Top and Best Hair Color Shades for Indian Skin Tones (2022)

Best Hair Color Shades for Indian Skin Complexion

Best Hair Color Shades for Indian Skin Tones

We love to flaunt our hair in the different hair colors. Hair coloring is the trend and there are so many ideas that one can choose. But if you are wondering which shades will look good for Indian skin tone then, this post is meant for you. Hair color shades can range from richest black to platinum blonde. But every color is not meant for Indian skin tone, here are some shades that are very generic so, you can choose them to suit your complexion beautifully without looking over the top or you may ask the stylist at the salon.

Brown Hair Color Shades for Indian Skin Tones

So, let’s reveal which are the shades of the hair colors that looks enticing on the Indian skin tones. Majority of the Indian girls have medium to wheat-ish complexion. Therefore keeping that in mind, we made this list of hair color shades that suit Indian complexions.

1. Light brown

hair color shades light brown for indian skin tone

Light brown hair color shade looks good on fair to medium Indian skin tones as the lightness of the brown which get accentuated in the sunlight, makes the complexion even beautiful. Light brown suits all ages and for men too who would like to color their hair. You can also use light brown for highlighting purpose for the darker hair as base. This hair color is quite interesting as it is more like the universal hair colors that look flattering on majority of the skin complexions. Even the duskier complexioned ones can easily pull it off. 

2. Dark Brown

hair color shades dark brown for indian skin tone

Dark brown seems to be the most used hair color shade in India, like for people who would like to color the hair to hide the grey or for people who wish to try a hair color but that should be nothing extra dramatic therefore, dark brown is chosen by a lot of people. Even for girls who would like to go for highlights then to a dark brown base color and light brown can give a beautiful skin kissed hair effect. Or one can even try the Balayage with these colors. For black Indian hair color, shades like light and dark brown can be utilized to create a gradient. Dark brown looks more like the natural Indian hair color shades which are ideal for almost every complexion that we have in India.

3. Cinnamon Brown

hair color shades cinnamon brown for indian skin tone

Cinnamon brown is more like a reddish brown which looks good on fair to medium skin tones even those with dusky skin tones can also try this shade of hair color. This color too can be used as a base color for the light brown highlights. Read more on the Hair Coloring Idea for Indian hair and skin tone

4. Chestnut brown

hair color shades chestnut brown for indian skin tone

Chestnut brown is also a pretty good shade for the all Indian skin tone and for the dark complexions as well. Men too can go for chestnut or caramel brown which looks good. While you are struggling to hide the white hair and also wish to try a new hair color then Chestnut brown is a great pick.

Red Hair Color shades for Indian Skin tones

red hair color shades for indian skin tone

Red hair color also looks good on yellow undertone skin colors. Reds like maroon, deep wine color, burgundy, auburn add a nice touch of warm tinge to the hair. Shades of reds looks lovely on medium to fair skin tones. One can try deeper red color along with brown to create a dual tone effect. You’ll notice that even for the balayage and highlighting purpose as well, reds have been used extensively by the hair stylists.

Black shades for Indian Skin Complexions

black hair color shades for indian skin

Black and dark grays can be tried by medium to dark complexions as black hair color generally looks too rich and vibrant for the fair skinned complexions. L’Oréal casting Crème has a shade called ebony black which is good for dusky girls who already have naturally black hair and would like to color the greys, that color is good for covering grays.

Light Hair Color shades for Indian Skin Tones

bollywood hair color shades

Light colors includes honey blonde, blonde, golden, mahogany etc. These are the colors that can be tried by fair Indian skin tones as for darker complexions these can make the dark color even more darker. Thus, fair skin can carry such light colors nicely. Medium skin tones too can try the dark golden, darker honey shades for their medium to wheatish complexion or can use the shades of brown as their base color and use these colors as highlights and low lights. Lighters colors are also good for the Balayage highlights or the ombre effect.

So, these were the best hair color shade that suits Indian Skin tones. Which is your favorite shade. Have you used a hair color or highlighting before? Always try to take some time before going for an extreme drastic color change as it can change your look completely. Try to go softer with the shades when they are lighter like the blondes or platinum shades. For darker complexions, more natural colors with the cinnamon highlights are preferable, else one can decide what suits their features, complexion and face shape the best.

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