Best Hair Colors For Fair Skin: 35 Examples Not To Miss

By Sarah J. Helms / Updated on December 3, 2019

A new year calls for new hair color! Like with any skin tone, choosing a new hair color for fair skin can be both fun and intimidating at the same time.

Before digging into the beautiful examples below, here’s a quick look at the hair colors suitable for fair skin:

1

Light Blonde

If you have red undertones in your skin, choose a lighter blonde shade to complement your skin tone. Ashy blonde and platinum will look stunning on you!

2

Dark Blonde

If you have olive or yellow undertones, paler shades may wash you out. Choose warmer, darker blondes that will make you look and feel like sunshine!

3

Browns

The great thing about brown hair is that it is universally flattering but looks especially gorgeous on fair-skinned women.

You can’t go wrong with delicious coffee and mocha shades.

4

Striking Reds

If there’s one thing fair-skinned beauties can pull off, it’s beautiful red hair. Again, depending on your undertones, there are many flattering shades of red that you can choose from.

5

Rose Gold

Rose gold continues to rule the roost when it comes to trendy hair colors. It’s unique, downright gorgeous, and oh-so-pretty on fair-skinned girls!

6

Black

Good ol’ black can seem pretty stark against your pale skin, but if you’re more of an olive skin tone, this is the way to go!

7

Pastel Shades

If the above shades are a bit too “regular” for your liking, why not get adventurous with dramatic pastel hair colors? Think unicorns and all things magical!

Start off by determining your undertone (read more about undertone here) as well as keeping your eye color in mind. Once you have that in place, you can choose from one of these ideas and find the one suitable for you!

If you are fair skinned with green eyes, try this gorgeous shade.Photo: Instagram/@lindseypelas

Light Blonde #1. If you are fair skinned with green eyes, try this gorgeous shade.

Going really light can make you look almost ethereal!Photo: favim.com

Light Blonde #2. Going really light can make you look almost ethereal!

Ashy blonde balayage is a trendy way to go if you’re looking for a change that isn’t too drastic.Photo: pinterest.com

Light Blonde #3. Ashy blonde balayage is a trendy way to go if you’re looking for a change that isn’t too drastic.

Gorgeous light blonde: think Gwen Stefani and her statement platinum hairPhoto: pinterest.com

Light Blonde #4. Think Gwen Stefani and her statement platinum hair.

If you have blue eyes and want them to stand out, try going "granny grey".Photo: pinterest.com

Light Blonde #5. If you have blue eyes and want them to stand out, try going “granny grey”.

Big and blonde is a great look for winter.Photo: Instagram/@guy_tang

Dark Blonde #1. Big and blonde is a great hairstyle for winter.

Dirty blonde will beautifully complement your hazel eyes.Photo: pinterest.com

Dark Blonde #2. Dirty blonde will beautifully complement your hazel eyes.

There’s just something about straight blonde hair that will instantly transform you from Plain Jane to a goddess.Photo: Instagram/@heddabugge

Dark Blonde #3. There’s just something about straight blonde hair that will instantly transform you from Plain Jane to a goddess.

It may not be beach season, but beachy blonde waves are always a good idea.Photo: Instagram/@stephanie_danielle

Dark Blonde #4. It may not be beach season, but beachy blonde waves are always a good idea.

Dark blonde hair looks just as good with brown and black eyes.Photo: Instagram/@bebasuki

Dark Blonde #5. Dark blonde hair looks just as good with brown and black eyes.

Dark brown hair and green eyes go together like cheese and wine.Photo: Instagram/@dzzyzzle

Browns #1. Dark brown hair and green eyes go together like cheese and wine.

Ashy browns are great for those with cool undertones.Photo: pinterest.com

Browns #2. Ashy browns are great for those with cool undertones.

Add a few light highlights to make your brown hair pop.Photo: Instagram/@lisamarie_schiffner

Browns #3. Add a few light highlights to make your brown hair pop.

If dark browns are too stark for you, you can also choose a lighter shade like this one.Photo: Instagram/@cmcoving

Browns #4. If dark browns are too stark for you, you can also choose a lighter shade like this one.

For a bohemian touch, try a brown balayage look like this one.Photo: Instagram/@nera.z

Browns #5. For a bohemian touch, try a brown balayage look like this one.

This burgundy red is beautiful on olive skin tones.Photo: pinterest.ca

Striking Reds #1. This burgundy red is beautiful on olive skin tones.

If you have a cool undertone, try a copper red inspired by beauties like Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain.Photo: Instagram/@_jemmawade

Striking Reds #2. If you have a cool undertone, try a copper red inspired by beauties like Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain.

Fiery red hair looks divine with red lipstick.Photo: Instagram/@marigmnz

Striking Reds #3. Fiery red hair looks divine with red lipstick.

Now that’s what you call a statement look!Photo: pinterest.com

Striking Reds #4. Now that’s what you call a statement look!

This dark reddish brown shade is as sultry as they come.Photo: Instagram/@flukeofmakeup

Striking Reds #5. This dark reddish brown shade is as sultry as they come.

If it’s good enough for Kylie Jenner, it’s good enough for us!Photo: stylenoted.com

Rose Gold #1. If it’s good enough for Kylie Jenner, it’s good enough for us!

There’s just one word to describe this look – Divine!Photo: Instagram/@guy_tang

Rose Gold #2. There’s just one word to describe this look – Divine!

Rose gold looks adorable with short hair.Photo: pinterest.com

Rose Gold #3. Rose gold looks adorable with short hair.

The best part is that even when your hair grows out, it will still look amazing!Photo: pinterest.com

Rose Gold #4. The best part is that even when your hair grows out, it will still look amazing!

Rose gold short hair is perfect for girls who want to look chic and on trend.Photo: pinterest.com

Rose Gold #5. Rose gold shorter hair is perfect for girls who want to look chic and on trend.

Wavy black hair is stunning, to say the least.Photo: Instagram/@jew_booo

Black #1. Wavy black hair is stunning, to say the least.

Now that’s a look that will knock everyone’s socks off.Photo: Instagram/@bellamihair

Black #2. Now that’s a look that will knock everyone’s socks off.

A blunt fringe will add a new dimension to your look.Photo: Instagram/@bellamihair

Black #3. A blunt fringe will add a new dimension to your look.

A shining and very Kim K inspired look.Photo: Instagram/@kiisbeauty

Black #4. A shining and very Kim K inspired look.

Don’t be afraid to opt for bold makeup with your bold new hair!Photo: Instagram/@rahmanbeauty

Black #5. Don’t be afraid to opt for bold makeup with your bold new hair!

Lavender shades like this are perfect for warmer skin tones.Photo: Instagram/@snitchery

Pastel Shades #1. Lavender shades like this are perfect for warmer skin tones.

Light pink shades like this look amazing on cool skin tones.Photo: pinterest.com

Pastel Shades #2. Light pink shades like this look amazing on cool skin tones.

If you really want to stand out, you can always mix two or more pastel shades.Photo: pinterest.com

Pastel Shades #3. If you really want to stand out, you can always mix two or more pastel shades. Especially, if you have the amazing braids like these.

Pastel tips are a great way to experiment with this look if you aren’t quite sold on it.Photo: Instagram/@bescene

Pastel Shades #4. Pastel tips are a great way to experiment with this look if you aren’t quite sold on it.

Mermaid hair may not be for the faint of heart, but it sure does look magnificent!Photo: Instagram/@guy_tang

Pastel Shades #5. Mermaid hair may not be for the faint of heart, but it sure does look magnificent!
Final note – there is no dearth of colors and shades when it comes to hair color ideas for fair skin. Just keep a few things in mind, choose wisely, and last but not least, wear your new look with confidence and a dazzling smile!


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