How to Choose the Best Hair Color for You

Hair Color

If you’re looking to change up your hair color, there are a lot of factors that can influence the decision. The right color can transform your look and make you feel beautiful, but it also depends on how much time you want to spend in the salon and what kind of results you want from your new shade. The key is finding the best hair color for you—one that works with your natural hair color, skin tone, and eye color; one that lasts longer than expected, In this post, we’ll discuss some questions to ask yourself before choosing an exact shade for yourself:

Consider your base color, eye color, and complexion.

You should also consider your base color, eye color, and complexion. Base color refers to the natural shade of hair that you have. An example would be if you have dark brown hair, but dye it blonde or light brown. This will give you a different look than if you had naturally blonde (or red) hair on its own.

Eye color is important because it can affect how others perceive your personality when they see pictures of you online or in person—it’s not just about how much fun we all have out there! If someone sees an image of us and thinks “Wow! He/she has amazing eyes!” then we might not be getting enough attention from them either.”

Do you want to go darker or lighter?

The next thing you’ll want to consider is whether or not you want to go darker or lighter. Darker hair is more noticeable than lighter, so if you have a lot of people around who would notice if your hair changed color, then darkening might be for you. However, if this isn’t an issue for your life and/or work situation (e.g., an office job), then lightening up might be better suited for those situations where people won’t notice as much about how often their boss has dyed his locks over the years!

Darker tones can also be easier to maintain in terms of upkeep—you could just wash it once every week instead of every day when compared with something like platinum blonde which requires more frequent shampooing due to its tendency towards greasiness after washing (and potential damage). Lightened styles tend towards being more versatile too; they allow us ladies who aren’t naturally born blondes still accessorize without having anyone think we’re impersonating someone else’s style–which can happen sometimes when wearing natural-looking shades like that one above!

What’s your natural hair color?

Hair color is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a hair color for yourself. If you’re not sure what your natural hair color is, ask someone who knows or use this handy-dandy guide:

  • Take a strand test. You can find these at many beauty supply stores and salons, where they’ll analyze your strands to determine their true shade. It’s usually $10-$15 per strand (and often less if it’s just one), so it’s worth doing before making any permanent changes to your locks!
  • Look at pictures of family members’ hair colors online—or take them home with you while they’re being cut/styled at the salon! This will help give you an idea of what colors work best on different skin tones too!

How long do you want your hair color to last?

This is a question that many people ask, and it can be confusing. Some products are permanent, some semi-permanent, and others temporary.

It’s important to know the difference between these two types of hair dyes so that you can choose one that matches your needs best. Temporary dyes wash out after a few washes but are still considered “temporary” because they won’t last more than 6-12 weeks or so if used correctly (this means no swimming). Permanent dyes are more expensive than semi-permanent ones but tend to stay in place longer than temporary ones do because they don’t wash off as easily; some last up to two years!

Which colors are you drawn to, and which colors look good on you?

This is a very important step in choosing your hair color. You should be drawn to colors that flatter your skin tone, eye color, and hair color combination. If it looks good on you, then it’s a good choice!

You also want to consider how the color will look when it’s washed out at home or in the office with no makeup on. If there are any greys or whites in the mix (which can happen if you have darker strands), they may become more noticeable when they are washed out too quickly.

Do you feel more comfortable experimenting with warm or cool tones?

Warm colors are reds, oranges, and yellows. Combining warm colors with cool tones is a great way to create an interesting look that’s both vibrant and sophisticated.

Cool colors are blues and greens. These hues tend to make you look younger than your age because they have a youthful vibe that brings out your best features like your eyes or smile lines (if you have any).

Cool tones can also be flattering on pale skin because they’re less harsh than warm ones—so long as you’re careful not to overdo it!

When it comes to highlights, do you want just a few or a lot?

You should also consider how many highlights you want to have. Some people like the look of bright, bold colors while others prefer soft, natural shades. If you’re going for bright colors, it’s best to choose a color that is more intense than what your hair naturally looks like. For example, if there are already some brown tones in your hair but you want some light blonde highlights added on top of them (which would be called “blonde balayage”), then go for something like cool-toned platinum or champagne gold instead of hot pink foil or neon orange heat waves!

The next question is: Should all the pieces be done at once? Or do they need their appointments? If so, then how often will each appointment take place? The answer depends entirely on who’s doing it—and whether they have time/energy left over after working with clients!

Answer these questions before deciding on the best hair color for you.

Before you begin the process of choosing your best hair color, there are a few things to consider. First, do you want to go darker or lighter? If so, how much darker or lighter? Is this something that will last for many years or just a few weeks? How long do you want your hair to last before it starts fading away?

Secondly, ask yourself which colors look good on YOU. This is important because if it’s not going well with your skin tone and eye color then maybe another option would be better. And finally—and this is one of the most important questions—is there anything else about yourself that makes up who YOU are as a person: Are there any other factors that might influence what kind of shade(s) are perfect for YOU (such as personality)?


Remember that your hair color is something you can make the most of, and it’s important to take time to make an informed decision about what looks best on you. The right shade will give you confidence in yourself, while also showing off your natural beauty and personality.

I am a Nutrition Educator and blogger with a mission to help people live healthier, happier lives. I share research-based and practical information on health, nutrition, and fitness.

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