The Perfect Hair Color Hue for an Olive Skin Tone
By Kate on 15 February 2012
If you just can't decide on the right hair color for your olive skin, let these tips help you out.
There’s no better way to establish a classic look or make a splashy statement than with your hair color. Not only can you use your hair color to create an attention-drawing look, but you can also use it to highlight and enhance your overall look. The best way to do this is to ensure that your hair color; regardless of whether it’s natural looking or bright and wild, is one that works with your skin tone.
Perfect Hair Color Hues: Olive Skin Tone
Warm blonde tones will really liven up olive skin. Try toffee and caramel inspired shades of blonde and enjoy a hue that will bring out the best in your complexion. Up the ante by ensuring your hair color works with your hair’s texture, and add depth and movement with multi-tonal highlights and lowlights in complementing warm blonde shades.
When it comes to a brunette shade, ensure your hue leans towards ashy and light brunette shades that border on dark blonde. These types of colors work extremely well with olive skin and will enhance the tone of your complexion. When having your brunette color applied, however, stay away from solid block colors and use varied tones weaved through as highlights and lowlights to really give your color the best result.
The pinkish tones of an olive complexion can be brought out with the wrong red hue, so it’s important to choose the right red hair color. Subtle red tones are the safest options, as are dark auburn shades and violet based reds.
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