Post # 1
Here is my hair currently:
Here are a few options I’m thinking about:
I used to be very experimental with my hair color when I was younger, ranging from violet to blonde, black to red, and everything in between.
For the past 8 years or so I’ve been in the comfort zone of my natural hair color (as seen in the first collage).
I’m looking for a change. I’m a bit conflicted though as everyone around me has different opinions. My mom says go lighter, my best friend says “Don’t touch your hair!”, and my fiance says he’ll love me no matter what hair color I choose.
When I was a baby and a bit throughout childhood my hair was this golden blonde/brown color. So even though my hair is dark now, I’ve read it will still complement my skin tone if I go light.
My skin tone is a very light olive tone. I used to wear MAC NC25 if that gives anyone a better idea.
Any other suggestions are welcome! Bonus if you include pictures!
Post # 3
I’m much paler than you, but our hair color is really similar! I love all your options but I voted other – I’ve been getting all-over color just a couple shades lighter than my natural brown and have been loving it. It reads kind of red on me but is still really natural, which for me as a late-20s professional feels juuuust right. I feel like all of your options have that “something else going on” but are still in the “natural” range, so maybe you might like that. Sorry, I am no good with shade names or whatever – they have my color on file at the salon I go to so I just tell them give me that again!
You have gorgeous hair – good luck and have fun! I haven’t had my real, actual shade in years but I do miss being more playful with color.
Post # 4
Are you planning on sticking with the colour you choose until your wedding? If that’s the case I’d keep it somewhat close to how you normally wear it…the second idea you posted would be beautiful for a little flash of colour that still looks natural.
I’m definitely not one of those people that thinks all brides should have “natural” coloured hair for their wedding (bright artificial redhead here!), but I DO think they should choose a colour that is similar to the way they normally wear their hair. For example, I’ve been colouring my hair red for years…so I’m not going to suddenly bleach it blonde for the wedding!
Post # 5
@petalpetal: your hair is Gorgeous right now! why do you want to change it?
Post # 6
Your hair is perfect as is. Seriously. You have shampoo commercial hair. I am 29, have all kinds of premature white (I skipped gray), and to make matters worse, when I dye my hair/have it dyed, it is pretty much a wild card. The last time I asked for red I got black. LOL. Your hair color is the color I have been trying to get. If you must change it to mix it up a bit (I get it, we all want something different from time to time), I say go with some all over small caramel highlights.
Post # 7
@emthebrave: For another skin tone reference, Selena Gomez and I are a good match.
Can you upload a picture of your hair color or find a shade online similar? I’m curious about how a couple of shades lighter would look.
Post # 8
@laureneliz87: If I like how my hair turns out then yes, I plan on sticking with the hair color. I definitely agree with you. I love when brides have bright hair, especially red. 🙂
@butterfliesandhoney: Thank you! Well, I was wanting to change it for two reasons.
- I’ve had the same hair color for at least 8 years now. I’m a little bored of it.
- I’ve heard having highlights in your hair will make intricate updos/braids pop because you will see more definition in the work. Dimension, if you will.
@sjhanddab2014: Aw. Thank you!
Yeah, my fiance said he thinks option #1 or #2 would be best for me. He said #2 if I wanted something more subtle. And #1 if I wanted to go more dramatic.
Post # 9
If your skin tone is like Selena Gomez I wouldn’t go lighter all over. I bet some rich carmel-y highlights would look gorgeous though!
Post # 10
I voted #2. Your hair is stunning and glossy as is, and the lighter caramel highlights will be beautiful through your natural colour (and not cost a bomb to do!)
I’m back to being a honey/copper blonde after years and years being every other colour under the sun. And I finally feel like I’m back to being me!