10 Trending Hair Colors for Black Women in 2020

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Are you currently on the hunt for the best hair color for your skin tone? Or are you just ready to take the plunge and try something new for a change? Whatever your reason for searching for the best hair color for Black women, we’re here to tell you it’s ok to shake things up.

Whichever color tickles your fancy, we urge you to try it. If you’re on the skeptical side of the fence, look for women with similar skin tones as yours, and with the hair color you want, to get an idea of how it may look on you. While experimenting with new hair color is fun and exciting, there’s nothing worse than ending up with a dye job you hate and having to book a really expensive hair appointment to color-correct it. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our top game-changing hair color ideas for Black women:

1. Red Hair

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A fiery red will always make a statement. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

Looking for a color that pops? You can’t go wrong with red. Try out this color-block style, or take the plunge and go full-on. If you need help looking for the right shade of red for your skin tone, use this simple guide.

2. Light Brown Hair

hair color for black women: light brown hair
Sun kissed hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Light brown hair is one of those timeless colors that can work for any skin tone. For a more natural look, opt for altering the color of your base. Try a warm brown hue like chocolate brown, with light brown ends.

3. Jewel Tones

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Jewel tones are bright but refined. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

If you want to experiment with a fun trend, opt for jewel-toned hues. The colors pop against any skin tone and are great when you’re in the mood for making a statement with your hair.

Also, don’t forget to supplement your shower routine with a color-safe wash and care system to prolong the vibrance of these shades. We love Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and Restoring Conditioner, as it helps infuse shine and softness into hair too.

4. Dip-Dyed Ends

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Add a new hue to the very ends of your hair.

Add a subtle change with a bit of color at the ends of your hair. This small detail can add dimension to your locks. The best part? When you’re tired of it, just chop the ends off.

5. Dark Brown Hair

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The perfect subtle hue for any skin tone. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re looking to make a subtle change to your hair, you can’t go wrong with a dark brown hue. We love how this color looks black in low light conditions but once the light hits you, you see how chocolatey it is! Keep your natural strands moisturized and full of body by washing with Dove Amplified Textures Hydrating Cleanse Shampoo and Super Slip Detangling Conditioner.

6. Copper Balayage

hair color for black women: copper balayage
Natural-looking and chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

One of the most natural-looking techniques you can try on your hair is balayage. If you have dark hair, go for copper highlights to brighten up your look.

7. Auburn Hair

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Accentuate your skin tone with an auburn hue.

For many, auburn hair may be just a slight update. However, it can still make a difference to your overall look. If you’re going for auburn, be prepared to see how much your skin glows against the hair color!

Editor’s tip: Just in case you need more help in the shine department, worry not: a hair oil can totally help get you that gleam you need. We love the moisturizing properties in The Good Stuff Frizz Control Oil, especially when worked through the ends.

8. Colorful Box Braids

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Have fun with colorful box braids. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

This is a fun take on box braids and a great way to experiment with different hair colors without the commitment.

9. Jet Black

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Super rich black hue. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Some women love to have their hair jet black. You can totally do this at home with a semi-permanent hair dye or permanent box dye.

10. Blonde Hair

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Blonde hair creates a powerful look against dark skin tones. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you didn’t notice already, we are advocates of power hair. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold hair color like blonde. Blonde hair against the skin tones of Black women exudes a strong and bold vibe.

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