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No doubt about it; redheads always catch your eye when they walk into the room. There's just something about that crimson hue that grabs your attention. But not every gal can pull this color off. Just like clothing, you've got to make sure your hair color goes with your skin tone, or you risk looking washed out or just "off." If you're a chick with cool-toned skin, you've got to be choosy about which shades look the best.
Triple Copper Tone
According to celebrity hairstylist Ron King, gals with cool skin tones should go with a triple copper tone. This shade of red works with your pink and blue tones, instead of against them, making you look ruddy. The copper also creates a golden hue that looks like you've been kissed by the sun.
A true red is about the most vibrant shade you can get, and fortunately it works on cool-toned gals. The bright hue complements your natural coloring and keeps you looking lovely, says King. This color also helps warm up your skin, which prevents you from appearing washed out.
Red intensifiers work with your natural shade and bring out the red tones. Since it works with your existing color, it won't look fake and totally complements with your skin tone. Red intensifiers are often semi-permanent, so they must be applied fairly often. However, the results you achieve are totally worth the effort.
Red Hair Maintenance
Even though it's one of the sexiest shades available, it's also one of the most high-maintenance. If you're going to rock this fabulous shade, you'll need to make sure you keep up with its requirements, says King. Red hair fades fast, so you'll need to visit the salon frequently. Additionally, red coifs are typically drier than other colors, so you'll need to apply a deep-conditioning treatment once a week.