Just like finding something new for your wardrobe, there is a system of trial and error that occurs to find your ideal hairstyle. This is also true when choosing a hair colour for dark skin, as no one colour is fit for all complexions!
But to save you from having a hair fail this season, we’ve taken the guess work out of the equation to bring you our round up of the best hair colour ideas for dark skin, perfectly demonstrated by the A-list elite.
So sit back, relax, and let the likes of Beyonce and Joan Smalls school you in the art of selecting the right hue for you…
Hair colour for dark skin: The A-list loved looks
Light chocolate brown
Rihanna really has tried every hair colour imaginable and is a style icon the world over, making her a perfect role model when looking for a hair colour for dark skin.
From bold red hues to golden blondes, Riri’s tresses are always on point. But if we had to choose just one hue she rocks best, it would have to be this light chocolate brown shade that really complements her skin tone.
When looking for hair colour ideas for dark skin, you can always turn to the tried and tested ebony shade loved by everyone from Kerry Washington to supermodel Naomi Campbell, who loves to show off her hair hue with Rapunzel-length tresses.
Editor’s tip: For Naomi’s sparkling, silky-smooth finish, try using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil on wet or dry hair – you can thank us later.
The actress never strays far away from her trusted brown hair – and we can see why. This medium brown shade works really well against Zoe Saldana’s complexion and, when the light hits it just right, it radiates a warm auburn tone.
If you’re after a hair colour for dark skin that just so happens to be one of the biggest hair trends of 2018, look no further than Cardi B‘s platinum hue. And if you want to be really on trend, do like Kim KW and keep your roots dark for a grown-out finish!
Smokey chocolate ombre
If you didn’t already know, ombre hair for dark skin is one of the best ways to experiment with different hair hues.
Whether that be something vibrant or a more subtle tone, everyone from Chanel Iman to Joan Smalls has tried the style – and so should you!
Suits actress Gina Torres adds warmth to her skin tone with a golden brown hair colour, helping to give her complexion an enviable glow.
Gina isn’t the only celeb to love the hue, though, as Beyoncé and Rihanna have also trialled golden brown locks in the past, so you know it’s worth a whirl!
Editor’s tip: If your hair tends to frizz, we suggest adding the TONI&GUY Curl Lock Oil to your hair kit. Use through the lengths of your tresses when damp to help tame and smooth your tresses.
I mean do we really have to explain how great this shade is on Beyoncé? No. Okay, let’s move on.
If 2017/2018 had to be defined by one colour, it would be grey. While it may be suitable for all skin tones, grey hair really pops on those with dark skin, as Amandla Stenberg perfectly demonstrates for us.
What makes Justine’s look extra special, is that it just so happens to be the Pantone colour of the year for 2018, meaning we expect it to be popping up everywhere from our wardrobe to our hair. Get on it before everyone else!