The best thing about fair skin is that most hair colors will work for your skin tone. The only other thing that you might have to worry about is what color to choose given the myriad choices that you have. Will you go for dark colors or light ones? How about medium ones? Oh what, what about pastels?
Right now, we’re here to help you find the perfect hair color for fair skin. Read on and take your pick.
Our Fave 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.
Editor’s tip: To enhance your waves, we suggest a quick spritz of a texturizing spray like TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It’s also great for second-day hair, so spray away!
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.
Editor’s tip: Switch to 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.
3. Golden highlights
There is a way to rock golden highlights without appearing like your former hair color just got dull and ashy. Ask your hairstylist for highlights that’s not too different from your base color, so it adds definition, volume, and a touch of sunshine to your locks.
4. Ash Brown
This is color that’s universally 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.
5. Ruby-toned hair
It’s a rich color that’s barely noticeable indoors because depends on the lighting, it looks almost black. But once you go outside and the light hits your hair, the ruby really shines through. This shade is also best for cooler toned fair skin. Wanna check out other deep red tones? We’ve loving these burgundy shades!
Editor’s tip: When you dye your hair, replace your old conditioner with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner to prevent dryness and dullness. Also, it won’t make your hair color fade.
6. Black hair
The key to rocking a black shade: 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 nasty 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.
7. 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. Aside from ash brown, cinnamon is also a trendy medium brown shade that can consider.
8. Pale pink hair
Even this cute, cotton candy hue can find its rightful place on your hair. Complement a pale pink hair by going for a bob haircut. Then, add some attitude by going for a messy, textured hairstyle to keep your ‘do from looking flat. You can achieve this look by spraying sea salt spray on your hair. Dry shampoo can also help do the trick.
9. Lilac hair
If you want to go the unconventional hair color route, try vibrant colors like lilac. This light purple shade brings out your fun and artistic side—perfect when you work in the creative industry. Complement it with a bonnet or beret for that quirky touch.
10. Purple ombre hair
Can’t pick which shade of purple to dye your hair with? Combine two or more shades by going for purple ombre hair. Keep your roots as is, then slowly transition to various shades and let the drama unfold as your long hair cascades down your back.
11. 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.
13. 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.
14. Icy blonde
Unleash your inner Queen Elsa—even without the braid—with icy blonde hair. Dyeing your naturally dark hair to icy blonde is a bold decision, as the change in your overall look may be drastic. This process also involves a lot of bleaching, which can greatly dry out and damage your hair. Don’t worry! It’s nothing weekly hair mask treatment can’t solve.
When you get icy blonde hair, feel free go for layered haircuts like a choppy bob so the pale color won’t wash out your features. Wispy hair works just as well, as it can add texture to your otherwise flat-looking hair.
Editor’s tip: Revive dry and damaged hair by applying TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask on your hair every week.
15. Honey hair color
This warm medium shade of brown can also suit different skin tones, whether you’re a mestiza or a morena. 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. Don’t want to completely change your hair color? Go for dip-dyed honey hair. This way, you don’t have to retouch your roots when your hair starts to grow.
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!