Thinking of switching up your ‘do with a fresh new hair color? If you're not sure which one would go best with your beautiful golden skin, worry no more because we’re taking the guesswork out of your decision-making process. Ahead, we run down some of the best hair colors that would flatter a sun-kissed glow, with some recommendations from Mark Rosales, who's the celebrity hairstylist to morena beauties like Gabbi Garcia, Juliana Gomez, and Winwyn Marquez.
Read on below and find out which shade is perfect for you:
If you just want a subtle change: Chocolate Brown
Mocha browns and chocolate browns work well with morena skin because the color helps highlight your natural tan with total ease. Plus, compared to other light browns, it’s much easier to maintain the color and vibrancy of brown shades, too. In fact, it's one of the shades that aren't so daunting to DIY at home. However, though a solid color would already look chic on its own (and easy to cop with a box dye), you can upgrade the look by getting a pro to add highlights, which will give your locks more bounce and dimension.
If you want to go lighter sans the high maintenance: Ash Brown
Ash brown hair is the perfect in-between shade if you want to go lighter than your natural hue but don't want to stray too far from the brown spectrum. It will require some pre-lightening to achieve, but once you have your base ready, you can absolutely DIY the color at home! Ashy colors in general are a great choice for minimal upkeep, too, since they won't turn orange on you too quickly. To refresh the color, you can visit your colorist for a hair gloss treatment!
If you're up for something different: Auburn Red
If using the exact lip products Cheryl Blossom uses on Riverdale is still not enough to help you channel the feisty River Vixen in you, then perhaps what you need is a redhead makeover that's bold but still wearable. Auburn red not only looks good on warmer skin tones; it also "enhances your natural glow, making your skin look healthy and radiant," says Mark. It's a big change from your usual brown for sure, but it definitely makes for an effortless statement!
If you want to highlight your tan: Light Ash Blonde
In case you have no qualms about going even lighter, a blonde color in ashy tones can brighten morena skin. It's a versatile and wearable choice that will also serve as a flattering contrast to your golden glow. That said, note that this shade will require more processing than an ash brown, so prepare to have some bleach touch your locks if you go to the salon.
If you want a pop of color: Mahogany
The purplish hue of mahogany can give you a gorgeous pop of color that won't only add depth to your mane but also instantly liven up your complexion. It's a flattering step down from the boldness of a red, but will still give you a great shade that shines beautifully under daylight.
If you're feeling adventurous: Purple
Up for a bold choice of color for your hair makeover? Why not try a strong shade of purple? Before you get intimidated with the unusual choice of color, hear us out! There are certain shades of purple that are surprisingly wearable. And not only does it complement your golden skin, according to Mark, purple also creates an illusion of the sun shining down on the hair, making it look shinier and healthier. If you want to incorporate it into your color without going full aubergine, we recommend trying it as highlights first, or give it a shot through a balayage dye job.
If you want something cool (literally): Gray
Cool-toned fashion colors like silver and gray look flattering on tan skin because of the way it contrasts with the warmth of your complexion. Basically, they help highlight the best about each other, and who doesn't want that? Another perk to this hue is that because it has cool tones, it's less prone to turning brassy if you tone it continuously with the right products. For a low-maintenance look, leave your roots unbleached, so once your hair grows out, you'll have a natural ombré effect!