Hair colour for olive skin: 7 hues to help you find your perfect shade match

 Hair colour for olive skin: From Eva Mendes to Jessica Alba, see the best A-list loved hues here...  

Our skin tone often determines what colours suit us. From our wardrobe to our hair hue, finding the right colour palette can make or break your look. So if you have been searching for the best hair colour for olive skin, we’re here to help set you on the right path.

Just like shopping for the right foundation, we all go through a trial and error stage finding what hair hues suits us best. But fret not, as you can find the best hair colour for your skin tone in our gallery above, or for all the details, simply read on.

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This hair hue will perk you up. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Salma Hayek’s cappuccino ombre

First thing in the morning, do you reach for your daily fix of coffee? Well imagine how amazing it would be if your coffee addiction went as far as your hair colour.

Do like actress Salma Hayek and team your olive toned skin with a rich cappuccino ombre.

eva mendez chestnut brown wavy long hair
Chestnut hue, don’t mind if we do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Eva Mendez’ light chestnut shade

When it comes to searching for a hair colour for tan skin, we understand going lighter can be a bit daunting. But it doesn’t have to be so scary, as this chestnut hue is here to reassure you. Loved by Eva Mendez, toasty light chestnut shades are one of the few lighter shades that look great on olive skin.

10 charming chestnut brown hair colours to inspire your next salon visit.

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Caramel hues look fantastic on olive toned skin. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jessica Alba’s caramel hair colour

When looking for a hair colour for olive skin, you can always turn to Jessica Alba for hair inspiration. From ombre’s to balayage, Jessica knows which hues suit her olive skin, but we think this caramel shade looks amazing – come on, just look at that shine!

Find out who else loves caramel hair.

Editor’s tip: Get Jessica’s shimmering finish on your tresses by applying a few pumps of the TONI&GUY High Shine Drops through the lengths of your hair. Not only will this help tame frizz and flyaways, but your tresses will have a lovely sheen, too!

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Mila looks fantastic with her deep hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Mila Kunis’ rich espresso colour

From the Kardashians to Mila Kunis, everyone is loving the richness that comes with an espresso hair hue. So if you’re looking for a hair colour for olive skin, it’s safe to say you will be in good company with this extra dark hair colour.

Did you know that this hue works on all skin tones – see how Bella Hadid is slaying the hue.

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Ombre’s are the best way to add colour to naturally dark tresses. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

America Ferrera’s ombre

Oh, how we love an ombre at All Things Hair HQ. Looking for a hair colour for a skin tone that is low maintenance? Then ombre hair colours will be perfect for you. Doing it best is actress America Ferrera who teamed her dark brown hair with a golden ombre finish.

Everything you have ever wanted to know about ombre hair.

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Find out if blondes really do have more fun. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Pia Mia’s platinum hue

Not every hair colour for olive skin need to be dark by the way. Turn to platinum princesses Pia Mia and Rita Ora for inspiration when it comes to wearing the blonde shade on tan skin.

Why platinum blonde hair is having a major moment.

Editor’s tip: Thinking of going platinum like Pia Mia? Then we recommend investing in a shampoo made specifically with blonde hair in mind, like the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo.

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Olivia Culpo’s balayage is great for adding dimension. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Olivia Culpo’s subtle balayage

Last but not least is the superstar trend that is balayage. Adding dimension to her long wavy tresses, Olivia Culpo chose to work a bronze brown shade through the lengths of her espresso hair hue. It may be subtle, but it does wonders in brightening up her look!

Balayage: The A-list loved colouring technique you need to try now.

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