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How to Choose a Hair Color That Suits You

Your hair is one of the first things people notice when they look at you, making it one of the most important aspects of your overall look. With a great hairstyle and hair color you are on your way to looking fabulous, but a bad hair mistake will definitely ruin your look.

What is a hair mistake? You are making a hair mistake if you color your hair in a shade that doesn’t match your skin tone, if you color it yourself (or your friend does it) and it looks brassy, if you are over 50 and you’ve colored your hair jet black and you have light skin; or if it looks frizzy and dry because it has been overworked with curling irons and hair products.

Whether you color your hair regularly or if this is your first time there are a few things you should know that will help you get a great look.

* If you have never colored your hair and you want to do it yourself, to be on the safe side, go with a semi-permanent color. The color washes out in a few weeks whereas a permanent color never washes out. Choose a color that is a shade lighter than your natural color or matches your natural color.

* Choose a color that matches your skin tone. If you have warm skin opt for golden shades. If your skin tone is cool stay away from gold, auburn and copper and choose colors like browns, burgundy, and ash blonde if you are a light cool.

* The people who look the best as blondes are those who were blondes as children. If your hair is dark brown and you want to go lighter a better choice is to use highlights and lowlights.

For best results seek out the help of a professional. They will help guide you to a color that best suits you and (in most cases) your hair will look much better.

©Copyright 2007 Sheila Dicks
Sheila Dicks is an Image and Wardrobe consultant who helps men and women reach their full potential and gain greater self-confidence by learning how to be better dressers. You can find her at http://www.sheilasfashionsense.com, http://www.mensfashion101.com and http://www.sheiladicks.com

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