Pale, or fair, skinned women have a variety of options when choosing the perfect color for their hair. Platinum blonde, for instance, adds a touch of glamour.
It can, however, be difficult to maintain this look without damaging the hair. Ash blond, with a few darker streaks to break up the look and make roots less noticeable, may be a more viable option.
Blonds containing golden tones should be avoided, as they tend to drain the skin, making it look washed out.
Purplish reds, such as garnet or burgundy, are another option. Coppery shades of red should be avoided if the skin has pink undertones.
Bronze and mahogany tones are also not recommended, as they fade fairly quickly and will create a brassy look. This equally applies to mahogany or bronze shades of brown, as these shades can make fair skin appear lifeless.
Rich, warm shades of brown, such as walnut, mocha or chocolate are ideal brown, or brunette, shades for ladies with fair skin.
These shades will warm up the face and give it a rosy, healthy glow. In conjunction with brown eyes, this may well be the best possible choice.
Alternatively, the fashionable 'Snow White look', made popular by celebrities such as Dita von Teese and Kelly Osbourne, for instance, can be achieved by opting for jet black hair.
With slightly blue undertones, jet black gives an appearance of extra shine and creates a beautiful contrast between the paleness of the skin and the darkness of the hair.
Ultimately, the choice of hair colour depends on each individual's personal preferences and what feels right.