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20 Best Hair Colors for Dark Skin That Look Really Hot

It’s nice to keep things natural, but it’s also excellent to shake things up once in a while! Some hair colors complement women with darker skin, and here we’ll help you find the right shade for your taste.

Both unique and natural tones look fantastic when you have a darker skin tone, so you can really make everything work in your favor.


Attractive Hair Color Shades for Dark Skin

There are a lot of looks to check out below, and we’re sure one of them will suit your taste. Check out the below hair color examples for black women.

Blonde Tight Curls

blonde afro curls for dark skin

Light hair colors always look so radiant with dark skin. The differing tones compliment each other well. Here there’s a light, ashy blonde on top of the short curls. A deeper golden shade then takes over around the lower part of the sides and back.


Black to Blonde Ombre

blonde ombre hairstyle for dark skin

Going from a darker to a lighter shade can make your look pop well. Here it starts off in a natural black tone. The blonde creeps into the bangs and the lengths without too much blending.

The tresses then sit on the shoulders, helping the blonde frame the face.


Funky Sea Green Afro

curly dark green hairstyle for dark skin

There are so many shades of green, but deep sea green is one of the nicest you can wear. This whole head of color really stands out, and it’s nice and dark so it doesn’t draw too much attention.

Everyone will have to do a double-take when they see you sporting this look.


Deep Golden Blonde Retro Style

blonde vintage hairstyle for dark skin tone

Deep golden blonde shades with a hint of dark roots look fantastic. This tone goes particularly well with bright makeup like bold red lips. The golden locks are styled into a retro pinup style with curled ends and two big rolls on top.


Funky Dark and Light Blue Ombre

blue ombre braids for dark skin women

Blue looks great on its own, and it looks every better when there are two shades of it in one hairdo. These thick box braids start black, then turn to dark blue, and they finish in a nice icy blue tone.


Tomato Red Spikes

bright red spiky hairstyle for dark skin women

One of the most shocking shades you can have is tomato red. There’s no way to miss that when you’re walking down the street, creating such a bold look.

These tresses are choppy and straightened. They stand tall creating a very feathery look around the head.


Curly Pink Long Hair

curly pink hair for women with dark skin

If you like super bright and vivid tones, this pink can be a great option. The right lighting can also look more like a very muted red tone. The curls fall over one side of the head, and there’s a hint of dark roots around the hairline to add some dimension.


Natural Light Brown

brown frizzy hairstyle for dark skin

Here’s one of the more natural hair colors that look nice with dark skin. It’s a simple brown shade that has a slight golden hue. The style is free,, with lots of natural curls forming a round shape around the head.


Reddish Brown and Black

curly hair with pink highlights for dark skin

If you enjoyed that natural look, then this is another one you’ll love. The brown in this style has a reddish tone, and there are lots of black strands of spirals in here, too. This big and bold spiral-curl hairstyle looks very alive with these two tones.


Light Muted Purple Curls with Dark Roots

curly purple hair for women with dark skin

Light purple shades are totally eye-catching hair colors. However, this shade is light, but it’s also muted. There’s a greyish hue to it, and that helps it match the black roots.

These contrasting shades look great with dark skin. The style overall is long and very curly.


Vivid Dark Red Afro

dark red afro hair for women with dark skin

Very dark tones have a way of capturing your attention because it’s difficult to know their true shade. At first glance, this looks very brown, but there’s actually a burned orange and red undertone to it around the edges.

The hair is kept natural and teased into an afro.


Straight Silver with Bangs

long silver hair with bangs for dark skin women

Silver is highly fashionable, and it looks so good on deeper skin tones. It’s a shocking silver that’s almost grey, and it looks wonderful with light makeup to match.

The style is long and thick and very straight. Thick bangs brush across one side of the forehead.


Bright Orange Twisted Braids

orange twist braids for dark skin

Rope braids already make a very bold statement, as they’re eye-catching. Making them orange will make sure nobody in the room can take their eyes off you.

There’s some black near the top that you can see braided into them, but the orange shade takes most of the attention.


Deep Green Short Afro

short afro green hair for dark skin tone

Dark green shades look really nice, especially when your hairdo is short and simple like these tight curls. The shortness helps keep a lot of attention on your face, and the dark tone doesn’t distract peoples’ eyes too much.


Sleek Sandy Blonde

straight blonde hair with bangs for dark skin

Sleek and straight hairstyles stand out a lot when they’re light. So, this sandy blonde tone works really well with this general hairdo.

The bangs are light and cover the full forehead, and the locks are long and fall down the back. It’s one of the nicest hair colors if you want a natural shade.


Deep Vivid Purple

long burgundy hairstyle for dark skin

Deep, dark looks can add an element of mystery to your style. The big front curl in this cut helps add that mystique. The thick, loose curls paired with the shine on this look make something that appears very much glamorous.


White Blonde Box Braids

white box braids for dark skin women

Do you want a shade that goes with every outfit and every makeup look? White blonde can do that. These white blonde box braids are super long, and they’re complimentary with every kind of fashion. Dark roots add some depth, too.


Deep Blonde and Black

short blonde hair with undercut for dark skin

Undercut styles like this are fashionable, and they allow you to easily have two shades on your head. The hair on top is a golden blonde shade that’s feathered upwards. The sides are black with a line shaved into them very nicely.


Bright Pink Tight Curls

short pink afro hair for women with dark skin

One of the most eye-catching shades is pink. You can match your vivid pink tone with your clothes and makeup, and it comes across as super fashionable. You can also make it very girly. The short cut is very fashionable.


Deep Reddish Brown with Jumbo Braids

dark brown jumbo braids for women with dark skin

Some hair colors have a knack for looking natural even when dyed. This is one. The thick, shiny braids are brown at first glance, but their reddish undertone is evident when you look back for a second time.

You can also spot hints of blonde, which looks great with dark skin.


As you can see, there are hair colors that will appeal to everyone, and they look fantastic with dark skin. You can stick to the nice and muted browns, to you can go wild and light up the room with tomato red or bright pink. If you pick the right style to compliment your shade, then you could have the most appealing hair out of anyone you know. 

Remember to spend a lot of time caring for your dyed hair, as the more vivid shades can fade over time. If you use color-safe products in your tresses, then you should have no problem. Make sure you ask y our stylist what products will work best for you.

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MR System

Meet Jason Tyler, also known as MR System; with more than 22 years of experience, he is a skilled and passionate hair writer. He has a diverse background in both blogging and magazine writing, and initially gained expertise in hair styling by working with wigs for theater. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for working with real hair through his writing.