Hair Color and Skin Tone



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.


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