One way to do so is to test various colors on a wig and then see whether it matches with your skin tone. While there are a few basic rules, anything can gel well if you know how to play with your makeup. According to the common belief system or rules, warmer colors such as buttery blondes, caramel, and reds go well with gold wear, while cool browns, beige blondes, and light ash-browns are ideal for those who prefer silver wear. In case of rose gold, copper blondes and strawberry browns go well.
Recently, brands such as Wella hair color and Matrix hair color have introduced ammonia-free permanent colors that involve an alternative termed monoethanolamine (MEA) and their developers have hydrogen peroxide. These color products work by lifting the strands up to three levels and open the cuticle smoothly so that the color molecules can penetrate into shaft with the triggered heat.
Wella Color Charm is a permanent, liquid hair-color providing vibrant and intense color with increased shine.
Lustrous Reds include two colors Dark cherry and Rose gold.
Dark cherry is a deep violet color with underlying red tones giving more vibrancy. It is ideal for clients with darker natural hair. It is also a great complement to cool skin tone. Its formula is 1 part 6R (Red Terra Cotta) + 2 parts 3RV (Black Cherry).
Rose gold is perfect for clients who want to be noticed with a vibrant copper red. It provides vibrant copper tone with strong golden undertones. It is formulated by mixing 1 part 9G (Soft Pure Gold Blonde) + 3 parts 8RG (Titian Red Blonde).
Warm Browns include two colors rich chestnut and coffee bean.
Rich chestnut color is great for clients who want a rich inviting brown with a hint of red. It helps to enhance your rich browns with just a hint of red. Its formulation is 3 parts 5WR (Allspice) + 1 part 5RG (Light Auburn).
Coffee bean color is a cool brown with just a hint of violet. It is Ideal for clients not wanting to see red tones within their brown hair color. It is formulated by mixing 1 part 5WV (Cinnamon) + 1 part 4A (Medium Ash Brown).
Lively Blondes include two colors molten gold and dusky blonde.
Molten gold color is great for Clients wanting to achieve a more personalized color that achieves interest. It is a soft strawberry blonde providing brightness with just a hint of red. Its formulation is 1 bottle 10GV (Honey Blonde) + half capful 7R (Red-Red).
Dusky blonde is a cool dusky blonde with violet undertones. It is best for clients wanting a very ashy blonde. Its formula is 1 bottle of 12A (Frosty Ash) + 1 capful of cool intensifier.
Most of the women with dark hair wish to color their hair blonde. Experts are well are of the opinion that many women fail to color their hair blonde no matter how hard they try as it never works. This is mainly because they need follow the additional step – bleaching. Bleaching is the only way to achieve that blonde color. Bleaching is not the same as the regular bleach usually done at home. It is harsher but safe on hair and will make the blonde color long-lasting and effective.
Wella’s, hair color professionals, have come up with some tips that you can follow to achieve this blonde color which are as follows:
Mix all the ingredients in your bleach kit in the bowl, stir in the peroxide until the solution of required consistency is obtained.
Apply the bleach to your hair and wait till color sets in.
Leave the bleach for the specific time that is mentioned.
Rinse with water and allow hair to dry.
Now mix the ingredients of the blonde hair color kit. If the kit you purchased has an applicator bottle make use of it. Open the bottle, pour all the contents and shake well so that all the ingredients mix well.
Apply this color to hair; massage it to the hair especially into the roots.
Leave for the specified time instructed and thereafter rinse well with water. Do not use any shampoo. Use the conditions and leave it on your hair for at least 5 minutes. Rinse and style your hair
“Dull hair can be made to look stunning,” say colorists from Wella.
Adding streaks will make your hair look radiant. Streaks can be added in varying widths. Bolder streaks are referred to as chunks while the thinner ones are referred to as highlights or lowlights.
Coloring at Hair Ends
Coloring at the ends of the hair is called tipping.
Colorists provide the following tips to help you choose color that is right for you.
• Make sure you choose a color that is close you’re your natural color as it gives you a natural look.
• The next step is to access your skin tone. Determine if it is warm or cool. Place a shade card against your skin to arrive at the right conclusion.
• Access your personality. If you prefer a bold look or you like to have a punk look choose vibrant colors. For subtler look choose lighter and conservative colors.
• Make sure you are aware of the maintenance level required while choosing the color. Natural looking colors require low maintenance and will mask root growth. Boldly colored streaks will require frequent re-touches.
• If you are still not sure, make a visit to your stylist who will always be in a better position to help you choose a color apt for you.
When deciding up on a color, Wella colorists are of the opinion that you should choose a color that will enhance your complexion and not make is look pale and washed out. The right color is the one that brings out your skin tone and makes your eyes sparkle. Most of us have a tendency to choose a color that we love and have seen in pictures or magazines. A color that looks good on a celebrity may not look good on you.
To select the best color you must understand your skin tone.
Determining your skin tone
1. Hold a piece of gold jewelry and then a silver jewelry against your skin. Determine which appears brightest.
2. If gold is brighter than silver against your skin, it indicates that you are a warm color based while on the contrary if it is silver, then you are cool skin toned.
3. For warm skin tones, go for color bases like red-orange, yellow, gold etc
4. For cool skin tones, go for blue, blue-violet, violet, green and neutral.
Selecting the right color
Warm skin tones should avoid colors with ash so as to prevent the pale washed out look. Colors that look best on you are light honey blondes, medium strawberry and golden blondes, warm chocolate browns, ginger or orange based reds and dark browns.
Cool skin tones should avoid colors with too much yellow in them as the skin will blend well. Light ash-blondes, coffee, fawn medium blondes, flat browns, wine, mahogany, burgundy-reds, eggplant, cool dark browns and blue/green blacks work well.