22 ways to style blonde hair on dark skin

Who says brown girls can’t go blonde? Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of going blonde but unsure if the golden hue will look right against your brown skin. Don’t worry sis, I got you!

Today, I’m sharing how to pick the right blonde for your dark skin, different blonde hairstyles to try for black women, and my tips for being a blonde bombshell.

If you are just starting off with going blonde, I highly recommend trying out temporary hairstyles such as blonde box braids, blonde wigs, and blonde extensions. That way, you can figure out what colors you like best without the pressure of it being permanent.

Additionally, there is a variety of different blonde hair color shades which means there’s at least one that will flatter you. Here are a few popular blonde colors and ways to style blonde hair on brown skin.

Platinum Blonde Hair On Dark Skin

Platinum blonde hair looks gorgeous on cool skin tones because of it’s icy white tint. If you’re warmer undertone, try a platinum blonde with more of a yellowish tint.

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Ash (or Ashy) blonde hair on Dark Skin

Ash-blonde hair has a gray tint to it (get it… because ash is gray?). Additionally, it tends to look great on most skin tones.

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Golden/ Honey blonde hair on dark skin

Golden hair color is the go-to for warmer skin tones (think Beyonce) and looks great on an array of skin tones. Additionally, honey blonde looks great as a highlight or ombred.

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Beach Blonde on dark skin

Beach blonde hair gets its name from just that; hair that looks blonde because you spent too much time in the sun. The great thing about beach blonde is it can be adjusted to going warmer, cooler, lighter, or darker.

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Natural Blonde hair on dark skin

No fancy names here. Natural blonde is straight-up blonde without the extra bells and whistles.

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How to choose a blonde hair color for black women

Not every blonde shade will look right on you. The key is choosing a blonde hair color that looks flattering for your undertone. For example, a honey blonde is a warm color and looks best on warmer skin tones (think: Beyonce). Whereas a platinum blonde is more of a cool tone and will look best on cool skin tones (think Justin Skye).

How can you tell your undertone?

Here are a few questions to help you determine your undertone:
Do you look better in gold jewelry? You’re probably warm tone
Do you look better in silver jewelry? You’re probably a cool tone
If you look killer in both, you may be more neutral.

Tips for going blonde as a black women

Start off going slow

When starting off blonde, it’s best to go slow such as highlights or ombre the hair instead of all over color which can strip and damage your hair.

While it’s not required for you to go dark roots when going blonde, it tends to be easier maintenance since you will not need as many touchups as your hair grows.

Conditoner is your bestie

Make sure you are deep conditioning your hair since bleaching tends to dry out hair. Additionally, you will want to use products specifically created for color-treated hair. Here are a few top-rated products on Amazon:

Mielle babassu line is safe for color-treated hair, organic and sulfrate-free.

Sunny Isle products are great for African American hair that has been color-treated and is also sulfate-free.

Blondes have fun

Whether you’re rocking blonde bone straight hair, blonde box braids, or a classy blonde bob, have fun with it! The great thing about hair is its a reflection of us and can even be a reflection of our current mood (I’m known to switch up wigs depending on my current mood!)

As a blonde, give yourself permission to have fun!

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11 Crochet hair styles for round faces that are trendy & cute!

Crochet hairstyles are an easy protective hairstyle that’s cute, fun, and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. You can rock them short, long, braid styles, kinky curly style, and everything in-between! Crochet hairstyles truly are versatile, and with the right cut and style, you can look like a million bucks.

If you have a rounder face, you know that finding flattering hairstyles can sometimes be difficult, especially if you have fuller chubby cheeks. Here are some trendy crochet hair styles for round faces.

Do you have a round face?

Here are a few ways to determine if you have a round face:
1. Your facial features are soft with no sharp angles
2. Your chin is rounded
3. The length and width of your face are around the same size.
4. Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face

How to find crochet hairstyles that flatter your face

1. Avoid super sleek hairstyles with no shape as this can add emphasis to your round face
2. It’s better to go up and then out. Choose crochet hairstyles that have the volume on the top and not just on the sides as this can make your face look even wider
3. Avoid bangs straight across and opt for bangs cut at an angle or swept to the side.

The best crochet hairstyles for round faces

1. Volumious curls

Watch this Youtube tutorial by LivingFearless
If you love crochet hairstyles that look like natural hair, be sure to cut/layer your cuts so they frame your face. These soft curls help add volume.

2. Shoulder length crochet Goddess Locs

Watch this Youtube tutorial by Kendra Kenshay
These gorgeous faux locs add shape and texture to the face. Because the faux locs sweep the shoulder, it helps add some extra oomph to the medium length crochet faux locs.

3. Short braided asymetrical bob

This asmemtrical braided bob helps to narrow a wider face since the hair is at an angle.

4. Goddess locs bob

Bob faux locs are a flattering option for a round face because they narrow the face by balancing out the upper part of your face which creates a thinner face.

5. Crocheted soft curls

Source: @vanitybydanit
This crochet hairstyle features choppy layers and soft curls. Because the hair is below the shoulders, it also helps elongate round-shaped faces.

6. Beach wave faux locs

Source: @idlelocs
The great thing about crochet faux locs is you can wear them straight, curly, wavy and everything inbetween! These faux looks would amazing on rounder faces since the waves add deminsion to the look.

7. Crochet Asymmetric faux locs bob

Go one step further with your crochet faux locs by adding a asymmetric cut to it!

8. Long messy crochet faux locs

Crochet hair styles for round faces
Watch the tutorial by Breonna Queen
The key to wearing long hair with round faces is to ensure it’s not super sleek (which can add emphasis to a round face shape). These long faux locs help define and and highlight the face because the faux locs have texture and shape.

9. Pineapple passion twist

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Sourse: Breonna Queen
Who says a crocheted ponytail can’t be a versatile face-slimming hairstyle?

10. High top curls

Source: @vanitybydanit
You can elongate the face with short hair, however, the key is to go up with the hair and not out. With short crochet hairstyles focus on adding volume to the top. Dani T. Because the volume is up top, it’s a great way to shape the face.

11. Waist length crochet faux locs

Source: imyourdestinny
Looking for a nice crochet hairstyle for vacation that serve as a protective hairstyle too? This waist length goddess locs will flatter a round face while creating a face-framing silhouette.

If you’re crocheting your hair yourself, don’t forget a crochet needle, and if you’re crocheting faux locs or braids, don’t be afraid to add in extra accessories like beads and ribbons for that added sparkle!

So here are a few crochet hairstyles for round faces that will frame your face. See a hairstyle you like? Let me know below!

How to do crochet hairstyles on yourself

I’m sharing how I do individual and crochet when I do my own faux locs! Watch the tutorial below!

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