dramatic reds available. By first lightening streaks of hair blonde, then putting a red tone over the entire head of hair, you get a beautiful dimensional effect. A look that will turn heads.
The most natural looking red tones are those that are golden toned. Variations of gold and amber tones give the hair a beautiful rich glow. It is hard to tell our golden reds from the real thing.
You can remove just some of your gray hair without making a total commitment. It requires our hair color specialists to color only portions of the hair to match your existing natural hair color. This technique is the favorite to those that do not want anyone to notice that their hair was colored.
This haircolor is accomplished in the same manner as tone on tone. Using a slightly darker haricolor, cover the gray hair. Add to the hair, streaks of caramel colored highlights. A truly beautiful effect for someone with graying hair.
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