Hair Colour Chart


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  

Josh Wood permanent hair colour chart with hair colour numbers and pictures of hair colour results from shade shot colour variations


What do the numbers on hair dye mean?

Base Shade 

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?

Hair Tone

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 Chestnut Brunette for a warm, rich hair colour result

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 

Need a little more help?

Our personal hair colour consultation tool will take you through this process step by step - with visual references!

Still unsure?

Book in for a complimentary 1-1 hair colour consultation with our team of expert hair colourists.

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