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Posted by Total Beauty 02/21/12 at 01:20PM

Ever stare at the massive hair color aisle at CVS and wonder: How the heck am I going to find the right shade? It's not easy -- and we all know that choosing wrong can mean some major embarrassment (at least until you can get to the salon to fix it). Case in point: this at-home hair color gone wrong story.

To help, Kris Sorbie, Education Artistic Director at Redken 5th Avenue (and the creator of the Ombre hair color technique!) shares a few guidelines with us:

First up, use your skin tone. If you're:
Fair: Go for blonde or very dark hair.
Medium: Keep the hair around your face medium or dark brown, then you can do any other color behind that (as highlights, ombre etc.).
Dark: Try dark brown or red, although ombre works too.

Next, try to remember your natural hair color. If it's:
Brunette: Go for a cool red, copper red or golden blonde to switch things up.
Red: Try golden blonde or a soft, warm brown for a change.
Blonde: Stay blonde! You're made for it, and you can play with highlights and lowlights to mix it up a bit.

Finally, think about how much time you're willing to spend on your hair color. If it's:
A lot: Go with multi-tones or highlights or try block color.
Very litte: Try ombre, since it'll still look great as it grows out.

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1-4 of 4 Comments
  • Posted by tinkerbella26 on 06/04/13 at 10:52pm

    I like Beyonce's blond hair color, it is very suiting for her

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  • Posted by jessicaviolett on 05/31/13 at 06:11pm

    nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/26/12 at 02:53pm

    It can be very intimidating looking at all of those colors. This is a good way to narrow it down a bit.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/22/12 at 12:12pm

    Thank you for the very useful tips! I have made some bad choices before, but now I know what to pick!

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