Playing with hair colours, effects and shades of extensions is fun but also a great way to accentuate the natural shades in your skin and eyes. We asked a professional hairdresser the best way to find the perfect shade for your look and how to know when just that colour is the one true match.
1. Things to consider when choosing hair colour:
- * You need to feel comfortable with your hair colour. All the ground rules and trends are irrelevant if you don’t feel great with the colour. That is the first thing to consider, and have fun!
- * If you have fairly light coloured eyes e.g. light blue, then you can accentuate them by choosing quite a dark hair colour and vice versa. If you have green eyes they can be accentuated with red/copper tones.
- * If your skin has a pink shade then red hair tones should be avoided. If your skin is more yellow, then avoid yellow hair tones. If you have beige skin tones, then most colours will suit you.
- * Think about how much time and money you have to spend on your hair after treatment. Choosing red colours will mean that you may have to touch it up at home, if you want to avoid any maintenance then it’s best to choose a base colour that is as close to your own as possible. That way you also avoid regrowth.
- * If you feel hindered by your hair’s colour and quality now then my best advice is to consult your hairdresser for tips and advice regarding what is possible.
2. How do I know if I am warm or cool coloured?
- * Look through your jewellery box, if you have mostly gold then you are most likely a ”warm” toned person. If you have mostly silver then you are more likely ”cool”.
- * If you have a scarf or some material at home in warm/cool tones then you can hold it up against your face and see which colour suits you most.
- * Check through your make-up, do you have warm or cool eye shadows? They can give a good indication.
- * If you have lots of freckles or get freckles when in the sun then you most likely have ”warm” skin tones.
- * If you have a warm skin tone then you will look best in warm colours, like golden blond and warm beige colours. Those of you with cool skin tones look best in cooler hair colours such as ash blond, black or a cool brown shade.
Although we have provided the wigs color chart for your reference, it's still a little hard to figure out a perfect match to your own hair color just by judging the picture on screen. We suggest you to pick the color which you think will be a close match (either slightly light or dark) and try blending it with your own hair. This will give a more natural look, a unique variation and more depth and dimension to your own hair.
Human Hair Color Guide
Synthetic Color Guide
By mixing colours and shades of extensions you can easily create effective shades in your hair and achieve a more natural result.
Highlights are created by combining your hair colour with a slightly lighter shade of hair. Match the colour to the tips of your hair, or choose a shade that is one step lighter than your hair colour if you want a lighter look.
Lowlights are created by attaching slightly darker shades of extensions than your hair colour. Place the sections at the back of your head or blend them in where you think they are best suited.