A new hair colour is a highly personal choice. There is no need to get overwhelmed by the vast range of possibilities for your new hair shade. Simply, follow these 5 handy tips from Garnier and find the colour that suits you!

Choosing a hair colour is never easy, whether you are a home-dye expert, or this is your first time taking the plunge in to the home hair dye world. Your choice will largely depend on your natural skin tones and of course your original hair colour.

  1. Warm colours for warm skin tones
  2. Skin tone plays an important role in what hair colours will suit you. If you have pinky, red, yellow or olive skin tones you can easily rock warmer hair colours such as golden blondes or auburn browns shades. Try our Garnier Nutrisse Crème 4.3 Dark Golden Brown, the hair colour choice of Davina McCall, for nourished hair and better natural-looking colour!

  3. Cool colours for cool skin tones
  4. Then there are those with cooler or more ‘citrusy’ skin tones with hints of blue, who should opt for cooler hair colours. This means you can really go wild with the edgiest colours, like a blue-based ash blond hair colour or a purple-tinged red hair dye.

  5. Don't stray too far from natural
  6. When something looks natural, it looks better, there are no two ways about it! A great rule is to stick to within two hair colour shades of your natural hair, in terms of light or dark, as your hair shade usually matches your complexion. Go too dark and your natural skin colour will probably be washed out, and vice-versa. If in doubt, roots or a dip-dye balayage look can create a more gradual effect, and they have been very popular this year!

  7. Baby steps
  8. For dramatic colour change, you really need to take your time. If you are aiming to go from dark to blonde, try a more neutral colour first, then build up to the real thing. Take special care of your hair using the Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Oil & Cranberry Range to keep coloured hair looking vibrant & shiny, wash-after-wash. Also, try our new Garnier Olia Supershine Hair Oil, to give that extra shine to coloured hair.

  9. Mix and match!
  10. Nowadays, there is a cornucopia of different fancy dyeing tricks you can use that blend different colours for a natural or trendy look. Try long dark roots with lighter tips for a stylish ombre look.