Welcome back to Wigs 101! Today we will be covering one of the toughest parts of the wig journey: finding the right color for you. This is always a difficult thing for many of our customers because it is hard to know what a color will look like on you when you can not see it in person--sometimes the colors that we initially want do not turn out to be the best color for us. But, at Name Brand Wigs by Joshua24.com, we want to make sure that you find a "tried and true" color of your very own. :-) Here are a few tips and tricks to get you on the right path to the color of your dreams.

1.Match your natural hair color

Matching your natural hair that you may already have, or photos from your favorite hair color stage in life is a great way to find a shade that works--you already know that you like it! ;-) You can match on your own with a color ring or by guesstimating with the online swatches and color charts, but what most of our customers don't know is that we will personally assist you over text, email, or phone until we find a color that is right for you. Sending in a photo or even a sample of your hair is a great way to show us exactly what we are working with-- in return, we send photos of full wigs (if available) so that you can see EXACTLY what a color looks like. All you have to do is ask--how cool is that?! :-)

Phone: 320-685-7100    Text: 320-292-3447    Email: support@namebrandwigs.com

2. Match your skin tone

hair-color-wheel Your skin tone plays a huge part in if a color will flatter you or not. Finding out if you are cool toned or warm toned will be immensely helpful! There are five ways to find out:

  1. Check your veins. Push up your sleeves right now and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look green, you are warm toned. It is worth noting, warm toned ladies, that your veins aren't actually green-- they appear that way because you are looking at them through yellow-toned skin. Yellow + Blue = Green!


Amanda was kind enough to allow me to feature her cool-toned veins on this post! :-)


And...These are my (Chloe's) warm-toned veins!


Close up of warm veins.

  1. The jewelry trick. Think about whether you look better in gold or silver jewelry--not which one you like more, but which actually makes you look more radiant, glowing, and awake. Typically, women with cool tones look better in silver and platinum metals, where warm toned women look better in gold.
  1. The neutral test. Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues? Or does it look better in ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? If you said 'yes' to the first set of colors, you are probably cool toned. If you said 'yes' to the second set of colors, you are probably warm toned.
  2. Eye and hair color. Your natural eye and hair colors can help you figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool women have eyes that are blue, gray, or green with hair that is blonde, brown, or black with blue, silver, violet, and ash undertones. Conversely, warm women usually have eyes that are brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blonde, red, brown, or black hair with gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones. AAEAAQAAAAAAAArqAAAAJDBiNzVjYzlhLTZlMWQtNGI3NS1iNjQ5LTEyOTQ0YmM5MWJlNA975d193b655af79243b6b8dd66ed1711
  3.  The sun's effects. When you're out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit in the former category, you are warm toned, while cool toned women tend to burn ( fair-skinned cool toned girls will simply burn, while medium-skinned cool toned girls will burn and then tan.)

3. Have fun!

This is the most important rule of finding a color you love! Try a few that you like, or mix it up with a statement color. Wigs are color without commitment, so don't be afraid to be a little wild! :-) To check out some of our colored styles that we touched on previously, click here. But that's not all, HairDo's new pastel styles are finally here! Welcome Peachy Keen and Out of the Blue--who knows, they just might be the right color for you. ;-)


Peachy Keen



Out of the Blue

If you have any questions about color or anything at all, please let us know. We are here to help, and want to make sure that you fall in love with your hair! Leave a comment, send us an email or text, or give us a call. We can't wait to hear from you! :-)

Phone: 320-685-7100    Text: 320-292-3447    Email: support@namebrandwigs.com

 Until next time,  

Chloe at Name Brand Wigs by Joshua24.com

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