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Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone

/ 06.16.2016
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  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone
  •  Hair tips: how to choose the right shade of blonde based on your skin tone

BLONDE HAIR FOR LIGHT SKIN TONES

If you have light or fair skin with blue or green eyes, opt for a golden, sandy, strawberry or platinum blonde. A mixture of sandy and bright blonde tones makes for a classic, natural-looking hue of blonde.

Sandy blonde tends to be a bit ashy, so it's best suited for those with fairer complexions, rather than tan or darker skin tones that will create a stark contrast next to grey-ashy tones.

If you'd prefer platinum blonde, like Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift's new 'do, remember that it is an extremely high maintenance shade that needs touch ups every few weeks, so consider yourself warned! Because platinum blonde is so damaging to your hair, it works best with a shorter style. Opt for this shade if you have a fair skin tone, and the colour will pop!

BLONDE HAIR FOR MEDIUM SKIN TONES

Because your skin has more colour to it, you can add more colour to your hair. Opt for a golden hue, or honey blonde that has a variation of high and lowlights, meaning it's perfect for those with medium-dark skin tones because it offers the perfect balance! You can also opt for a root-y shade of dark blonde or a bronde (a mixture of blonde and brunette) like Kate Moss' low-maintenance blonde locks to prevent frequent trips to the salon (especially if you're a natural brunette!)

BLONDE HAIR FOR DARK SKIN TONES

If you have a darker skin tone, stick to darker blonde shades on your hair. Remember, you don't want to move more than two shades from your natural hair colour, so if you have dark skin, chances are your hair is naturally darker too. Caramel, golden highlights, or subtle balayage highlights are a good option, but avoid tones with too much white, platinum or orange because these will look unnatural with your skin tone.

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