Who it suits: Got fair skin? Listen up. “I think the paler your skin tone, the lighter you can go with your hair,” says Hone. “If you have a cool undertone to your complexion, then you are better suited to a blue-based hair colour like platinum, champagne or a bright blonde.”
What to ask for: For those that want to go from brunette to blonde in the salon, Hone has the following advice: “it will be a gradual process of several appointments, where we would start by applying highlights, then get to a stage where we could apply an all-over lightener. This is important to maintain the integrity and condition of the hair.”
The latest slew of red carpet images have confirmed that a warm, chestnut brown is the way to go if you’re looking to update your brunette hair colour.
Who it suits: The best thing about this hair colour is that it suits just about everyone. In particular, Hone says: “It may sound like I’m contradicting myself, but those with a ruddy complexion actually suit warm brown tones in their hair. It can enhance their facial features and be more flattering than a cool brown hair colour.”
What to ask for: At the hairdressers, ask for a warm brown colour that has undertones of red and gold. “This colour can be achieved by using a L’Oréal Professionnel Semi Permanent Gloss to add shine or a L’Oréal Professionnel Permanent Colour to give depth and cover greys,” explains Hone.
If a dark-as-night hair colour is good enough for Kendall, Bella and Gal, then it’s certainly good enough for us.
Who it suits: This dramatic hair colour is best for people with a lighter skin tone. “The idea is to create a contrast between your hair colour and your complexion,” says Hone. “If your hair colour is too close to your skin tone, your features will disappear. A cooler to pale-olive skin complexion would suit this jet black tone.”
What to ask for: The trick to nailing this colour is to ask your hairdresser for a semi-permanent or permanent black colour that has cool undertones.
This article originally appeared on Beauty Crew.