You’ve probably heard that you can sculpt and contour your face with makeup, but did you know that you can do the same thing with hair color? Some colors will make your face look wider or rounder while others help to slim your face down and add some definition to specific areas. It’s best to visit with a professional stylist to get the perfect color for your face shape and skin tone, but here are some tips to help you decide on the right shade of hair color for your face type.
There’s something fun about having blonde hair, and most women will dye their hair blonde at least once. But blonde hair might be something that you’ll want to keep for those times when you are feeling your fittest because hair that’s all blonde can widen your face. If you like the idea of blonde in your hair, you can ask your colorist to add some highlights in strategic places. You can still have all the fun of lighter hair, but you won’t add width to your face with too much all-over blonde color.
Hair color that’s darker can really slim down your face. But this doesn’t mean that you should run out and dye your hair black. The trick is to choose a darker color that works best with your eye color and skintone. Ask your colorist about going a few shades darker, and see what she thinks of this idea. To add some depth to your dark hair, your colorist may suggest adding some chestnut or caramel highlights or undertones.
Where highlights are placed will really determine how much contouring you can get from a hair color. Typically, lighter colors that are placed below the end of your ears will bring depth to your face. Color that is placed at the top of your hair might make your face look wider or rounder. But, this is all something that your colorist can help you determine. A good stylist that knows how to manipulate shades and colors will place highlights and lowlights where they will work best for your face shape.
The best way to figure out what colors will work with your skintone and eye color is to experiment. Try to go a shade of blonde and see whether or not you like it. If you go a shade darker, do you love or hate the way it makes your face look? You can do the same thing with highlights at any time of the year – there’s no real rule that states that you have to go lighter during the summer months, so you can really do as you please.
Keep in mind too that your makeup will change as your hair color does. If you do change your color, make sure to change your makeup to accommodate that change. This way, you will really have the best of both worlds when it comes to overall color. If you aren’t sure what you want to do with your hair, that’s okay! That’s why we are here! Book an appointment with your colorist at Athena today, and we will find the right hair color for you – no matter what trend you are thinking of following.
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