How to Choose the Right Hair Colour: Our Top Shade Finding Tips

Whether you want a beautiful natural tone or a bold pop of colour, deciding on the right new hair colour is a very personal matter. But with so many options out there, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by choice! If you love the idea of dying your hair but have no clue what colours would suit you, here are our top tips to help you choose the perfect colour.

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1. Warm colours suit warm skin tones

If you want a natural looking shade, your skin tone plays a crucial role. Warm, red, yellow, or pink undertones work well with warmer hair colours like golden blonde and browns.

That’s not to say light blonde or red won’t suit you, in fact, the contrast can often work well. But this simple trick will help you narrow down your options.

2. Cool colours suit cool skin tones

On the other hand, if you have a cooler skin tone with any hint of blue, cooler hair colours often work beautifully. Ash blonde, purple-tinged red, and even brighter oranges all suit cool skin tones beautifully.

3. Keep it natural

If you want to change up your colour but don’t want a drastic change, stick to one or two shades away from your natural colour.

Although it may not sound like much of a change, you’d be amazed the difference just changing up your natural tone can make.

This is also a great first step if you’ve never dyed your hair before and you’re worried about a radical transformation. It also makes it easier to maintain since the colour isn’t too different from your natural roots.

4. Baby steps for bold colours

If you love the idea of a dramatic change, take baby steps first! For example, if you have very dark brown hair but want to be ash blonde, it’s not going to be possible to get there straight away.

Instead, opt for a subtle Balayage or highlights to lift your colour and work your way up to a more dramatic change.

Dip dye is also a great option if you want to add a pop of purple, blue, or another bright colour but don’t want to opt for an all-over colour straight away.

5. Mix and match

With a range of colour techniques on offer, you’re not limited to just one colour. Maybe you’d love longer dark roots with lighter tips, a beautiful Balayage effect, or a pop of colour underneath your hairline.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match and try something different to get a unique style that you love.

Your expert colour salon in Acocks Green

Whether you want beautiful highlights or a complete change of colour, our team of professional hairdressers can help. We are known in Acocks Green and Birmingham for creating stunning styles with modern dyeing techniques. Call our salon today to speak to one of our colour experts about what you’re looking for: 0121 706 0046




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Whether you’re looking for a cut and blow dry, professional colour treatment, or a beautiful style for a special occasion, our team can help. Our unisex salon in Acocks Green caters to women, men, and children throughout Birmingham and our talented team of stylists will make sure you leave looking and feeling your best. Call us today to book your appointment: 0121 706 0046.