Spring Complexion: Definition
Before determining what hair colors go best with a spring complexion, it is important to know what a spring complexion is. Spring complexions are those with beige or peach undertones, or are very ivory. Springs complexions tend to have green, blue, or gold-flecked brown eyes. A person with a spring complexion is closest in color to a fall complexion, but with eyes that have lighter highlights in them. Naturally, spring complexions have hair with golden undertones, whether it is auburn, strawberry blond, golden blond, or chestnut colored. Individuals who have a spring complexion are generally quite fair, though some do have darker, golden skin. If you are unsure about your coloring, many stores have a variety of cosmetics marketed towards warm or cool complexions. After trying on a variety of colors, decide whether your complexion looks best with those marketed towards warm or cool colorings. You could also bring the cosmetics that look best on you and compare them to the coloring to decide whether you have a warm or cool complexion. Finally, the blush color that looks best on you will help to determine coloring: those with peach undertones tend to be spring complexions, while those with ashy or purple undertones are not.
Spring colors should not move outside of the warm spectrum of colors. That means that hair tones that will go well with a complexion will tend to have golden or red highlights. Because people with hair colors that range from dark to light can have spring complexions, the range of hair coloring for a person with spring coloring can also span the range. The most important part of picking out a color is to ensure that the color is on the warm end of the spectrum with reddish highlights, no matter how dark or light. Hair colors with ashy or blue undertones should be avoided as they will wash out a spring complexion and could age an individual.
Natural Range of Color
Although most warm hair colors will match a spring complexion, it is still important to pick a hair color that is within the range of natural hair color for an individual. That is, a person with very ivory skin and warm green eyes moving from a golden blond to dark chestnut may look washed out. Although spring-toned people look good with bold makeup, it is important not to choose a hair coloring that will, even with the correct undertones, wash out an individual's complexion. And, because springs tend to have lighter hair, choosing a hair color that is either lighter than your existing color or no more than a few shades darker would be better than choosing a dramatically dark tone. Likewise, for those with dark eyes with golden flecks and dark complexions with peach undertones, a golden blond color may well look unnatural and age an individual.
If you are still unsure what color to dye your hair, a professional hair stylist can help present you with a range of colors that will look good with your complexion. Further, because professionals have a greater ability to create natural highlights, if you are considering a dramatic change a professional stylist may be able to help you achieve a result that is flattering for your complexion. At times, boxed dyes do not turn out the way they were expected to, and stylists are generally more than capable of assuring a great looking result. That being said, it is important to choose a stylist who has experience with your hair type, and best if you have seen positive results on those around you.