This Handy Chart Makes Choosing a Hair Colour So Easy

Lindsey Metrus

Hair colour 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 colour are just part of step two—it's step one you need to settle on first: the base colour. 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 colourist Gio Bargallo of Rita Hazan Salon in NYC to compile the ultimate hair colour chart for brunette, red, and blond shades. Peruse the colours below, study up on their undertones, and bring your new hair inspo to the salon. Keep scrolling to get started!

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