Whether you have morena or fair skin, choosing hair colors that work with your skin tone is key in rocking your look. From browns to blondes (and every color in between), there are shades that best suit you. In this gallery, we’re going to help you find the best hair color for fair skin. Read on and take your pick.
Our Favorite Hair Colors for Fair Skin
1. Brown Ombre Hair
The key to a good ombre is to choose the right color palette for your base and highlights. Pick light and pastel ombre hair colors for fair skin, and a dark base with light brown ombre hair color for olive skin. For girls with curls, ditch the blow-dryer and the round brush when drying your hair and just air-dry your tresses. This way, the waves will separate naturally, and your highlights will be more visible.
2. Black to Brown Ombre Hair
You can also start your brown ombre hair a bit further from your roots. This way, you get to keep your natural hair color at your roots and don’t need to worry about color touch-ups. When you have long ombre hair, pay extra attention to your tips. They tend to get drier than the rest of your hair—more so if you have colored hair.
3. Chocolate Brown
New to the world of hair coloring? Try chocolate brown. It suits light, fair, and morena skin tones, so it’s easy to work with. Plus, it’s a great choice if you don’t want a drastic change from your naturally dark hair.
Editor’s tip: Maintain the vibrancy of your colored hair by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner. This duo has anti-fade technology that’s proven to prevent color fading, so you can rock your brown or red hair for a long time.
4. Platinum Blonde
Platinum blonde has been trending for quite some time now, and for good reason. It’s edgy, unique, and it complements fair and morena skin tones. You can even wear a bucket hat together with your platinum blonde hair to create a hip, youthful look.
5. Caramel Brown
This medium brown shade adds warmth to your face and gives you a fresh, updated look. You can wear caramel brown as highlights or as a new hair color.
6. Ash Blonde
This shade of blonde looks a bit muted compared with other blonde shades like golden blonde and yellow blonde. It’s chic and sophisticated and doesn’t make your fair skin look washed out.
7. Ash Brown
This color is flattering no matter what your skin tone is. Ash brown is the type of hair color that also looks good with any type of haircut—whether it’s straight and long, or layered and wavy. It’s a fairly natural-looking hair color that you can easily maintain and match with different outfits.
This brown shade has a metallic sheen that helps give your hair dimension. It also looks good as highlights on your naturally dark hair or as part of a balayage hair color.
9. Jet Black Hair
The key to rocking jet black hair: ultra shiny hair. It’s best to pair your shiny black hair with light daytime makeup to accentuate your healthy looking mane. You can go for straight, sleek hair or glossy, dramatic waves. Either way, make sure your scalp is dandruff-free, as those white flakes can easily be seen on black hair.
Editor’s tip: Keep dandruff under control by washing your hair and scalp with Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
10. Medium Brown
If you want a subtle change in your look, then this is the shade for you. If you’re transitioning from natural black hair, you’d be glad to know that this color will be an easy makeover for your hair since it doesn’t require bleaching.
11. Sunflower Blonde
This bright and vibrant blonde hair color gives off a cheerful vibe. It’s also a light hair color that won’t make your skin look washed out.
12. Rose Gold
This hair color is a combination of blonde and pink tones. It looks trendy and dainty. Rose gold is a good choice if you love light to medium hair colors that have cool undertones.
13. Medium Ash Purple
This edgy hair color gives you a muted but sophisticated purple shade. Pair this hue with an equally edgy haircut like a blunt bob with blunt bangs.
14. Hair Streaks
If you want colors in small doses, go for hair streaks. You can choose bright, vibrant colors and put them in small sections of your hair as accents.
15. Purple Balayage Hair
Let your hair transition to different shades of purple with balayage hair. Keep your roots as is, then have your stylist handpaint purple shades on your hair for a more natural-looking effect.
16. Peach Hair
Peach is another unconventional hair color that you can try. It can suit a bubbly and playful personality, especially when you’re in a kawaii mood. This pretty pastel can help add glow on your cheeks on days when you feel down and blue.
If you’ve fantasized about being a mermaid, then a rich, teal hair color can make you feel like you’re living this childhood dream. Let the color shine by going for a straight, one-length haircut like a blunt bob. Keep your smooth and frizz-free so you exude a high-fashion appeal wherever you go.
18. Ash Hair Color
Want to add some edge to your look? Ash hair color can help you. It’s a buildable color and can be mixed with other hues to give your hair a matte and sophisticated finish. You can also help tone down strong and vibrant colors by combining them with ashy tones. If you love wearing colorful outfits and you’re looking for a neutral hair color, try ash.
19. Blonde with Shadow Roots
Shadow roots is a hair coloring technique where the dark roots are left alone or maintained. Your hair starts to transition to a lighter color an inch or two away from the roots. This helps in keeping you from looking washed out. Also, it’s low-maintenance, as you don’t have to retouch your roots right away when your hair starts growing.
20. Honey Brown
This warm medium shade of brown can also suit different skin tones. Honey hair color has some hints of orange thrown in, so it’s perfect for the summer when you want to show off your sun-kissed glow.
Editor’s tip: Try Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Shampoo to help moisturize your colored hair deeply. Also, with this shampoo, you get to envelop your hair with the fresh and fragrant scent of Bulgarian rose petals. For best results, follow up with Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Conditioner.
21. Orange Color
Want your fair skin to stand out even more? Then, go for this orange hair color! It looks sweet yet powerful and gives out the vibe of a free-spirited young woman. It also gives warmth to your face and is a great color to wear this summer.
22. Bright Pink
Pink is not just a sweet hair color. It can also be hip and edgy, especially when you choose bright and vibrant shades. If you want something different, go for pink hair!
23. Bright Red
Do you love bold hair colors? Try bright red. It’s fierce and fiery, especially when you keep it vibrant. Just remember to keep it from fading by using hair care products designed for colored hair.
24. Green Dip-Dyed Hair
Jazz up your naturally dark tresses by coloring the lower half green. The best thing about dip-dyed hair? It’s low maintenance; you get to rock your look even if your hair starts growing.
25. Rainbow Hair
Be adventurous with your hair! Combine different colors and create your own rainbow hair. You can either color your like stripe of different colors or have the rest of your rainbow hues be in the inner sections of your hair.
Ready for a hair makeover? Pick a hair color for fair skin, book that salon appointment, and get ready to say hello to your new mane. How exciting!