Choosing a new hair color can be overwhelming. With so much choice, it can be difficult to know where to start! If you’re looking to freshen up your look for the new year and need some hair color inspiration, we look into the main factors you might want to consider when choosing a new hair color.
Your skin tone is one of the most important factors when choosing the best hair color for you. The right hair color will bring out the best in your complexion, balancing and neutralizing to make your skin look brighter and more radiant. But the wrong hair color can wash you out and look dull.
If you have warm undertones in your skin, you’ll suit warmer hair colors. If you have pink, yellow, or olive undertones, warm browns, golden blonde, and spicy auburns will look the best.
If you have cooler undertones in your skin, such as blue, cooler-toned hair color will suit you best. Think ash blonde, blue black and reds with violet tones.
Read our blog on how to choose the right hair color for your skin tone to find out more.
The best hair color for you will accentuate your eyes, so you should consider your eye color when choosing a hair shade.
Blue eyes will really pop with light, bright blonde hair, such as champagne blonde or platinum blonde. Strawberry blonde, with delicate orange and red tones can also look fab with blue eyes. Rich dark hair colors will also look gorgeous with blue eyes, with shades such as espresso brown or blue-black. Darker shades with deep red and purple tones will also complement blue eyes.
There are lots of hair shades that will look great with brown eyes. Golden brown and honey blonde are both warm hair shades that pair beautifully with brown eyes. If you have dark eyes and a cool complexion, ash blonde can be a dramatic contrast. Mahogany brown with red undertones can also look gorgeous with darker eyes.
You can bring out the green in your eyes with warm, earthy hair colors. Auburn is one of the best hair colors to complement green eyes – with the two colors opposite each other on the color wheel, together they make a striking contrast. Warm chocolate brown and caramel-honey blonde also look beautiful with green eyes.
Once you have a choice of hair color based on your skin tone and eye color, you should also think about your personal style. What kind of look do you want to achieve? Do you want something bright and bold, or more subtle and understated?
Think about the clothes you wear and what shade might suit them. If you think you might want to go for a fantasy color, like pink, blue, or purple, think about what colors you wear most often, and which hair shade will complement your usual style.
Lastly, you should think about how much maintenance you want to dedicate to your hair. Dying your hair will always take a toll, but different methods can be more or less harsh.
For example, if you currently have dark hair and you want to go lighter, you will need to bleach your hair. This can be damaging to your hair, so you will need to use deep conditioning treatments to keep hair hydrated and healthy.
If the hair color you choose is drastically different from your natural shade, you will notice the regrowth around the roots more. You may have to take more trips to the hair salon to get your roots touched up or smudged to blend back in with the lengths.
Some shades will fade quicker than others. Red hair color will usually fade the quickest, and platinum blonde shades can turn yellow and brassy. You can visit the hair salon to get the dye topped up, or you can boost the vibrancy and neutralize unwanted tones at home with a hair gloss.
The Glaze Super Conditioning Gloss is a color depositing hair mask that boosts your hair color while nourishing the hair with Babassu Oil. The result is gorgeous hair color in between salon visits, with extraordinary softness and a mirror shine. We have a range of shades for every hair color, whether you need a brown hair glaze, blonde hair glaze, hair glaze for black hair or a hair glaze for red heads.