If you have fair skin tones and light blond hair, you should go with ash blond or platinum. Avoid intense gold or copper hues, which can accentuate red tones in your face and might not be a good look for you.
- If you have olive skin tones, choose browns or mahogany, chocolate brown or plum highlights. These shades will enhance and brighten your complexion. Avoid coppers and oranges, which might not complement your complexion.
- If you have medium to dark skin tones, choose warm and dark colours, such as brown and mahogany. Matching your hair colour with your skin will bring out your eyes and features.
If you want to make a radical change and go for something completely different from your natural colour, remember that hair generally grows about a centimetre a month. Your roots will appear more quickly and your colour will require more maintenance. If you decide to colour your hair yourself with a commercial product, you’ll need to consider other important factors too.
For help or more specific advice, you can visit your local Guardian or I.D.A. pharmacy any time to meet with your beauty advisor.