- Finding the perfect hair color for darker skin tones is easy with the help of an expert.
- Shades of brown, including chocolate and chestnut tones, have proven to complement the skin best.
- Vibrant and bold colors work just as well — consider emerald green, blond, or shades of purple.
Choosing the right hair color is almost as tricky as finding the perfect foundation shade. You’ll want to consider a few things: your skin’s undertones, the seasonal change, and lighting are all key factors in getting it just right. Much like with nailing foundation, the nuances of darker skin make hair color equally tricky to perfect. That’s why we asked hair-color experts to share exactly which shades look best on warm brown skin.
The search for finding your perfect hair color starts by looking at your skin’s undertones. Hairstylist Noel Reid-Killings told POPSUGAR that as a general rule, ashy, cool brown, chestnut, and chocolate tones work well on darker skin.
While you can still rock blond or even vibrant rainbow shades, dark colors are always a safe choice to make hair look thick and healthy. If you want to roll with a new color trend, shades like turquoise, emerald, and hunter greens are on the rise and also happen to be winning options for darker complexions.
Read on to see how some of our favorite celebrities with deeper skin nailed a spectrum of hair color shades.