What are the Jon Renau colors with dark roots?

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From a client email:

I’m wanting to get Kristen by Jon Renau but I would like to know what the rooted colors are since there is no mono part. I just don’t seem to understand the colors.

Any color listed on Kristen’s page that says “Shaded” means the color is rooted–except Salted Caramel doesn’t say “shaded,” yet it is also a rooted color. Are you looking for a red-toned color? A blonde? Let us know and we would be glad to help you find colors that might work for you!

All of Jon Renau’s Rooted Colors can be found below.

Very popular ones:

Some that are only available on select few styles:

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Finding a wig color based on your undertone

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By Eseandre

When it comes to beauty tips and things, we love to ask our friends and family members for advice. It’s easy to do when you see someone with a hairstyle or lip color that you love. But how many times have you experienced this dilemma? You visit a beauty store and buy a lipstick, blush or eyeshadow color that a friend recommended. You get home, try it on and find out that it totally doesn’t match your skin tone. But how is this possible?

The person you saw wearing the product you bought had the same coloring as you — or so you thought. But what you might not have taken into consideration is that person’s undertone might have been completely different from yours.

An undertone is simply the color underneath the surface of your skin. While the color of your skin falls into a universally recognized category (dark, light, tan, brown, fair, etc), what really matches your choice clothing or makeup is your undertone.

There are three undertone types: warm, cool and neutral (a mix of warm and cool). In order to determine which colors work for you, there are a few simple things that you can do to figure it out.

Look at your natural colors

As in your natural skin and eye colors. They can help you determine your undertone. Basically, if you have blue, green or gray eyes, you belong to the cool class. How many people have told you that you were cool? This could be why. Coupled with these eye colors, if your hair is blond, black or brown, you definitely are a member of the cool clan! On the other hand, those with warm undertones will usually have red, black or brown hair with beautiful hazel, brown or amber eyes.

If you have a neutral undertone, your undertone is about the same color as your skin tone.

Strip down

You can also try a little test: Go to your bathroom and strip your face of makeup. Then, get shirts in different color shades and hold them up against your face. Do the blue and green colors match your face well? Your skin is cool toned. Is it the red and yellow colors that seem to look better? Then congratulations, your skin is warm toned!

Play the vein game

Another simple thing you can do is use your vein colors as a guide. So flip your wrists over and let your veins speak to you. If your veins look greenish, your undertone is probably on the warm side. However, if you are cool toned, then your veins will appear blue or purple. If you have neutral undertones, then your veins may appear colorless or match the color of your skin.

Bling it on

Think about the jewelry you wear often. Do you gravitate towards gold tones, or do you prefer to keep it simple with silver? The color of the metals can actually help you figure out your undertone. Warm and olive undertones look good in traditional gold. Silver, platinum and rose gold looks good on those with cool undertones. If you can wear it all with no kind of clashing, you have a neutral undertone.

Once you have determined your undertone, it should make selecting wig colors a little easier.

For those with warm undertones, try tilting towards gold and brown wig shades. You can even pull off deep brown wigs with with red or golden highlights. Conversely for cool undertones, your skin might be better with honey blonde, black or brown wigs with grey or wheat highlights.

If you’re neutral, you can pull off almost everything, so don’t be afraid to play with colors.

So if you’re still worried about picking the right wig color, you can make things easier for yourself by buying a wig that’s close to your natural hair color. That will help take any apprehension out of shopping. Besides, wig shopping should be fun after all! Then when you’re ready, you can get a little bolder with your color choices.

Please know that regardless of the direction you go in, we’re here to help you find the styles that are right for you. If you need help, contact us.

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How to Pick a Wig Color Based on Your Skin Tone

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by Julia

It’s hard enough to narrow down a wig style when you have so many to choose from. Throw in colors, and that can make the choice even harder, especially when you’re shopping online. The reds, blondes, shaded pralines, browns and even grays are endless. So how do you know what will work for you if you can’t try the wig on first?

One thing you can do is buy a color ring with hair swatches so you can make the comparison at home. They’re available for a number of wig manufacturers, so if you have a favorite brand, you might want to invest in one.

If you don’t want to buy a color ring and just want to fly by the seat of your pants, you can actually try picking colors that complement your skin tone. “How the heck do I do that?!?,” you ask. Well, I’m going to give you some helpful hints for picking your perfect hue.

The first thing you should know is how to differentiate between the warm and cool tones of the hair because when you’ve basic knowledge about this, it is much easier to know what your skin tone is. So, you can consider this your guide to discovering all of the above.

Analyze your skin tone.

Before picking a wig color, it is necessary to identify the nuances of your skin. There are three categories: warm, cool and neutral. Knowing how to determine your complexion may seem confusing, but there are some tricks to figuring it all out.

If your skin has pink or olive undertones, your tone is cool; while warm-toned skin usually pulls yellow and gold. If you have a mixture of cool and warm, the safest thing to assume is that your skin tone is neutral.

You can also determine your skin tone by looking at the veins in your wrists. If they’re blue or violet, your skin tone is cool; if they’re green, your skin tone is warm.

Your eyes also have a little something to say about your skin tone. If you have little golden spots in the iris of your eyes, your skin tone is warm. If you have blue or green eyes, you usually have a cool tone.

Now that you know the tone of your complexion, it’s time to figure out your best wig color. One general rule of thumb is to choose a tone opposite of your skin tone. So if your skin has a warm tone, opt for a cool color and vice versa. If your skin tone is neutral, everything looks good, so you can pull off any color.

If you have a cool complexion, you can go for reds, oranges and similar tones. Don’t worry, you can pull these colors off so don’t shy away from blondes, honey browns, and chocolate browns.

For those with a warm skin tone, go for cooler colors such as ash blond, beige, champagne blonde or darker reds like auburn. You can even try blacks with purple hues or a fresh brown.

So remember, if you have a cool complexion, warm things up with reds, blondes and rich browns. If your complexion is warm, play with light browns, champagne blondes, deeper reds and bold black colors. And if you’re neutral, try it all!

If you’re still not sure, just look at one of your favorite celebrities who might have a similar skin tone and eye color. If their hair is similar to a color that you’ve always wanted to try, you’ll get a much better idea of how that color will look on you.

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