Want to start colouring your hair at home but not sure which hair colour is right for you? We’ve got you covered with our Josh Wood Professional Hair Colour Chart UK.
Permanent Hair Colour Chart
What do the numbers on hair dye mean?
When choosing your hair colour first start by identifying your base shade, also known as a colour level. We have 11 base shades in our Permanent Hair Dye collection, ranging from natural black to blonde. We use the professional hair colour numbering system which shows how light or dark a colour is. In this level system the lower the number the darker the shade, our darkest hair colour is 2.0 and our lightest hair colour is 9.0.
The best way to determine your natural level is to look at the roots of your hair. Check right at the base of your parting, at the top of your head and along the hairline in your root regrowth. Even if you’re grey you’ll still see pieces of hair that are your natural pigmented hair in this area and this is the colour we want to match to.
Our Permanent Hair Dyes are not designed to deliver dramatic transformations in hair colour. They’re formulated to match your natural shade and provide 100% grey coverage, giving you beautiful, modern natural colour with shiny, nourished hair. If you’re looking to go drastically lighter or darker than your natural hair colour, we always recommend visiting a salon.
What does hair tone mean?
Tone refers to the ‘finish’ of a shade - its degree of warmth or coolness. Our Shade Shot is Josh’s pioneering hair colour innovation that allows you to customise your colour finish and achieve a result unique to you. When choosing your hair tone let your complexion be your guide. To help you decide whether you are warm or cool skin toned start by looking at your vein colour. If they’re mostly blue, you're probably cool toned. If they’re more green, you lean towards warm toned. In general those who are mostly cool toned should pick a cool hair colour, and warm undertones look best with a warmer hair tone. If you’re somewhere in between you have the pick of both tones.
Choose Smoky Brunette for a cool dark hair colour finish without a hint of red or orange
Choose Champagne for a golden sunkissed hair colour finish
Choose Icy to banish brassiness in hair colour
Choose Caramel for a rich hair colour finish with honey hues
Choose Copper Gold for a golden red hair colour result
Choose Black Onyx for a deep, dark, cool black hair colour result