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Choosing the right hair color can make you look younger.

Choosing the right hair color can make you look younger and healthier. Choosing the wrong color can make you look old and sickly. Finding the right hair color involves more than picking a color you saw and liked on a friend or celebrity. The color that will suit you most is the color that enhances your natural skin and eye color. Does this Spark an idea?

Types

There are several types of hair coloring formulas to add temporary, semi-permanent or permanent color. You or your stylist can apply the hair color as a shampoo, mousse, coloring liquid plus fixative, or even a spray-on, depending on the formula.

You can also purchase natural hair coloring agents such as henna. Chemical-free formulas are not permanent, but they are much gentler on hair than those manufactured with harsh dyes.

Features

Blonde hair is very popular. However, some people simply do not have the skin tone for light hair. If you want to go blonde, choose a dark, golden blonde shade first, before going lighter. It will be easier to judge how light you can go later and still look natural.

Red hair is a difficult color to get right unless you are naturally a redhead, or you naturally have red highlights in your hair. Brown hair is easier and works with most skin tones.

Effects

Blonde hair helps hide gray hair; however if you have very pale skin, blonde hair can make you look washed out. In addition, if you have yellow tones in your skin, blonde hair enhances the yellow, making you look jaundiced.

Often women use the wrong shade of red, resulting in loud, clownish orange-red hair rather than stylish red. If you are brunette going for red, try auburn first. If you are blonde, have a professional add the color.

Pale skin looks paler with dark brown hair, but this is not always bad—it can be mysterious and sexy. If you have green eyes, dark hair can look ravishing.