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What Goes Into Choosing Your Hair Color

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Everyone has their own preference when it comes to the color of their hair. Some people prefer to maintain their normal hair color while some people prefer to change it from time to time. It is not uncommon for some women to choose hair colors like red, hot pink, blonde, and auburn. No matter what your color choice, there are usually some specific steps to hair coloring that you may not have known about. If you were to get the wrong hair color, it could leave feelings of horror. So, choose carefully before going to the hairdresser.

Make the Appointment

Once you have your hair color choice, it is time to schedule your hair appointment. Your choice should be determined by how you want the hair color to turn out. The hairstylist will discuss this with you further. If you want to cover your grays, make a complete image change or highlight your natural hair, you need the help of an experienced hairstylist to approve your choice.

The Final Decision

When you have finalized the choice, you should know whether you are committed to it or not, especially when it is a permanent hair color. If it is a temporary hair color, then you can always wash it out if you don’t like the end result. If it is a semi-permanent hair color, then you may have to wait a couple of months before it washes out. With a permanent hair color, you have to visit the hairdresser occasionally when the color grows out.

The Compatibility Test

When you choose a hair color, it has to be compatible. In fact, it has to match your skin tone, your eye color and blend well into your natural hair color. Most hairdressers will put you in a category depending on this criterion. You are either warm or cool. You are considered cool or warm based on whether your skin is light, medium or dark; whether your hair is natural or already colored and of course, the color of your eyes matter too.

Your Wardrobe

It should also be mentioned that your hair color should also match your wardrobe. Take a look at your wardrobe to see the most dominant colors that you have. The colors and garments that make you feel the most comfortable is an indication of which category you fall in. For example, if you had an olive dress and it didn’t highlight your body image, you may want to stay away from hair colors such as ash blonde, which contain green.


If you are having a hard time with figuring this all out, then you may need the advice and help of a professional hairstylist. Don’t try to do this on your own or you may end up having two colors in your hair instead of one.

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