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Highlights for Black Hair
Highlights for black hair? Which will suit the best? Should I go for the conventional highlights of brown and red hair or the funky highlight shades of pink and turquoise?
Pragya T
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018
It's so different when you change your hair color, you're treated so differently. It's a very funny experience. It's fun - I love changing up my hair.
- Kate Bosworth
Highlights are a great way to give your plain, unicolored hair a stylish look. Highlights also help to add texture and style. However, selecting the right shade of highlights seems like a daunting task.
Making the right decision of the highlight color will give you a look that you will enjoy for a long time. There are many options available in highlights when it comes to black hair, however, the shade of highlight color you see in a picture might not be the right one for you.

Whenever selecting any hair color ideas you need to keep in mind two important facial features, first - your eye color shade and second - your face complexion (which means the skin color and undertones both).
Natural or Subtle Highlights
The safe and natural looking color options are shades of red, brown, and yellow. It is important that you distinguish between the right shade that goes with your skin color and eye color. Red highlights give a stunning look, while the shades of brown give an even natural look.
Brown highlights on black hair
The shades of brown when selected properly, can blend nicely with your natural hair color and give a subtle, textured look to your hair.
Golden Blond Highlights on black hair
Selecting the shade of yellow, which can be golden (blond) or beige is a bit risky, but if you select a dark shade of yellow then it can give a balanced look.
Blond Highlights on black hair
When going for black hair with blonde highlights, accompany few brown highlights too, to merge the blond hair color better.
Copper Highlights on black hair
The shades in red are brick red, rich rose and warm copper. For brown highlights choose the shades of dark chocolate, coffee, or ash brown. For yellow highlights there are blond and beige shades.
A simple rule to remember when choosing color for highlighting hair, is to select a shade which is two or three times lighter than your base hair color. Selecting a shade which is too light, can make it look unnatural. Seek an expert stylist's advice if you are not sure about a hair color.
Bold or Funky Highlights
If you are bored of the usual highlights then it is time to try something refreshing. Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and many other celebs are sporting funky bright shades of hair color.
Red Highlights on black hair
Short red crops are very much in fashion. Rihanna has made this style very popular. Short crops like pixie are the most popular short styles and when paired with some bright red highlights can look eye-catching.
Pink Highlights on black hair
On the other hand, pink is every girl's favorite. Bright to deep pinks looks great and suits both people with warm or cool complexion. But, make sure you do a strand test before getting too many pinks highlights.
Turquoise Highlights on black hair
This year the most popular bright hair color is turquoise. Many people tend to get turquoise highlights with dark blue or party pink highlights. Such combinations look electric and fun. You can come up with your own creative highlights combination.
If you are not sure if such bright colors will look good on you, then instead of getting demi or permanent highlights try hair chalking. Basically, it is a temporary hair coloring technique where application of soft pastel on wet hair is done. After that the hair is brushed and allowed to dry, and you have instant funky highlights! But, ensure you deep condition your hair well, after washing off these tinted highlights.
Coloring your hair tends to damage the hair a bit. So, avoid frequent dyeing your hair. However, dyeing your hair once in a while is fun. Make sure you take good care of your highlights by using a color protecting shampoo and conditioner. Avoid overexposing the colored hair to sun, as this fades the color. So, choose a suitable hair color and get gorgeous or funky looking highlights. Enjoy!
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