Colour for your skin tone

Celebs know how to pick a hair colour that matches their com­plex­ions, and now you can, too.

True Love Hair - - CONTENTS - By TSAKANE NDLOVU

Be­fore we delve into hair colour, let’s first ex­plain com­mon skin un­der­tones. There are three cat­e­gories that most peo­ple fall into: warm, cool and neu­tral. Fig­ur­ing out which you are can be over­whelm­ing, but re­lax – we’ll help you:

BE SURE

Re­search all the shades that are avail­able in the colour you want. Check to see if it will bal­ance your skin tone.

MATCH YOUR­SELF WITH A CELEB

When draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from your favourite celebri­ties, try to choose peo­ple with sim­i­lar skin and eye colour to yours. It’ll give you a much bet­ter idea of how the hair colour will look on you in the end.

TRY WITH YOUR WRIST

An­other way of try­ing a new hair colour is to match it to your wrist. Se­lect the colour you want, then place it around your wrist. The re­sults will be im­me­di­ate – if your veins are blue or pur­ple, you’re most likely cool-toned, and if they’re green, you’re warm.

DO THE WIG

The other op­tion, which is the best, is to ac­tu­ally walk into a hair shop and try dif­fer­ent coloured wigs in dif­fer­ent shapes.

Amanda Black

BLUE MER­MAID

Yes! Th­ese om­bré turquoise long braids are a per­fect match for Amanda’s beau­ti­ful dark skin tone. If you’re dark and were in doubt about bright colours, this is it! Opt for om­bré in­stead of a solid shade as they will wash out your face, which you don’t want.

K Naomi

CARAMEL QUEEN

K Naomi’s caramel skin tone looks ra­di­ant against her sim­i­lar-coloured weave. Ask your hair­styl­ist to ex­per­i­ment with high­lights in or­der to get max­i­mum re­flec­tion from the light.

Rorisang Than­dek­iso

PINK PRINCESS

The lighter your skin tone, the more choices you have with bright shades. Rorisang’s skin is a bril­liant match for pink. When choos­ing fi­bre, don’t be too ner­vous about the con­trast with your hair colour. The ef­fect is part of the charm!

Amanda Du-Pont

BLACK POWER

The clas­sic pair­ing of pitch black against light skin tones is al­ways a win as they’re com­ple­men­tary. Amanda looks amaz­ing!

Linda Mtoba

SNOW WHITE

Na­dia has nailed the cot­ton-candy pas­tel trend. Be sure to get a pro­fes­sional to dye your hair be­cause achiev­ing the per­fect hue can be tricky.

Na­dia Nakai

CANDYCRUSH

Linda was in­spired by Emilia Clarke in her role in Game of Thrones. At the sa­lon, ask for plat­inum blonde. Make sure that your hair is deep­con­di­tioned pre and post bleach­ing, as well as prop­erly mois­turised to pre­vent ex­ces­sive break­age.

LeAnne Dlamini

RED CHERRY

LeAnne’s bold red is re­fresh­ing. This is a colour that works on all tones, but the in­ten­sity of the shade is key. Light red is great on light skin tones, while bright reds look awe­some on darker com­plex­ions.

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