What is the best hair color for my skin tone?


images (19)The question women ask me on a day to day basis. What is the best hair color for my skin tone? In the salon when my clients ask me this I usually start to picture these beautiful colors in my head and re create this on my clients hair.

I will try my best to explain to my readers how to find a hair color that is just perfect for your skin tone. (For me its easier to just do it than to explain, this blogging is new to me.)

First of all you need to determine your skin tone. I usually break it down into just three categories, warm, medium and cool tones.   There are many different ways to break down the skin tones this works best for me.


Cool tones

Collage 2015-01-25 23_59_27People with a cool skin tones are normally very light or pale skinned, with green or blue eyes. These people need to stick with cooler colors like ash blondes,  light brunette with light blonde hi lights will look great on this skin tone. This skin tone can pull off platinum or firey red!

 Medium tones

Collage 2015-01-26 00_34_51Medium skin tones are in the middle. These people could go either way with their color depending on other factors such as eye color and undertones in the skin . These people may have a mixture of cool and warm features. Anything from Platinum blonde to chocolate caramel brown could work on this lovely skin tone.


Warm tones 

Collage 2015-01-26 00_01_58People with warm skin tones have more melanin in their skin witch has to do with skin pigment and coloration. Warm skin tones usually tan easily and have more of a golden, yellow tone. Brown/Ebony skin is also in the warm category. These skin tones naturally have darker hair and eyes therefore have to be careful going lighter to blonde. Do not choose cool colors for these skin tones. It will make you look washed out and kinda greenish.  Warm chocolate brown, golden caramel hilights, Copper reds, ruby reds and mahogany colors will bring out the best in this beautiful tone of skin.


60a638e359bc577eb9d028f94e1b076dIt is always best to put your hair color into the hands of a professional hair colorist. Other factors also go into determining your perfect color, being your eye color, natural hair color, facial features and bone structure. I mix every client their own personal color using Paul Mitchell professional hair color. Every person is unique and your hair color should be as well. Make your appointment with me today and I will find the perfect hair color just for you and your skin tone..

Jill Jones 803-622-8683

Sabre Hair Art

561 Meeting street

West Columbia SC



  1. Mijareze says:

    This website is one of the better sites I’ve seen lately because not only was it attractive but the content flowed, without grammatical errors or spelling errors. Whoever wrote the content is very knowlegeable about hair color and its application for certain color pigmentations. She mentioned cool, medium and warm colors. Naturally, the cool colors went with the lighter skinned women etc. Congrats on a cohesive, well written, and attractive website!
    Thank you,
    Edward Mijarez

  2. King of Rage says:

    Congratulations on putting together a great site! The articles are well written, the colors definitely matched the site, and I actually learned something about skin tone vs. hair color!

    If I ever do let my hair grow out and decide to color it, at least I know where to get information about it, which would be better than asking all sorts of people.

    Well done and good luck with the future posts!

    • Jill Jones says:

      Thanks for reading. I’m glad you learned something about skin tone and hair color. If you ever have a question please feel free to ask.

  3. Iker says:

    The subject matter can be interesting. However, I think that the page several things to improve you are missing. On the one hand, I think that a brief introduction is missing or Presentacioncreo that is necessary. I also believe that you can add additional details, as examples of types of hair better explained. The best thing I think that he is understood very well the general idea although I repeat, I think that it can be improved enough.

    • Jill Jones says:

      Thanks for your input. Seeing as how this is only a blog post my introduction is on the home page. This article doesn’t go into detail about hair types because in this post I am addressing skin tones and the hair color that will best compliment each of the different tones of skin.

  4. Henry says:

    That’s something new for me, I’ve never considered combining skin & hair colors accordingly. I knew that knowing your skin tone is important if you like to sunbathe, so you could avoid getting burned & treat your skin better.

    I’m also wondering what will happen if you deliberately combine cool colors with warm skin tone & warm colors with cool skin tones?
    I imagine it can be used to add more theatrical element to the whole picture. But could it actually be the case.. & do you have any real life example, that comes into your mind, that actually has been an effective combination?

    We know that the palette is finite set of colors, but once we start combining them.. We quickly realize that there are literally unlimited options to choose from. I like to think this is where science meets art. What do you think?

  5. Vivacious Skin says:

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire
    someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u
    got this from. many thanks

  6. Vanessa says:

    Skin undertone is such a tricky matter. I’m pale with green eyes but finding my undertone is confusing and it’s so hard to find a matching foundation. To this day my foundation never matches.

    I used the trick with veins and technically I should be cool with my blue veins but I see that I have more of a golden undertone as white and silver jewelry just looks bad. My hair dresser did an ash blonde on me once and I looked like a decade older so I stick with a light golden type of blonde. I had red and auburn red hair a couple of years and that did look good. Maybe I’m a neutral? I’m definitely not a medium

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