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Steps to Choosing the Right Color Wig

Options, options, options! Here are some tips to help make your decision easier when choosing a wig color.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to wig colors. From bright fuchsias to natural brunettes, the array of wig hair colors can be mind-boggling. If you want to make the right choice, here are a few things to consider.

Step 1: Decide on the Overall Look You Want

When looking at wig options, you’ll notice that some colors look "natural" while others are "unnatural". Specifically, natural colors include black, brunette, blonde, auburn, and so on. On the other hand, unnatural colors categorize as pink, blue, purple, or other bold options. 

To begin, decide if you want to stay close to your natural hair color or try something different. If you are new to the wig world, we recommend starting with something close to your natural hair color. Then, if and when you are comfortable, explore other options.

Step 2: Determine Your Undertone and Eye Color

An excellent way to choose the correct wig color for your specific look is to consider your eye color and skin undertone. Knowing your eye color is easy, but determining your undertone can be a bit more complicated. The easiest way to determine your undertone is to look at the veins on your body—the inside of your wrists often offer the most transparent look. 

  • If your veins appear blue or purple, you have cooler undertones
  • If your veins are green, your skin is likely warmer toned

Step 3: Figure Out What Color Wig Goes With Your Undertone

Once you know your undertone and eye color, you can move onto the fun part: actually choosing the wig! Here is a quick overview of some choices you could make:

  • Fair skin, warm undertones: Medium to deep warm brunettes, medium to dark auburn, honey tones
  • Fair skin, cool undertones: Golden and honey colors, light caramel brown, ambers and auburns, burgundy, red, strawberry blonde, and deeper cool toned brunettes
  • Medium skin, warm undertones: Deep warm brunettes, dark auburn, and ash or golden brown
  • Medium skin, cool undertones: Ambers and auburns, honey blonde tones, burgundy, red, strawberry blonde, and dark brunette colors
  • Olive skin, warm undertones: Warm chocolate brown, golden brown or blonde, warm or true black, and brown-black
  • Olive skin, cool undertones: Deeper cool-toned brunettes, dark golden auburn, licorice black, and blue-black
  • Dark skin, warm undertones: Softer blacks, cool toned medium brunettes, and blue-black
  • Dark skin, cool undertones: Deep blonde, warm chocolate brown, deep brunettes, brown-black, and blue-black

Other Considerations

Suppose you choose to stay close to your natural hair color. We suggest matching that color or limiting your range to two shades lighter or two shades darker. Going beyond that may not feel natural for you, causing you to feel less confident when wearing it.

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Steps to Choosing the Right Color Wig