E Report / Jul 11th, 2018
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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, What’s the Best Color of Them All?

Bored with the same old, same old? Ready for a fresh new look?

Switching up your hair color is a fun and easy way to shine, but it can also be daunting to find one that really makes your complexion sing. As we talked about in last month’s article on matching face shape to hairstyle, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to narrow down your choices. This month, we’ll help you find hair colors that will have an instant flattering and brightening appeal and will make you feel and look your very best.

Find your tone.

Skin tones fall loosely into three categories: Warm, Cool, and Neutral. To find your tone, wash your face of any makeup, and do a quick scavenger hunt for a bright green or blue item (shirt, towel, throw pillow, folder—anything you can easily hold up to your face), as well as a red or yellow item. Then head into the bathroom or any other room with bright lighting.

Standing in front of the mirror, hold up the blue/green item near your face, and do a quick evaluation. Next, hold up the red/yellow item. Chances are that one of the two will quickly jump out as the right color family for you by making your skin appear healthy and energized. The wrong color will make your skin appear dull and blah.

If your winning color is….

  • Blue/Green: You are COOL
  • Red/Yellow: You are WARM
  • Both looked great: You are NEUTRAL

Confirm your findings.

Need a quick way to confirm your assessment? Check the the inside of your wrist. If your veins appear blue or purple you most likely have COOL tones. If they look more olive you have WARM tones.

Opposites don’t always attract.

We’ve all heard that opposites attract, but that doesn’t always hold true for hair color. Choosing a hair color that compliments the natural undertones of your skin will provide for the most pleasing palette. If your skin color is COOL, you’ll look best with tresses in the cool tones. Envy wig colors such as Mocha Frost, Almond Breeze, or Chocolate Cherry will look great on you. If you’re a WARM, reach for Creamed Coffee, Vanilla Butter, Cinnamon Raisin, or Lighter Red. If you’re a neutral, any color should work well, just pay attention to providing contrast between your skin tone and your hair color.

No matter what your skin tone, there is an Envy Wig that will help you look your best. For the latest in color selections and styles, check out our full catalog! (Pro tip: There’s a handy Color Index and Chart on pages 56-58.) And if you need more help determining the best color for you, head to your local Envy Wigs retailer—the pros there will be able to help you find a style and color you’ll love!

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Words of Wigdom
The secret to a perfectly natural look is a slightly imperfect part, says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Gently reposition strands along the part line or snip a few wispy pieces using manicure scissors—AND some restraint—for a slightly messy part that looks all your own.”
“Throughout my 20-year career, women’s comfort has always been at the top of my mind,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, whose Stretch Cap Technology hugs the perimeter while eliminating pressure points for maximum comfort.”
For first-time wig wearers, “The trick is to stay close to the color of your eyebrows,” notes Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. If not, “then consider dyeing your eyebrows to match your chosen wig color.”
“Few people know that wigs can be styled just like natural hair—and that most hairstylists are happy to give your wig a custom cut,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Trimming bangs and shaping to your exact specifications can help make your wig indecipherable from your own natural hair.”
“The “Grey Hair, Don’t Care” trend—which saw women embracing their grey—is stronger than ever. And not just with the over-50 crowd. “Silver is chic, edgy and looks great on almost anyone,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, who offers nearly every EnvyHair™ and synthetic style in 3 multi-dimensional grey shades.”

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