A hair color that works on every single skin tone? You probably think such a thing couldn't exist. But red carpet and social media trends as of late have revealed one particular shade that seems to look cool next to everyone's skin: dark, fair, and everything in between.
What could this magical color be? Spoiler: It's a surprising one. Keep scrolling to see this universally flattering color on nine different skin tones!
Surprise! The color is platinum blond. What makes this shade so widely flattering is actually somewhat counterintuitive. The fact that platinum such a stark and unnatural hue to begin with gives a high-fashion cool-girl vibe. If you want to up your edge by only changing one element of your look, ask your colorist to bring you platinum.
White-blond hair on dark skin is stunning, especially on a short cut. Just remember to leave the bleaching process to the pros, or you'll end up with a brassy result.
More proof that short platinum hair is the look of the moment. Model Ruth Bell used to have long, strawberry-blond strands, but this look is stunning.
Admittedly, platinum isn't exactly the easiest hair color to maintain. But this style shows that icy blond strands paired with dark, lived-in roots still look sleek and modern.
Rita Ora has always embraced bleached hair, but this almost-white platinum shade absolutely nails the cool-girl look.
Match your platinum-blond color with a shag cut and bangs for the hippest hair look of 2016. Check out more shag inspo here.
Proving that cool platinum hair color even works on medium skin with warm undertones. Want to find out what your skin's undertones are? Here's a helpful guide.
Afraid that platinum will wash out fair skin? The look actually creates a monochromatic effect, evoking an ultra-modern "aliengelic" vibe.
The beauty of a white-blond hair color is that it makes statement lips even look more high-fashion. Nervous about rocking a bold lip color? Check out our 10 commandments of wearing bright lipstick.
Shop products to maintain platinum blond hair below!
The secret to keeping platinum hair bright and cool-toned is using purple toning shampoo once a week.
This brightening shampoo cools down your blond without damaging your strands. For platinum in particular, it's a choice purple shampoo.
Intensify your color with a brightening conditioner. Colorists swear by this Eva Fabuloso pick.
The bleaching process does have a drying effect, so make sure to treat you blond at home with a damage-erasing mask. This reparative treatment heals hair from the inside out.
Olaplex is the secret to keeping your strands healthy, post bleach. Apply this to towel-dried, unwashed hair, and leave it in for up to 48 hours for maximum results.