Everyone is colored uniquely with ranging skin tones and complexions. Possibly, you are fair, olive or deep skinned with varying undertones. Interestingly, your undertone remains the same regards of your lack of sun or not. Depending on your particular tones and complexions, these colors may be categorized into seasons; winter, spring, summer, and autumn. The seasonal breakdown is determined by the coloring of your eyes, hair, undertones, and complexion. One of the reasons why you would want to find your specific skin tone is to change your hair color. Some colors clash with certain skin tones and when trying new hair colors, why not enhance your personal features, not detract from it. If you are curious to find yours, here are a few ways to determine this.

First, wash your face and wait fifteen minutes. The wait is for allowing your skin to calm the redness from scrubbing. Next, find a space in natural light, either next to a window or possibly outside. Some lightbulbs may affect the hues of your skin by producing their own coloring. Now take a look at your wrist. If your veins appear blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone. If they appear green, you have a warm skin tone and if you can’t tell, you most likely have a neutral tone.1 Lastly, holding a piece of paper next to your face and looking in a mirror will help determine your coloring. Check out the further breakdowns of the color groupings.

Winter clearly has cool undertones such as pink or blue and the natural hair is medium to dark ash, gray or bluish-black hair. People with winter coloring may have intense gray, blue, dark brown, dark hazel or green eyes. The best fall hair colors for this skin tone are dark brown, jet black, platinum blonde and the colors to avoid are golden blonde, copper red, caramel or honey. These suggestions will highlight your complexion’s perfect hues.

Spring skin tones have warm tones and hints of yellow or peach. Normally, hair is light golden blonde to medium brown hair that has gold highlights with eyes that are either blue or brown. Great new color options for spring tones are icy blonde, ashy blonde, ashy brown, platinum blonde. Colors that don’t suit your skin as well are honey blonde, golden brown, or any golden base.

Autumn is similar to spring’s tones. There are also yellow or peach undertones. Hair can be found naturally generally as red, auburn or dark brown with red or gold highlights. Their eyes are often light to dark brown, hazel, green or dark blue. Fantastic changes to the hair department would be rich auburn, chocolate brown, honey blonde, or golden brown.

Summer skin tones have pink or blue skin undertones, light ash blonde to medium ash brown hair and have pale eyes which might be green, gray, blue or hazel. This skin tone would look lovely with golden brown, caramel brown, champagne blonde, honey or butter platinum. Colors suggested to avoid are ashy brown or blonde, black blue or green based colors.

What is your skin tone? Are you trying a new color for fall? We’d love to hear what you think!

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