What’s Your Most Flattering Shade?

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If you want hair color that pops, the trick is determining which shade will best complement your skin and eyes. This will give you the most flattering effect, and take years off your face!

Step 1: Skin tone

“First identify your skin tone, so that you can find the best hair color match for it,” says Estelle Baumhauer, the Color Director at eSalon.com. The undertones in your skin determine your category:

Warm skin has yellow, golden, or peach undertones.

Cool skin has pink, blue, or beige undertones.

Here’s a quick trick for finding your skin tone: “Look at the veins on the inside of your arm under natural light,” suggests Estelle. “If the veins appear green, then you have a warm skin tone. If they appear blue, you have a cool skin tone.”

Step 2: Matching color

Now you can find your best hair color match. “In general, I use complementary colors for clients’ hair. This blends natural tones without creating a harsh contrast,” says Estelle. On the other hand, choosing an unflattering shade may bring out the wrong undertone in your skin and make you look sallow or orange!

Warm skin: In general, a cool hair color will look the most flattering and natural on you. A color with violet, blue, or neutral tones to cool down your skin.

Cool skin: You’ll generally look best with a warm hair color. Golden or red tones work well to warm up your skin.

Now that you know your most flattering hue, it’s time to get coloring! Find your perfect color match with eSalon, which provides personalized hair color made just for you! First time clients can get a full color kit for only $9.95* (50% off!) with a satisfaction guarantee.

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