Psst… Here’s How To Choose A Great Hair Colour, Ladies!

Choosing a hair colour isn’t just about choosing a colour—it isn’t just heading into the salon and picking  (say) your favourite colour. No, this isn’t how choosing a colour works when it comes to your hair.

It’s natural to get overwhelmed with all the burgundy, ombre, blond, red, black, and even grey hair colour trends. Just google ‘types of hair colours’ and you’ll see that the options are numerous, making it all the more difficult to choose the right one.

Several factors need to be considered while making a choice for hair colour like skin tone, eye colour, and natural hair colour.  Here’s an exhaustive guide to help you make the right choice.


Determine Your Skin’s Undertone

The colour of your vein is what you need to figure out in order to know whether you have warm or cool skin tones. Don’t worry, you don’t need a blood test to figure this one out!

Simply stand under the sun or in a naturally well-lit room. This is really important, as your skin complexion looks different under different types of lights. Hold your arm straight, palm up, and try to see the colour of the veins on your wrist.

If your veins look blue or purple, then you have a cool undertone. If your veins appear green, then you belong to the warm undertone category.

Know Your Eye Colour

Hair colour and eye colour go hand in hand, so it is really important that you consider your eye colour as well. If you’re unsure about this, talk to a hairstylist regarding hair colours that will suit your eye colour.

Choosing the Right Hair Colour

Now, based on your skin undertone and eye colour, you’ll need to choose a hair colour.

If you have warm skin undertones, you can choose a cool tone to complement your skin. Rich black-brown colours, dark red, auburn, are great choices if you have a fair skin with warm undertones. If you have dark skin, then go for a colour that is either darker or lighter than your skin to ensure that they both don’t look the same.


If you want to experiment with ombre-fading or highlights, go for cooler tones. This will ensure that the colour doesn’t look brassy against your skin.

If your skin contains cool undertones, choose a warm and rich hair colour. Look for titles like ‘honey’, ‘warm’, ‘chocolate’ on the pack of your hair colour. Regardless of whether your skin is very dark or very pale, you’ll look beautiful if you choose a colour for your hair that balances it out.

If you have hazel or brown eyes, darker shades of brown are what you should opt for.  On the other hand, if you have blue or green eyes, lighter shades of ash and the like will look great on you.

Colours You Can Choose From

Brown, as a hair colour, is available in different shades; there is one that suits all skin undertones and eye colours. And the best thing about brown is the fact that it’s a low-maintenance hair colour. Brown also looks great even if your hair is damaged.


Red is another hair colour that has a shade for everyone. However, it’s important that you choose the right shade of red. If you have a light complexion, you can opt for red shades like copper red or strawberry red. Auburn will look great if you have a medium complexion. Chestnut brown and auburn will look great if you a dark complexion as well.

Most Indians have black hair, and black looks beautiful. Dark brown and other brownish shades of black are what you can experiment with, regardless of your skin complexion.

And if your imagination is running wild, then blue, purple, and all the rainbow colours are great to experiment with as well.

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