Choosing Hair Color

With all of the different color options out there, how do you know which color is perfect for you?

When it comes to selecting a hair color (for your own hair or for extensions), you first need to know which tone to look for. The best way to find out which tone best suits you, use a silver object and a gold object, hold each tone up to your face and determine which looks best on you.

Silver: Look for tones that are more ash or cool
Gold:  Look for tones that are golden or warm

Again, if you are still unsure about which color to choose, try blending a few colors that belong to the same tone family. Like the image above, if your hair is similar to a strawberry color, add golden blonde (caramel) highlights but tone it down with some auburn low lights. If you love color, you can add two highlight tones from the same family.

When it comes to selecting colors for your extensions,  the same process is used. For subtle variances, simply select your extensions to be a shade lighter than your natural color. If you are blending your own hair, it will look like your ends are gently sun-kissed.

For those who are pretty familiar with hair color charts for extensions and wigs, here are a few color combinations that tend to blend well and are popular color blends:

DARK:
1B/12
1B/27
1B/30
2/12
4/27
4/30
4/27/30

REDS:
30/33
130/33
27/30
27/33
27/30/33 (pictured above)

BLONDES:
14/24
16/22
18/22
27/613