We’ve compiled a list of hair colours for dark skin for all the tanned or dark skin Asian ladies out there looking for new hair inspo.
Hair colours are a fun way to experiment with your look, but it can be difficult to find the right hair colour that suits your skin tone.
It can be especially difficult if you have tan or dark skin, as so much hair inspo out there is of fair and pale skinned ladies. But we’re here to help you choose a hair colour for you to rock.
Tips for choosing hair colours for dark skin
Before we go into the different hair colours for dark skin, we’ve compiled a brief list of tips to help you choose the right colour for you.
Check your undertone
Whenever you are choosing a colour to suit you, whether it be a new lipstick or a hair colour, you must first check what your undertone is.
Skin tone and undertone are not the same thing, as skin tone can change over time such as when you get tanned, while undertones remain constant.
A quick way to check your undertone is to check the veins on your wrist. Green veins indicate warm-toned so warm colours will look better on you while purplish blue veins indicate cool-toned which means icy hues will suit you best.
If you see both colours, you’re neutral, which means everything will look good on you. How lucky!
Examine in the sunlight
A good tip is to take your chosen hair colour out into the sunlight to see how it really looks, as hair colours can look very different in indoor lighting.
It can be quite shocking to pick a colour only to realise that it looks completely different than what you had imagined.
No need to match
People might tell you that your hair colour has to match your skin tone, but that’s not true at all – contrasts can work better sometimes.
As you’ll soon see from some of the inspirations we picked out, you might find a sharp contrast that might be to your liking.
Best hair colours for dark skin
Medium brown hair has a natural feel to it and it doesn’t require much maintenance. You can easily change up your look without going too far from your regular shade.
Caramel brown looks very flattering on dark Asian skin and matches brown eyes well too. Just like the candy it is named after, this hue will make anyone look warm and sweet.
Balayage is a highlighting technique where the colourist hand-paints the colour directly onto your hair, resulting in more natural, sun-kissed colours like you see above. Plus, a balayage is low-maintenance as it still looks good as your hair grows out.
Warmer-toned ladies can wear golden tresses with style. Don’t be afraid to pair it up with shiny gold jewellery to look even more stunning as it’ll suit your warm undertones.
Honey brown hair
By matching your skin tone with your hair colour, you can really make a bold lip or makeup look stand out. Just shy of going to full on blonde, honey brown is a nice in between.
There’s something about ash brown hair that really flatters dark skin. This gray-leaning shade can really brighten up your skin while not looking unnatural.
Add a little silver to your hair without going full grey with this dark grey shade that will add a more natural dimension to your hair.
Just going a few shades lighter really transforms the way you look and can make your skin appear a little brighter.
Cool-toned beauties are going to look absolutely stunning in this hair colour. The subtle blue hue really gives it a dreamy, ethereal feel to the look.
If you’ve got some pesky grey hairs, why not embrace a full head of grey? Make a bold statement and appear tough at the same time while exuding silver fox vibes.
So pale it’s basically white, platinum blonde hair is a shade that looks surprisingly good on dark skin Asians due to the contrast. However, you might need quite a few sessions of bleaching.
Show off some witchy or punk vibes with this dark purple hairdo. We can imagine it looking stunning with the light reflecting off of it.
Brighter shades of purple complement dark Asian skin very well, giving it an almost regal feel to it. You should definitely wear this colour like a queen.
Two-toned purple and blue
If you ever wanted to rock two-toned hair like Cruella de Vil, consider using bright blue and purple for look that will surely turn heads.
Purple with pink highlights
We’ve already established purple looks great on tanned Asian skin, but mixing up pink into the hair really makes the whole look pop. Alternatively, you can use this style with different colour combinations.
If you’re a cool-toned lady, why not embrace those icy hues and go for a head of blue hair? It’s a shade that looks vibrant on any skin tone.
Fuchsia with white bangs
Pink is a colour we didn’t think would look good on dark skin but now that we’ve seen it, we’re digging it. Pair it up with white bangs for a striking contrast or simply go full pink.
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