It doesn't matter whether you have been coloring your hair for years or if it's your first time, it can be very hard to choose what tone will be right for you.

Seeing a great style in a magazine, or celebrity chameleons like Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson flaunting their latest hair color change with fantastic results can be great inspiration. Unfortunately it does not always work out that way when trying the look on our own hair.

Make-up can play a great part in changing the tones of your face to a darker or lighter look so that a hair color that you like which may not suit your natural complexion can be yours.

Hair tones that do not match our skin tone can make us look washed out and sometimes even sick. It is very important to match your hair tone with your complexion to achieve a balanced look.

To find out which hair tones will match up with your complexion for the most natural look possible, take a look at the options below.

Is Your Complexion Warm or Cool?

Find your warm or cool complexion to see which hair tones will suit you best and look the most natural next to your skin color.


Although your eyes only play a complementary role in determining your complexion, their color will help to steer you in the right direction when trying to work out your correct complexion tone.

Cool Eyes

Grey and light blue are cool colours which are almost always teamed up with a cool complexion. There are also collections of colours which can blend into warm skin tones as well as cool tones, such as green, dark blue, deep brown and hazel eyes with blue or grey flecks.

Warm Eyes

Light, dark golden brown and hazel with golden brown flecks are warms colours which are mostly matched with warm complexions. Green can also be teamed with cool and warm complexions.

Skin Tone

Skin tone (the natural color of your skin) is very important in determining which hair tone will suit you best.


Pale skin (with or without pink tones in the cheeks).

Very dark brown/black.

True olive.


Brown with pink or golden undertones.

Peaches and cream.

Freckled skin.

Ruddy skin.

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