The Perfect Hair Color Hue for a Dark Skin Tone
By Kate on 14 February 2012
If deciding on the right hair color for your dark skin is proving a difficult task, then these hair color ideas will help you out.
There’s no better way to establish a classic look or make a splashy statement than with your hair color. Not only can you use your hair color to create an attention-drawing look (if that’s your thing), but you can also use it to highlight and enhance your overall look.
The best way to do this is to ensure that your hair color; regardless of whether it’s natural looking or bright and wild, is one that works with your skin tone.
Perfect Hair Color Hues: Dark Skin Tone
If you have dark skin, chances are your hair is naturally dark too, which will require a chemical hair process that lifts your natural color so it can be taken to a blonde shade. This type of process should always be undertaken by a professional, so if you want to go blonde, get to the salon.
A full head of blonde color will make the most impact. When it comes to the right hue, warm blondes often described as caramel, toffee or honey inspired are the choices to opt for.
A brunette color color may be the lightest you want to go if your hair is naturally black, or you might simply want to take your naturally brunette hair darker or a touch lighter. Either way, make sure your shade emphasizes movement and shine for the best results. Brunette locks that work well with a dark skin tone include mocha, auburn browns, golden browns, ash browns and dark or light browns.
Like the perfect contrast, red hair can really put some wow into your skin tone and overall look. Bright cherry reds, subtle dark auburn reds and everything in between are great choices for dark skin. If you choose a full head of red hair then be prepared for some maintenance, however, as red can fade quickly. Depending on the shade and your current hair color, you may also need to go through a lightening process first to achieve the right red hue. For a more low maintenance option, red highlights may be just the red kick you need to spice up your locks without as much effort.
To see how you'd look with any of the hairstyles pictured in this article, click on the above images to try the virtual hairstyle with your own photo!