The best fall hair colors for your undertone
Fall is here, and that means many stunners are going for deeper and bolder hues, such as warm reds and glittering browns that are perfect for crisp mornings and cozy nights. But, how do you choose which color is best for you? Just like your undertone determines which shadows, blushes and liners look best on you, they can guide you with your hair color choices too!
What’s your undertone?
- If you have a yellow, golden or peachy ‘look’ to your skin, then you have a warm undertone.
- If you have a pink or red ‘look’ to you skin, then you have a cool undertone.
- If you have a balance of both, then you have a neutral undertone.
There are many tests you can do to determine your undertone, such as the jewelry and white paper tests. But, the easiest way is to head over to Sephora and get your skin matched with their ColorIQ tool, which tells you if you have yellow, red or neutral undertones.
Red is one of the most popular hair colors for the fall, as it mimics the changing of the leaves and adds a little warmth we move into the colder months. If you have a cool undertone, you’ll have an easier time finding a red that flatters you — you can go for a cinnamon, amber, auburn or strawberry shade with no problem! But, it’s a little more difficult for women with warm and neutral undertones to do the same. Try out a blue-red a’la Rihanna or a berry-toned red for the best look.
Get cozy with brown
Sometimes brown hair gets a bad rap for being boring, but it’s actually anything but. If you have a cool undertone, go for a light brown or a medium ash brown and you can add in dimension with carefully placed highlights or lowlights. If you have a warm undertone, then go for a dark brown with golden tones or a deep espresso shade.
Black is beautiful
Black is bold, chic and works with any style! If you have a cool undertone (especially with a lighter skin tone), then be careful with blue-black shades since they can bring out the bluish tint in your undereye veins. Also, be careful with jet black as it can wash out your skin. If you have a warm undertone, go for a warm brown-black that has a chocolate undertone. If your hair is naturally black, then spice it up for the fall with a tint of red or any deep berry tone.
Sparkle with jewel tones
During the fall, jewel tones such as amethyst, sapphire and emerald take over the fashion scene, so why not put them on your hair? Pastels work beautifully with cool undertones, and warmer, bolder versions of those colors pair beautifully with warm and neutral undertones. If you’re not ready to fully commit to these more unconventional shades, then ask your stylist to carefully place pops of color throughout your hair or play with hairclips.