Apparently 70% of women colour their hair. Yet frequently as I walk down the street I see a lot of people with unflattering hair colours. The most common problems are:
1. Too dark for your skin – just because you once had very dark hair, as you age your skin changes and you need to go gradually lighter.
2. Too warm for your skin – as we age our skin loses some of it’s warmth – the carotene goes and we start cooling down a bit – if you have cool skin or it’s only just a bit warm, a warm golden or strawberry blonde or copper tones will make your face look ruddy.
3. Too cool for your skin – if you have warm skin, cool platinum or ash blondes will make you look pale and washed out.
4. Too light for your skin – this will make you look washed out or pallid.
So here are my tips on how to choose a flattering hair colour, no matter what your age or colouring. Watch this short video.
Just remember, the hair colour we had as a child or a 20 year old is not the hair colour that will be most flattering today as our skin changes and colours need to be gradually lightened and softened with age.