Finding the Perfect Highlights for Your Undertones
There’s nothing like the start of a new season to experiment with your hairstyle. It’s always enjoyable to play with your hair when the weather changes, whether it’s the transition into winter or the blossoming of spring. If you’re reluctant to colour your whole head of hair, we offer a solution for you: highlights and lowlights.
You’d be amazed how much a few highlights or lowlights can make in completely changing your complexion. To update your appearance, you don’t need to alter your hair colour completely. Embracing your natural hair colour with a few highlights or lowlights can make a world of difference in terms of dimension and adding light to your face.
Determine Your Skin Tone: Cool vs. Warm
The first step in determining which colour highlights or lowlights would work best for you is establishing your skin tone. Many factors contribute to your skin tone, but the primary and most significant distinction is whether your skin tone is warm or cold.
The general guideline is that warm skin tones will draw yellow and golden undertones, while cool skin tones will pull blue and pink when it comes to skin tones. If you’re not sure if your skin tone is cold or warm, the following recommendations may assist.
1.Check Your Wrists
If you can’t determine which undertones you have just by looking at your skin, try looking at your wrists. Pinks, reds, blues, greens, and yellows are common colour pigmentations in the wrists and veins. If your veins are blue or purple, your skin is most likely cool-toned; if they are green, your skin is most likely warm-toned.
2. Check Your Eyes
Your eyes are a secondary physical indication of skin tone. You are most likely warm-toned if your eyes are warm or have gold specks. If you have a lot of blues and greens in your eyes, you’re probably cool-toned.
3. Try the Jewellery Test
Many people believe that holding jewellery close to your face is one of the simplest methods to detect if your skin is warm or cold. If gold highlights your skin tone better, you’re probably warm, and if silver highlights your skin tone better, you’re probably cold.
4. Match Yourself with a Celebrity
When it comes to skin tone, it’s sometimes helpful to have a point of reference, so try to match yourself up with a celebrity who has a similar complexion. Examine the many hair colours they’ve tried and what works best for their skin tone.
Get Your Skin Tone Professionally Matched
If you’re still uncertain about your skin tone, getting your skin tone to read in-store is a fantastic way to find out. Sephora has equipment that will scan your skin and precisely identify its hue and what kind of undertones you have, which is very useful when choosing a colour that compliments your look.
The Best Highlights to Complement Your Skin Tone
When selecting a hair colour, consider tones that contrast with your skin tone. For example, if you have a warm complexion, you could choose a lighter, more cool hue of highlights, and vice versa. Follow along for a discussion of each highlight colour and whom it looks best on.
Ash-blonde highlights are ideal for those with cool skin that has reddish or pink undertones. Adding ash blonde highlights, whether silver, platinum, ice, or champagne blonde, does wonder to cover up any ruddiness in the complexion. Consider Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, and Taylor Swift. If you want to get the appearance with extensions, the Ash Blonde or Platinum Blonde Luxy Hair set would be ideal.
2. Warm Blonde
Warm blonde highlights complement olive or colder complexion tones with blue undertones. Whether honey, caramel, or amber, these golden tones work well since going too ashy with the highlights may often wash out cooler complexions with blue undertones. Consider the likes of Blake Lively or Gigi Hadid. We suggest Dirty Blonde or Blonde Balayage if you want to get this style without colouring your hair.
3. Cool Brown
On individuals with warm complexion tones with yellow undertones, cool brown highlights, or an illuminated brunette in hues of mocha, ash brown, or rich chocolate look stunning. Cool-toned, deep brown highlights brighten and lighten the face without adding too much warmth work well with warmer skin tones. Bella Hadid and Zooey Deschanel are two popular celebrities with cool brown highlights. If you want to get the Luxy’s appearance, we recommend choosing Chocolate Brown, Chocolate Brown Balayage, or Ash Brown.
4. Warm Brown
Warm brown highlights in golden brown, honey, chestnut, or mahogany look stunning on warm complexion tones with olive undertones. Adding golden highlights will enhance and emphasize tanned, olive-toned skin. Consider the likes of Cindy Mello, Jessica Alba, or Jennifer Lopez. If you want to get a warm brown highlighted appearance with Luxies, we recommend Chestnut Brown Balayage or Ombre Chestnut.
5. Cool Red
Cool red highlights in Auburn, burgundy, and deep red look stunning on a fair, cool complexion with reddish undertones. The excellent cast of these reds counteracts any red undertones in the complexion and balances it rather than making it seem more red or flushed. Consider Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch. To get this look with Luxies, we recommend the Vibrant shade Auburn.
6. Warm Red
Warmer red highlights in strawberry blonde, amber, copper, or rust, on the other hand, look stunning on a fair complexion with neutral or blue undertones. The highlight’s red-tinted tones work in your favour, adding warmth to your skin’s blue hue. Consider Amy Adams. We suggest Strawberry Blonde or Natural Red Luxy extensions get this warm red appearance.
7. Cool Black
On individuals with darker complexion tones with warm, yellow undertones, cool-toned black highlights in hues of espresso, liquorice, or blue-black look stunning. The coldness of the black will be a lovely contrast to your skin’s naturally warm hue. Consider Rihanna and Serena Williams. We suggest using Jet Black or Off Black Luxy hair extensions to get this style.
8. Warm Black
Warm black highlights in dark mocha, cocoa, or brown-black look great on darker complexion tones with cool undertones. The highlights’ deep hue works wonderfully to warm up the complexion. Consider the likes of Kerry Washington or Beyonce. We recommend using Off Black Balayage or Mocha Brown to get this warm black effect with Luxies.
For a neutral skin undertone, you’ll probably need to concentrate more on what fits your skin tone based on its surface colour. Before going for the dye, consider the texture, weight, length, and general health of your hair, as well as its present and natural colour.
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