Women with olive skin have the advantage of a sun-kissed glow all year round, so make the most of your complexion and compliment it with a great hair color.


Olive skin requires specific hair color product choices that depend on features like eye color and natural hair color. While changing hair color from black to brown is less drastic, you'll need to make sure to choose the right brand when you're dealing with permanent hair color at home.

Like all skin tones, an olive complexion can fall into either a cool or warm tone, so you have to make the right hair color choice, for the most flattering look.

Neutral Hair Colors for Olive Skin

Certain hair colors are neutral, meaning they suit both warm and cool complexions. Consider hair colors such as black, dark and light shades of brown and dark reds. There is no surprise that so many women with naturally dark brown hair and olive skin keep their hair dark - it's perfect for their skin tone.
The following hair colors should be considered as your spot-on hair color options: black, shades of brown or dark red. We recommend Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy Permanent Hair Color, the Natural Black, Darkest Brown or Medium Golden Brown shades.

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Cool Hair Colors for Olive Skin

A true olive skin color is actually naturally cool in tone, so choosing a cool hair color will bring out the best features of your complexion. The following shades are perfect for a cool olive skin tone: blue black, ash brown, violet shades, burgundy, dark copper colors.

Saturate your hair with a rich masque of gorgeous color from Garnier Ultra Hair Color in Blue Black. This special color system completely covers gray hair, 100%, and contains natural fruit oil, which penetrates the hair fibers to completely color and condition. For Blowout Burgundy or Ruby Rush shades, try L’Oreal Feria Power Reds Hair Color.

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Warm Hair Colors for Olive Skin

A warm hair color will pick up the golden, yellow undertones of your olive complexion and enhance them. Highlights can add visual interest to hair. While going totally blond might not work with olive skin, darker shades of blond with dark brown highlights can be flattering. You can infuse your brown hair color with dark blonde highlights.
When choosing a hair color, try the following types of shades: golden brown, chestnut, caramel or reddish blond. Remember: olive skin and platinum blond are not a good combination. We recommend John Frieda’s Precision Foam Hair Color in Dark Caramel Brown, Light Amber Brown or Medium Chocolate Brown.

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