It is often said that your hairstyle is the one part of your look that you wear every day; unlike clothes our hair doesn’t usually end up in the laundry basket. How a person wears their hair says as much about how they want to present themselves as their fashion choices, but it’s important that a hairstyle suits our natural appearance whilst reflecting our individual taste.
As the winter subsides, why should only Mother Nature have all the fun? If the leaves get to change colour, why not your hair too. Your hair might be dead protein but it is still a vital of your appearance. There is a huge market of colour dyes and techniques but not all of them might suit you. Picking the right shade for you can be agonizing with the variety in options available. After much effort, you might find that perfect shade, but at the cost of your will to experiment ever again.

Here are some sure-fire tips to set you on the right path…..

1. Consider your lifestyle: If you are in a high profile, corporate or office job, green tip, pink streaks, flashy neon or rainbows might not go well with the boss. Neither will one dimensional colour receive any love. Our hair stylist at the salon lets you choose a hair dye that fits your individual personality, current job and aspiration.

2. Go darker than your skin tone:  Almost all people naturally have hair darker than their skin colour. Pale skin looks better with blondes and light reds, while inky blacks and deep browns make darker complexion look radiant. Owing to the diversity of skin tones presented by the Indians, the Indian dye market has a pallet of hair dyes that leaves us spoilt for choice. Unless you are going for a special haute- couture, your natural hues contrast with your skin and make it glow. Try not to match your skin and hair colour exactly as it might make you look washed out. Our salon stylist can make this selection easier for you when you visit them at the salon.

3. Match your undertones: Undertone is the subtle hue beneath the surface of your skin; this is the key to finding out your ideal colour palette. Whilst the surface of our skin can change, skin undertone never changes so it is a much better way to determine which colours really do suit you. Every human has a warm, neutral or cool undertone besides their basic pigment. Your hair colour will have to match your undertone for a natural feel. Cooler undertones call for naturally black, burgundy or espresso. They blend the best with cool undertones and bring out your completion. Warm undertones can go for copper or honey. They also tend to tan rapidly under the sun. Whereas neutral can pull off any tint. Pretty much any shade of brown can go well with the neutral skin tone. Understanding this can be a little challenging but with the help of our hair dresser.

Work out your skin undertone with these simple tricks.

a. Look at your veins
b. Think about how your skin reacts to the sun
c. It’s all in the eyes (and hair!)
d. Look at your jewellery collection

4. Don’t forget your roots: Lightening those locks several levels will cause a dramatic shock to your follicles and scalp. If you are going several shades lighter than your natural colour, do so very gradually, to prevent damage, dryness, breakage or hair fall. Consult your hairstylist and make sure to keep up with the scheduled maintenance to prevent drastically contrasting roots.

Don’t want to think about how you are going to find that perfect colour for your hair? Our hair experts carry samples of coloured hair extensions that make it easy for you to choose your hues from. Natural tones that complement your complexion and personality.

5. Hair type: It is important to determine the current mood of your hair. If you are planning to go for bold colours, it is advisable to put your hair in the hands of an experienced colourist. A professional is most likely to recommend colour shades and dyeing techniques that not only make you look good but are also best suited for your hair. If your tresses have incurred damage, avoid going for lighter shades. The complex chemical condition might put it in worst shape. Besides, damaged hair is more porous and might not retain colour compound. Fine hair has thin shafts and can further cause thinning and ultimately lead to breakage. For frizzy or curly hair, light colours tend to emphasize the unruly texture. For a healthier look, choose dark colours. Mix and match with lighter highlights. If you have treated hair, wait for at least four to five weeks before dyeing your hair.

6. Worked out the above? Which hair colours will now suit you?

One thing to remember is that skin tone still plays a part in finding out which colour that’s really going to work with you. It doesn’t necessarily follow that your skin undertone is fair if you are fair or that you have got warm undertone if your skin is dark. What’s more, there aren’t hair colours that you need to be wary of per say; rather, it’s about choosing the right shade that is going to flatter your skin tone (and undertone), and accentuate your natural features.

a. Blondes: For dark skin with warm undertone, you should offset a soft honey blond with dark roots. Ash blondes work better on dark shin with cool undertone.
b. Brunettes: Medium skin tone with cool undertone can go for glossy and rich brown tones.
c. Reds: Medium sin tone with cool undertone should go with burgundy.
d. Non Natural colours: Vibrant fuchsia or magenta to enhance the depth and natural glow for dark skin tones.

Sounds simple right?
Every woman knows the struggle of choosing the right colour for herself.
To make things easier, visit your nearest Geetanjali Salon to consult our expert.