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The Best Hair Colors for Brown Skin

Updated on October 31, 2016

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Blonde Naomi Campbell
Blonde Naomi Campbell

The best hair colors for brown skin are not just dark colors. As a brown skinned woman, you have the versatility where you can wear a number of different shades next to your chocolate complexion and look fabulous.

Whether you wear a weave, dye your hair, or sport a wig, these colors will suit you well. In this hub we feature the hair colors of brown skinned celebrities Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Royce Reed, Serena Williams, and Jennifer Williams.

When you try a new hair color, use it as a time to refresh your look -- pick out your ideal makeup colors, add a few new wardrobe pieces, try some bold beauty moves, etc. Changing your hair color is the gateway to adding an extra dose of fun into your life.


Naomi Campbell in a Blonde Weave
Naomi Campbell in a Blonde Weave

Naomi Campbell in Cool Blonde Hair

Naomi wears a long, cool blonde weave. I know that many of you are thinking you can wear this or any color hair when you are a supermodel.

But light blonde hair looks great on black women in general because it provides a balance of dark and light against your skin, it reflects a fun personality. This look says "I'm extroverted and I want you to notice."


Ombre Hair: Black and Soft Auburn

Tika Sumpter Ombre
Tika Sumpter Ombre
Kelly Rowland in Honey and Brown Mixed Two-tone Hair
Kelly Rowland in Honey and Brown Mixed Two-tone Hair

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Kelly Rowland in Honey and Brown Colored Hair

Kelly, who usually can be seen in black hair, switches up her look by wearing two-tone hair that she cleverly matches with her lipstick.

This look gives you a golden halo effect around your head. Wearing a honey and brown colored wig, weave, or dye allows you to go blonder without an overly dramatic effect.

You can wear long hair, but can can also wear these colors in short, manageable, and feminine hairstyles too.

Honey and Black

Gabrielle Union with Light Brown Hair
Gabrielle Union with Light Brown Hair

Gabrielle Union in Light Brown Hair

Light brown is one of the best hair colors for brown skin. It gives your face a glowing appearance with the light that bounces off of your hair. Gabrielle Union looks fabulous in this hair color, perhaps the nicest one she has chosen yet.


Medium Brown

Tika Sumpter with loose ringlets
Tika Sumpter with loose ringlets
Royce Reed in One of the Best Hair Colors for Brown Skin
Royce Reed in One of the Best Hair Colors for Brown Skin | Source

Royce Reed in Medium Brown Hair

What could be better on milk chocolate skin that chocolate hair? I was happy to see the sporty Royce switch up her dark locks for this amber hue.

It's clear that Royce can both dance AND has excellent beauty sense. You can't go wrong with medium brown.


Serena Williams in Coffee Colored Hair. The Best Hair Colors for Brown Skin.
Serena Williams in Coffee Colored Hair. The Best Hair Colors for Brown Skin.

Serena Williams in Dark Brown Hair

Serena, one of tennis's finest, tops her morning off with coffee-colored dark brown hair.

Serena likes to keep it interesting by switching her looks up often, and here she has a winner. In addition, her cut is classic and elegant and can be worn anywhere.


Jennifer Williams in Jet Black Hair
Jennifer Williams in Jet Black Hair

Jennifer Williams in Jet Black Hair

You can't go wrong with the color mother nature gave you. The classy Ms. Williams has always worn her hair black, and it is an excellent choice that makes her blue eyes stand out, and her brown skin glow. Whenever you doubt what color hair you should wear, go with what you were born with.

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