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What Color Should I Dye My Hair? | Quiz Time!

If you haven’t yet found the *perfect* color for you, we’ve got your answers right here. Answer 5 easy questions to see your ideal color. Find your best color match with our What Color Should I Dye My Hair quiz now!

Ready for a New Hue?

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Changing your color is one of the most exciting and noticeable things you can do to your hair. It’s this instant transformation that has the power to totally change your look. And the sheer anticipation is a thrill! 

From the moment you decide on the color to the final rinse at the salon, the excitement to finally unveil and rock your new hue makes the whole experience kind of a blast when you think about it. But only when all goes well. 

If you’ve ever had a color that was completely wrong for you, you get why it’s really important to find the right color. The right one will be an ideal match with your complexion to give you a glow from within. It’ll bring out your eye color and even make the natural shade of your lips pop! 

When you want to change things up, jump on the latest dye trend, or explore an unexpected new look, choosing a new color is a great way to do it. Our quiz will show you the best color for you with 5 quick questions you can answer in under a minute. 

What Color Should I Dye My Hair? Quiz

What Else Should I Know?

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You’ve got your color match and the answer to “What color should I dye my hair?” Quiz results showed you which color will be the best fit for you and gave you a few shade options to choose from based on your skin undertones. So what’s next? There are a few more things you should know before you settle on your next color. 

  • Make sure you know your undertones. You might think you have warm undertones, but have you actually checked? Try the jewelry test with a piece of silver jewelry and a piece of gold jewelry. Put each on and determine which looks best against your skin. If it’s silver, you’re cool-toned. If it’s gold, you’re warm-toned. If you honestly can’t decide because both look great, you’re neutral-toned and can choose both cool and warm hair color shades!  
  • Get out of your comfort zone – comfortably. Maybe your results said red, but you’re not quite ready to tackle blazing copper red just yet. So take baby steps and try a medium brown with auburn or copper tones mixed in! Or if blonde is your recommendation but you’re not thrilled with the thought of bleaching roots every 4 weeks, try a dark blonde balayage look instead to leave your roots unbleached. If you love a color, there’s always a flattering way to do it! 
  • Leave bleaching to a professional. If you plan to DIY your new hair color and are going lighter, take our advice and leave the bleaching to a professional. It’s totally possible to bleach your hair at home – here’s our How to Bleach Your Hair in 7 Steps guide – but it’s also very easy to mess up. We want you to love your new color, not seek expensive color correction services or damage your locks because of it. Leave bleaching to a pro and stick to single-process colors for DIY! 
  • Properly maintain your color. If you take good care of your new color from the start, it’ll last up to a few weeks longer and stay vibrant. You’ll need a sulfate-free, color safe shampoo (and try not to wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week). Wash with warm, not hot, water to avoid lifting your hair’s cuticle and releasing more color with each shampoo. You can also try pigmented conditioners and toning shampoos to keep your color in top-notch shape!

Did You Like Our “What Color Should You Dye Your Hair Quiz?

What did you think of your quiz results? Is it the color you’ve always wanted to try, or something completely unexpected? Whether your best color is blonde, red, brown, or black, there are a million little hue variations for each and so many ways to uniquely rock these shades.

Don’t be afraid to get creative! We recommend working with a skilled stylist to find the custom-mixed shade that will be your perfect match. That might mean adding rich red or silvery tones to your color for added dimension, a few face-framing highlights to brighten your eyes, or a sneaky pop of unexpected color underneath. 

When you pick your hair color based on what actually suits you best and not just the colors you like in photos, you’ll end up with a more flattering shade that highlights your best features and elevates your look. We think you’re going to love your perfect color!

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