How To Look YoungerHow to Look Younger with the Right Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
Just about everyone you see today colors their hair in one form or another; whether it is tinting, foiling, or even henna, and most of the time it is because of the media's magnification of youth. Every woman strives to look younger. For example, you are flipping through a stylish magazine and suddenly compare yourself to all those lovely models who, by the way, have been subtly airbrushed and perfected in every imaginable way and that also means a few less pounds in their photo too.
Today's pressure says, "unless you look young, you won't get the job or the man of your dreams. Nor will you feel like you are in shape." Everyone is striving to look younger. Therefore, if we can knock a few years off of our appearance with a bottle of dye, it's an easy gamble if we are going to do it! Draw up a chair and have a cup of tea with me and let's talk a little bit about hair and skin tone.
Let's say you have natural light brown hair with streaks of sun-bleached blonde running through it. Your age is between 20-45 and your skin tone is between medium and light, and you freckle easily. You have brown eyes. You made a state-of-the-art decision and decided to go to a vivid copper red. All of a sudden your hair transformed into this incredible vibrant coppery color and you felt more attractive not to mention that your confidence just shot up a few levels. In fact, you had a bounce in your walk!
Your personality went from conservative to outgoing to the point of being extremely popular all because your self-image skyrocketed. Who is this remarkable woman anyway? What happened in your life? You guessed it! This is exactly what the right hair color and cut can do for you. Redheads seem to have an advantage over the sultry brunettes and vivacious blondes.
Another example: You have ash blonde hair and your skin tone is pale and light. You decided to go platinum. Look out, world! Oh for the love of chocolate-covered strawberries and wine, here she comes! Everyone noticed you when you sashayed into the room and then paused at the entry before your wild and wonderful strut into the party. Your poise went from playing handball on the sidewalk to pitching a ball over a skyscraper. Talk about yesterday's Harlow, Monroe, and Mansfield all rolled up into today!
Okay, let's cool our enthusiasm and slow down a bit. All of this can be ruined if her makeup isn't perfect. If our girl is wearing super thick black eyebrows it just isn't going to work unless you are Madonna or Brooke Shields. However, if she is wearing a subtle darker eyebrow and bright red lips, she is going nowhere but up! MGM is looking for you! I’ll say it again, this is what the right hair color can do for you! Blondes seem to get a job over the rest of us. It doesn’t seem fair, but I didn’t write the rules.
Another example: You have medium-dark brown hair and that coveted olive skin. Both men and women seem to sort of drool over you. You now find yourself in your 50s or 60s and are aghast over all the white in your hair. Aghast is saying it nicely, actually you find yourself freaking out. What should you do? You decide to go to your stylist who wisely selects a light platinum color that effortlessly covers your natural color and all of a sudden you’ve gone from a white-haired senior to an older blonde bombshell with a lot of confidence. It is all in the choice, my friends. This is why it is imperative to do your homework and ask a lot of questions. Your skin tone versus your hair color can take years off of you.
Another example: Let's say you are a dried-out redhead with yellowing/gray streaks gracing your hair. What should you do? You've discovered your freckled skin is lighter and drier, too. Because everyone is different, trying on a few wigs might be the right thing to do. You used to have a vibrant red hue that turned heads, but now your hair looks like the side of an old boat that has been in the sun too long. The thought of going just a little bit darker may appeal to you. Perhaps a light caramel brown/blonde, and this all would depend upon what analysis comes from your hairdresser. If you were to go too dark, your complexion would be the only thing others would see. If you went too light, it would blend right into your skin tones. Something in between is what you need.
Another example: You have black hair with dashing silver streaks running through it and you feel old because everyone is calling it salt and pepper. Salt and pepper aren't offensive or derogatory words even if you happen to be a senior. In fact, if you have salt-and-pepper hair and look attractive, count your blessings. What kind of reaction do you get from all of your friends and the onlookers out there? If it is naturally wavy or curly, why not emphasize your hair with a new haircut and think about getting some new makeup to put some more color in your skin tones. As we age; we tend to get ashen.
This would be the perfect time for you to experiment. The salt-and-pepper effect usually displays the dark and silver colors in your hair. If you wanted to color your hair a blonde-brown, you would have a warm blonde and brown. Stay away from warm colors unless your skin tone complements your choice. I would suggest enhancing what you already have with a stylish haircut, new makeup, and new colored clothing.
In the long run, the choice is yours. If your heart is set on another color, you would be able to wear it with the right kind of makeup to match your skin tone; although you probably wouldn't look as good as you could with the perfect hair color that complements your skin in the first place. Just remember, if you decide to tint your hair that color you’ve had your eye on and decided it isn’t for you; your hair colorist will be happy to correct the problem.
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