Without being corny, Cool shades are the connoisseurs of Cool. We know they counter Warmth and Tone brassiness with a georgeous gloss of Colour, but their beauty lies in each shades wonderful idiosyncrasies that may flatter the taste of one Cool user, and not the other. Such is the magic of these Shades, known to us as Ash, Beige and Silver Hair Colours, all members of the same family yet with such distinct differences.
From the Dark to extremely Light, here's how to choose the Cool Hair Colour shade that brings out the best in your Skin Tone.
Ash and Silver Hair Colour Shades
When you love you a monochrome Hair Colour, glistening in sleek smokey reflects stop searching, you've found the one. Courtesy of its predominately blue pigmented base, Ash Shades are the coolest of the shades — finishing off your Colour with a intensive dose of crispness.
Ash and Silver Hair Colours look phenomenal on cool or fairer skintones, particularly if you naturally throw a lot of Warmth (yes that happens in fairer skintones) that comes through when Colouring. These glacially cold pigments also make for the best Toner, countering excess Warmth with a dosing of silken pigment that promotes body and shine compared to a typical flat purple toning solution.
Don't be fooled into thinking these icy hues are only for Light Blondes, these elegant tones blend beautifully into Dark Blonde and Brunette shades.
Beige Hair Colour Shades
While you may be far more attuned to Ash's cool hues, it's time to get to know its softer, subtler sibling — Beige. As icy and crisp as Ash is, Beige is fluffy and creamier. Beige is a smoother, buttery hue that is extremely generous with its gleaming pearlescent reflects.
Beige's bubbly tones are for you neutral, cool and fair skinned beauties who have found Ash too intense and matifying, especially if you discover it brings out a redness in your complexion. Rich in luxuriously creamy hues, Beige has the perfect diluted blend of coolness and body, that still eliminates some Warmth while keeping your Colour shining in a glossy bounce.
Less Ash? Try these mixers.
Of course, there may come a time when Ash can be too much and the creaminess of Beige isn't what you are looking for, so we mix! Create a new Colour blend, subduing Ash's intensity with the sparkling neutral tones of a Natural shade creating a spectacular fusion of crisp silken reflects. You can still counter Warmth without turning your Colour in a Silver or Ash shade. Try these Colour combinations with a 50/50 ratio of each shade for an even balance. They will also nicely suit neutral skin tones.
Mix 9.1 Light Ash Blonde and 9 Very Light Blonde for the same Lightness, just a little less Ash.
Mix 9.1 Light Ash Blonde and 8 Light Blonde to add some depth.
Mix 7.1 Ash Blonde and 7 Medium Blonde for a neutral Medium Ash.
Mix 7.1 Ash Blonde and 6 Dark Blonde to add depth and keep the Silvery tone.
Less Beige? Try these mixers.
We can't get enough of these Beige mixers. Imagine a Natural shade with muted Golden reflects, like you would expect from a Butter or Wheat Blonde. The blend of Natural tones and creamy Beige hues are so smooth, so dreamy you can't help but fall in love with the mix of shimmering satin reflects. Sure, this mix will have the weakest Toning powers but the Colour result is a 10/10. Try these Colour combinations with a 50/50 ratio of Beige and a Natural shade for an even balance. Calling all skin tones, these Beige mixers are for everyone.
Mix 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde and 9 Very Light Blonde to add a hint of depth to your Beige.
Mix 8.2 Light Beige Blonde and 9 Very Light Blonde to get the Butter Blonde.
Mix 8.2 Light Beige Blonde and 7 Medium Blonde to add muted Golden hues.
Mix 6.2 Dark Beige Blonde and 5 Light Brown to get the Beige Brown.