How to Choose the Best Shade of Brunette for Your Skin Tone

Audrey Noble

Of all the hair color shades, we like to think that brunette might be the most universal. Experts seem to agree as well. "Anyone can wear brunette if they want to," says Reyad Fritas, a celebrity colorist at Frédéric Fekkai Fifth Avenue Salon."The technology behind the color today allows us to do so."

While we would never pit one hair shade against another, there's something about being a brunette that defines your features a little bit more. "Brunette will make your eyes and skin tone pop more than any other hair color," Fritas says. 

But don't confuse being brunette with having black hair; he says they're two very different things. "Black is an artificial color; very dark brown is the darkest shade," he says. 

And how should one take care of brunette hair? He says to avoid the sun because it will oxidize the color to a red or brassy tone. He likes to use color care shampoo and conditioners, like the Brilliant Ones from The One by Frédéric Fekkai. 

We asked him to break it down even further for us and to tell us how to choose the right shade of brunette since your skin tone plays a big part in what shade you should go for. Scroll down to see what he say the best shade of brunette is for your skin tone. 

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