Which is the best hair color for fair skin?

All Things Hair Team | 12 August 2017
caucasian girl with bright red ruby hair with fair skin

Got fair skin? Here are our favorite hair colors that’ll work for your skin tone!

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 making sure that you can manage the damage that a dye job can inflict on your tresses.

But the whole after-care of hair coloring is a whole other topic altogether. Right now, we’re here to help you find the perfect hair color for your skin tone.

Our favorite hair colors for fair skin

asian girl walking on the street with fair skin and ombre hair
Ombre for fair skin. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Ombre highlights

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.

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black hair color for fair skin asian straight hair
Shiny, black hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

model with ash brown hair
Ash brown hair for fair skin. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

caucasian girl with bright red ruby hair with fair skin
Ruby toned hair for fair skin. Credit: iStock

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.

Model with ash brown hair and fair skin on the runway
Ash brown for fair skin. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Medium brown

If you want a subtle change in your look, then this is the shade for you. And 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.

Asian with golden highlights and fair skin
Golden highlights for fair skin. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Ready for a new hair color? To help maintain the vibrancy of your hair color, get in the habit of regularly maintaining the health of your hair through at-home hair treatments and a good haircare routine — such as shampoos and conditioners that are formulated to help nourish the hair.

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