Cognitive theorists will claim the best way to make a decision is to flip a coin. That you’ll know the right answer as soon as it’s in the air. We say: try telling that to someone trying to choose their next hair color – when the limit to shade options and techniques simply does not exist.
It’s no wonder “what color should I dye my hair?” has become just as popular a question as, “should I get bangs?”
The next best option in picking your perfect hue, then, becomes looking to other important factors, like your individual personality.
“Your personality is so important when choosing a hair color because your hair is the bow on top of who you are,” said Frédéric Fekkai, veteran hairstylist and founder of Fekkai brands. “You have to consider every aspect of your life from your physical features – face shape, underlying skin tone – to your daily routine – for example, do you rush in the mornings? Even what you do for a living can be helpful, as not many lawyers if any have pink hair.”
Whether you’re a go-getter, risk-taker, or infinitely more low-key, this easy quiz will help you pinpoint which exact hair color is best for you according to your personality type. Between money piece highlights or “shadow roots” (and everything in between) there’s still much to choose from – but it definitely beats a coin toss, every time.
You just woke up. What’s the first thing you do?
Pick out my outfit. Obviously.
Brush my teeth or go to the bathroom.
Nothing specific, maybe scroll through Instagram, respond to texts . . .
Make a pot of coffee. I’ve got a busy day ahead of me.
Write down everything I thought about during the night or something that inspires me.
What life motto best resonates with you?
“Work hard, play harder.”
“Do what scares you.”
“The journey is the reward.”
“Less is more.”
“Leaders never follow.”
What’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to hair color?
It always feels too boring!
Monthly touch-up appointments.
Pet peeve? Sometimes I forget I even dyed my hair.
That I can only pick one from my Instagram mood board.
What’s the #1 priority you want in a new hair color?
That it’s easy to upkeep.
That it’s FUN.
That it looks polished and professional but classic.
That it’s different from anything else I’ve tried before.
That it feels like “me.”
Last one. How often do you change your hair?
I’m always changing my hair.
Not very often.
I’ll usually change my hair at the start of a new season.
I like to change it up when I remember.
I go to the salon a lot, but I usually stick to my same shade.