Hair to DYE for

Choosing the right color to enhance your looks.

Fiery red, bombshell blonde, or classic brunette — which suits you best? Here, pro tips for choosing your perfect hair color — and a no-fail strategy for making it last longer and stay truer.
Whatever type of hair color you opt for, choosing the proper range of shades—warm or cool—is the key. The right hair color shade will brighten up your hairstyle!

The best way to make pleasing hair color choices is to determine whether natural coloring—hair, eye, and skin tones—is in the warm or cool range of colors. This is a very fun process. A Sharon Kaye’s colorist will determine what works best for you, Answer these questions, or better yet, have your best friend give you their opinion, which is likely to be more accurate:

My eyes are:
•    Deep brown or black-brown (Cool)
•    Golden brown (Warm)
•    Gray blue or dark blue (Cool)
•    Green, green blue or turquoise (Warm)
•    Hazel with gold or brown flecks (Warm)
•    Hazel with white, gray or blue flecks (Cool)

My skin is:
•    Very dark brown (Cool)
•    Brown with pink undertone (Warm)
•    Brown with golden undertone (Warm)
•    True olive (most Asians and Latinos) (Cool)
•    Medium with no color in cheeks (Cool)
•    Medium with faint pink cheeks (Cool)
•    Medium with golden undertones (Cool)
•    Pale with no color in cheeks (Cool)
•    Pale with pink undertones (Cool)
•    Pale with peach or gold undertones (Warm)
•    Freckled (Warm)
•    Ruddy (Warm)
•    Brown or bronze when I tan (Cool)
•    Golden brown, when I tan (Warm)

My hair color is:
•    Blue black (Cool)
•    Deepest coffee brown (Cool)
•    Medium ash brown (Cool)
•    Deep brown with gold or red highlights (Warm)
•    Medium golden brown (Cool)
•    Red (Warm)
•    Strawberry blond (Warm)
•    Dishwater blond (Cool)
•    Golden blond (Cool)
•    Salt and pepper (Cool)
•    White (Cool)
•    Gray with a yellow cast (Warm)

Mostly COOL colors:
Naturally cool people should avoid gold, yellow, red and bronze tones, which have a tendency to make you look sallow and drawn. The best hair color shades, depending on your skin tone, are shiny raven-wing blacks, cool ash browns, and cool blondes in shades ranging from mink to platinum and icy white. You’re fortunate to be able to wear many exciting “unnatural” colors . . . lipstick reds, burgundies, and orchids, for a more daring look.

Mostly WARM colors:
Naturally warm people should avoid blue, violet, white and jet-black hair, which will seem to “wash out” your natural high hair color. Depending on your skin tone and your preference, you’ll find that deep chocolate, rich golden browns, auburn, warm gold, red highlights, and golden blond shades enhance your “sunny” look. Hair weaving and hair highlighting are great ways to add warm tones to your hair color—and natural-looking corals, oranges and reds are dazzling on you!