Do you ever get sick of staring at the same face in the mirror day after day? Well, don’t panic, it happens to a lot of other girls. And when you stumble on that moment, it only means one thing: You just probably need a makeover. We’ve already shown you celebs suddenly chopping off their tresses or hopping on the candy-colored hair trend, but we understand if you’re not yet ready to take that plunge. If drastic pixies and hardcore bleaching scare you, then how about some good old hair coloring instead?
Here, we've put together some pegs from your favorite celebs that you can try on your next visit to a hair stylist. Read on for some hair color tips and figure out whether you should go brunette, redhead, blonde, or stick to your black roots.
BLACK TO DARK BROWN
Jet black hair is the easiest to pull off for us Asians because we’re born with naturally dark locks. If you have cooler undertones, bordering on dark brown is your safest bet to avoid looking pale (unless you’re going for the Twilight look intentionally). On the other hand, morenas like Isabelle Daza can go darker without the risk of washing out their skintone. The key is to not go two shades darker than your natural hair color. You can also take cues from Heart Evangelista's and Lauren Young’s dark tresses.
Dyeing your hair brown is the easiest way to shift from one color to another. If you find black too mainstream or blonde too much of a risk, going brunette is the obvious choice. For fair-skinned girls, you can pull off browns bordering on warm red tones and light strawberry shades. And as for those with yellow undertones, medium browns like caramel to auburn work best. Get instant hair pegs from brunettes Kathryn Bernardo, Angel Locsin, and Alex Gonzaga.
KC Concepcion, and bloggers Tricia Gosingtian and Patricia Prieto were three of our favorite redheads, but you can’t simply enter the salon and tell the stylist that you want to cop their hair color. Being a redhead is a bit more complicated than the kind of red you learned in kindergarten, so you have to take into consideration your skin color. If you have fair skin, you can go as light as strawberry blonde or as bright as copper. For those with warmer undertones, you are better off with wine-colored reds like burgundy or medium auburn shades.
They say blondes have more fun, but unluckily for us Filipinas, we’re not Legally Blonde like Reese Witherspoon. We need to undergo what they call bleaching to achieve those Barbie-like tresses like Rhian Ramos or to cop Camille Co’s ash blonde mane. You can totally nail these ‘do if you have cool undertones. But if you want to test the waters before going down that route, you can follow Ellen Adarna’s lead and opt for blonde streaks in the meantime.
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