What color hair looks best on your skin tone?

Are you always wondering which is the best hair color for your skin tone? Do you find yourself wanting change or a completely new look but don’t know what will look good on you? This blog is here to help you and tell you everything you need to know about matching your hair color with your skin tone!

 

How to decide if your skin is warm, cool or neutral.

Warm skin usually shows warm colors such as reds, yellows, and oranges. Most people with a warm skin tone have brown, hazel, or honey eyes and tan very easily.

 

 

Cool skin usually shows colors such as pinks, rosy tones, or bluish-reds. People with a cool skin tone typically have blue, grey, green, or deep brown eyes and a lot of the time burn to a crisp in the sun.

 

 

If you have a combination of some warm traits and cool traits, then your skin is most likely neutral. Now that you know what skin tone you are, let’s find out what hair color suits you best!

 

How to choose the perfect hair color?

 

You always want to go with a hair color that compliments the undertones of your skin, if you have warm skin, warm hair compliment your skin best. If you have cool skin, cool, ashy hair would compliment your skin best. If you have neutral toned skin, then lucky you! Many colors would compliment your skin! I would say Miley Cyrus has neutral skin, or maybe she’s just lucky and everything looks great on her!

 

 

When you choose the wrong hair color for your skin it tends to make you look like these photos.

 

 

These photos show how great people look when they match their hair and skin!

 

 

If you have cool hair with warm skin vise versa, don’t feel the need to change your hair color.

 

In the end hair color is an opinion and it matters if you love it, so if you love it, just go with it! Want to talk to a hair stylist to get a second opinion or advice? Tap here to book a consultation with our hair stylist and they can help you reach your hair goals.

 

In Dallas, there is no shortage of blondes and we want to share the love during our Dallas Blonde Summer Special!  If you are looking to brighten up your look, or even just maintaining your blonde, we got you girl!  Book a blonding service in July and receive a complimentary Purple Masque that maintains a brass free blonde and add beautiful moisture and shine.

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What is Artego Color Shine Masque?

The Artego Color Shine Masque is a three minute treatment that helps correct unwanted brassy tones in blonde hair. This mask also adds brilliant shine to the hair and cancels out any unwanted yellow or golden tones.

 

 

 

Who should use this product?

This treatment works best for anyone who is looking to enhance there hair to the desired tone their trying to reach. The blueberry color mask works best with light blondes trying to prevent yellowish and golden tones. There are several other color shine masks colors specifically made for different hair colors to enhance desirable tones. The color mask is easy to use and helps hide grey hair.

When?

The color mask is recommended to use once a week to prevent your hair from turning brassy.  Or, if you prefer an icy blonde color, you can use the masque every time you condition your hair.

 

How?

The deep conditioning treatment is a three minute process. First, shampoo, then squeeze out excess water from hair. Apply the color mask like regular conditioner or in specific areas that need extra toning.

Wanting a change but not sure where to start or what the fall trends are? I have seen these colors trending on social media and here are four of my fall 2019 celebrity hair crushes!

Rooted Blonde

I’m living for this rooted blonde on Katy Perry. Whether you’re cool toned, neutral, or warm anyone can pull off a rooted blonde. This is the perfect way for blondes to go “darker” in the fall without going brunette.

Tip: To keep it looking fresh and not drab make sure you ask your stylist to connect a few highlights on top and around your face.

Copper/Red Tones

Feeling fiery and wanting a change? Channel your inner Brittany Snow with this beautiful rich copper toned hair. This look is perfect for warmer toned blondes who are feeling dull and want to spice things up with a new color.

Tip: To insure your color lasts you as long as possible, invest in a salon grade color hold shampoo and conditioner.

Brunettes with Caramel Dimension

All brunettes look amazing with pops of caramel. Whether you’re solid brunette or already have some dimension, vamp up your color by adding dimension like Lea Michelle!

Tip: If your hair is naturally dark, make sure you ask your stylist to keep the brightness away from your root, highlights too close can create a harsh grow out and look stripey. Also to keep your hair looking fresh, try using a purple or blue mask between appointments!

Warm Blondes

Loving this warm golden blonde on Emma Roberts! This color is a perfect transition from brunette to blonde or vice versa! Start your journey to blonde with this color and if desired work your way blonder as it gets closer to summer.

Tip: This will be easy to maintain as warm tones love to stay in the hair! To refresh, connect a few highlights in the front or add a clear gloss.

Ready for that change and live in the DFW/Dallas area? Come see me at Bigger Better Hair!

As a Dallas Hair Stylist, I absolutely love that every client comes with a different color they want to achieve! When it comes to fashion shades like the fantasy hair color trends we all see on instagram, they come with some definite rules to maintain the color for as long as possible. Here is my best advice to maintain fantasy hair color!

What is fantasy color?

Any color that isn’t a natural shade such as pastel, silver, rose gold or anything that is not in the natural series of browns, blondes, and reds.

Below are just a few examples, and even the client whose hair is gray was a fashion shade because we used hair color to give her this naturally gray look.

Week 1: Helpful Tips

You should allow your new color to fully saturate as long as possible after leaving the salon. Make sure you wait to shampoo your hair as long as possible.

Your hair goes through quite the process to prepare for a fashion shade; we have lightened your hair to a pale yellow, meaning we have removed natural oils and every bit of pigment to accomplish your desired color.

The first week of having your color done, try to wash it only once, maybe twice if totally necessary. This would be a great time to bust out a dry shampoo!

Living Proof Dry Shampoo is my jam these days! You can also grab a few bobby pins and your teasing brush and create some quick 5-minute hairstyles to help extend the time in between shampoos.

How to shampoo

How could this be difficult, right? You want to make sure you are set up for success to maintain your beautiful new color. Don’t ruin your investment by not working with the right products.

Definitely invest in and use a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo. My current favorite is the Good Society Rich Color shampoo by Artego.

Shampoo once, and rinse your hair with cool water ( I know, I know…Brr cold!) Think about when you do laundry. If you wash color clothes in hot water, they fade. The same concept applies for hair color.

Conditioning Tips

Apply conditioner mid-strand down through your ends, let it sit for at least 3 minutes and rinse with cooler water. My go to recommendation is the Good Society Rich Color conditioner by Artego.

If you have a pigmented conditioner that helps refresh your color until your next service then use it as instructed by your stylist. A mask treatment is another great thing to throw into your conditioning regimen.

Styling Tips

The biggest thing to consider when styling your hair is to avoid excessive heat on a daily basis. Make sure to keep your iron temperature between 200-250F for fine hair and 275-325 for medium to thick hair.

Please always remember that just because your tool is at a higher temp doesn’t mean it is working any faster.

That’s it!

These are the best tips to maintain the longevity of your hair color. Do keep in mind, these are fantasy colors and require more frequent trips to the salon to keep up with these amazing color trends.

Hopefully if you follow these tips your color stays beautiful and vibrant for as long as possible!

Dallas Blonde Hair Salon

Working behind the chair as a stylist, I’ve learned many people do not know how to care for their blonde hair. In this blog I’m going to go over all the details on how to take care of your locks so that you have long lasting, beautiful blonde hair.

 

Also let me know if you have any other ideas, I’d love to see them! If you are looking for a blonde specialist in Dallas, I would love opportunity to make your hair dreams come true!

Haircare & Products

 

Let’s be honest, lightening your hair means you need to take care of it. Here are my go to product recommendations to keep your color looking better, but also maintaining the best health of your hair.

Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

Every blonde needs purple shampoo/conditioner. Using the right purple shampoo will keep your blonde vibrant and from turning yellow. However, overdoing it can either dull your blonde or turn it purple.

 

A good rule to follow would be to use it every other time you shampoo. My go to purple shampoo and conditioner is the Artego Shiny Silver shampoo and Blueberry mask. It refreshes blonde hair to the perfect color! Don’t worry, it’s not too purple or ashy!

Color Safe & Moisturizing Shampoo

A lot of shampoos still have sulfates and other things that can strip your color and keep it from lasting as long. It’s so so important to invest in your hair and use quality products for your own specific needs. Some blondes need moisture, some need repair to help strengthen your hair.

 

My best advice is to ask your stylist to recommend a sulfate free shampoo that suits your personal haircare needs. One of my favorites for blondes is the Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s great!

The Perfect Brush: Framar Detangling Brush

It’s so important to use a soft bristle brush no matter the color of your hair. However, the Framar Detangling brush has flexible bristles that don’t tug on your hair which in turn prevents breakage. I personally don’t use any other brush!

 

Stylist tip: is to apply a deep conditioning treatment and brush it through using your wet brush. Makes for soft, tangle free hair.

Pool Time

Pools typically have harsh chemicals that can dry your hair out and turn it green. To prevent both of those happening, apply a leave in conditioner on dry hair to protect it or simply secure your hair in a loose braid or top knot. My go to product cocktail for the pool is the Alterna Caviar Bond Repair leave in conditioner paired with the Anti Frizz Nourishing oil.

Styling Without Damage

When styling it’s so important to use a heat protectant and low heat. Remember: you’re blonde now, so you have to take care of your hair.

A good temperature to use your hot tools, like your flat iron or curling iron/wand, is 300-350 degrees. Any higher and you’re basically cooking your hair.

 

Another tip is to find a heat protectant that covers more than the temperature of heat you will be using. A really great one with everything I mentioned is the Alterna Caviar Bond Repair heat protectant.

 

Think of it like this: you wouldn’t grab a hot pan out of the stove without a glove. A heat protectant is a layer of protection on your strands when you use a hot blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron or wand.

Consistency is key!

It’s so important to be consistent with a stylist to work towards a hair goal. Good hair doesn’t happen in one appointment, it takes time and a plan.

 

Trying to achieve a major transformation in one appointment is unrealistic, and it really can damage your hair. Staying consistent with one stylist will help you reach your hair goals.

Have Realistic Expectations

Let‘s talk about changing your hair and the expectations to have when doing so:

 

You can most definitely make changes, however going from blonde to brown and back to blonde every other appointment is damaging to your hair.

 

Think of it like this: you only have one head of hair, and going back and forth between colors affects the integrity of your hair. When it comes to expectations of being blonde you have to be okay with the phases of doing so.

 

Big hair changes happen over time and multiple appointments. There will definitely experience warm phases from dark brunette to a pale light blonde. Patience, sticking to a stylist, and trusting the process is the key!

Looking for a Dallas Blonde Specialist?

I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out. And as always, if you’re in the DFW area, come see me! I’d love to help you reach your hair goals! Also follow me on social! @hairwithsaradise on Insta and Facebook.

 

As a Dallas blonde specialist at Bigger Better Hair, I take our blonde hair color services seriously because, after all, this is Dallas! We offer several blonde hair color services to cater to current trends, so I hope this breakdown helps explain the difference between them. After reading this, I hope you will be able to confidently pick which of our Dallas Blonde services will get to you to the look you are wanting!

Service: Balayage (Partial)

Client Back Story: This client transitioned from foil highlights and came in requesting the Balyage look. So we kept the blonde that was already on her ends, and just did a Balayage (Partial) service to bring up some soft blonde around her face and around her crown.

Service Breakdown: A balayage (partial) service includes highlighting part of the head, usually from ear to ear, and front of your hairline to your crown. This is the perfect service to brighten up your hair around your face and to break up your new growth to brighten it up softly.

This service is good for maintaining existing balayage or transforming from a traditional highlight.

Timing for this depends on how much hair you have but ranges anywhere from 1hr30-2hrs.

Pro Tip: Most of the time, we also need to schedule an +add on color gloss service after the balayage appointment to tone and balance the blonde afterwards, unless your natural hair is fairly light to begin with.

 

Service: Balayage (Full)

Client Back Story: This client went quite a while after her last highlight while she was deciding her next hair move.

She wanted to transition into a more lived in look, so we decided on a Balayage (Full) Service.

This brighened up around her face and connected her new growth to the old blonde around her crown. Then we brightened up some of her ends to create more brightness throughout her mid lengths to ends.

We finished the look with an +add on gloss service to perfectly balance and tone her hair to a cool shade.

Service Breakdown: A balayage (full) has no limitations, since we are working with the entire head you can achieve a complete transformation with this service.

Most of our clients get this service every couple of months to brighten up their entire head so the back doesn’t get too dark. This service is also good for someone who has never had a balayage and is looking for a major change.

Timing for this depends on how much hair you have but ranges anywhere from 1hr30-3hrs.

Pro tip: Most of the time, we also need to schedule an +add on color gloss service after the balayage appointment to tone and balance the blonde afterwards, unless your natural hair is fairly light to begin with.

 

Service: Foil | Partial

Client Back Story: This client has a very light natural color, and she just wants to brighten her look while leaving her nape area her natural color

Because her natural hair is so light to begin, we don’t need to tone her hair after highlighting. Most clients, however, need a toner to even out their blonde after highlighting.

Foil |Partial: This service is good for maintaining your blonde and saying goodbye to those roots. Most of my clients get this service every 6-8  weeks. It takes anywhere from 1hr30-2hrs. If you are lucky enough to lighten perfectly like the client shown above, no toner is needed. However, most of us need a toner to help balance the tone and perfect the shade you are wanting.

Pro tip: Most of the time, we also need to schedule an +add on color gloss service after the highlights to tone and balance the blonde afterwards, unless your natural hair is fairly light to begin with.

 

Service: Foil | Full

Client Back Story:
This client has a very light natural color, and she just wants to brighten her overall look to a lighter blonde. Because this was a Full Foil, we placed foils on her entire head.

Because this client’s natural hair is so light to begin, we don’t need to tone her hair after highlighting. Most clients, however, need a toner to even out their blonde after highlighting.

Foil Full: A full highlight is good for brightening up the bottom of your hair every so often. This can also be good for those who are working their way towards being super blonde. It can take anywhere from 2-3hrs.

This service does not include a toner

Pro tip: Most of the time, we also need to schedule an +add on color gloss service after the highlights to tone and balance the blonde afterwards, unless your natural hair is fairly light to begin with.

 

Service: Blonding | Double Process (Partial)


Client Back Story: This client has a bit darker of a natural, so after doing a Foil Highlights | Partial, we toned and balanced her blonde.

Double Process Partial: A double process Partial is almost the same as a foil partial, except it includes a toner, root color, or gloss. This takes anywhere from 1hr30-2hrs and needs to be maintained every 6-8 weeks, even just for a toner refresh.

Service: Blonding | Double Process (Full)

Client Backstory:
This client has a bit darker of a natural, so after doing a Foil Highlights | Full, we toned and balanced her blonde.

Double Process Full: A double process full is a full highlight and includes a toner, root color, or gloss. This takes anywhere from 2-3hrs and can be done every so often to brighten everything up or go blonder.

Service: Blonding | Double Process Lift & Tone (Roots)

Client Back Story:
This client prefers a solid blonde look, so every 6-8 wees we do a Lift & Tone service where we lighten her entire new growth. We followed up with a gloss to balance her blonde, which is included with this service.

 

Double Process Lift and Tone Roots: A double process lift and tone is for those blondes who don’t like to see an ounce of roots. This look is a solid blonde and needs to be maintained every 3-5 weeks.

Service: Blonding | Double Process Lift & Tone (Full Strand)

Client Backstory: This client prefers a solid blonde look, so every 6-8 wees we do a Lift & Tone service where we lighten her entire new growth. We followed up with a gloss to add a shadow root and gloss to balance her blonde, which is included with this service.

Double Process Lift and Tone Full Strand: This service is very similar to a Double Process Lift and Tone Root, except it’s full strand. With this service, you can brighten up your already solid blonde color, or we sometimes offer this service if someone is looking for a major change of their overall color.

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out. And as always, if you’re in the DFW area, come see me! I’d love to make you even more beautiful!

 

Something huge has happened in the last year with regards to hair color.  Olaplex is a revolutionary product that, when added to hair color, bleach, smoothing treatments, and even perms, improves the hair quality while processing.  Yep, you read that right:  it improves your hair quality when used with chemicals.  We are proud to be an Olaplex Salon in Dallas.

How It Works


This may get too technical, but we hope this makes sense so you understand.  Normally, your hair is colored, highlighted, smoothing treatment, or permed, it breaks down the Disulfide bonds inside your hair strands.  This is why we get split ends, and have to be cautious when coloring hair because the risk of damage is always there.

Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds before, during and after services. This means it actually strengthens your hair while you color it, or use any chemical treatment.

Olaplex is the only product of its kind with 8 worldwide patents publishing soon. Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals.

 

Olaplex How

 

In Salon Usage – Step 1 & 2


Olaplex is an additive that can be added to hair color, bleach, high lift color, gloss, toners, chemical relaxers, perms, keratin treatments, and smoothing treatments.  When used in conjunction with salon chemicals, it strenghtens your hair and decreases the chances of breakage significantly.

Olaplex is a 3 part system that helps rebuild bonds.  Step 1 is added to your chemical service in salon.  Step 2 is a conditioning treatment added in the shampoo bowl at the salon.  Step 3 is an at home treatment you use to maintain the health and condition of your hair.

At Home Treatment – Step 3


The No.3 Bond Perfector is designed for at-home use.  It is best to apply to clean, towel-dried hair.

  1. After you shampoo your hair, gently towel dry so it is not soaking wet.
  2. Apply a generous amount of the No.3 Bond Perfector to towel-dried hair and comb/brush for even distribution.
  3. Leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes. Keep in mind, the longer it’s on, the more effective it is.  Pro tip: We recommend sleeping with it in, and re-washing your hair the following morning.
  4. Rinse, shampoo and condition using your normal conditioning regimine.

This is NOT a conditioning treatment OR a leave-in treatment. It is meant to be shampooed out of the hair.   We recommend following this routine at least once a week.  For seriously damaged hair, 2-3 times a week may be necessary.

 

One of the most important things to having beautiful hair extensions, wigs, or clip-in hair extensions is the perfect color match so they blend into your own natural hair.  We specialize in hair extensions, wigs, and clip-in extensions and work with multiple brands so as to offer the perfect color match hair extensions to your own hair.   Here are a few things about the perfect color match hair extensions that we offer.

Do they need to be colored prior to installation?


We can (almost always) match your hair color using our color swatches, and we order the hair that is already pre-colored.  There are times for certain colors that require coloring the hair extensions before installing them.  While this is rare, this is something we are trained and experienced with doing so we can offer a perfect color match guarantee.

What if you have several tones in your hair?


Many times, we use multiple colors of hair extensions to create a perfect color match to your own hair.  In your hair extensions consultation, we will discuss the hair extensions do’s and don’ts so you are comfortable with the system that best suits your natural hair.  We will also match your color so we order the perfect color match prior to installation.

Color Match Guarantee


We stand behind our work by offering a perfect color match guarantee, and should there ever be something you feel doesn’t blend perfectly, we will always fix it.  This has yet to happen, but we ensure you the color match is nothing for you to be concerned with.

Can you change the color of hair extensions or wigs?


We definitely don’t recommend coloring hair extensions unless you absolutely have to.  The biggest reason is the hair has already been processed since it is usually from a dark haired ponytail that has been colored to get to its color you see when you purchase it.  Any additional coloring is additional chemical processing, which can decrease the soft quality of hair.  In times when it is absolutely necessary, we know which brands to work with and how to color the hair so as to not affect the quality.

Rich brown hair color in Dallas is something plenty of women look for in to stand out in a city full of blondes. There are many shades of brunette hair color in Dallas, and having the richest color is what many women look for. Here are the details to finding rich brown hair color in Dallas.

 

Which shade of brown is best for you?

 

As you can see from the above photos, there are many shades of dark brown to choose from.  Finding the best shade for you depends on your desired look.  Are you looking for a deep solid brunette, or are you looking for a multi-toned brown hair color?

 

How much is brown hair color?

 

This depends on whether you are just touching up your roots, coloring full strand, or having a multi-dimensional brown hair color with lowlights.  For a full list of pricing, see my menu of Dallas hair color prices.

Blonde hair color in Dallas is something that requires not just a great knowledge of hair color, but an attention to detail that maintains the health and integrity of your hair.  This is an in depth look into double process blondes in Dallas.

 

What is a double Process Blonde?

 

Double process is just that – two processing consisting of 1.) Lifting your natural hair color to the desired lightness, and 2.) Toning the hair to your desired look.

 

Why does my hair need to have a double process?

 

This is generally required when you are wanting to lighten your hair beyond what hair color can do alone.  If you are wanting a solid blonde hair color more than 2-3 levels of lightening, then you will most likely need a double process.

 

 

What does a double process blonde look like?

 

As you can see from the above pictures, a double process blonde is usually a solid blonde look.  The tone of blonde depends on your desired result, but the concept is a solid blonde hair color.

 

Is this damaging to my own hair?

 

When done properly, this is no more damaging than highlighting your hair.

 

How much is a double process blonde?

 

Most double process blondes are $125-$140.