If you’re considering trying out a new hair color but are not sure exactly what look you want to go for, it may be helpful to look at your eye color. In addition to skin tone, professional hairstylists assess their clients’ eyes when recommending a new shade. Meaning without even realizing it, your green eyes are pointing you in the direction of the best, most flattering hair colors for you.
It all comes down to basic color theory — certain hues complement each other better than others. “Hair color can really make green eyes pop,” Shvonne Perkins, manager of training at Madison Reed, tells POPSUGAR. While the best hair colors for blue eyes include any shade of blond and brown hair, the list of best hair colors for brown eyes is limitless. Green eyes, on the other hand, look best when paired with warm tones. Copper hair and gold tones specifically bring out “the nuanced other tones in the green so beautifully,” Perkins says. Because if you take a good look at your green eyes, chances are they have flecks of gold, copper, and yellow tones in there.
The Best Hair Colors For Green Eyes
When thinking of copper- and gold-toned hair colors, you have more options than you may realize. “This doesn’t mean you have to have a full head of strawberry-blond or copper hair,” Perkins says. “Soft dimensional hues of these tones can be added using all different shades of tinted glosses.” Popular colors include honey blond, amber, caramel brown, and golden brown. Just picture some of the most famous green-eyed celebrities: Sarah Hyland, Lucy Hale, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Olsen, and Amanda Seyfried, to name a few.
If you’re still having trouble determining whether your new hair color will play up your green eyes, Perkins recommends you look at the colors you naturally gravitate to in other areas of beauty. “Take notice of what you like and don’t like when it comes to makeup shades, especially eyeshadows, and follow that same palette in your hair color,” she says.