Depends on you natural coloring, you should stay a few shades from your natural color. Hairdressers rate hair color on a 1- 10 scale. 1 is black, and 10 is blonde, sometimes is even goes up to 12, bleach white blonde. So if you are naturally a level 5 brunette, you could go to a level 3 or a level 7 and still look good. When you go into extremes it takes alot of upkeep and doesn't look great. Im naturally a level 8 blonde and I keep it at a 10, 11. People always think its my natural color and they like it.
Also have to keep tonality in mind. Look at the tone of your skin, is it redish, yellowish, or cool? When choosing make up you have to choose your tone. You hair color should match your tone, I have a red undertone, so my hair is has a warmer tone, if I put a cool tone in it, it would make the red tone in my face stand out. So you what to use the same tone in your hair that is in your skin.
I used to be a hair color specialist, I could answer your question for days, but I hope this helps....
Years of hairdressing
· 1 decade ago