Different Hair Colors for Latina Girls

The right hair color should add color and warmth to your skin tone.
The right hair color should add color and warmth to your skin tone. (Image: lovely brunette latina image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Choosing the right hair color for you is largely based on picking a color that will compliment your skin tone. Since there is not one specific Latina skin tone, you will have to first determine if you have a warm or cool skin tone before choosing a complimentary hair color. To determine your skin tone, hold one piece of gold jewelry or gold foil up to your face and one piece of sliver jewelry or silver foil to your face. The piece that makes your skin tone look warm is the correct tone for you. The one that makes your skin look grayish is the wrong one. If silver suits your skin, you have a cool skin tone. Gold indicates a warm skin tone.

Blonde Hair Color

For warm skin tones, choose a blonde hair color with yellow undertones in it. Good choices for warm blondes are dark golden blonde, light golden blonde or a buttery blonde. If you have a cool skin tone, stick with ash blondes, wheat-colored blondes or beige blondes. One of the most important factors in choosing a complimentary blonde shade that matches your skin tone is to choose a blonde color that is no more than four levels lighter than your natural hair color. Blonde hair color that is drastically lighter than your natural hair color will wash out your skin tone just as much as choosing the wrong type of warm or cool color will do so.

Brunette Hair Color

The same warm and cool rules apply when choosing the right brunette hair color for Latina skin tones. Cool skin tones should stick with ash-based brunettes that do not have any golden or red undertones to it. Warm skin tones will best suit golden browns or reddish browns. If you are adding highlights in addition to your new brunette hair color, choose carmel-colored or golden-based highlights for warm skin tones and cool, beige or ash-toned highlights for cool skin tones.

Red Hair Color

Red hair colors come in two basic undertones: violet based and orange based. Violet-based reds, such as eggplant or wine reds, are meant for cool skin tones. Those with warm skin tones should choose orange-based reds, such as cherry reds, mahogany reds or auburn reds. When choosing the right red hair color for your Latina skin tone, it is important to choose a hair color that will compliment the level of your natural hair color. Blondes should stick with copper reds or strawberry blondes. Brunettes with cool skin tones will look best with a plum-type of red while warm brunettes will suit a mahogany red.

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