Hair Colour: How to choose the right one

How do you choose the right hair colour? Well that’s a great question.

How to choose hair colour

You’ve been blonde, you’ve been brunette, but still, other girls seem to be having more luck with their hair than you!

And what about the confusion when you’re in the supermarket trying to choose the right colour? That never goes according to the box!

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When you tried the warm wintery copper, you felt like someone out of “Orange is the new Black !”

And speaking of black, you had your goth stage of life. Yes, you’d love to be that young and free again, but not with the smoke stained hair and clothes.

So why do you always feel that something isn’t quite right when you look in the mirror?

Well I’m going to answer that for you in this blog and completely change your understanding when it comes to having the right colour in your hair.

There’s more to it than simply picking a swatch from a colour chart during a consultation.

The first and most important thing you need is a hairdresser that knows what they’re talking about, because believe you me, it’s a little more complicated than you think.

I’m going to point out a few really simple techniques and tricks you can use the next time you get your hair coloured to ensure you actually get a colour that suits you.

Before I get into the facts about your hair, I want to share this with you.

If you truly want to get the best results from a consultation, try to choose a salon with natural light. If you can’t get natural light, then you want to make sure your hairdresser knows what they’re talking about.

The length of you regrowth is also important. The more of your natural hair showing the better. Being able to see the natural hair gives hairdressers an insight into the reflections of colour your hair might be illuminating.

And finally, don’t let a hairdresser put a black cape on you when consulting. Unfortunately black doesn’t suit most people, so being smothered in it will only hampen any attempt to choose correctly.

You were born with the perfect hair colour. You are beautiful just the way you are. I can’t stress that enough. I’m not trying to do myself out of business, but if it’s beauty that you’re after, stay as close to your natural hair colour that you can.

The golden rule for hair colour: don’t go any lighter or darker than two shades away from your natural hair depth. When I talk depth, let’s presume one is black and ten is blonde. If you are a natural level five, and you want to truly look your best, don’t go any lighter than a level seven, or any darker than a level three. That’s the first rule.

Complexion is the answer !

Now the next rule is the most important rule in my opinion. Only choose a colour that suits your complexion. What do I mean by that, and, how do you know what your complexion is?

Well, you could spend hundreds of dollars and go to a colour consultant. In fact, that’s a great idea. They will be able to tell you what complexion you are and what colours suit you.

So a quick understanding of complexion. You might notice that a strong orange colour on someone might look better on them than someone else? Well, it’s your complexion that determines that.

And this; do you actually know whether your skin suits gold or silver jewelry?

Well whether you do or you don’t, that is the most basic way to find out what your complexion is, and what hair colours will suit you.

It goes like this, if you are someone that can wear gold, you will be better suited to warmer yellow based colours.

And if silver is your thing, this will tell you that you’re suited to cooler based colours.

If you actually take a close look at a colour chart,for example, you’ll see different shades of red. But look closely, and you’ll see reds based with blue, and reds based with yellow.

So when you know your complexion and you want to be a redhead for example, go for the red that you know is based with the right tone for you.

And it’s the same if you go blonde. You can have cool based blondes or warmer more golden toned blondes.

The same principles apply with any colour.

And trust me when I say this, if you choose the right colour, you will get compliments about how amazing you look. Your eyes will be glowing and so will your skin.

So if you’re looking for hair colour ideas, it would be best to book a consultation in with an experienced hairdresser that understands complexion. Stylists can also recommend the best way to maintain your beautiful hair colour.

We do offer complimentary consultations at our Wynyard hairdressing salon in the Sydney CBD, so feel free to book in. We would love to help you with a hair colour in 2018 !