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Old 05-09-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Default Objective Point of View - Red Hair or Blonde Hair

Hey everyone ive a bit of a dilema with my hair colour, ive got a boring colour in which some describe very light brown to very dark blonde (just take a look at profile pic to get the gist). Ive had the same hair colour and hair cut for 21 years and Im ready to take a risk and die it! The dilema is that my friends disagree I would suit a bright copper to red hair, which is what I want. They think I should go for a light blonde. SOoooo which do you prefer blonde or red? Here is a picture of what I want, an objective point of view would be great to help me make up my mind! Thanks everyone
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Looking at your profile pic, I think the red would look great! You could probably do blond too if you wanted. I think a warm, honey blond would be nice. Too many women who go blond go as light as possible...
Anyway, just do what you want, and if you don't like it you can always change it.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I love them both and have been them both I find people usually like the safer choice of blond but I like the wilder choice of red myself If you don't like it you can always change it
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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I'm a big fan of red hair too! Partly because my daughter is a natural redhead, lucky girl.
I think that you might want to start with something a shade or two lighter though (you are the girl in the blue shirt, right?) Just my opinion, but I think some shades of red hair only look right on people with very fair or pale skin tones. Warmer skin tones call for different shades of red. Really hard to tell from pictures, but that hair color looks a little too... deep orange, maybe?
If you start lighter it's easy enough to deepen the color later if you want to.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Really, whether or not it would look GOOD is going to depend a lot on your skin tone. My DIL thought she looked good in red. She didn't. in fact, she looked dismal. Her skin had slightly yellowish tinge that foundation couldn't cover up engough. She was great as a blonde.

Red is not a easy color to have. It greatly restricts what color your clothes can be.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Red hair is highly prized in my Irish family. As the mother of a red-head and a blonde, and a blonde myself, I think either is great.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I love the red color you've chosen. I've been a redhead for years and there's a trick to being the "right" red.

If possible, go to a wig salon and try on different shades of red. As a poster pointed out, some red shades can cause your skin color to have a yellow cast to it. Wrong shade! Try other shades until your eyes seem to "pop" and your skin looks amazing. It will when you find the "right" red.

Lipstick and blush can kill the red. You have to play around with shades to avoid skin from looking yellow again. Yep, wrong shades of lipstick and blush can do it as well as hair color.

After researching the reds, if you don't find just the right thing, you may not have the coloring for red. Then, begin with the different shades of blonde.

I happen to have skin the color of Disney's Snow White. People think because I'm so fair that I could go very light blonde. NO! There isn't a shade of blonde at all that looks flattering on me. I've tried them all. But red...oh yeah. Gorgeous!

Much luck to you and I hope you come back and post pics for us all to see.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I totally disagree that red restricts the color of clothes you can wear. People used to say that but it is so so not true Unless you always match your shoes to your handbag you don't have to go with the red hair and outfit rule
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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I totally disagree that red restricts the color of clothes you can wear. People used to say that but it is so so not true Unless you always match your shoes to your handbag you don't have to go with the red hair and outfit rule
True, true, my daughter carries off reds, purples, maroons, yellows, corals, all sorts of colors she's not supposed to be able to wear. The only color that look horribly wrong with her coloring are some of the blues and greens. Go figure.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Red! But, I'm kind of a dramatic gal anyway. I think you would look stunning with red hair!
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