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For olive skin with neutral undertones

For olive skin with neutral undertones
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Rich, dark tresses are stunning on those with olive skin, from Penelope Cruz to Padma Lakshmi. Black agrees: “Rich chestnut and chocolate tones bring out some warmth from your skin’s neutral undertones.” But there’s no need to limit yourself to darker tones if you want to mix things up! “If you want to go on the lighter side, soft balayage works well with darker natural levels and lighter pieces that have a cool honey-colour,” Black explains. “This will add warmth and glow without looking too stark or brassy against the skin. It works really well to complement those with bright hazel eyes to create a well-rounded and flattering look.”

For deep skin with cool undertones

For deep skin with cool undertones
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“Deep, cool complexions, like Viola Davis, are where inky black truly shines. The colour and light-catching factor really help to add to the multitudes of depth in this skin tone,” explains King. Other hues to consider? Espresso, blue-blacks, and deep violet shades, according to colourist, Jason Dolan. And for highlights? “Choose cool hues, regardless of whether they’re brown, blue-red, or platinum blond,” says Hill.

For deep skin with warm undertones

For deep skin with warm undertones
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“The richness of a deep, warm skin tone – like Beyoncé’s and Halle Berry’s – is something that you can play up with simple colour tricks,” says King. Considering a blonde hue? He suggests staying in the caramel and toffee family. Brunettes should favour maple and mahogany tones, which help enhance skin’s natural radiance. Similarly, if you’re going dark, warm blacks are best. For redheads: “As contradictory as it may sound, a blue-red works best with this skin tone. It will help to appropriately balance underlying tones while enhancing the warmth that you want to see.”

For deep skin with neutral undertones

For deep skin with neutral undertones
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Deep skin with a neutral undertone looks best with a strong contrast. (Think Kerry Washington and Zendaya.) “A really light cool-toned blonde, from platinum to softer cool beige, can work beautifully to bring out the warmth in deep brown eyes,” says Black. “Brunette shades with soft warmth, from gold-toned chestnut to rich mahogany with red-violet undertones, can create a flattering complementary look that brings warmth to the face.”

If you’re still unsure, Cleveland recommends a combination of skin tone and eye colour to determine the best hair shade. “The ideal look is achieved by one of these two combinations: warm, warm, cool, or cool, cool, warm. For example, if your eye colour is warm and your skin colour is warm, then your hair colour should be cool,” she says.

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