The most sophisticated dark hair looks to tempt your sultry side

Come over to the dark side...

There’s no denying that dark hair is totally striking, sophisticated, and stylish, not to mention the perfect way to add a warming touch to your winter look. And this season, there are plenty of super-chic hues to tempt you to the dark side – think deep tones and rich shading. So, if you’re considering taking the plunge and going dark (or darker!) for the cool months ahead, here are some of our favourite dark hair looks to tempt your sultry side…

6 Sophisticated dark hair colours to try this winter


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Dark hair looks: Charcoal. Credit:


Tapping into this year’s hot grey hair trend, this multi-toned hue offers a contemporary twist on traditional black locks. Bringing together shades of charcoal grey, deep cobalt blue, and smokey taupe, this look will give your dark hair a stunning ‘backlit’ effect! Not only that, but this look also works as the perfect colour for girls with a yellow or olive-toned complexion, and can be enhanced even further with the addition of an on-trend, blunt fringe. Credit: @hairhunter

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Dark hair looks: Cinnamon. Credit:


If you’d like to introduce some warm, golden tones into your dark hair (without lightening it completely), then a rich, cinnamon-inspired hue is exactly what your winter mane needs. This ultra-glossy look is full of red and copper tones, and works an absolute treat for ladies with a yellow, peachy, or pink complexions! Credit: @molliebhair

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Dark hair looks: Black hair. Credit:

Matt black

Do you like to live on the wild side and rock bold hues in your locks? Then we think we have just the thing for you. Matt black hair makes for an incredibly striking colour choice, especially when given loads of contrast with a porcelain white complexion. This look works best on ladies with naturally dark hair and is ideal when combining with an edgy, short hairstyle, for a sultry gothic finish! Credit:

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Dark hair looks: Denim blue. Credit:

Denim blue

If you haven’t seen all the incredible blue hair looks floating around social media, then you’re seriously missing out! And this dark hair colour variation is bang on trend, allowing you to combine high-fashion hair with sultry dark tones – think moody greys and muted blues. Having been sported by Nicole Richie and some of our favourite Instagram style icons, this deep, intense look is nothing short of stunning. Where do we sign up? Credit: @gunbaela

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Dark hair looks: Dark chocolate brown. Credit:

Dark chocolate brown 

With its rich, deep, and warming brown hues, dark chocolate hair gives off a luxurious and sophisticated vibe like no other! Rocked by the likes of Eva Longoria and Selena Gomez, this hue is ideal for girls with cool or olive skin tones, to give a look so delicious, it’s almost good enough to eat (but don’t!). Credit: @vanessadoeshair1111

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Dark hair looks: Burgundy. Credit:


If you’re already blessed with naturally dark tresses, but want to add some extra interest without going too light, then this bold, rich red shade is just the ticket! Deep red tones create a mysterious, intriguing vibe, that is ideal for natural brunettes looking to mix up their look. And with a whole host of incredible burgundy shades available, there’s sure to be a hue that’ll suit you to a T! Credit: @doeneseya

Editor’s tip: Looking for a coloured hair shampoo for your newly dyed locks? Then why not try the Dove Colour Care Shampoo? For best results, use in conjunction with the Dove Colour Care Conditioner, and this wash and care duo will help to keep your coloured locks looking vibrant for longer.


Feeling inspired by these luscious dark hair colours? Then to help you find the hue of your dreams, don’t forget to check our our Brown Hair and Hair Colours pages for more colourful ideas!

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