- Think about your skin tone. "Choosing a shade of red is really about striking a balance of tone," Vidov says. "If you have very warm undertones in your skin (yellow, orange, or red), you need to choose a cool red hair color to neutralize your skin tone."
- Try to create contrast between your hair and skin instead of matching. "Opposites attract," Barricelli explains. "Don't wear a copper red hair color if you have a gold-colored skin tone; create contrast by selecting a cool red color instead."
- There are some people, unfortunately, who just don't do well in red. "If your skin tone is overwhelmingly red, then refrain from coloring your hair red," the duo advises. "The red color in your hair will pick up and accentuate the red tones in your skin. The result will be overbearingly red and simply too intense for the eye."