Blonde hair takes a lot of upkeep, with regular visits to the hair salon to keep up appearances. So before dying your hair, it’s important to consider your skin tone and eye colour, because after all, Margot Robbie’s perfect blonde may not be your perfect blonde. Here are the best shades of blonde, depending on your skin’s undertone.
How to determine your skin undertone
Generally speaking, there are five skin tones: cool, warm, olive, brown, and dark, and the best way to find out what skin undertone you have is by taking a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist.
Jessica Shults, an expert hairstylist with over 20 years of experience explained to Style Craze: “If [your veins] are blue, you have a cool undertone. If they are green, you have a warm undertone and if you see both colours, you have a neutral undertone.
“Considering the undertone of the client’s skin is so important when choosing the tone of blonde [as you] want to enhance their natural beauty, not clash against it.”
Another way to determine your skin tone is by how your skin reacts when exposed to the sun. Those whose skin burns in the sun are cool-toned, compared to those who go golden brown in the sun are more warm-toned or olive.
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Dark skin tones
Celebrities like Laverne Cox dies her hair with a “dark blonde highlight” and has “cool to violet undertones”.
Ombre is also a good option for anyone who doesn’t want to commit to a fully blonde hairstyle.
Kelly Rowland gradually transitioned from chocolate brown to golden brown and it looks especially sleek for darker skin tones.