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    AF Blog — Aquamarine

    It's Our Birthday! Thank You, Fox Fam, for 10 Years of Love

    Everyone has a bestie who celebrates their birthday MONTH (cue eye roll). Well babe, we’re that bestie and we’re going to celebrate turning 10 ALL. YEAR. LONG because it’s that monumental. We kicked off the celebration by reminding you of WTF was happening back in 2013, celebrated the colors that started it all, and even added some new rescues to our roster.

    While we keep the celebration going, we wanted to hear from the Fox Fam on what they love about Arctic Fox and why you’ve stuck with us for so long, here’s what you said. 

    Keep the love coming, we truly don’t tire of your support whether it’s fire photos we see on Instagram, stunning transitions on TikTok, feedback on Facebook, or our 1:1 convos in our DMs. You keep us going and you continue to help us support animals in need across the globe. Here’s to 10 more together!

    Shoutout to our AF Ambassadors - you rock!

    @kreeppyy_ in Aquamarine and Periwinkle. The mermaid vibes are just....🤌

    @sararoudbari rocks Cosmic Sunshine - ugh are you kidding me?! What a stunner.

    @silkyorchids used Bleach, Please as to lighten her hair and then went in with Virgin Pink and Frosé for this totally hot, punk rock look!

    @jessicamaiapinto shows us what a pretty blend you can achieve with Frosé and Wrath - it's giving cotton candy skies and we're in love! 

    @norelle.k mixes it up with Bleach, Please - that split dye combo and the black hair is such a bold and stunning look!

    Happy 10 Year to the Colors that Started It All

    Guess what Fox Fam? 👀 It’s our birthday and we’re celebrating ALL 👏 YEAR 👏 LONG 👏 🥳 We’re celebrating by continuing our mission and partnering with a brand new, very special rescue. For the next ten days, we’re increasing our donation amount by 10% (that means 25% of our net profits) to Pup Culture - a non-profit animal rescue dedicated to saving dogs and educating the community about the importance of adoption.

    And of course, none of this would be possible without our incredible Fox Fam. We’re shining the spotlight on the iconic colors that started it all and celebrating YOU for being a part of our mission all these years. Support the cause while we take it back to the OG iconic colors that made us who we are 🌈 🦊

    Purple AF: Purple AF is one of our FAVES! Formally known as Purple Rain, this deep, true purple is a versatile color that works well on a variety of base colors from platinum to light brown, giving deep tints of color to darker hair and showing vibrantly on pre-lightened hair. It even works well to cover up other faded colors effectively!  

    Image Credit: chris0712

    #AFProTip: Purple AF pairs well with tons of other AF shades; try mixing it with some Wrath for a burgundy, or Poseidon for a deep indigo. (glitter)

    Poison: This fiery shade should honestly come with a fire extinguisher! This is our most vibrant and truest red and it does not disappoint. Because Poison has a slight orange undertone, it will not fade to pink, it will fade into a lighter version of itself. Poison will give a dark, subtle tint to darker tones of hair but will turn out most vibrantly on hair that is pre-lightened to around a level 8.

    Image Credit: jezzharding

    #AFProTip: For a super sweet peach add a few drops of Poison to an Arctic Mist base

    Aquamarine: Let the mermaid vibes flood over you with this unreal blue. It is one of our most pigmented blues with aquamarine/teal undertones. It'll turn out most vividly on pre-lightened hair, but will still work to give a deep teal tint to darker shades of unbleached hair.

    Image Credit: cozywithsam

    #AFProTip: To cover a more brassy-toned blonde, try mixing Aquamarine with a little bit of Purple AF to get a perfect cobalt or a deep indigo!

    Wrath: This bold classic never goes out of style! Not even after 10 years 😉. Wrath is a deep red with berry undertones which can become more pink as it fades. It shows up well on brassy tones and gives dark, dimensional tints to darker hair. This shade turns out best on hair pre-lightened to a level 7.

    Image Credit: teevolatile

    #AFProTip: Try mixing Wrath with a drop of Transylvania to create a deep crimson red!

    Arctic Mist Diluter: Want the perfect pastel? Arctic Mist diluter is the ideal base for mixing up a custom color or pastel using any other AF shade. Start with Arctic Mist, then add your next shade in (little by little) until you get that perfect hue. Want to learn more about achieving the perfect pastel hue? We got you! Head to our blog to Read about Pastel Hair Levels! 👈

    Image Credit: marmar

    * Note: Arctic Mist is not a dye, toner, or lightening product. This diluter will have no effect on the hair if applied by itself - it’s meant to be mixed with other colors to create custom shades 🧪 ✨

    Virgin Pink: Ready to bring those tropical vibes everywhere you go with Virgin Pink? This vibrant hot pink will give a deep magenta tint to light brown hair, and will turn out most vibrantly on pre lightened hair - no need to fear brassy tones with this shade. 

    Image Credit: derekkildall

    ☝️ #AFProTip: Want a lighter pastel pink hue? Start off with an Arctic Mist Diluter base, add drops of Virgin Pink until you've mixed the hue you want! 

    ✌️ #AFProTip: Try mixing with some Wrath for a deeper pink! Want all the pink mixes? Read our Pink Mixology Blog! (pink emojis)

    Violet Dream: Ready to stop and smell the violets? Violet Dream will give you a hint of spring in any season! This floral purple color does have some strong magenta undertones and will generally fade into a pink shade. As a highly pigmented color, Violet Dream will give a deep warm tint to darker shades of hair, and will cover up brassy tones without any issues. It will turn out best on hair that is around a level 7 or lighter!

    Image Credit: dedearartistry

    Want to read more about Violet Dream? 💜 Check out the color spotlight on Violet Dream HERE.

    #AFProTip: Try diluting this shade with Arctic Mist to get a gorgeous pastel pink/lavender!

    Poseidon: Make some serious waves with this mythical shade. She may be the last but she is far from the least. Poseidon is a vibrant, medium true blue. For the most vivid results, this oceanic color should be applied to hair that has been pre-lightened to a cool-toned level 8 or lighter.

    Image Credit: _.lilalou._

    #AFProTip: Add a dash of Purple AF to fight those unwanted brassy tones.

    We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support of our brand for 10 amazing and colorful years. We can’t wait to celebrate and see where another 10 years of color takes us because this is only the beginning. So stay tuned Fox Fam 📺  We have some VERY exciting announcements to come 👀

    What is your favorite iconic OG shade? Let us know in the comments! And as always, if you have questions on how best to use any of our products, feel free to reach out to us at support@arcticfoxusa.com. Stay colorful! 🎨

     

    Best Split Dyes and Color Combinations

    So you’re looking for some refreshing inspo to spice up that split dye? Maybe you just want to go for a little pop of color? 👀


    Whatever the case may be, we got you covered with 15 of our current favorite hair color combinations!👇


    1. Space Cowgirl + Virgin Pink

    @evelina.forsell 



    1. Sunset Orange + Cosmic Sunshine

    @lauren_loveslocks



    1. Neon Moon + Aquamarine

    @0allas



    1. Sunset Orange, Cosmic Sunshine and Neon Moon (pairs SO well with a natural shade 😍)!

    @lyn_bax



    1. Diluted Poseidon and Iris Green 🤤

    @lizzienowire



    1. Half Virgin Pink and half dark brown? Yes, please! 



    @colorlikenoother


    1. Sunset Orange + Virgin Pink

    @elle_n0r


    1. Violet Dream + Sunset Orange

    @woke.nikki


    1. Neon moon + Iris Green


    @jphair_st.helens


    1. Cosmic Sunshine + Purple AF

    @zoe_la_leigh


    1. Diluted Sunset Orange + Poison

    @theeglamnaija


    1. Girls Night and Purple AF

    @hadar_kawaii_hair


    1. Virgin Pink and Cosmic Sunshine

    @kaylahadlington



    1. Pop of Cosmic Sunshine

    @dxnx.elle 


    1. Pop of diluted Virgin Pink


    @slm.beauty


    ✨ Pro tip: Using COLD water when rinsing will help to prevent some of the bleeding onto another color! 


    Have a stunning color combination of your own to share? Please feel free to do so below! We’d love to see 🥰 In the meantime, we’re here if you have any questions. Stay Foxy 🦊❤️

    Our Favorite Fall Mixes!

    Fall is finally here, Fox Fam! 🤪🍁 We’ve gathered some of our favorite hair color mixes for all of your fall hair transitions. ✨  From warm tones to dark smokey hues, we’ve got all of your Fall color inspo in one place. Sit back, relax, and get ready to get inspired! Here are some of our favorite color mixes that we’re loving this season.

    Feel the (Burn)gundy 😏

     

    This one is so nice, we had to mix it twice. Burgundy tones make us feel ALL the feels, and for good reason. Try it yourself by mixing Frosé and Ritual (top) for a lighter take on the trend, or go dark by mixing Ritual and Blue Jean Baby (bottom) for a richer color that’s also friendly to darker hair bases!



    Dream of Green(ie)

    One of our highest requested mixes this season! Forest green has become one of your favorite shades (and ours too 😉). This mix is suitable for just about ALL hair base levels, showing up vibrantly of prelightened hair, and as a gorgeous tint on darker bases. 🌲 Try it for yourself by mixing Phantom Green Aquamarine and a touch of Transylvania.



    Ginger Spice

    Our ginger spice mix is one of our most beloved mixes of all time, and for good reason! 🧡  This custom shade requires a base of Cosmic Sunshine, a bit of Sunset Orange and a dollop of Purple AF to create this ginger tone. BUT, you can also modify the mix to achieve a more coppery tone by adding in more Sunset Orange and Purple AF to the mix!



    Let’s Get Witchy 

    Did someone say… smokey purple? 😏💜 To say we’re OBSESSED with this shade, would be an understatement. Want to turn heads? Try this truly unique shade (suitable for darker bases) by mixing up Violet Dream and Transylvania!



    Let us know in the comments below if you will be trying any of these mixes!

    The Best AF Colors For Your Undertone

    When choosing your next AF color, considering your skin’s undertone can help narrow down your choice and accentuate your natural features.


    So what is an undertone anyway? Your skin tone is the surface level color of your skin that can change due to the season or sun exposure. For example, your summer foundation color might be darker than your winter foundation. Your undertone on the other hand is the underlying tone of your skin that is ever-present and doesn’t change with the seasons. Keep reading to find out more about how to determine your undertone and which Arctic Fox hair colors are best suited for you.


    While knowing your undertone can help narrow down your choice of color, don’t let it stop you from fully expressing yourself. We’re all about breaking the rules at AF! Read through to the end and we’ll give you some tips on how to break the rules in a way that still accommodates your undertone.


    Undertone Categories


    There are three categories of undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. Cool undertones have a pink or bluish hue to their skin. Warm undertones have a yellow, golden, or peachy hue to their skin. Neutral undertones have undertones that are close to the color of their surface skin.


    How to Find Your Undertone


    Figuring out your undertone can be a bit confusing at first. Follow the tests below for an easy way to determine your undertone.


    Vein Method

    Take a look at your veins. A good place to look is around your wrist or the back of your hands.


    1. Do your veins appear purple or blue? You have cool undertones.
    2. Do your veins appear green or olive? You have warm undertones.
    3. Do you have a mix of blue and green, or can’t tell? You likely have neutral undertones.

    Jewelry Method

    If you have trouble seeing your veins or want confirmation of the vein method, the jewelry method is a great option! Most people are attracted to either silver or gold jewelry based on the way it looks against their skin. Grab a piece of silver and another of yellow gold. Try them on and take a look at which you feel best in.


    1. If you prefer the way silver jewelry looks on your skin, you have cool undertones.
    2. If you prefer the way yellow gold jewelry looks on your skin, you have warm undertones.
    3. If you look great in both or don’t have a preference, you likely have neutral undertones.

    White T-Shirt Method

    Throw on a white t-shirt and go outside in natural light. Pay attention to how your skin looks in comparison to the white t-shirt.


    1. If your skin looks rosy or pink, you have cool undertones.
    2. If your skin looks golden or yellow, you have warm undertones.
    3. If you don’t really see a change, you have neutral undertones.

    If you’re struggling to figure out which category you fall in, or you’re a mix of cool and warm undertones according to the tests, then you most likely have neutral undertones!

    Best AF Colors for Cool Undertones

    If you have cool undertones, cool colors will complement your skin best. Think blues and purples or colors with those undertones. Check out the color chart below for the best AF colors for cool undertones.


    Cool AF Collection: https://arcticfoxhaircolor.com/collections/cool-af

    @blairemartine

    @sheaella


    Best AF Colors for Warm Undertones

    If you have warm undertones, warm colors will complement your skin best. Think reds, oranges, yellows or colors with those undertones. Check out the color chart below for the best AF colors for cool undertones.

    Warm AF Collection: https://arcticfoxhaircolor.com/collections/warm-af



    @notyourdestiny___


    @itslauren.jpg



    Best AF Colors for Neutral Undertones

    If you have neutral undertones, lucky you! You can rock any literally any AF color.


    @berlinstacey 


    How to Break the Rules


    Rules are meant to be broken, babe. So how do you break the rules while still considering your undertone?


    Frame your Face 

    Use the trendy money piece look or face framing layers in a color that does complement your undertone in combination with colors that don’t.



    @chjango john.n1115



    Split Dyes

    Split dyes are a great way to incorporate multiple colors. Choose one side that compliments your undertone with the other half that doesn’t.


    @itskcphan


    Create A Melt

    Create a melt with a color that matches your undertone closest to your face melted into a color that doesn’t match. Another option is to melt AF into your natural color. For inspo on the best color melts, make sure you’re following us on TikTok and Instagram!  

    @la_main_d_argent_

    @kisandyy


    Don’t Give A F!

    Seriously. Do whatever you want! Rules are meant to be broken, and if you feel great in a color that doesn’t complement your undertone, who cares?! Confidence is the best complement.

    @ashley.smit17

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