Trendlooks 2016

Black Hair is not at all Boring

Whoever dares to wear black hair is also spoilt for choice. Reddish, dark brown or bluish undertones accentuate black hair in different ways. Whatever your colour choice, black hair requires a lot of care

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    Black hair can give women a mysterious image. It also requires plenty of care
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    Year after year, the colour black celebrates its comeback in the fall/winter fashion shows where it is one of the simpler choices. Women love their black dresses and fashion items. Black as a hair colour is however exceedingly demanding. Are the fringes straight? Have you paid enough attention to your make-up? Did you forget the hair cure for more lustre? Any other hair colour may be forgiving of such endearing inattentiveness but not black.

    The Canadian model and New York it-girl Coco Rocha has accepted this challenge. In the fall she was still seen wearing red curls but meanwhile she has switched to shiny pitch-black hair after a short reddish black interim. The 22-year old Coco Rocha has a very beautiful smooth complexion and grey-green eyes. That makes her the ideal candidate for the flamboyant hair colour. She appears stylish, cool and sassy. Coco Rocha’s fantastic looks and her black offensive may well fill the appointment books of popular hair stylists for months and sell out black hair colouring kits.

    Anna Netrebko shows her black hair in very different fashionable interpretations. At times, the opera singer wears her dark hair reddish black with curls and at other times her hair is brownish black and artfully pinned up to a chignon if it is not pitch-black and straight. With her large dark eyes and her porcelain complexion Anna can well afford the high-contrast hair colour, which emphasises every detail of her face.

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    If you like to try before you fully engage in the black hair trend you can use intensive tinting to gradually approach the darker hair colour. The new ammonia-free hair colour formulations achieve a deep black colour but wash out within six to eight weeks.

  • How the Stars Wear Black Hair

    Coco Rocha wears black hair

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    Coco Rocha

    Very cool black hair: Coco Rocha models it in front of a black wall

    Anna Netrebko wears black hair

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    Anna Netrebko

    Black-haired Anna Netrebko has a great voice

    Dita von Teese wears black hair

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    Dita von Teese

    Black hair and a flawless complexion are Dita von Teese’s hallmark

    Salma Hayek wears black hair

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    Salma Hayek

    The haircut creates the lovely understated elegance of Salma Hayek

    Katy Perry wears black hair

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    Katy Perry

    Katy Perry has changed to a classic look with her black hair and purple dress

    Lily Allen wears black hair

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    Lily Allen

    Black hair can also create an innocent appearance as shown here by the singer Lily Allen