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post #1 of 16
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So, here in a little while I am going to go get my hair cut. I can't deal with it anymore, lol. Being said, I was hoping some of you lovely ladies could offer me some advice on hair color. Since I'm cutting it, I might as well dye it, but I don't know what color. I have a very light complexion, ghostly white as some people tell me, so I tend to stay towards darker colors and reds, but I want something different. Help me out! I'll post pictures too when I get done ^.^ But this is a picture of me with my current color.




I don't have many people I could ask, since mostly everyone I know around here is male, and I could dye my hair platnium blonde, and they still wouldn't notice. Oh... and my real color is a dark dirty blonde, almost brown, with lots of red.

post #2 of 16
Do you want a dark color to accentuate the paleness of your skin???
I would eliminate and brown color and focus with the reddish tones.
post #3 of 16
What Gail said.

If you want an all over change, I think a warm honey gold with auburn and copper highlights would suit you well, and would go a long way toward warming your skin tone.
post #4 of 16
Same here, I'm pale too...then I got WAY too many goth people saying they could only wish they could be pale as I am (and I was dying my hair dark like yours).

What I do now is I look for a chick on the box that is pale like I am and go with that. Lately I've been doing a light ash brown color.

Beware though: if you go away from the reds, you will still have a red undertone. I'm still trying to get rid of my reds (after year) and now my hair is a funky light ash brown with tiny red shimmers. I think its neat though.
post #5 of 16
With your pale complexion I would go for a blonde colour (not platinum blonde though) with some lighter blondes around your face for a framing effect. Red is nice but it is the hardest colour to maintain.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
What Gail said.

If you want an all over change, I think a warm honey gold with auburn and copper highlights would suit you well, and would go a long way toward warming your skin tone.
I agree with Arlyn on the color suggestion.

I have VERY pale, Irish skin, my natural color is all mixed - blonde, light brown, dark brown, reddish & gold (and now a little bit of gray, lol) and when I was my natural color, people used to ask me all the time if I was sick, if I felt okay, because the hair color made me look that much paler.

Now I'm a dark ash blonde, and it matches my eyebrows. No one has asked me if I'm ill since I went lighter.
post #7 of 16
I'm the kind of girl that lets my hair stylist do what ever she wants, so here's my suggestion. You should get a light brown lowlights then do streaks of blond and red on top. Make the highlighted portion chunky and broad. As for the cut, I would go with something slightly shorter and that goes along with the highlights. If you are in the Ohio area I could give you the name of the girl that does my hair. She is AMAZING!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
With your pale complexion I would go for a blonde colour (not platinum blonde though) with some lighter blondes around your face for a framing effect. Red is nice but it is the hardest colour to maintain.

I agree that with pale skin, lighter colours look more flattering. I wouldn't go dark red or brown at all, I would stick to a honey blonde or something light.
post #9 of 16
I would have to agree with everyone that lighter is better. I was thinking a darker blond becuase to light would look BAD!
post #10 of 16
I have very fair skin and I often refered to as pale or sickly too when I had black hair (plus lots of freckles must be the Irish/Scottish side of me). My natural hair color is Dark Brown with a lot of Copper red underneath, so when I pull my hair back everyone thinks I've bleached and dyed my hair copper red lol .

My hair right now is chocolate brown. Dark hair really suits me because I have really dark eyes and almost black eyebrows.

I made the mistake of dying my hair black...don't ever do that unless its a lifelong commitment. I would say don't pick too light of a colour because you'll have that faded, washed out look.

I definately think a medium brown with copper/blonde highlights could work for you. Or maybe a nice coppery red colour (i love orangy red colour)
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have naturally red highlights. Both my brother and sister are total "carrot top" redheads. They got the Irish side, I got the German side. Funny how that worked, being as I am the middle child.. lol, ok back to the point.

I like the idea of going lighter, but I'm afraid of it. My eyebrows are fairly light, but I've somehow managed not to look dumb with the dark hair over the years. I dyed my hair for the first time in 6th grade, and it was nearly black with tons of purple tones to it. I loved it. But, I'm older now, and I want something more... I don't know, classy looking? I always wanted to be different, yet I always wanted to play up my red, so IloveSiamese, I love your idea. Your hair pretty much describes how my natural color is. I'm really scared of the idea of anything blonde though. I'm afraid it will make me look washed out, but I was thinking about trying to get my natural color back, and playing it up a bit... goodness I don't know. I've never been this freaked out about dying my hair. Maybe it's because I actually want a real change for once.
post #12 of 16
How about a few little strands of pink?
post #13 of 16
Ali, please keep in mind that it is easier to go darker after going lighter than the other way around. If you go lighter, and then aren't happy with it, you can easily take it darker.

A good hairstylist will have samples that you can hold up to your face to match your skin tone. Even if you don't plan to do this in a salon, it might be a good idea to go to a couple of salons to check color samples to get an idea of what you might like to ultimately go with.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by GingersMom
Ali, please keep in mind that it is easier to go darker after going lighter than the other way around. If you go lighter, and then aren't happy with it, you can easily take it darker.

A good hairstylist will have samples that you can hold up to your face to match your skin tone. Even if you don't plan to do this in a salon, it might be a good idea to go to a couple of salons to check color samples to get an idea of what you might like to ultimately go with.
This is very true... and comforting. I didn't even think about that
And I don't know any good stylists... but I might be able to find something.

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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
How about a few little strands of pink?
Oddly enough, that's kinda a cute idea, but I don't like pink enough for that, lol.
post #15 of 16
The receptionist at the salon where I work has similar complexion to yours, and she just went to a rich, dark brown, and she looks smokin' hot. She had blond highlights and caramel lowlights for awhile, and the change is kind of dramatic, but sooo flattering. She kind of blended in with the crowd then, but is really turning heads now. Her cut is kind of a choppy bob with long bangs, very cute.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by alikatt
Oddly enough, that's kinda a cute idea, but I don't like pink enough for that, lol.
You could do any color, really, and just little strands like on the bottom, one on each side, so it's not too much.
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