Hair Salon Fredericksburg VA Tips for Color



How do you know which hair color is right for you?   Our color specialists at  New U hair salon in Fredericksburg VA recommend looking at several factors in order to choose the best hair color for our clients. 

Two key factors to consider are “contrast” and the underlying color of your skin tone.    Generally speaking, you will look your best when there is a nice contrast between your hair color and the color of your skin.  If your hair color is too close to the color of your skin, your facial features will "disappear".  For instance, clients with lighter skin tones would want to avoid choosing a blonde hair color that blends with their skin color.

  •     Choosing a shade that is lighter or darker than your skin color will provide definition and the contrast needed to frame your face.   The lighter your skin color, the lighter you can go with your hair color.  If you have light colored skin that is warm, go for caramel and warm, amber shades.  If your light colored skin tone is cool, go for platinum or champagne shades.


  •     If your complexion is rosy, stay away from reds, auburns, and brassy gold hair colors.  Choose hair colors that have more cool color undertones such as cool walnut browns or hues with ash or violet undertones.


  •     If your complexion is dark, choose a hair color that is darker or lighter than your skin color.  Deep brunettes and dark almost black Espresso colors look amazing next to dark skin tones as well as lighter shades that provide a dramatic contrast.   Lighter Asian skin colors look fabulous with darker hair color as well.


  •     For olive skin tones, choose a hair color that is cooler instead of warmer.   Ebony browns, mocha browns or colors with violet undertones can be perfect for olive colored skin.  


  •     Highlights can also be a great addition to your hair color in order to create depth and a multi-dimensional effect.  Just a few carefully placed foils can frame your face, add definition or create interest.  



Make an appointment at our Fredericksburg hair salon today for a personal hair color consultation.  We will work together with you to choose the perfect hue to compliment your skin tone, personality, and sense of style.



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