It takes a lot of time for us to select a colour for our hair when we go for hair colouring. This is because we try to decide which hair colour will best suit our skin tone.
Hair colours and skin tones are very closely related. The best hair colours for a woman are those which complement her skin and not make her look photo-shopped.
The skin tone or complexion is basically categorised as the warm type and the cool type.
Lighter complexions fall under the first category while darker complexions, commonly seen in Indian women are the cool type.
The skin tone of women goes a long way to determine which hair colours will be best for them aesthetically.
Lighter complexions are best matched with blonde, chestnut brown colours with copper, golden and silver streaks.
However, the majority of Indian women have an olive complexion sometimes bordering on the dark side.
Thus, the best hair colours for Indian women are warm and bold shades of brown, burgundy and red.
Brown and Its Many Variations
Brown is such a colour that suits almost all skin types. The caramel and olive skin tone is most common among Indian women.
Dark brown with chestnut streaks or reddish brown are thus the best hair colours for these skin tones.
Rich chocolate brown or warm coffee brown also goes very well with Indian complexion. If you are unsure which colour to choose, brown is always a safe bet for you.
Try to go for warm hair colours that complement your skin tone and not understate it.
Dark browns are very suitable for Indian women to colour their hair. Generally the natural colour of hair of Indian women comprises of black, brown, dark brown and so these colours look best on them.
Selective colouring of a few strands is called hair colour streaks. Streaks look great on Indian women if the colour is chosen carefully. A combination of medium brown hair and reddish streaks is a killer look for any woman with dark to olive skin tone.
Are You Game For Red Hair?
While brown hair colour is a safe choice, those of you who are little more adventurous can try red hair or shades of red. Burgundy, dark red and reddish brown look dramatic but glamorous on Indian women.
The reddish hair colours bring out the very best of the olive skin tone of an Indian woman.
Burgundy is a deeper shade which is a mix of puce and red and creates an eye catching effect. Dark red and copper red are popular choices among the younger generation of Indian women.
Even auburn which has a tint of orange looks good on some women.
The best hair colours for your skin tone do not follow any set rule. It is suggested that you go for trial and error to decide on the final colour. Whichever hair colour looks good on your skin tone is best for you!