BUT FIRST, FACE SHAPES Oval, round, square, heart, diamond, pentagon, nonagon. Ok, maybe your face doesn't have 9 sides but most of us are pretty confident in knowing which shape our face most resembles. Some of us even know which cuts will keep our cheekbones looking higher, our jaw looking softer, our forehead smaller, and our ankles thinner (this is totally not a thing). While these shapes hold a place in our hair term glossary, we lack knowledge when it comes to hair color! Before you go toning your luscious golden blonde locks with that trendy ashy blonde hue, let's check with your undertones first.
UNDERTONE Jewerly: If silver really brightens you up you're probably one cool cat. Gold looks more radiant on warm undertones.
Sun effect: How your skin reacts to the sun is a good indication of how well that new copper red hair color you've been wanting will actually look on you.
If your skin turns pink from the sun's rays, a cool undertone may be to blame. Get a golden-brown glow on a sunny day? You're probably on the warm side.
Eye Color: It's said that eyes are the windows to our heart. I believe it's from your mouth that the heart is seen and the eyes are more like windows to our UNDERTONES!
Check them out for yourself! If you see a lot of greens and blues, cool. If oranges, reds, and gold tones are present, warm.
Veins: Look at the veins in your wrist. If they look blue, it's likely you have cool undertones. See more green? Probably warm.
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL What's the perfect shade of them all? Well, there's not... unless you're blessed enough to fall into the neutral undertone category where just about any color suits you.
If you have cool undertones with fair skin and a muted, monochromatic palette is pleasing to your eye then an ashy blonde may be your thing. Feel like your hair color is drowning you out? You may benefit from a warm hue that really pops like copper red, strawberry blonde, or golden blonde.
Are you blonde but keep feeling like your hair looks too dark? Ashy hues tend to feel darker than warm. A simple toner may be all you need!
There are thousands of hair color hues, color combinations, and application techniques to play around with. Next time your locks need a pick-me-up, booking a fifteen minute consultation with your stylist will make a big difference!