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Fall Into the Season with Your Best Hair Look

Fall Into the Season with Your Best Hair Look

As the summer winds down and the air begins to cool, our beauty routines shift to accommodate the seasonal changes. Everything from the way we care for our skin and wear our makeup to how we trade in our bright manicures for darker hues that evoke thoughts of crisp, cool weather.

Cristophe Salon Newport Beach owners Scott and Jennifer Fontana know that hair color is not exempt from the seasonal changing of the guards. However before rushing to the nearest salon, there are a few things to think about before deciding on a new color.

“Take into consideration your skin tone and eye color,” said Scott Fontana. “Hair color acts as a base for the rest of your look and has the power to impact many other features. For example, certain shades can bring out particular eye colors and flatter certain skin tones while other shades can wash a person out completely. It is important to remember that when updating your look for fall, start with your hair color while analyzing your skin and eye color.”

In the beauty world, seasons aren’t just a time of the year. Individuals can be described as “seasons,” depending on skin tone, eye color and hair color. Those three factors combined can help you decide if you’re a winter, summer, spring or fall and act as a guide in leading you in the right hair color direction, with the help of a professional colorist. Jennifer Fontana, an award-winning color expert adds, “Though some may be defined by a particular season, rules are meant to be broken. If you’re looking to go cross seasonal, you can achieve the look by clearly communicating what you’re looking for and working with a colorist to achieve it.”

christophe blondWinter – described as crisp, cool and intense, winter skin tones have pale skin with blue and coral undertones. For winters looking to go blonde, requesting a lighter, icier hue will enhance eye color and keep the skin looking cool. Those looking to embrace red hair should lean towards richer mahogany tones. If considered a winter brunette, try the latest color trend of walnut or almond brown. Scott Fontana adds, “The warm tones associated with the walnut and almond brown colors are versatile and flattering on a number of different seasons, but especially winters, as they warm the features and add depth to skin tone.”

Summer – summer skin tones are pink with warm undertones and can be, as Jennifer Fontana described, “Delicate, soft and light.” Summers looking to go lighter should look for light to medium color hues, even platinum blonde. Auburn tones add warm on summers while dark hues tend to be summers most flattering look. Spring – spring skin tones are typically considered bright, sunny and radiant. This season tends to have very lively skin with earthy, golden undertones. To achieve the best blonde, springs should lean more towards warmer hues and strawberry tones. Stay light coppery or golden if red hair is the desired end result. Springs looking to go brunette should ask for warm light to medium brown tones with red hued highlights.

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Spring – spring skin tones are typically considered bright, sunny and radiant. This season tends to have very lively skin with earthy, golden undertones. To achieve the best blonde, springs should lean more towards warmer hues and strawberry tones. Stay light coppery or golden if red hair is the desired end result. Springs looking to go brunette should ask for warm light to medium brown tones with red hued highlights.

 

Fall – fall skin tones are earthy, deep and natural with warmer undertones. The rich eye colors of fall tend to look best with intense and vibrant hair colors. Think medium to deep golden blonde for the falls looking to go light. These will be the most flattering without muting the overall coloring. Scott Fontana suggests that “Fall skin tones that want to go red should request rich, warm red tones or auburn. When it comes to going brunette, falls can try almost all shades from medium to black-brown with red undertones, which can make eye and skin color truly pop.”

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To learn more about changing your hair color for fall, visit Cristophe Salon Newport Beach owners Scott and Jennifer Fontana at www.cristophenb.com and ask for a complimentary new client consultation.

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