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Ask Rona: I am on the hunt for the right shade of red

First of all, I’d like to say I wish I’d stumbled upon this website when I was 14 – in the last week since finding this blog I have had a million “why haven’t I thought of that??” moments. Anyway, onto my question. I am 21 and have struggled with problematic, red sensitive skin and the never ending hunt for the right shade of red years (my hair is naturally a blondish/red color but I switch it up with different reds). I am looking for a shade of red that doesn’t enhance my red skin, but compliments it. Any advice ? Please help!

By: Rona O’Connor: Dear Allison, 
I can relate! If you’re wanting to be a redhead, choose colors with more natural undertones to the red. In other words, more brown or auburn; something that has a grounded tone to it. Try to stay away from bright, light ruby undertones or fiery coppers as they will enhance the red in your skin.  Stick with cooled reds with blue undertones if you want to try a brighter look. One other option: try adding natural red lights to your natural hair. Good Luck!