Hair Color to Make Complexion Look Less Ruddy

Overview

A rosy hue can be alluring or cute, but too much ruddiness in your complexion can distract from features or smooth skin. Find a hair color that helps balance out the brightness of ruddy skin. Work with your natural undertones and the color of your eyes to find the shade that suits you best.

Undertones

Women with ruddy skin are either cool-skinned or warm-skinned. Your complexion may have a lot of red in it, but, underneath that, you have a foundation color that determines what hair colors look best on you. Take a look at your veins in your wrist. If they have a blue tint, you're cool-colored. Stick with silver, violet and blue undertones. If the veins have a greenish tint, you're warm-colored. You're best in gold undertones.

Dark Blonde

If you like a sunshine sheen in your hair, try darker blondes. Cool-complected women may have to play with highlights instead of going totally blonde. Honey and caramel shades are best to tone down ruddiness. Stay far away from platinum hair. It looks unnatural and brings out the bright red in your face.

Red

Red hair isn't a total no-no for ruddy skin. Fiery reds and bright oranges aren't going to help you, but a deep, sensual, dark red can distract from redness in the cheeks. Warm-skinned women can try auburn hair. Cooler-toned gals can pour a wine shade into their tresses. This can look really sultry, but not entirely natural if it's got a lot of purple in it.

Brown

Brown is a reliable color for ruddy complexions. You don't have to get bored going brunette. A rich coffee color takes the attention off a red face and reflects a lot of shine, especially if you have straight hair. If your eyes or skin are pale, try an ash brown. The nearly greenish undertone in ash may help balance out a reddish face.

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