How to Choose the Right Hair Color for Black Women

If you are opting for the trendy chop this year, then you can’t neglect to switch up your hair color. You’ve probably seen many African American celebrities lighten up their darker tresses this year. The lighter hair shades compliments darker skin colors and really draws attention to your stylish hair and makes your eye color pop.


Rihanna looks great with her red hair color

There are plenty of light brown hair colors that look amazing on black women. You should choose a hair color that compliments your complexion and skin tone. Pay attention to your undertones when choosing the right hair color but here are a few suggestions.

Warm Skin tones


Light Brown and Strawberry Blonde Highlights

If you have a warmer complexion and want to lighten up your locks then this is a great option for you. Ask your colorist for a light brown base and add strawberry highlights to enhance your warm undertones. You can even a few soft redder highlights throughout the hair to really blend and add dimension.


Beyonce is famed for having strawberry blonde highlights

Light Honey Brown Hair Color

If you are going to light your hair and you have the warm glow, then this is a color to be considered. Ask your colorist for an overall light warm honey brown. The natural colors look great on African American hair, it will warm up your whole look and your eyes will really pop.


An all over Honey Brown hair Color looks lovely and natural

Cooler Skin Tones


Light Brown Base and Platinum Highlights

If you have the cool or even neutral skin tones, skip the honey colors and choose light ash brown or a neutral light brown color. However, if you want too add dimension with highlights then choose a cool platinum color to really accent your skins complexion.

platinum highlights on keri hilsons hair

Platinum Highlights look great with a dark base color

Heavy Light Brown Highlights

Lighten up your hair doesn’t mean you have to dramatically change your base color. If you are worried about the commitment, how it might look, or the expense of maintaining the color then just add highlights allover. Ask for extremely light brown highlights to compliment your cool skin tones.


Light Brown Highlights on African American Hair


Light Hair for Black Women
Beyonce is the perfect example of how great light hair looks on black women