What color? Help please!

k33rstynk33rstyn Posts: 59Registered Users
Okay so I'm at that point again where I'm bored with my hair. I decided I'm growing it out as long as I possibly can (I'm doing it before I get too old and it just looks silly!) so it pretty much has to be color or highlights/lowlights. What color do you think would look best?
This is a pretty recent pic. I'm naturally a dirty blonde and I've been highlighting for about a year now.

Before that I had lowlights:

and somewhere around there I was my natural color too:

haha wow i never realized how different my hair was. I've never really drastically changed my hair, even though these pictures make it look like it!

So what color do you guys think I should go for? I'm going to be pasty white for the winter, so remember that. haha.



  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    Personally, I like the lowlights or closer to your natural. I think we have similar haircolors and we tend to look best with what mother nature gave us. :)
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  • JillH410JillH410 Posts: 594Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I know I have the ability to go between brunette and blonde, and I've been brunette for the past 5 months or so... However, I've recently looked at pictures with the two different colors and I think I look better blonde. Then again, I've stopped tanning and if I had a little bit of color I would probably think I looked better as a brunette. The contrast of the dark hair and my pale skin isn't looking too hot. I want to get highlights again, but am afraid of the damage. I think you look great with the blonde, but maybe some lowlights would help add some dramatic flair to liven it up. Good luck with your decision!
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  • wildwoodflowrwildwoodflowr Posts: 63Registered Users
    Oooo I love the color in the last picture you put up. Looks gorgeous and natural on you.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Another vote for your natural color, it really suits you. :)
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  • rockthecurlzrockthecurlz Posts: 910Registered Users
    My favorite is the last picture where your hair is natural. I think it suits you. :)
  • tulipantulipan Posts: 209Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think you look THE BEST in your natural colour. This light blonde doesn't fit you. In my opinion contrast between light, pale skin and darker hair is beautiful. And I think you're not right it's not hot. Well, it is hot:)

    And I'm not saying this, because have the lightest possible skin and natural black hair;) Look at Japanese girls. I think dark blonde and really light skin is one of the most beautiful compositions:)
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  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The last pic, definitely. Your natural color is beautiful on you! That light blonde in the first pic doesn't do anything for you, and washes the warmth out of your complexion, and the color in the second pic, while better, still doesn't do it. You need the warm natural color like the last pic.
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  • k33rstynk33rstyn Posts: 59Registered Users
    Thanks for all of the replies... I'm going in on Wednesday and I think I'm getting lowlights... hopefully my hairdresser will have ideas. She's someone I found through this website actually. :)

    P.S. I know I look really pasty in that first picture, but it's partially because of the harsh flash. hahaha. Just thought I'd clarify...
  • k33rstynk33rstyn Posts: 59Registered Users
    So I did it! I colored my hair a rich auburn with golden highlights. It's SO pretty. I no longer look pasty. I look tan and my eyes look so much bigger and brighter. Loves it. I'll try to post pictures soon. :) Thanks for all of your help!!

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Sounds great! Can't wait to see! :)
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  • k33rstynk33rstyn Posts: 59Registered Users
    So here are the pics! Hope you all approve! :)
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You did the right thing k33! It looks GREAT!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Great color, so natural! It really does compliment your coloring, and it will be so much easier for upkeep! :)
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  • KindaWavyKindaWavy Posts: 383Registered Users
    Very flattering. Excellent choice!

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