I make a crappy blonde; I’m a much better brunette or jewel-toned redhead. This isn’t news to me after 23 years, but unfortunately a lot of people find out what hair color doesn’t work after they paid for a dye job. Lovely ladies everywhere also fall victim to questionable looking fake tans; the spray is entirely the wrong hue for their skin and some women wonder why they look like they’ve been hosed down and rolled around in a softball field. This can all be prevented by some simple color theory.
In the early 80’s it was popular to talk about your “personal seasonal” coloring — re: “Are you a Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?” The determining factors involve your natural hair color, eye color and natural skin color at your palest.
I was having a hard time tracking down a good site dedicated to this concept (it would appear the “younger” audience doesn’t think very much into the topic)… and then I found a site (which looks like it’s from 1997) dedicated to men’s fashion with a halfway decent flowchart on determining which season you are:
I am an autumn– I determined this from my natural warm medium brown hair, pale olive skin and dark brown eyes. I currently dye my hair a dark shade of auburn, also in the autumn palette. I looked for a celeb with my coloring to help show how to wear this palette, and I stumbled across Jayma Mays. She’s been taking prime-time TV series by storm, and you may recognize her from Glee, Ugly Betty and Heroes.
These are promotional shots from Glee; the colors they put her in really work with her ‘’season”. Many of the colors they have her in are chromatic and directly off the wheel! Also, she’s totally adorable.
Jayma Mays in Glee: