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How To Find The Right Hair Colour As Per Your Skin Tone?

When choosing a hair colour, it's important to know which shade will suit your skin tone. The right colour helps accentuate your best features, giving you a stunning appearance. On the other hand, an unsuitable hair colour may make you feel hesitant and unconfident.

Whether a colour would look good on someone or not, depends largely on one’s undertones. So, before we proceed to understand how to choose the ideal hair colour, let’s learn about what skin undertones are and how can one determine them?

What Is Your Skin Undertone?

Your skin undertone is different from your skin tone, which is the surface colour of your skin. While this surface colour of your skin may develop a tan during the summers or pale in the winters, your skin undertone remains consistent throughout. There are three different skin undertones, i.e., cool, warm and neutral.

Make sure that your hair colour compliments your skin undertone. Individuals with warm skin undertones should opt for warm colours such as copper, whereas those with cool skin undertones should choose cool colours like walnut brown.

Here’s a few ways through which you can determine your skin undertone:

1. Examine Your Skin

Look at your skin in a well-lit room. If you are able to spot yellow hues, you may have a warm undertone, whereas a pinkish hue would mean a cool undertone.

2. Check Your Wrist

Take a close look at your wrist veins. Blue or purple veins would indicate a cool undertone, whereas, green veins would mean you are warm-toned. If you are unable to determine which colour is dominant in your wrist veins, then you may have a neutral undertone.

3. Examine Your Eyes

Deep brown, blue, or green eyes would mean that you have cool undertones, while hazel eyes with golden flecks, or amber eyes usually indicate warm undertones.

Now that you have a fair understanding of skin undertones, let’s move ahead to all the gorgeous shades you can choose for your unique skin tone.

Best Hair Colours For Your Skin Tone

With a vast range of hair colours available, some people may prefer bold or vibrant shades, while others may opt for more subtle, natural-looking colours. However, when selecting a colour, you may want to consider factors such as your lifestyle, career, and personal style.
Additionally, you also need to consider your hair’s quality and type, and what kind of care it requires to prevent any damage.

Keeping the above points in mind, you can confidently choose a hair colour that complements your skin tone and enhances your overall appearance for any occasion. Our experts at Godrej Professional have curated a list of suitable hair colours to suit different skin tones-

1. The Brown Hues

Women with curly long hair

Brown is the most natural, understated yet chic way to go about when colouring your hair. This shade reflects beautifully in natural light and is also very subtle. If you boast a warm skin tone, then you should settle for hair colours such as iced chocolate, dark brown, mushroom, or light brown. On the contrary, if you have a cool undertone, then you must stick to cinnamon, chestnut, and caramel hair colours. You can achieve a fabulous look by either opting for highlights with any brown hair colour shade or going global!

2. Honey Blonde

Women with blonde hair

If you have a cool skin tone, you can consider experimenting with Honey blonde and Caramel. Honey blonde can give your tresses a subtle sun-baked look. This hair colour is basically a mix of amber brown and golden yellow, which can play a significant role in transforming the appearance of your hair.

3. The Classic Black

Young women with short black hair

Who said black is boring? Accentuate your dusky tone by donning a jet black hair shade or simply covering those greys. Black is a truly timeless hair colour which looks great on everyone. The Godrej Professional No Ammonia Creme Hair Colour Range is a perfect way to achieve shiny, envy worthy jet black hair that you would love to flaunt.

Dimension Ombreyage Collection by Godrej Professional

Are you looking for something that is more fun, trending and that creates a persona complimenting your every mood, outfit and personality? Try the Dimension Ombreyage Collection that combines different hair colour techniques, cuts and styles to create a look that is uniquely yours, exclusively crafted by our in-house experts.

This innovative hair colouring technique is a fusion of two popular trends, Balayage and Ombre, resulting in a striking and unique appearance with complementary yet contrasting hues. Explore the collection to find your favourite shade:

1. Sandstone Ombreyage

Smiling Women with Sandstone Ombreyage Hair Colour

This hair colour is great if you’re looking for a mix of earthy tones in the range of light to dark brown hues. The best way to style this is with a wavy or curly cut.>

2. Auburn Ombreyage

Young women in Auburn Ombreyage Hair Colour

This colour mixes orangish and reddish shades and gives a natural makeover appearance. The best way to style this is with a layer cut, with fringes or bangs.

3. Crimson Ombreyage

Women in Crimson Ombreyage Hair Colour

If you love the shades of red, Crimson Ombreyage is your perfect choice! This bright colour will complement your skin in just the right way, bringing out a striking look. The best way to style it is with a wavy or curly cut.

4. Pearl Square Ombreyage

Men in Pearl Square Ombreyage hair Colour

Looking to stand out? The Pearl Square Ombreyage shade is the right choice for this. This iridescent creamy, pearl-blonde colour looks great on many different hair styles.

Hair Care Tips to Follow After Hair Colouring

Taking good care of your coloured hair is crucial and this can be achieved by using hair care products that are specifically formulated for its unique needs. To maintain the vibrant colour and overall health of your hair, our experts recommend using the colour-safe shampoos and masks offered by Godrej Professional.

1. Probio Honey Moisture Shampoo

Probio Honey Moisture Shampoo By Godrej Professional

If your scalp and locks suffer from dryness, chances are that colouring can worsen this problem. But the Probio Honey Moisture Shampoo is here to your rescue as it helps in locking your hair with intense hydration and moisturisation.

2. Probio Honey Moisture Hair Mask

Probio Honey Moisture Hair Mask By Godrej Professional

The intense hydration formula of the Honey Moisture mask helps you do away with dryness, from the roots to the lengths of your locks.

Enriched with honey and nourishing oils, this mask is perfect for your dry and dull scalp and hair. It helps to keep your hair colour protected, while locking in moisturisation so that your tresses shine with strength and softness.


Here’s your solution to finding the best hair colour for your skin tone! With all these tips, there’s no more reasons to stop yourself from getting your hair coloured with gorgeous shades! Just ask your stylist for the Godrej Professional range at your next appointment or visit your nearest Godrej Professional partner salon to flaunt your stunning hair.