Guess who dyed her hair again--Demi Lovato, of course! The 20-year-old recently showed off newly blonde, shoulder length tresses while receiving an award earlier this week for her work in supporting children that struggle with mental illness.This chick definitely loves to switch it up. I've  had a pretty bad experience with going dirty blonde back in the day, but after seeing how great the part-Mexican singer/actress looked it kind of had me wondering.

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You see I was 17 years old when I had my raven black hair dyed a caramel/copper shade and I was headed to my local salon to get my roots touched up. My stylist suggested I go lighter and that's when I decided to finally dye my tresses dirty blond. One look in the mirror and I was completely mortified at how the yellowish/orange-y blonde shade washed out my naturally tan/caramel-y complexion. In other words, my hair now matched my skin tone. It was then that I decided blonde hair just doesn't work for Latinas. At least not for a brown-skinned one like me. Or so I erroneously thought!

But over the years I've started to notice more and more Latina celebs of all skin colors taking the blonde plunge. Yes, I'll admit that going blonde isn't always easy to pull off as a Latina, especially if you have medium or dark skin. Blonde is beautiful, but one shade definitely doesn't fit all. But with a little help and some color theory you can definitely find the perfect blond hair color for you. Here's how to get the shade that works best for your skin tone!

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If your skin is light but your undertones are warm, try a golden or light blond shade, like Shakira’s. Go for a shade that’s going to lighten up your complexion, not wash it out. Stay away from shades that are blondish white, ash or reddish.

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Olive skin

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For olive skinned women like Jennifer Lopez, instead of going completely blonde try adding golden highlights against a light brown base. This will help illuminate and brighten your complexion as well as frame your face.

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Olive skin

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If you have olive skin you might also want to consider experiementing with the ombre trend. Sometimes going blonde has more to do with how dark your features are (think eyes, eyebrows, lashes) rather than your skin tone itself. Doing an ombre look that's medium/light brown at the roots and light blond at the ends creates balance. Ask your colorist to dye your base just two or three shades lighter than your natural color and have the ends dyed two or three shades lighter than your base so that it naturally blends.

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If you have a medium/tan-ish complexion like Adrienne Bailon’s, you can go for a light blond shade. Just stay away from yellow-ish or reddish tones that can easily wash you out.

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Tan

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For tan/caramel skin tones like Dania Ramirez, go for golden blonde highlights but make sure to have your colorist also incorporate warmer tones that will complement your skin tone. I like how Dania’s color includes a mix of golden, caramel, and even honey brown shades. Now this is a look I’d definitely try!

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Dark

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Stick with darker blond or caramel shades if your skin tone is similar to Christina Milian’s. Light blond, white, platinum, and orange-y shades won’t look natural with your darker complexion.