Morena beauties usually have naturally dark hair; and while there’s definitely an allure in black hues, upgrading your look by trying a new color brings a touch of freshness to your style. Finding the right hair color for morena skin is a lot trickier than it is for mestizas who can easily pull off both light and dark hair shades.
But did you know that there are actually a lot of flattering hues that perfectly complement caramel-colored skin? Different shades of brown, with touches of blond or reddish tones, offer dimension to the hair. You can also go for colors other than brown. Are you excited? Check out these color ideas that will perfectly suit your beautiful brown skin.
Our Fave Hair Colors for Morena Skin
If you’re not looking for a drastic hair change, hues that are slightly lighter than your natural black color, like espresso, give dimension to the hair. It’s a sexy dark shade that never goes out of style.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair soft and smooth and your color vibrant with conditioner that’s specially formulated for colored hair. We love Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner, a sulfate-free formulation, specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness.
2. Ash brown
This subtle but striking shade works beautifully with caramel-colored skin and has a really dramatic effect that plays out really well if you have brown eyes. Add a full fringe to add drama to your ash brown hair.
3. Chocolate brown
Chocolate brown is a popular hair color for morena skin. This rich, delicious color is stunning on morena skin. Add lighter speckles of brown here and there for added texture and appeal. A dark, decadent shade like chocolate brown looks great when shiny, so don’t forget to apply hair serum on your hair after styling.
This gorgeous brown-and-blonde combo is a real stand-out. Opt for darker roots that go a few shades lighter halfway through. It’s a stunning color that flatters a golden brown skin tone because golden, multidimensional tones are perfect for girls with naturally dark hair color and tan skin.
Editor’s Tip: Hair can turn dry and brittle due to constant hair coloring so you need to use products that help your tresses recover from the harsh chemicals. TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner repairs damage, restores hair, and protects it against future hair havocs.
Caramel has a delicious golden touch to it, and if you’re not all for going subtle but still want to stick to a brown color, caramel is perfect for you. It’s striking and gives your skin a nice, healthy glow. When you have this color, an updo with loose strands by the cheeks can be flattering, as this ‘do allows your hair to frame your face beautifully.
Look like you just came from the beach with honey hair color. This warm shade complements an equally warm skin tone. It’s definitely a stylish break from your naturally black tresses.
Give your hair a sweet treat by going for this yummy color. With hints of red and orange, cinnamon hair can add warmth to your face, so no need to go overboard with makeup to look your best.
8. Silver blonde
Who says you can only go for brown shades? If you’re going for an edgy look, try silver blonde. The contrast between your hair and skin allows you to flaunt your beautiful brown complexion. To get this color, bleaching is involved, which can damage your hair. Don’t forget to give your tresses extra TLC through weekly hair mask treatments.
Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask on your hair once a week to replenish lost moisture, preventing your colored hair from getting dry and dull.
9. Dirty blonde
It’s like sandy blonde, but not quite. It’s close to bronde, but with ashy tones. It may be a complicated color to describe, but trust us, it will make your overall look chic and sophisticated. Go to your most trusted professional stylist to get this color (and to prevent hair damage, too!).
10. Wine red
Red being suitable only for fair-skinned women is a misconception. Red is for everyone; you just have to pick the right shade for you. Darker shades like burgundy and wine can go well with morena skin. These shades can give your hair more depth, especially when the light hits your tresses.
11. Ash brown with highlights
With ash brown being one of the trendiest hair colors today, it seems like the perfect choice when you want a hair makeover. You can even get other ashy tones as highlights to give your hair more dimension.
12. Dip-dyed blonde hair
Wear blonde shades in a quirky and playful way by getting dip-dyed hair. The contrast makes your look unique, and you don’t have to worry about retouching your roots once your hair starts growing.
This warm brown shade will definitely give your morena skin a healthy glow. You can also get this color in ombre style, giving your hair a dramatic transition from black to mahogany.
14. Ash hair streaks
Dipping your toes in something hip and edgy? Try getting ash hair streaks. They stand out against your naturally dark hair and instantly transform your look. It’s as if your hair is saying, “I’m ready to rock and roll!”
If you want to experiment with unconventional hair colors, try mauve. It’s a subtle version of purple, and it’s totally wearable! You can also throw in some pink hues if you want to add a sweet and girly touch.
Finding the perfect hair color for morena skin is all about enhancing the richness and drama that your natural tones already provide. All you need is a bit of tweaking here and there to keep your look interesting. Playing with colors that add depth and dimension while still looking natural is a good place to start!