This Handy Chart Makes Choosing a Hair Color So Easy

Hair color is so multifaceted now that it's impossible to settle on a shade anymore. To make it more complicated, instead of "brown" hair, now there's "tigereye," "deep sable brown," and even chocolate mauve if you're vying for a tinge of rose gold hue. But the balayage, highlights, and smatterings of color are just part of step two—it's step one you need to settle on first: the base color. Although, trying to decide on that can keep you up at night too.

To help make the selection process a bit easier, we spoke with master colorist Gio Bargallo of Rita Hazan Salon in NYC to compile the ultimate hair color chart for brunette, red, and blond shades. Peruse the colors below, study up on their undertones, and bring your new hair inspo to the salon. Keep scrolling to get started!