There are so many fabulous options available for people with dark hair. If you want to keep the dark base, but add in some variety with a splash of extra colour, we can help you come up with some ideas to make your locks look gorgeous!
Ombre has been bang on trend all year, and it looks like it is here to stay. You have a few options when it comes to the ombre colour – you can either opt for something subtle, or alternatively pick a shade that is bold and dramatic. For something subtle, pick a shade that is only one or two tones lighter than your dark base – perhaps a caramel brown or copper – and introduce the colour gently from your ears downwards. If you’re looking for a more dramatic look, then your new colour should be drastically different to your base. A very light blonde will look striking against a dark brown base, and this will create a gorgeous textured look with your hair pinned up!
Keeping it au natural
For a very natural, sun-kissed glow, add some lighter highlights at the ends of your hair and around your face. This is where your hair naturally lightens when the sun is shining, and will give you a summery shine all year round! If you’re looking for some colour variation but want something other than blonde, there are lots of shades of red that will complement a dark brown base. Light and medium browns will work best with copper tones, whereas darker bases can afford to try a bolder, more vibrant red undertone. Very dark brown and black hair can look very striking against very pale and very dark skin, but highlights can really help to warm up your facial features.
All about the base
If a strong base colour is enough for you, then look no further than a rich chocolate. This suits a huge variety of skin tones, from light to dark, and with proper care can maintain a glossy shine. It is important to note if your skin is warm or cool, since this will determine whether you can opt for a warm or cool shade. The rule is: choose a warm colour if your skin is cool, and vice-versa.
Dare to be different
With a dark brown base, you have the opportunity to experiment with different shades, either as highlights or as a feature colour. Some dark browns have definite tinges of other colours, such as purple, blue or red, and these can look absolutely amazing teamed with the right facial features. Always best to speak to your hairdresser first, and use a colour wheel to see if these colours will match your skin tone.
When it comes to dark hair, few people have done it better than Mila Kunis. She has experimented with various looks, but almost always with a dark brown base, and you can rely on her to get it just right! From subtle ombres to a gorgeous mocha shine, this girl knows how to work dark hair! Katy Perry is the perfect example of how good dark hair can look against a dark base, and Angelina Jolie shows us how subtle highlights can enhance your features. Sometimes, you don’t need any highlights – the base is enough – and Zooey Deschanel is your inspiration here.