By Chrissy Gonsalves
Hi folks, I hope this article finds you prosperous and in good health, but mostly in good health!
Now let’s get down to the business of making you even more beautiful than you already are!
Spring is the season to start getting rid of those deep washed out looks in your hair and begin adding bright and cheery shades such as carmel, butterscotch, maple, mahogany etc.
Here’s my spring color forecast for this spring and summer.
Get some layers into that hair of yours. This will create a lot of movement and really stand out.
Layers look amazing with rich chocolate colors added with some buttery highlights.
This is a wonderful combo that would work great on any shade of brown hair, dark golden brown, or even a deep reddish brown.
Short styles like the bob, layer player cut, dramatic bob, geometric bob, etc would pair up great with blonde’s, platinum blonde’s with some biscuit brown, chocolate brown with some awesome caramel highlights.
A nice chocolate brown with some violet hues looks fantastic and I think the combination will be hot this year.
Blonde hair with smoky violet shadings will also be another great trend.
Light browns- add some deeper brown shades like a nice chocolate, a splash of black, or some slices of golden honey highlights would look great this spring.
Medium browns- add some nice auburn shades, some cinnamon brown highlights, or some copper red highlights, which look awesome!
Dark browns- add some dark, medium, and light bronze highlights, true red undertones, or even slices of light caramel color. A splash of black would look great too on the face frame of the style.
Blonde’s- add some pale blonde highlights, honey blonde highlights, caramel brown, a few slices of black undertones or even splashes of a rich red chunky pieces.
Hot color choices will be cinnamon, chestnut, chocolate, auburn, maple, and strawberry tones. But don’t leave the black out. Black with highlights and undertones has been hot for most of 2009, and will continue to be strong into the spring of 2010. Expect to see black hair with hues of butterscotch, black hair with a strawberry face framing the front, or black with brown, red, and gold hues throughout the entire head.
Black hair may give some a very exotic and seductive look, but if you choose the wrong black color it can give you a very washed out look.
Black hair color choices can be velvet black, blue black, jet black, darkest brown (which appears soft black), or a raven black.
More spring black hair color trends will be black with carmel highlights, black with crimson, black with chocolate, and black with purple. Purple will help break down and soften the black and adds a nice warm hue to the black.
One of the quickest, and most inexpensive ways to change your look, and your outlook, is to color your hair, but it must be done right and by an expert hair colorist, because it is essential that you find the right shade to flatter your skin tone.
The wrong hue can make your complexion look washed out, sallow and drab.
You must choose a shade that enhances your skin tone and coloring and by doing so, you can rejuvenate your complexion, brighten up your best features and give your skin a healthy glow.
Determining your skin’s undertone will give you a basic guide for finding the right hair color for you.
To really examine your coloring, put on a white T-shirt and stand in natural light.
A good rule of thumb is if your veins are blue, you’re most likely cool. If they’re more greenish, your skin tone is probably warm.
It would make things easier if these categories were set in stone, but there not and many women don’t fall perfectly into one or the other.
For instance.women of mixed heritage, in particular, may find that they have both warm and cool tone qualities.
The main trick to finding the right hair color is to complement, not match, your skin’s undertones.
Here’s a crash course on the three basic shades of skin undertones, along with recommended hair colors for each:
For skin with Pink/Blue Undertones
Hair shades: Intense browns, reds or blonds work well for the base color and then, pick golden, ash or honey highlights for contrast.
Hair shades: Above all, avoid bright red tones.
Don’t over-process your hair or go too blond or too dark.
Ask your hair colorist for a honey brown or a golden base color and then
Add caramel lowlights to give your hair a sun-kissed appearance and make your skin appear less red.
Hair shades: Avoid a yellow or golden hair color, which will make your skin look sallow. Instead, use a deep, rich base color like intense dark chocolate, chestnut, mahogany, or auburn and then, ask your stylist for highlights in shades of cinnamon, red, burgundy, or dark copper, which will help neutralize the yellow in your skin.
Before you choose your new spring hair color make sure your hair is in tip top shape by conditioning it and trimming the split ends.
OOooops, I’m almost out of room, so I hope you stay healthy and prosperous, but mostly healthy, and I’ll see you next month, and remember,
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