The Best Blond Shade for Caramel Skin

Cool caramel skin can handle a bright blond.

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Caramel skin tones can go bright and bold with blond hair. Look for shades that complement your undertones to show the world a confident, sassy style. Caramel women are usually warm-toned, but some golden-skinned women may hold a cool pink tint, too. Check the veins in your wrist. If they're bluish, you're cool-toned. If they're greenish, you're warm.

Dark Gold

Dark gold is beautiful on caramel ladies. Its depth shimmers across your skin and lets you highlight around your eyes, cheekbones and jaw. Pick one shade of gold to use as highlights or lowlights against another overall golden tone for hair that radiates with personality and style. Golden blond is sexy, sweet and basically unbeatable with caramel skin.


If you're considering a playful blond, try ginger tones. Caramel-skinned women can mix in a bit of pale red with pale blond or champagne tones to help blond settle against the skin. A deeply toned look with lots of highlights and lowlights works best with this family of shades, too. Go for ginger hair with caramel skin if you have cool undertones with brown or blue eyes and try a warmer reddish blond for warm-hued skin.


Wheat blond contrasts against caramel skin for an interesting, exotic look. This pale blond is best for women with a high gold or deep tan color. Wheat-colored hair can be warm or cool, depending on how your colorist mixes the dye, but it will look most natural on women who have light brown, amber, blue or green eyes.


Your eyebrows present a striking way to highlight your blond hair. If you're naturally dark-haired, the contrast between your eyebrows and your hair can be startling. Ask your colorist to lighten your brows just a little bit to keep a gentler contrast or go for a dramatic change and bleach them a few more shades. Don't overdo it. This can be a cool, contemporary switch if you pull it off properly.

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