Getting your hair coloured with the most outrageous of shades is the new IT thing right now. But picking out a colour that works for your tresses is no easy feat, with the multitude of shades available out there.

Moreover, it is important that your chosen hair colour compliments your skin tone. After all, you don’t want to end up with a weird shade of orange that makes you look like a carrot-top, right?

So read on and keep these tips in mind when choosing the hair colour to flatter your complexion...
 

Determine your skin’s undertone

Determine your skin’s undertone

Your skin either has a cool or a warm undertone. To determine which category you belong to, look at your wrist closely in direct sunlight. You have a warm undertone if the veins in your wrist are green, and a cool undertone if they are blue.

 

Warm skin undertone

Warm skin undertone

If you want to go for something in brown, pick chocolate brown or ash brown. A darker red (nothing orange, please) will suit your complexion the best. Avoid the colour if you tend to turn red every time you step out in the sun or you’ll end up looking like a tomato. If you are feeling particularly adventurous and want to go for something different? Green, blue or purple are some colours you can try. If you aren’t that daring, maybe you can use these colours as highlights instead.

 

Cooler skin undertone

Cooler skin undertone

If you have a cooler skin tone, we recommend you stick to something that looks more natural on Indian skin tones, like brown or burgundy. You can go for mahogany or chestnut shades if you want shades of brown. Your cool skin tone means that you can opt for a light red or copper shade too. Blue is also a good shade for your complexion. For any other colour, it’s best if you use them as highlights.