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Best Hair Colours for Dark Skin, According to Experts

Experts Agree: These Are the 11 Best Hair Colours For Darker Skin Tones

Best Hair Colours for Dark Skin, According to Experts
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  • Finding the perfect hair colour 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 colours work just as well — consider emerald green, blonde, or shades of purple.

Choosing the right hair colour 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 dark skin make hair colour equally tricky to perfect. That's why we asked hair-colour experts to share exactly what are the hair-colour shades that work best for brown skin.

The search for finding your perfect hair colour starts by looking at your skin's undertones. Hairstylist Noel Reid-Killings tells POPSUGAR that as a general rule, ashy, cool-brown, chestnut, and chocolate tones work well on darker skin.

While you can still rock blonde or even vibrant rainbow shades, dark colours are always a safe choice to make hair look thick and healthy. If you want to roll with a new colour trend, shades like turquoise, emerald, and hunter green are on the rise and also happen to be winning options for dark complexions. Read on to see how some of our favorite celebrities with deep skin wear a spectrum colours and found their perfect hair-colour shades for brown skin.

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