HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT HAIR COLOR
Embrace the rainbow! The palette of hair colors is vast, so it’s only natural (or unnatural, for all you neon color fans) to wonder which is the right one for you. Many people experiment with dozens of hair colors throughout their lives, but some transitions may be difficult and/or damaging to your hair.
Typically, most people either lighten or darken their hair colors with a clear goal in mind. If you’re open to suggestions and are still unsure about the color that would suit your hair the most, you may want to consider the following advice:
USE A HAIR COLOR CHANGER APP
One of the best and most entertaining ways to pick the right hair color is to see what it would look like if you were wearing it. Modern-day technology has paved the way for numerous applications that allow you to do that, and most of these programs are free to use on any mobile device.
For instance, Hair Color Studio supports both Android and iOS devices and allows you to explore two different colors in real-time. The app uses your front camera and adds an augmented reality color-changing effect only on the hair, allowing you to see what you would look like if you were to change it on the spot. Sweet!
Numerous other apps that serve the same purpose exist, such as Hairstyle Makeover, or YouCam Makeup, so feel free to try them out. Better to get an idea ahead of time than spend hundreds on a color you may not like, right?
WEAR CLOTHES IN DIFFERENT COLORS
A person’s hair color changes when the surroundings change. You can try taking hundreds of pictures in different lighting conditions and different places, but it’s much easier to directly influence the atmosphere by wearing clothes in different colors.
You may notice that your current hair color (and its undertones) responds differently to bright red, flamboyant yellow, or plain white. Use this trick and try to envision how your favorite clothes would influence the hair color you’ve had in mind.
CHOOSE A COLOR THAT FITS YOUR EYE COLOR
Certain color combinations are a perfect match, and you can easily guess which hair color will fit you based on the color of your eyes. While exceptions may apply based upon other circumstances, blonde is usually ideal for blue-eyed people while auburn and red fit hazel eyes like a glove. It ultimately is a matter of personal preference, but if you’re inexperienced, start with your eyes when choosing the right hair color. Don’t forget to consider brow colors as well!
Our expert colorists at Little Shop of Hairdos can help you pick the perfect hair color. Drop by the salon today or give us a call to schedule a consultation.