I'm looking to refresh my haircut. It's been my intent for a while to grow it to shoulder length, and it's still not as long as I'd like, but I'm itching for a cut, and especially liking the first cut that Shannon posted in this thread.
However, in the name of giving shoulder length hair an honest attempt, I'm planning to refrain from cutting length off for another several months. Instead I'm contemplating coloring my hair.
I'm thinking dark red (auburn?). I've colored my hair that color before and loved it. But that was before I knew much about coloring or style or anything (not that I know much now - but it's way more than I knew back then). And I've aged in that time too....
My question is whether you think this color might suit me? My natural coloring is midline-cool (more cool than warm, but not super cool) on the spectrum. My hair used to have a fair amount of natural red in it, but that has faded with age, leaving me with brown and traces of gray hair. I usually see red hair on people with warm, not cool complexions, and wonder if perhaps it would be a bad choice for me?
Pic below is approximately the color I envision on someone who also seems to have a "cool" complexion - it's not super flaming red, but more red than brown. (I would dye it with henna, which I've done before, and this is about the color I think I'd achieve).
What do you think? Yay=Worth a try or Nay=danger zone?