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I Have An Olive Skin Tone And Green Eyes,which Hair Colour Would Suit Me Best?

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Maria Ferguson answered
 
Trying to pick the right hair color can be a daunting task. 
Most hair colors fall into either 'warm' or 'cool' families:
 
Warm:   You're likely a 'warm' if you have golden, olive, or dark skin and brown or dark eyes (most Latinas, Asians, and African Americans fall into this category).  In addition, if your skin tans easily and the veins in your inner wrists are green, you are a warm. 
 
Cool: You're a 'cool' if you have fair skin and blue or green eyes.  You burn before you tan and the veins in your wrists run blue.  If you're confused because you sometimes burn, sometimes tan, you likely skew warm. 
 
Here is another way to determine your skin tone that I feel is a bit more accurate:

Stand in front of a mirror and hold a swatch of gold fabric in one hand and a swatch of silver fabric in the other.
Take turns holding the different fabrics up to your  face.
If the gold material complements your face, but the silver material makes you look washed out then you have a warm skin tone.
If the silver material makes you look bright and vibrant but the gold material gives your skin a sick appearance then you have a cool skin tone.
If you look good in both then your skin tone is neutral.
Now that you figured out if you are a "warm" or a "cool", choosing the correct shade is VERY important.
 
Warm:    If you have a warm skin tone, choose golden shades such as caramel and bronze in a darker shade than your skin.  Avoid jet-black hair, which will wash you out.  If you do choose a golden shade, don't go too light or your hair could turn orange.  Sally‚Äôs Beauty Supply has GREAT products to prepare your hair for color and to eliminate brassiness if you plan on doing it at home.
 
Cool:   If you have a cool skin tone, avoid colors that will highlight the ruddiness of your skin: Gold, auburn and copper.  Ash blondes and cool browns work best.
 
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Having studied colour analysis I would say that that the only hair colours people with olive skin suit would be either black, cool dark brown, cool medium brown, cool dark blonde or cool light brown. Because you do not have dark eyes as is typical of olive skinned people, I would think that you could get away with the lightest of the above colours. Try to avoid light red or light blonde colours as these are too far removed from your genetic characteristics.
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BEN GREGO answered
With your skin tone, you want to stay with any hair color that has 'warmth' to it; that is, a yellow/gold undertone.....such as a honey blonde, etc.,,,,you DO NOT want any colors that are 'ash' which just means the absence of warmth, such as platinum blonde, etc, or those deep, almost black shades...so if you want to get into the blonde shades, a nice honey-type blonde would be nice; just be aware of the upkeep of touchups, etc.,you could also go to many of the really nice warm brown shades that are available today...you could go with a rich, deep brown and highlight with a medium to dark honey shade...there are many possibilities...you should really go to a wig store and try on some of these shades; that way, you'll see instantly what looks good on you and what you might like...have fun! By the way, I am a a retired makeupartist/hairdresser.....please feel free to get back to me if you have any further questions or concerns...
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Some highlights or streaks that are a few shades lighter than your hair should make you 'glow'. Perhaps dark to medium blonde? If you want to dye your whole head I recommend that you start off with highlights, and check whether it suits you. :D I think dark blonde would be best for this. Do you mind telling me how tan you are?
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Being a guy, I pick blonde carmel . This would help catch my attention, anyway...
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Anything will look good thats on the darker side. Just definitely not blond or light ash tones.
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I have olive skin and green eyes with light brown hair, that has a few natural blond highlights in it. It looks good, well at least I think so. Also, try brown mascara instead of black and it will really compliment your green eyes.
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It depends on your skin tone. The best way to make a good decision is to go to a stylist for a consultation. Let them determine your skin tone and give you ideas/ lists of the colors that would go great with your skin and enhance your look. Then go home and dye it yourself
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I  get very tan in the summer and I have green eyes. My hair is like a caramel blonde with a lighter tint. I have been wanting to try brown hair for so long. Everyone says that green eyes look better with brown hair. But I would go with a dark brown.
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Platinum Blonde / Glam Blonde. The " They Sayers " of this planet have always said blondes always have more fun. When it's genuine it's true. No doubt about it. Go ahead and bind the English term " genuine " to whatever you want. It's all in what you make of it lovely one. Good luck with that.
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I have medium but kind of long hair. Actually my hair comes down just to my breasts, and I have hazel eyes and a really nice tan right now because it's still summer. My natural hair colour is a medium brown and right now it's all natural and I love it but I do however want a bit of a change.

I don't want to dye my whole hair so I'm considering highlights because I know that they can just grow out after a while, and so should I get blonde highlights? I want something that will bring out my tan, make me stand out a bit more and maybe bring attention to my eyes...
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I also have olive skin and green eyes, and I look good in anything ranging from brown to black. I look TERRIBLE in blonde, but I think it is beause I also have sort of thick eyebrows and it just looks unnatural. If you have thin eyebrows you might be able to pull off black, brown and maybe even an dark or ashy blonde.
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I would recommend a dark brown with Chestnut highlights or even a natural looking black tone
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I have the same features exactly.. And I did 2 highlights, one on each side of my face, they were a dark blond.. And they looked absolutely amazing.. Especially since they showed really well with the pony tail. =D
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I know for I am the most fashionate peron in my class light brown like jessica alba
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panda Smith answered
Don't dye your hair, it causes so much damage to your hair and it is so expensive if you do it the right way.
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Wow, you sound beautiful just as you are. But why not some blonde highlights just around your face? That might be just the thing.

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