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Having red undertones in your skin means you’re a part of the warm-toned club. Ladies with warm skin tones tend to look best with hair and makeup shades that have undertones of yellow, gold, peach and red. However, there’s more to picking out a stellar hair color than matching it to your red undertones. Your skin color is unique, so your hair color should be, too!
Light and Bright
If you want to go light ginger to match your reddish undertones, stick with warm, coppery red and light auburn. Prefer to go golden? Think caramel, golden blonde and honey blonde. These shades both work well as highlights or as standalone shades. Whatever the shade you choose, it’s likely to be a winner if it is more golden or red in nature than violet or blue.
Dark and Delicious
Craving a deeper shade as the winter months draw near? Add some pizzazz to your natural color by opting for cinnamon or auburn lowlights. If you want reddish lowlights, think of colors closer to red-gold, but stay away from reds that trend on the violet end of the spectrum (burgundy, for instance). When it comes to brunette lowlights, opt for warm mocha and cinnamon.
Though your skin’s undertones are the major factor that determines whether a new hair color will look good on you, the lightness or darkness of your skin also has an impact. For instance, women with very fair skin can rarely sport a deep black shade without bringing out the ruddiness in their skin. Keeping your hair color close to your skin color will help balance the red tones in your face without drawing attention to blemishes.
What to Avoid
It’s true: There’s an exception to every rule. However, you may save yourself some grief if you avoid colors that typically don’t flatter warm-skinned ladies. Namely, hair colors that have undertones of blue, violet and pink won’t be so forgiving against your reddish skin. This means platinum blonde is a no-no, as is any other cool-toned or ashy shade. The same rules apply to bright, funky colors. While electric yellow and golden red may rock your world, hot pink and neon blue likely won’t.