“It really brings out your eyes!” Have you heard this before? Have you said this before?
Yes, the eyes are the window to the soul, but this does not necessarily have to narrow your window to beautiful hair color options.
In my two and a half decades of hairdressing I have heard many theories on matching hair and eye colors. Some say cooler toned eyes should have cooler toned color. On the other hand, some say the complete opposite. Yet others will gaze forensically at your iris and say that you have ‘tiny flecks of gold’ in your eye color so you need gold tones.
I know it is confusing. Honestly, for me, eye color is only a small part of the recipe when it comes to color selection. There is personal style, taste, hair style, hair fabric, skin tone–on and on. Don’t feel because you were born with brown eyes you cannot be a blonde or that if you have green eyes, you must wear red. You are still free to choose!
So which shades match your eye color?
All that being said, there are still eye colors that come alive more so against certain hair color backgrounds. The same goes with certain skin tones and hair styles (click on the links to read more!) Remember – certain things to not always need to match as much as ‘fit together’ to achieve harmony and beauty. True beauty has no rules!
Red heads have a tendency to show off your lighter and more vibrant eye colors. Think of how aquamarine blue or deep jade green eyes seem to glow against a red head. The more vibrant the reds – the more the eyes seem to glow. This is not to say that if you have brown eyes to avoid reds. It just simply means the color of your eyes will be enhanced.
There is something about the deep shades of brown hair color that brings alive the seductive beauty of those with deep chocolate eyes. The two colors work in a mysterious unison that brings alive a timeless feminine allure that seems to be unmatched.
That being said–If you have ever encountered someone with deep, dark hair color and crystalline blue eyes, you seem to become drawn into them hypnotically and unable to look away. (I can also say this for green, hazel… okay; dark hair is pretty flattering and flexible!)
Blonde hair and blue eyes seems to be the ubiquitous head turner. Maybe it is the iconic allure of the ‘girl next door’, or that the brightness of the hair brings out the brightness of the eyes, there is something striking and sexy about blondes with blue eyes.
Reality check! Many, many of the blondes I have encountered (converted) over the years did not start there, and no, I did not deny anyone because of their eye color. I also still found them as beautiful a blonde as if they kept their eyes shut. Blondes will indeed flatter you regardless of your eye color.
Remember, eye color shouldn’t be the deciding factor
If you really want an artistic, involved, and somewhat forensic evaluation of which eye color warrants what hair color you should be wearing, then there are those out there who will offer up their opinion. Personally, I find the match more of a serendipitous by-product of a great color selection.
If it is a paramount concern of yours though, you can always buy contacts!Matching Your Hair Color With Your Eyes,