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The best two-tone colour strategies for black women

23 April 2019
The best two-tone colour strategies for black women
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The two-tone trend is here to stay! We’ve put together a list of the best two-tone colour strategies for black women below.

 

Choosing your colours

 

The whole point of two-tone hair is that it needs to be eye-catching, so the more contrasting the colours you choose, the better. However, while you want the two different shades to be different, you still want them to complement each other. With this in mind, it’s best to select contrasting colours from the same tone family, such as two warm colours or two cold colours. Use the lighter colour on top and the darker colour on the bottom for the best results.

The two-tone trend is here to stay! We’ve put together a list of the best two-tone colour strategies for black women.

Hanson Ndabeni Dark and Lovely National Field and Education Manager

Toning it down

 

The good news is that two-tone hair can be made work-friendly too. The secret to ‘toning down’ your two-tone look is to choose contrasting colours that are still natural, like honey blonde and chocolate brown, or auburn and deep red.

 

Playing it up

 

If you’re feeling daring and you really want to make a statement with your hair, don’t be afraid to play around with bright, vibrant colours, like pastel pink and lime green. These striking colours look even more eye-catching against dark skin, so black women can go bright two-tone with confidence! Dye your hair in top and bottom layers for the tidiest aesthetic. Or opt for a side-by-side two-tone colour look for extra va-va-voom.

 

According to hair expert Hanson Ndabeni from Dark and Lovely, “It is fashionable and interesting to wear dual colourations in up styles. Darker roots and lighter ends can be very flattering with up styles.”

 

Test the waters

 

If you’re not quite ready to go the whole hog when it comes to the two-tone trend, you can start off by simply adding a slightly lighter colour to your natural hair hue. You can do this by colouring only your fringe or the tips of your hair, for example.

 

No matter how you plan to embrace the trend, it’s always worthwhile chatting to your stylist about your options and how best to look after your new two-tone hair colour. Happy colouring!

 

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