Best Shade of Pink Hair for Your Skin Tone

Pink is one of the happiest hair colors. It’s eye-catching and sweet as chewing gum, but how do you know which shade will make you look like Barbie instead of Pepto Bismol? The main point to remember about hair color and skin tone is that it all depends on what’s underneath. “The hack to choosing the perfect pink hair color is simply to spot the undertones in each shade of pink. Some pinks have more golds or warmth, while others have more blues and purples, or tones cold,” says Chad Kenyon, famed colorist, Olaplex ambassador and inventor of Colormelt.

To understand these nuances, check your veins in natural light. If they look green, you have warm undertones. Blue or purple indicate cool undertones. If you have a blend, that means your undertones are neutral. You can also enter jewels to confirm. If money is more flattering, you’re cool. Does gold make you pop? You’re hot. Do they both look good? You are neutral.

Finding the Best Shade of Pink Hair for Your Skin Tone

“We always want hair color to complement skin tone, so in general terms, we create hair color with shades that are opposite or complementary to skin tone. For example, coral is part of the rose family but probably wouldn’t suit someone with a more golden complexion as hair and skin could cancel each other out aesthetically. A truer pink or even a cooler pink would be flattering on golden skin,” says Chad.

Cool undertones: pastel pink

“I just colored Jen Landon’s hair for her character ‘Teeter’ for the new season of Yellowstone and I used Rose by Joico Color Intensity which complimented Jen’s complexion and eyes perfectly,” notes Chad.

Warm undertones: magenta

Mount the dial to your color. Warmer tones easily pull off an over-saturated hue like magenta.

Neutral Shades: French Pink

You can pull off any shade, so go for the perfect pink blend.

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