Whether you already have the color of your dreams and need a new style, or simply want to spice up the cute bob you have fallen in love with, matching your cut and color into perfect harmony doesn’t need to be difficult.
Put your mind to rest as there are no steadfast rules. Much of the match is based on intuition and a little personal flair.
As I said, there are no rules; however there are a few ways to enhance your color in tandem with the style you wear. So do not feel that you have to lop off your locks to flatter your color or that you have to bleach your hair because you have long layers. Taste and personality still take the reins.
Before you we start, some considerations…
Here are some things to consider. There are certain shapes and textures that will allow the nature of the hair color to best present itself. Sometimes it is also the ‘techniques’ that can turn up the volume so-to-speak.
From subtle to shocking, tossing in a new color technique such as highlights or dimensional color techniques can bring out the elements of the cut you wish to spotlight.
The best color for long hair
Long, one-length hair can always show off the luster and richness of any color. Whether it is brunette, blonde, or red – a long flowing veil of color is always eye-popping. The downside is if your color is faded, uneven, or dull, this will also stand out for the world to see.
Long hair is also older hair so there are varying levels of porosity which makes evenness and shine more difficult to maintain. So if you are good at keeping your hair healthy, trimmed, and protected this option is always a trophy in my book.
The best color for medium length hair
Medium to long hair styles with layers are always a great way to show off a great head of highlights. The flowing nature of the layers with the added textural movement really showcases what highlights can do.
Adding a few lighter pieces around the face and crown give a vibrant, refreshing halo which add the appearance of youth, vitality, and just looks plain sexy. To give the illusion of bulk (as well as adding volume through the chemical processes themselves), adding highlights and lowlights together can add more support to the hair.
The best color for cropped and short hair
The shorter looks and crops give a whole new realm of options to creative color. Not only do you have more flexibility for change since you have to cut it more often, you can add bits and pieces of color techniques and take your color on a journey.
Maybe one time you can put a couple foils in your bangs (or “fringe” for my British brethren), maybe next time tint the nape a touch darker for some depth and dimension. Maybe you can Balayage the tips in one visit to look as if you have spent time on vacation (even if you haven’t left your cubicle.) Be playful and be expressive! Short hair plays nicely with a large variety of colors and the more vibrant the better!
The beauty is you can wear virtually any style with any color and make it work. To make adjustments without sacrificing either your hair or your favorite shade, consider tweaking the technique. Little playful punctuations can tailor the color to work and fit you and your personality. With some creativity, and a bottle or brush, your cut and color can be a match made in heaven!