How to Choose the Right Blonde Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
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Through the years, the blonde hair color has branched into many variants. That's why getting the right blonde hair color for you can be a little bit tricky. But if you base it on your skin tone, you'll surely hit the jackpot!

Blonde Hair Color

Blonde hair can suit everyone, regardless of the natural hair color. With the evolving attitude towards blondes and the trend's popularity, there is a blonde shade that can be tailored to your skin tone. According to color experts, selecting the right shade of blonde is crucial, as it should complement your complexion for the most flattering look.

Whether you are aiming for a platinum ice-cold blonde or a sun-kissed beach blonde, there is definitely a blonde shade that is perfect for you.

Your Skin Tone

Identifying your skin tone is crucial for choosing the right blonde hair color. Start by determining if your skin is warm-, cool-, or neutral-toned. Check the veins on your wrist; blue and purple veins indicate a cool undertone, green veins suggest a warm undertone, and a mix means neutral. Undertone is different from skin tone; the latter can change, while undertone remains constant.

Knowing your undertone can guide you in choosing a blonde that complements your skin tone, reducing damage from trying multiple shades during the dyeing process.

Cool Undertone: Delicate Blondes

Cool skin tones are complemented by delicate blonde shades like ash, beige, or baby blonde. These hues, which include ash, sandy, and platinum blonde, help reduce brassiness, enhancing the cool undertones of the skin.

If you have a cool undertone and want a hair color that suits you naturally, consider these blonde shades: ash blonde, sandy blonde, platinum blonde, champagne blonde, beige blonde, pearl blonde, wheat blonde, greige blonde, dust blonde, frosted blonde, cool greige, and violet blonde. These shades contain blue, purple, or pink undertones that complement your natural skin undertone and prevent brassy colors.

However, if you are set on peachy blonde or golden blonde, don't fret because they can still work on your skin tone. These blonde colors add brightness and enhance your skin's natural glow.

Warm Undertone: Warm Blondes

If you have warm undertones and are looking for a hair color that complements your skin tone, consider golden blonde, peachy blonde, strawberry blonde, butterscotch blonde, honey blonde, rose gold blonde, bronde, or caramel blonde. These warm blonde shades contain red, orange, and golden undertones that enhance your natural glow. 

Alternatively, you could still choose a cool hair color like ash blonde or platinum if you want to tone down some of the redness that may appear with your warm skin tone. Darker or more yellow or golden-toned skin tones are best suited to buttery, golden, or caramel hues. These colors will complement your warm undertones, creating a harmonious look that enhances your natural beauty.

Neutral Undertone: Any Blonde Color!

For those with neutral skin undertones, the hair color world is your oyster! You can pull off just about any shade, making you the ultimate hair color chameleon. One fun option is to blend multiple blonde shades together using highlights or a balayage technique, creating a unique and personalized look. When choosing a blonde shade, opt for a cooler base that is a few shades lighter than your natural hair color for a flattering result.

Blonde Aftercare

To maintain your blonde locks, use products specifically formulated for lighter blonde hair, such as purple hair masks and purple shampoos. These products help keep color-treated blonde hair bright and free from brassy yellow tones. If you choose a warm blonde shade, consider using hydrating shampoos and conditioners to restore moisture and repair your hair post-color treatment. Finish off with a leave-in mist to protect your strands and add a healthy shine.