How to find your perfect hair colour

As the summer season starts to fade, it might be time for you to look for a change for yourself. Whether that be a new fashion style, experimental make-up choices or a fabulous change in hair colour. Focussing on the latter, the idea of a change in colour can be daunting, but once everything has been taken into account, it could be the very transformation you need to end your summer with a bang.

find your perfect hair colour

When it comes to colour, there are so many variations to choose from. Whether you opt for an all-over colour in a bold, daring shade or a subtle ombre that gives you the best of both worlds; a burst of colour can transform the way you look. However, dying your hair doesn’t come without its complications, and a spontaneous decision to try an at-home kit to make your dark brown hair blonde could prove costly. The process itself is far from straightforward, and many of us have learnt the hard way that you can’t dye dark brown hair blonde, without experiencing an awkward ginger phase.

That’s where Central Studio can help. If you’ve decided you need a change in your hair colour, Bristol, but are struggling to find a shade you know will suit you, give us a call today and book your luxury colour consultation (you can find out more about that here). This way, you can make the change you’ve always wanted knowing that you’re in safe hands, with professionals that can and will provide optimum hair care techniques throughout the process (as well as helping you avoid that awkward ginger phase). We take into account various factors such as complexion and eye colour, as well as aspects of your personality that could affect colour choice. Below, you can see what we consider in the quest for the perfect colour:


The colour of your skin tone has a big impact on the hair colours that will suit you best. The most appropriate shade will compliment your skin, highlighting the advantages of each tone and complimenting each other for a fabulous end result. If you get this wrong, your skin can appear dull and washed-out in comparison to the loud hair colour, so it’s always best to seek professional advice.


There are a multitude of ways your eye colour can be enhanced and intensified by the correct shade of hair colour. For example, often colourist’s will opt for a contrasting colour to highlight the power and depth of both. If you’re eyes are blue or caramel, a golden blonde tone will give them an even bluer appearance. Green-eyed girls and boys should look towards a fiery or soft red tone to further enhance features.

Personal Style

Once a hair colour or shade has been decided upon based on physical attributes, it’s time to consider the various personality traits that also affect colouring choice. This is where it all comes down to you and what you want to get out of the transformation. Do you want to be a bit more ‘out-there’ with your fashion statements or are your outfit choices outrageous enough already? The most important thing is that you are comfortable with the shade(s) and feel confident enough to wear it with style for the last hurrah of summer, and into Autumn.

There are a few things to bear in mind before you take the plunge and start hash-tagging #TransformationTuesday with your new fade all over Instagram. The chosen colour is likely to stay with you throughout Autumn, and realistically, well into winter, so make sure it’s a versatile shade that can transition seamlessly with the seasons. Think about any big, upcoming social occasions you may have, and whether your new hair colour will be appropriate for your outfit.

Finally, good luck! We hope you end up happy with the ‘new you’ and that your new colour gives you the confidence to experiment like never before! There are many myths and legends about how hair dye can damage the condition of your locks, but by seeking professional help, you can rock fab, out-there colours safe in the knowledge that your hair is in tip-top condition.