Whether it’s to get over a break-up or just to have fun, the hair colors you pick matter.
A dash of red on your hair can make you feel like a fierce warrior queen. Throw that in with a gorgeous dark complexion, and you’ve got yourself one deadly combination. Trendy hair colors aren’t just about being playful.
If you have thinning hair and your scalp is beginning to show, a change of hair color can help you cover it up. Another advantage of picking the right hair color is that you can accentuate your skin tone and facial features with it.
With so many vibrant colors to choose from, you can get in over your head. I have your back, ladies! Here are 30 hair colors that look great on black women. Now you can flaunt your locks without a care in the world!
30 Best Hair Color Ideas For Black women
1. Blonde Highlights
A great way to accentuate your natural hair color is to get lighter highlights. Black women naturally have darker hair, so getting blonde highlights near your face can add definition to it.
2. Metallic Gray Hair
Don’t deny it! This woman looks fierce. I mean, she reminds me of a warrior. This light metallic gray shade is the perfect blend of courage, boldness, and edge. Pair it with a red or any deep lip color for a mindblowing combination.
3. Dark Roots And Bleached Blonde Hair
This is the perfect slayer combo! Dark roots can make your face look longer while bleached blonde hair can accentuate features like your eyes and mouth. This blend paired with that deep plum lip shade is to die for.
4. Sahara Yellow
Doesn’t this hair color remind you of desert sand? Yellow is an eye-catching color. Though this shade of yellow is loud, there’s a subtlety to it that makes it easy on the eyes.
5. The Brown Blend
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate – why choose between the two? This color combination makes for a chocolatey mix. Now take that divine blend and throw it on your hair. It makes you want to keep touching your hair, doesn’t it?
6. Winter Colors
Close your eyes and think of a cold winter night. You’re probably thinking of a deep blue sky, the silhouette of a forest, and snow. That’s all I could think of, staring at this blend of hair colors. Surreal is the only way to describe it.
7. Mermaid Hair
Contrary to popular belief, mermaids aren’t sweet creatures. They are feisty femme fatales, and you need to think twice before messing with them. Let your hair become a part of your feisty nature with these deep shades of purple and green.
8. Purple With A Hint Of Red
African women love purple and its many shades. The color purple is feminine and also symbolizes energy, which is the perfect definition of a woman. Throw in hints of red to add some flavor to the look.
9. Cobalt Blue
Think of a perfect day. I’m sure the first thing that comes to your mind is a blue sky. A blue sky means freedom, that you are limitless. Color your hair in this stunning cobalt blue hue, and spread those wings and fly!
10. Deep Blue Highlights
Okay, I L-O-V-E this look. The deep blue highlights showcase her naturally black hair extremely well. Not to mention that lovely purple lip shade, flawless eye makeup, and those hoops. There’s no fault here, only perfection.
11. Pink Tips
Pink! As a young girl, I used to hate pink. But, over the years, I’ve realized that it’s a strong color. It’s the common bond between women, that unspoken code that all women like at least one shade of pink. Pink can be subtle or flamboyant. And bright pink ends add tons of pizzaz to an afro.
12. Merlot Hair
You had me at Merlot. Did you know that Merlot is derived from the French word for ‘blackbird’? Trivia aside, this red wine-inspired hair color looks pretty great. Don’t you want to swim in it?
13. Ginger Hair
Everyone who knows me knows I adore ginger hair. After all, it’s the perfect mix of brown, red, and hints of orange. While it does have that subtle look, it also screams “Bring it on!”
14. Red Streaks
This gorgeous lady’s hair looks silky and soft, doesn’t it? It makes you want to stroke it. Dark and bright red mingle to give you this hot-as-sauce look. The vivid streaks make the bob look ten times cooler.
15. Orange With A Pink Start
Envision a perfect sunset. It’s sure to look something like this hair color look, right? There’s something so captivating about a sunset that you can’t seem to look away. It’s the same with this color blend.
16. Brown Rose Gold
Rose gold, on its own, looks wonderful, but take a look at this brown rose gold mix. It’s absolutely beautiful! The corkscrew curls make her face look slim while the hair color makes her pink lip shade stand out.
17. Purple Hair
Black women are known for experimenting with protective styles and crazy colors to match their personalities. Purple is one such color. Pair this color with faux locs to look badass.
18. Purple Streaks
If you don’t want to commit to a full head of hair color, try streaks. It will show you how the color looks on your hair and if it complements your skin tone, without the fear that comes with getting your entire hair colored. If the streaks look bad, you can always color them back to your natural hair color very easily.
19. Coffee Topped with Chocolate
I’m an all-out coffee addict. My day does not start until I’ve had my daily dose of caffeine. Top it off with some dark chocolate, and it is a gift from God above. It’s no surprise that I absolutely adore this trendy hair look sported by Rihanna. Excuse me for a few minutes while I get myself some coffee.
20. Blonde Bolts
Bolts of lightning. That’s the best way to describe this hair look. Getting blonde bolts (streaks) near your face can help slim it down and make it look longer.
21. Aquamarine Dipped
Mermaids are said to protect aquamarine stones as it was their treasure. Sailors used to try and steal these stones as they were used as talismans for good luck and protection. It symbolizes calmness and letting go. But, above all else, it looks incredible – so, why wouldn’t you want to color your hair in this stunning shade?
22. Bleached Blonde
This is a killer combination! Gray eyes, red lips, and bleached blonde hair. Makes you want to try it out, doesn’t it? Imagine pairing this look with a black sweatshirt and leggings. Pretty stunning! What are you waiting for?
23. Jet Black
You know why they call the abyss black? Because it sucks you in! Black, the color that will never ever ever (say it like a Valley girl) go out of style. Jet black hair tends to pull people in. There’s something oh-so-mysterious about it. You want to look away, but you can’t.
24. Winter Bronde
This hair color combo is perfect for the winter. It is the perfect combination of metallic gold and silver with a dash of black. It’s cold but with color.
25. Full Red Highlights
“All the women who are independent, throw your hands up at me!” Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. After all, it’s Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child. I remember when she created a huge craze with her full-on red streaks. Since then, it’s never been out of fashion.
26. Deep Champagne
Pop open that bottle of bubbly and take that celebration to your hair like Mary J. Blige here. Pair it with a glossy metallic outfit, and I’m sure you’ll feel like a queen!
27. The Toni Topaz
Ever since Riverdale’s Toni Topaz made her entrance, her hair has taken on a life of its own. I’m sure if you searched, you might even find a whole Instagram account dedicated to it (it already has multiple hashtags). Her pink locks have made women all over the world drool! I don’t think this craze will die down any time soon.
Ne-Yo made the right choice! Gabrielle Union most certainly is Miss Independent. Those gold highlights on her natural brown hair make her look gorgeous. You can own this look – just like her!
29. Autumn Fall
I believe there is a perfect hairstyle and color for every season. This, in my opinion, is the blend for autumn. This mix of blonde, ginger, and brown reminds of fallen leaves during autumn.
Amazonite is a gemstone found in South Africa that is a stunning amalgamation of green and blue shades. If you are a nature lover, try this lovely blend on your hair. It looks like it’s right out of a mythical book.
There you have it, ladies! It’s amazing how changing your hair color can make you feel better and more energized, right? Pick your favorite hair color look and try it out right away. Let me know your favorites from this list in the comments section below.