Are you a bit naughty? Are you a bit daring? Do you like your look to have an air of mystery? Then you may be the perfect candidate for black hair.
While many will reach for the foils and bleach to go blonde, or try to achieve that perfect shade of red, black hair commands notice and has an undeniable attitude all its own.
Up front I will let you in on a secret (looks left, then right), most of the deep, dark shades you see are not true black but ‘darkest brown’. True black hair color takes on a blue/black gothic depth that can take on an artificial hue that may be best for a goth ensemble or for theatrical applications. For the fashion-concerned, holding back one to two levels will still take you to new depths without losing luster.
Not convinced that black hair is for you?
For those who may still recoil and shudder at the mention of ‘black’ hair, again try not to think of the black hair you may have seen on a baby doll–flat and lifeless. Think of dark chocolate. Think of espresso. Think of all the dark, rich guilty pleasures you enjoy and then think of this color flowing around your face!
Which black shade to go for?
The darkest shades are also relatively simple to apply, and simpler to achieve. A lot of the tweaking and formulation adjustment is eliminated in the darkest depths of hair color. The only warning I have is to wear gloves if you do this yourself, and to also place some protective cream around your hairline to keep from staining. If you forego this step, your secret is out. The stained palms and irregular black band framing your face and neckline will be a dead giveaway! (Hint: Use old bath towels and pillow cases for a day or two as well!)
The Noir shades can also be a ‘one size fits most’ type of color as well. Whether your skin is milky fair, or has an element of being sun-kissed, your darkest color options can still complement. To add drama, simply play around with your makeup palette to add spark to your new color attitude! (Hint: Whether with a brow pencil or a bit of tint, you may wish to add a touch of depth to your eyebrows as well!)
The best styles for black hair
Very dark hair colors also complement virtually any style. Although long, sleek, one-length hair can really show off the shine potential of darkest browns and blacks, there is still something flirty about a confident short bob or choppy crop! My professional opinion is if you want to show off your shine, minimize the layers– and if you opt for layers, use some hair products that offer shine. (Hint: Seek hair serums that have high-quality silicone/dimethicone in the ingredients!)
Take it from the likes of the lovelies Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, or Katy Perry. Not only do they turn heads, but they also make a heart skip a beat or two. Whether you consider it black, or call it by the name of a favorite yummy treat, this hair color will take you to new bold and beautiful levels!