The Best Hair Color for Yellow Skin Undertone & Green Eyes

Lucy Hale's brunette hair complements her complexion and her gorgeous green eyes at the Teen Choice Awards.

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Yellow undertones can show up across the complexion spectrum -- from peach skin on the fair end, to caramel and honey in the middle, to cappucino on the dark end. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, if your skin has yellow undertones you're blessed with a warm, creamy-dreamy glow. Add a goddess-worthy green gaze and you've got a look that just begs for a richly radiant, deliciously decadent hair hue.

The Basics

If you're still not sure whether your skin has yellow undertones, check the veins at the inside of your wrist. If they look greenish, rather than blue, congratulations -- you've got yourself a golden glow. Now all you have to do is play it up with rich, sumptous hair shades. Those gorgeous green peepers give you plenty of options. The lighter your eye color, the lighter you can take your locks -- and green eyes are typically on the light side, so don't be afraid to get your blonde bombshell on. Your green eyes will also give you a little more leeway with cooler-toned hair shades.

Best Brunette Shades

Luxurious brown hair hues add a shot of healthy radiance to yellow-toned complexions and make your green peepers really pop. Think gleaming bronze, creamy chocolate, deep mahogany or warm chestnut. Remember, the richer, the better. If you're just dying to go really dark, opt for a glossy espresso shade, which will be much more flattering on you than a true black. Avoid ash browns, as these can make yellow-toned skin appear sallow and uneven. Flat brunette shades can put a damper on your look, so go with a multi-tonal effect: Deep, rich base color plus red- or gold-based highlights.

Best Blonde Shades

Blonde hair plus glittering green eyes plus a warm complexion equals one luminous look. Just forget the platinum blonde, which can give yellow-toned skin an unflattering greenish cast. Instead, choose high-wattage hues such as honey, caramel and amber. There's just one rule yellow-toned belles should remember before going blonde: Nobody looks hot in monotones. You always need a few shades of contrast between your mane and your complexion. If you're a honey-skinned hottie, for example, skip honey blonde shades and go with a deeper caramel hue. If your skin is on the fair side, you can rock lighter golden shades.

Best Red Shades

It's no secret that ravishing red hair and gleaming green eyes are a match made in heaven. The problem: Many ladies with yellow-toned skin assume they can't pull off this hot hair hue. Time to bust this myth. While it's true that pure scarlet is best left for your cool-toned pals, the right shade of red can look super-flattering on you. Brown-based reds such as copper, cinnamon and auburn complement the warmth in your skin. When going red, too much gold can make you look sallow, so choose deeper tones. If you're not ready to commit to an all-out fiery mane, add some edge to your style with burgundy highlights.

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