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Which Hair Colours Suit Your Skin

Which Hair Colours Suit Your Skin
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The time to update your hair colour is now! Enough daydreaming, Fragrance Direct are here to help. Choosing the right colour to suit your complexion can be tough, but don't worry, we have inspiration to suit everyone. We've even picked out the best products to make your hair transformation a breeze!

Spring is the best time to trial a new look, shake off the winter blues and give yourself a confidence boost. Multi coloured hair and pastel colours are still going strong Instagram but if you want something a bit more natural we've got you covered.

Finding the best hair colour for your complexion can be tricky but if you know which tones and shades to go for it can really help flatter your skin tone. If you're wondering which hair colour suits me? First up you need to determine your skin tone'


People with deep skin tones usually have darker skin with dark brown eyes. If you have a look at your veins, people with deep skin tones have a purpleish tint to them. You can pull off intense makeup colours, like plum, red and deep burgundy lipsticks.

If you have a deep skin tone the best way to go with your hair is to create a contrast. So either darker or lighter than your skin. Very deep tones of black look super striking next to dark skin with a cooler undertone like Lupita Nyong. If you have a warmer undertone like Rihanna, then opt for caramel or mahogany tones that are rich and warm to enhance your complexion. To maintain dark colour you need to make sure you are using products that are free from sulphates as they can strip the hair of its natural oils and make it dry, try the Sexy Hair Smooth Sulphate Free Anti Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner.


Warm, olive skin tones usually have green, hazel or warm brown eyes. You find that terracotta red, coral and warm brown lipsticks suit you much better than pinks or cool toned colours. And the veins on your wrist have a greenish tint.

If you have a warm olivey skin tone, the hair colours that will flatter you most are deep, rich and earthy browns. With warm gold or honey highlights to enhance the warmth in your skin. Ebony brown colours also work really well if you have natural warm undertones like Eva Longoria. To maintain deep, rich colours and keep them looking glossy you need to include a weekly mask into your routine. Look for one that is for colour treated hair and super hydrating, we love the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque.

Cool or Warm/Medium

People with cool undertones usually have blue, grey or very dark brown eyes. Blue toned lipsticks are more flattering on you than warmer, richer colours. The veins on your wrist have a blue tint to them.

If you have a medium skin tone, so your neither fair nor olive then you have the biggest choice with hair colours. You can pull off ashy tones like white blonde or walnut browns like Taylor Swift. If you have some warmer tones in your skin then you can pull off more coppery and golden caramel colours like Sofia Richie. To main an ashy tone then you need to use a purple or silver shampoo to counteract any brassy tones, we love the PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver Shampoo. However, to keep warm tones looking glossy try using a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove any build up. The DS Laboratories Radia Clarifying & Softening shampoo is great for this.


People with cool undertones usually have blue, grey or very dark brown eyes. The veins on your wrist have a blue tint to them.

The fairer your skin is the lighter you can go with your hair colour. If you have a slightly warmer undertone like Gigi Hadid you can pull off a more strawberry blonde or honey colour. If you have a very cool undertone and fair skin then you can pull off a more platinum, pale blonde to flatter your complexion. Like Gwyneth Paltrow. To maintain platinum or ashy tones then you need the Fudge Purple Shampoo in your life, it is the ultimate product to counteract any brassiness.

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