Even natural blondes are embracing brown hair, and many women are opting for rich brown hair with caramel highlights. If your hair is naturally shiny and looks great with your skin tone, you are definitely better off leaving it alone. On the other hand, if you have already started coloring your hair or you find it is dull and lifeless, changing your look may be a great idea. It is important to understand that highlights are high-maintenance and you will likely be touching up your color every few months; nonetheless, if you decide that coloring your hair is right for you, there are several things you should consider.
Skin tone and eye color
Dark hair is sometimes more appealing on women with dark skin–if you are fair-skinned, deeper hues can make you look more washed-out. Typically, if you have green or blue eyes, your coloring is not ideal for brown hair with caramel highlights. In contrast, this hair color combination usually looks great on someone who has brown or hazel eyes. There are many beautiful women with fair skin and light eyes who look stunning with dark hair, but this is not the case for everyone. If you are willing to spend the money on a hairdresser, which is advisable for a drastic color change, your hairdresser can identify which shades will look best on you.
Natural hair color
Just like your skin and eyes are a telling sign as to whether this look is right for you, your natural hair color is too. Unless you are completely looking to transform your look and go from blonde to dark brown, you are best to stay within a few shades of your natural color. If you are a natural blonde, for example, light brown is a good option to try. If your hair is naturally an amber shade of brown, you can darken or lighten it to varying shades within the brown family. Natural brunettes will definitely have more flexibility when choosing a base color to work with.
Be willing to try different shades
Keep in mind that adjusting your base color makes a huge difference and can easily make this look work on just about anyone. Caramel highlights are not strictly limited to dark brown hair; they are also practical on lighter shades. Always remember that changing your look can require minor adjustments along the way, especially if you are trying this out at home. If possible, consult a hairstylist.
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