Whatever Your Natural Color, This Guide Will Help You Find the Right Colour for You

Editor’s Note: This article was initially published on Kérastase. Tousled Online Magazine editors have done minor edits.
Want to find a color that's perfect for you and your lifestyle, this guide will help you.
 Choosing the right hair color 
So many of us know what hair color suits us. But within the hair color families - blonde, dark, red, and experimental - there are so many shades you could go. A big part of choosing a hair color also comes down to what level of maintenance you are prepared to put in. For instance, if you’re blonde but want to spend as little time as possible on your hair, beachy balayage will be a better choice for you than going platinum. 
Of course, if you’re going to change up your color, whether it’s a low-key tweak or a full-on overhaul, you’ll need to lean on haircare designed especially for colored hair. Enter Chroma Absolu, Kérastase’s new range that includes their best shampoos for colored hair that help to cleanse and nourish and tame frizz, prolong your color and leave strands feeling soft and looking shiny.
 Chroma Absolu Range
Before we run down some of the main hair colors and different shades to try ranging from laidback maintenance to hardcore care. Which will you choose?
Dark Hair Colours
Dark hair colors
Tiger's Eye
Inspired by the stone, the tiger’s eye is balayage with a mix of warm caramel, gold, and brunette tones. On dark hair, it looks stunning, and since it’s created using the balayage technique, the upkeep is easy.
Going Darker
If you’re already a brunette, going 2-3 shades darker is an easy way to transform your hair and make a statement without a ton of effort. Plus, dark hair tends to look super shiny and healthy, so it’s a win, win.
Really Raven
Raven hair is almost bewitching in its beauty and what’s great is that you can experiment with gloss tones like blue or burgundy colors. If your hair isn’t naturally dark, then this will take quite a bit of upkeep to ensure the color and strands stay healthy-looking. Chroma Absolu has seriously nourishing and hydrating formulas powered by healing acids to help the hair stay vibrant, strong, and shiny.
Red Hair Colours
Red hair colors
Cherry Balayage
Yet again, balayage is the easiest way to get playful with your color as you don’t need regular root touch-ups. Cherry is trending this year, and by adding pieces of cherry into your hair, you can get the look without too much maintenance. Of course, if your hair isn’t naturally blonde, those pieces will need to be lightened before the cherry tone can be added but what’s cool is that as the red fades, it will turn pink - two looks in one!
Clearly Copper
More and more copper hairstyles are showing up on Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. Copper is an easy color to achieve if you have red undertones in your hair. Why fight it by trying to go for a cool tone? Instead, this season, embrace this beautifully autumnal hue.
Rich Red
If you’re a natural blonde, then going red only involves keeping the color vibrant. However, if you have brunette hair (or darker), then you’ll need to bleach your hair before going red, which requires major dedication. Luckily you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair as much with Chroma Absolu, as it helps to nourish hair and prevent color-induced damage, so if you want rich red hair - you’ve got it!
Experimental Hair Colours
Experimental hair colors
Rose Quartz
Pale pink hair doesn’t ever really go out of fashion. It’s experimental for sure and makes a statement, but maintenance-wise, on blondes, it can simply be applied in-salon and washes out with ease. If you have darker hair, you’ll need bleach first, which means you’ll need to lean on a specially formulated color care range like Chroma Absolu to help prevent damage and frizz and ramp up shine and softness.
Going Grey
This year’s Pantone color of the year is Ultimate Gray, and going deliberately grey can look incredibly striking. You’ll likely have to bleach your hair first, so be sure to keep your hair seriously hydrated to ward off frizz and that tell-tale coarse texture that can come with bleaching.
In Nature
Natural hues like green or blue make a real statement, and, unlike pink, they really stick around in the hair. So, for starters, make sure you’re wedded to the idea and keep your hair moisturized to ensure the color fades evenly (no one wants patchy color!).
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