hair quandary poll

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by Viola, Sep 16, 2011.

Please advise me

  1. Copper red like Rita

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. Chocolate brown like Jane Russell

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Raven like Dita

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Really pin-up girl red

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. Something else - let me tell you what!

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Please help me pick a colour for my hair.

    I have very light skin, fairly pinky. I do not tan, I burn and then go back to being light pink. I have green eyes.

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    This is me with coppery red hair. I think my natural pallor makes it more convincing. ;)

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    This sort of auburn-ish light brown is pretty much my natural colour - maybe slightly less warm than this pic but considerably more reddish than my avatar, which really needs to be colour corrected - that wall I'm standing in front of is ACTUALLY pale yellow but you'd have no idea - but I plan to scrap this avatar altogether when I have my new hair. :D

    Do I want to do red, like the first one, a dark chocolate brown, or black? The hairdresser is pushing for chocolate but I don't know if that's for special aesthetic merit or if its his default answer - he just said it would make my hair look richer and shinier. My husband would like black and Bettie Page all the way, and I think of red as the safe pick, mainly because I've seen myself that way before.

    This is a rather severe stoplight red but I sort of like it. I think it could be cute in a sort of Bettie Page-ish pinup style I count bright bright red as a separate vote from a naturalistic copper.

    Or should I be doing something else, and what should that something be? Help. All opinions gratefully received.
     
  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    A deep reddish-brown might be a better choice than pure chocolate -- if you've got green eyes, I think reddish/auburnish hair is definitely the way to go.
     
  3. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

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    Agreed - It will set off the colour of your eyes, and in a deeper hue, will make your skin appear alabaster. :)
     
  4. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    Agreed, auburn looks great on you.
    :eek:fftopic: Have you considered getting your hair cut into a Louise Brooks style bob? I think it would look fab & it's also really practical as the weather is getting hotter here. BTW I found a fantastic vintage hairdressers in Surry Hills. Sterling Hairdressers & Barber Shop. Great cutters & reasonably priced (for Sydney anyway).
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  5. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Hello Viola!!! :D

    These are the red tones I'd chose for you! Nothing too bright or too orange or too strawberry but more deep as mentioned above! I think these colors would look great with your complexion! Good luck! ( oh, and I would not cut too much, you have lovely hair!)


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  6. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks so much for the help, everyone! I really do appreciate it.

    Lizzie, does deep brown with red mean the auburns like Hadley posted, or more like: this lady, whoever she is I like both, and was just wondering.

    Lolly, I love tight retro bobs like that on everyone who has the hair texture and the bone structure for them... alas I am not one of those people. I'd have a really round face with my coarse, wavy hair constantly menacing small suburbs in its bid to build up for a swing at Tokyo. ;)

    Also my husband would have a little cry. And no one wants that. His reaction to the picture was "...on you? Not on you..." He says this is as short as I should go.

    That hairdresser looks amazing, though.
     
  7. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    That photo of the unknown gal, yes -- that's what I had in mind. There's a shade that Garnier puts out called "Sangria," or Dark Reddish Brown #59, which is just about the same as that -- I used to use it myself and was very pleased with the results.
     
  8. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Excellent, thanks. Okay. I was just checking because EVERYONE was saying deep/dark red and I wanted to make sure I had everyone on the right page.

    Garnier Nutrisse is really good. Hard to find most colours here (*sob*) but I used their auburn and their Pomegranate red had absolutely shocking staying power and richness, considering how fast even my hairdresser-applied-red like in my first photo washed out. I haven't seen it in stores here. I'll keep an eye out for Sangria but they seem to only like to stock like five colours (three blond!) at my local shops.
     
  9. scarlett

    scarlett One of the Regulars

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    Another vote for deep dark red. With your skin tone and green eyes -vavavoom!
     
  10. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

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    I have red hair to be like Rita... I think you should so a shade like mine, I use Loreal Intense red copper It is a great color. And I too am very fair I use the lightest make up I can get my hands on
     
  11. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Grant Fan, I hear you on the makeup. Some companies, even their "ivory" is rather dark on me. At least in winter. I'm torn on whether I should embrace the sun and try to "tan" down to a normal colour - or protect my skin since I burn so much.

    Looks like red is winning. I was going to go to the beauty parlour today but my husband seems to have an impressively vintage ailment - looks like whooping cough! (or maybe pneumonia) But it looks like I have a plan for during the week, at some point. I promise pics and a new avatar.
     
  12. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    I think the red would look best, with your fair skin and green eyes... but I can also see you working the dark brown a la Jane Russell. I'm not a fan of unnatural looking colors for hair, so I don't like the stoplight bright red, or the dark reddish brown - many times dark reds pull burgundy and just look "off" IMHO. Also, a really vivid or unnatural color like flame red or dark burgundy or blue-black really needs a made-up face. If you tend to go without makeup often, or wear light makeup, it can make you look very washed out.

    I'm anxious to see what you decide!
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011

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