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Updating your hair color is a quick way to change your look. As women age, changes in hair and fashion should change along with maturity. What is flattering on someone as a teen is not usually appropriate for a middle-aged woman. Creating a subtle contrast and tones of color is flattering to aging skin. The goal of choosing a color that makes you look younger is to ultimately flatter your skin.
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There are tones of brown hair color that are flattering to just about anyone. From dark, chocolate brown to light, golden brown, there is a shade for everyone. One side effect of aging is that you lose pigment in your skin. Thus, it is best to lighten your hair color one or two shades. A lighter color will make you look younger. Avoid hair colors such as dark brown or black. Rather, choose a medium chocolate brown or light sandy brown.
Blond hair is an ideal option for mature women because it adds life to the skin while also disguising gray hair. If you are a blond, or are going blond, choose a honey-blond hair color with gold tones. This shade of blond adds a rosy touch to the skin. Stay away from ash or platinum blond. Those hair colors may actually make you look older.
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A combination of multidimensional hair colors creates a youthful, natural look that will highlight your natural beauty. The best way to create this look is tone-on-tone highlights. This involves placing a mix of lowlights and highlights on top of your base color. The highlights and lowlights must be subtle. Too much of a contrast can be aging. The highlights should be within two shades of your natural color. The lowlights should be one or two shades darker than your natural hair color.
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