Trendlooks 2016

Beautiful Styles for Black Hair

Black Hair
Model Jessica Stam may have been tired of being blonde when she coloured her hair black for a very beautiful natural look
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Some styles look particularly appealing for black-haired women. Our featured stars model the most beautiful of these looks

  • Celebrities keep surprising us with new hair colours and styles. Quite often, they inspire us to try new looks. Recently, Jessica Stam and other stars sparked our interest in the hair colour black. We wondered what it takes to make black hair look as attractive as the black-haired celebrities we watched.

  • How to Look Your Best with Black Hair

    Black hair looks beautiful! It conveys maturity and the allure of the mysterious and extravagant. Very pale and slightly tanned complexions enhance the appeal of black hair. For optimal effect the dark hair should not overwhelm all other facial features. Dark hair should therefore be kept from falling into your face. A ponytail or plain updo would best accomplish that. Medium length dark hair can be pulled behind the ear on one or both sides. Fringes should not be too long or thick. Long black hair may be allowed to cascade down the back unless you prefer the now very popular side-swept look.

    Black hair is more likely associated with stylish elegance than with romantic or playful hairstyles. Therefore, twirled or braided hairstyles tend to look out of style and do not invite admiration.

    Simple, plain haircuts and shapes are much more suitable for black hair than playful or romantic styles. Geo haircuts, straight bobs, straight fringes (bangs) or sleek hair are ideal for black hair. Wavy black hair should fall in large, well-defined waves as shown by Lana Del Rey in our gallery of black hairstyles.

    We hope our line-up of black hairstyles will inspire you (see the hairstyles of stars in our gallery).

  • Gallery: Hairstyles for Black Hair

    Black Hair: Olivia Munn

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    Black Hair: Olivia Munn

    Olivia Munn combed her dark hair back and gathered it in a ponytail. Aside from being practical and very attractive, this look is particularly suitable for dark hair. There is no way to go wrong with this hairstyle

     Black Hair: Rooney Mara

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    Black Hair: Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara parted the fringes of her dark hair asymmetrically and accurately combed them to the sides

    Black Hair: Lana Del Rey

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    Black Hair: Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey's natural hair colour is blonde. After wearing her hair red for a while, she coloured it brown and then black. The dark hair is certainly very becoming

    Black Hair: Krysten Ritter

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    Black Hair: Krysten Ritter

    Krysten Ritter's fringes cover her entire forehead. The fringes are cut relatively short and even slightly shorter on the sides so that they don't appear too heavy

    Black Hair: Crystal Renn

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    Black Hair: Crystal Renn

    Black hair goes particularly well with plain geo haircuts and asymmetric hairstyles. Here, Crystal Renn wears a chignon sideways on top of her head

    Black Hair: Shenae Grimes

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    Black Hair: Shenae Grimes

    Shenae Grimes gathered her black hair to a plain, casual updo