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21 May 2021 | 4 min read

5 Stunning Hair Colors You Must Try This Summer

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Summer is here, and with that is a chance to embrace the beauty of colours. And what better way to do it than by dying your hair a new colour. Whether you want to try out your favourite celebrity look or just want a unique style, we’ve created this guide of the best hair colour ideas for you. Let’s start, shall we?

What’s your skin tone?

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While being a part of a trend is exciting, if the hair colour you pick does not match, it can be a disaster. It’s always best to select a colour based on your skin tone. Here are two simple ways to find your skin tone.

  1. Check whether your skin turns red or gets tanned under the sun. Tanned skin has a warm skin tone, while red skin has a cool skin tone.
  2. Look at your wrist closely under regular sunlight. If the veins on your wrist are green, then it means that you have a warm skin tone. If it is blue, then it means that you have a cool skin tone. Of course, if it’s hard to distinguish between blue and green, you could have a neutral skin tone.

Tip: If you’re trying the first method, you can take help from old photographs that you clicked when you were out and about in the sun.

I know my skin tone; what’s next?

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Once you know your skin tone, you can now open the gates to many hair colour ideas. Here are a few points to keep in mind for selecting the right hair colour for Indian hair:

  • If you have a warm skin tone, opt for warmer colours like chocolate, golden browns, chestnut, or auburn. Avoid blue, violet, white, and jet black.
  • On the other hand, if you have a cool skin tone, opt for cooler colours like walnut brown, wheat, honey, taupe, ash brown, or burgundy. Avoid gold and bronze.
  • Always select a hair colour that is two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair colour.
  • Apart from skin tone, you can also select your hair colour based on your eyes. There are many shades of brown hair colour for Indian hair that’ll match your eyes.

Tip: These pointers are just to get you started. If you’re visiting a stylist to get your hair dyed, you can seek their opinion on what shade would suit you best.

1. Browns & Burgundy

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Brown and burgundy work well with Indian complexions. It’s also a great choice if you want to go for something nearer to your natural hair colour. For a subtle but stunning style, try balayage hair colour. It looks effortless, beautiful, and natural. From Kareen Kapoor Khan to Deepika Padukone, there are so many Indian actresses whose natural tresses give us these dark hair goals.

Tip: If you decide to go for balayage hair colour, make sure you get it done by a professional stylist. The precise hand-painting technique it uses requires a trained hand.

2. Blonde & Honey

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While blonde is not a natural hair colour for women in India, it looks stunning when applied correctly. If you have pale skin, avoid the lighter shades and go for slightly darker ones like creamy ginger, ash, or even smoked taupe. If you’re unsure, shades of honey-blond are the best way to go as it goes with most skin complexions. While discussing shades of blonde, we can’t forget beautiful strawberry blond. It blends the best of both worlds with its mixed shades of blond and red.

3. Reds

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Reds can be slightly tricky as the wrong shade can spell disaster. If your skin tends to redden in the sun, it’s best to avoid this colour. If you can carry it off, you can either go for highlights like Katrina Kaif’s look in New York or her full-blown red hair in Fitoor. Of course, when it comes to red hair colour for women, well, no one rocks this better than Rihanna!

4. Bright Colors

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Blue, purple, green… You probably never get tired of seeing your favourite colour. So, how about adding it to your hair? You can be subtle by adding only a few streaks or highlights of one colour or multiple complementing colours. If you’re bold enough to experiment, go all out for a full hair colour just like Kim Taehyung from the K-Pop band, BTS!

5. White or Grey

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Is your hair already turning white? While you should ideally be looking at your stress and health levels, dying your hair entirely white adds an elegant touch to it. Just take a look at Meryl Streep’s white bob in the Devil Wear Prada or Emilia Clark’s tresses in Game of Thrones!

Even grey isn’t a bad colour for hair if you can carry the complete. It’s even perfect if you want to pair it with another colour.

Tip: No matter what colour you choose or the texture of your hair, nothing beats healthy hair. Don’t forget to get the proper tools  to care for it. The best part? With digibank by DBS, you even get discounts to protect your crowning glory! While you can look great following all our tips, remember, when deciding which hair colour is the best, choose the one you love and carry with confidence. So, which of these hair colour ideas have you picked?

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