Have you always wondered if blondes really have more fun? Are you curious what you would look like as a redhead? Or have you always wanted dark, luxurious locks? Wigs are a great way to experiment with different hair colors and styles without the commitment that comes with dying your natural hair. The effect is instant, evaluation easy, and if you don’t like it, you can simply take it off.
However, if you are looking for a wig for long-term use, it’s helpful to have an idea of what colors look good on you in advance of browsing the extensive collections found in most wig boutiques, especially here at Wig-A-Do. One of the best ways to do this is to evaluate your skin tone and existing (or natural) hair color for clues as to your most flattering shade.
Cool or Warm?
Most skin tones fall into one of two categories based on their undertones, or the color beneath the surface of a person’s skin. People with cool skin tones have pink, red, or blue undertones (cool colors), while warm skin tones have yellow or golden undertones (warm colors).
How can you tell what undertones you have? One way is to check your veins. If the veins in your wrist look blue under natural sunlight, you probably have cool undertones. If they look green, you’re warm.
You can also evaluate your coloring by holding up a piece of gold jewelry and a piece of silver jewelry next to your skin. If the silver jewelry coordinates best with your skin, you’re probably cool. Warm-skinned people will look best in gold.
These undertones are very important when choosing a hairstyle. Warm-skinned people should stick with warm, golden hair tones (each of the basic hair colors comes in warm and cool tones), while cool-skinned people should gravitate toward cool tones, such as ash or champagne. Wearing the opposite tone will make your skin look washed-out compared with your hair.
A color level is a measurement of how light or dark it is, regardless of hue. Generally, you will look best in a hair color that is within two levels of your natural color in either direction. For example, a light blonde might be able to go platinum blonde or medium blonde, but not jet black. Likewise, a woman with naturally black hair could become a brunette without looking unnatural, but not a strawberry blonde.
Another tip to keep in mind is that your hair and skin color change as you age. Just because you looked fabulous with a particular hair color when you were a teenager doesn’t mean that color will still be flattering on you in your late 60s or beyond. As you age, your hair color usually darkens, then both your hair and skin colors lighten as you turn gray. For the most natural-looking hair, choose a level that’s within two shades of your current natural hair color.
Whether you are contemplating color, style, or construction, if you need help finding your perfect wig, let our experienced staff help you make the perfect choice. We invite you to stop by our Mount Laurel location or contact us today.
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