Over the years, gray hair could become a nightmare because it makes its entrance at right about the same time wrinkles begin to show up on your face. You may start thinking about how to look younger. Fortunately, a few tips can benefit you in these circumstances. Sometimes, a simple change in your hair tone could help make you look younger. At the end of the article, you’ll find a bonus where you’ll discover some advice to get the most out of your hair.
It all comes down to your skin tone and facial features.
Before choosing the color that best suits your hair, it’s essential to consider your skin tone. If you don’t, your hair will likely lose vitality and have a dull appearance. Despite having a wide variety of hues at your disposal, you shouldn’t ignore the fact that not all of them will suit you.
There’s a method you can use to discover which tone your skin is. If your skin were a season of the year, what would it be? A group of specialists explain the details you should take into account to identify your individual tone.
1. Spring skin tone
This skin tone is clear and has golden or peach tones. People who have these traits tend to blush easily and usually have freckles. Their eyes are a light color, especially blue or green, and their hair color is blond or, in some cases, dark or reddish. The most advisable, given these characteristics, is to choose warm colors and avoid ashy tones.
2. Summer skin tone
This type of skin usually has a pinkish hue along with bluish and violet hues. People who fall under this category typically have blue, green, or bluish-gray eyes. It’s also common for them to have blonde or brown hair. The best pick, in these cases, are silver or dark locks of hair, 2 tones above the natural one, to give the hair extra luminosity.
3. Fall skin tone
In these cases, the skin tone can be very light, a little darker, or tanned. Eyes are usually green, any shade of green, but can also be blue or turquoise. People that belong to this group often have dark brown hair with a reddish hue or can be redheads with coppery and mahogany hair tones. Given these features, hair color can be enhanced by using reddish or coppery tones. It’s also good to know that warm chestnuts are very flattering.
4. Winter skin tone
The skin has such sharp clarity that it’s possible to distinguish greenish tones and identify some bluish and cold hues. Eyes tend to be dark brown, gray, blue, or deep green. The natural hair color is black or medium brown. What is typically suggested for these skin types is to accentuate its brightness, but if someone wants to lighten it, they can always go for an ash-blonde shade.
The colors that could take a few years off of you
1. Light brown or chocolate tones
This shade can look good on any woman, but it’s important to consider her skin tone before deciding on the best option. The most desirable thing is to lighten your hair color one or 2 tones to achieve an anti-aging effect. In the case of a dark brown tone, the ideal is to avoid it because it hardens features and makes wrinkles more visible.
2. Blonde tones
This color is highly recommended since it favors most women, because it can make the face glow and decrease the visibility of gray hair. Honey tones or those with golden highlights give the skin a touch of pink. Likewise, ashy tones can work to your advantage to reduce wrinkles, blemishes, and make grey hair get lost between them. Platinum blonde is not the most ideal, since it gives you an older look overall.
- If your skin doesn’t tan easily or is very pale, and your eyes are a lighter color, try choosing ashy or white tones of blonde.
- If your skin is very light, but your eyes are dark, the ideal tone is among the most natural blondes.
- If your skin is more tanned and your eyes are a light color, honey or caramel shades are the best options.
- On the contrary, if your eyes are dark and your skin is warm, go for golden tones.
- For warm brown skin, the best alternatives are blond in champagne or honey tones. In the case of cold brown skin, a medium blond is the most appropriate.
3. Subtle highlights
Highlighting in any shade can bring a natural touch to the hair and can soften your facial features. If your hair is brown, it’s ideal to choose a honey tone. If you’re blonde, you can try babylights to achieve that youthful effect, making your hair look full of brightness and radiance. If you’re a brunette, bronze tones are the best choice. With highlights, it’s good to know that there are 2 types:
- Highlights: They are lighter than a person’s natural hair color. They’re usually applied to add luminosity to small sections of the hair. The correct application of these can provide a natural effect and help accentuate the face.
- Lowlights: Contrary to highlights, lowlights provide darker tones that are commonly applied to decrease the intensity of a color. This technique allows the hair to acquire greater volume and produce a thicker appearance.
4. Copper tones
These tones are highly recommended when it comes to light skin. They bring more light to the face and help you achieve a more youthful look. If you have a clear complexion, it’s ideal to use an intense copper to add brightness to the features in your look. In the case of brown skin, it’s best to opt for a copper that borders on a burnt red, to avoid creating an orange appearance on your skin.
This technique can be adapted to any type of hair, but the longer it is, the more creative a stylist can be with where to place the color. For wavy hair, this is a perfect option, because it allows the color scheme to be more vivid. Thanks to the fusion of several shades, balayage is ideal to show off a youthful and modern look.
This type of color favors light, medium tanned, or brown skin. It’s ideal for any type of hair, especially wavy or curly. Adding highlights to this tone can soften facial features and give hair a more voluminous appearance, which refreshes the appearance. Also, this tone is ideal for a bold change of look, and can give your hair a radiant and youthful appearance.
Bonus: General advice
To get the most out of your hair and achieve a younger look, some experts recommend taking the following tips into account:
- If you have 2 color options and don’t know which one to choose, lean toward the lighter one, as it will most likely benefit you more than a dark shade. Light shades work best when you’re not looking for a radical change in your look.
- If there are many imperfections or spots on your face, avoid going for a light blonde or very dark brown. This way, your skin won’t look dull, and the imperfections will be less noticeable.
- If looking younger is what you’re looking for, black hair isn’t the best option. The palest skin is the one that is most affected, because it tends to harden features and accentuate wrinkles.
- Discard the most artificial dyes (like anything that is reddish and bluish). The natural ones are the best when it comes to rejuvenating your look.
- Ashy tones have the ability to make spots less visible and, at the same time, soften wrinkles.
- Don’t forget to consider your eyebrows. If they are a darker color than your hair will be, the difference in shades will not favor you. It’s ideal to dye them, too, if necessary. This is a personal choice, and to be more sure about what is more convenient and appropriate, you can always consult with a stylist.
- Take your time to consider a cut that benefits you the most. Choosing the right one will give more life to your face and frame your features more smoothly.
Which tone suits you best? Have you had any memorable salon experience? Share it in the comment section!