color matching

You wear your hair color every day so it can be easy to forget that’s it’s always part of your color palette. This trend calls attention to your chosen hair color by matching it to your ensemble. Chose a monochromatic dress in the same hue as your tresses or try matching a single piece, like pants or shoes, for a subtler version of the look. Matching your hair and clothes creates a polished, pulled-together effect that will flatter your skin and show off your strands. Learn more about creating the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: Match your hair color as closely as possible. Try to get the exact tone, even if the shade is slightly lighter or darker than your strands.

Step: Add a bit of contrast with your accessories or a subtle print. Try a complementary belt, a small print, or a bright purse.

Step: Hair is shinier than most fabrics and a difference in reflectiveness will change the look of two similar tones. Use refinish dry shampoo or texture paste to reduce gloss for a modern, matte finish.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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