Olive skin tones have a green or yellow undertone which means that the skin colour can range from light, moderate browns to tan browns. Olive skin tones can also be warm or neutral, depending upon the colour of your veins. If your veins are green, or green and blue with green as the dominant colour, chances are that you have olive skin tone.
Some of the celebrities with this skin tone include Alessandra Ambrossio, Adriana Lima, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Scherzinger.
In case of olive skin tones, girls are often confused as to which hair colour to sport thinking that only natural blacks work for them. If you’re one of them, it’s time to hit the salon and have a chat with your hair stylist about a hair makeover, as we’re going to show you all the different hair colours that you can try…
Stay away from bright, flame oranges or reds and opt for auburns instead–you can either go for a slightly electric auburn by bleaching your hair or opt for more of a natural shade that blends with your natural hair colour.
We love how rich, plummy wine reds look especially on olive skin tones. You can also try the latest ‘mulled wine hair colour’ that everyone’s raving about. Its deep berry hue complements olive skin tones making it look flattering. You will also notice a radiance in your complexion because of the colour.
Brown roots going into caramel ends or a balayage of the two is yet another flattering shade for olive skin tones. To give this look a little twist, you can also experiment with blonde babylights–a delicate way of highlighting extremely thin sections of hair to give your hair some dimension.
Most girls with olive skin tones fret to dye their hair blonde as they fear it can make them look darker. But you don’t have to go all-out blonde, instead, try bronde. Bronde is an unconventional ash brown blending with blonde streaks of hair. This combination looks stunning on all skin tones, olive being one of them!
If you’re feeling experimental and wish to try out unconventional colours like purples, pinks or blues, remember to go for darker hues of these shades instead of bright. You will have to bleach your tresses in order to have these colours deposited on the hair, so keep in mind the fact that your colour will fade relatively quicker. We recommend getting highlights of these fashion colours as opposed to going fully global.
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