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:
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 great option is to actually walk into a hair shop and try different coloured wigs in different shapes. Yes!
Amanda Black – Blue Mermaid
These ombré turquoise long braids are a perfect match for Amanda Black’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.
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!
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.
Amanda Du-Pont – Black power
The classic pairing of jet black against light skin tones is always a win as they’re complementary. Amanda looks amazing!