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Should I Color My Hair Red?

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We don’t know who it was but, someone made the claim, years ago that red hair only looks good if you have one of fair skin tones. We would like to say for the record; there are a wide range of gorgeous reds for a similarly wide range of complexions. And we would like to let you know how to get the perfect shade for you.

If you have asked yourself the question, “should I color my hair red?” Take into consideration that red hair, seems like it is just now getting into the forefront of everyone’s mind these days. Many celebrities are making the switch. The red colors have even been on wigs at NYC’s Fashion week. If you are thinking about doing it, then here are the top five things you need to know before going red.

  1. Do you have someone who has inspired you to color your hair red? We looked at different celebrities and different women that were wearing red hair and they all had a variety of skin tones. You do not have to leave it up to your hairdresser to decide. Bring in a photo of a red color that you like. And remember that the meaning of copper is not universal. It means one thing to your hairdresser, but it may not mean the same thing to you. We always tell our clients that a picture speaks a thousand words. And you do not have to just share the picture, if there are different variations of color in the photo, point to the part of the color that has the red color you want.
  2. Your skin tone and eye color need to be complimented. Make sure that your hairdresser is looking at your skin tone and eye color in determining the right shade of red. We cannot describe the number of  people that we have taught in the past who do not really know much about how skin tone and eye color effect your shade. It is a very strong and basic makeup artist principle. There are so many variables, so it’s best that your hairdresser takes a very analytical look at you in order to tell you what will and will not work.
  3. You may have to change your makeup to compliment your new hair color. You must be prepared to change your shadows, blush and lip color and be ready to choose some bronzy or a more golden makeup that warms up your skin. You may also be a good candidate to rock a red lip color. We know that you will love a red lip color on your now “redhead” look.
  4. Color-protecting products will save you time and money in the long run. We think the biggest stumbling block for those who have been coloring their hair is fadage. And for someone who wants to maintain their color when your hairdresser there to help you, products are very important. You should use a product line that is sulfate-free but also has conditioning ingredients. We like the color shampoo and condtioner by Primary Syn called, Color Artistry .
  5. Be ready for some maintenance. The problem with red is that it fades. Sometimes when it does fade, it is not the most flattering. I may get pink or So try not to wash too often, use a glossing treatment, and color every four to six weeks. It’s a lot of maintenance but so worth it.” says Friedman.

So no matter who it was that made that ridiculous claim so many years ago that red hair only looks good on fair skin tones. You should not be afraid to try red if you want to.  You have a lot of options and  a wide range of beautiful reds to choose from for every complexions. All you have to do is pick the perfect shade for you.

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HAIR ADVICE · HAIR COLOR · HAIR FASHION TRENDS

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