Celebrities With Black Hair

1Dita Von Teese

Having jet-black hair doesn’t mean you don’t have creative options when it comes to color and highlights. You just need to know how to work with such a dark color—and how to complement it to your skintone. Read our Black Hair Color for Your Skintone article for your best shade, and click through this gallery to see stars who do raven right.

Hair color: Sleek Raven

Skintone: Pale

Undertones: Cool

Why this works:  Von Teese’s pure black color contrasts beautifully with her flawless skin.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

2Katy Perry

Hair color: Jet black

Skintone: Light

Undertones: Cool

Why this works: Perry’s neutral black is a good choice, because the pure color won’t wash her out.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

3Megan Fox

Hair color: Almost midnight

Skintone: Medium golden

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: The best black color for medium skintones is a very dark brunette color. Fox’s hair color is just that: this dark, almost-black color compliments her complexion without bringing out yellow tones in her skin.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

4Angelina Jolie

Hair color: Coal

Skintone: Medium

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: Even though this is a wig, the color still works on Jolie because the blueish sheen keeps the color from making her skin look yellow.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

5Katie Holmes

Hair color: Black-brown

Skintone: Medium

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: By staying away from putting red tones in her hair, Holmes ensures that her glossy locks won’t maker her skin look yellow.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

6Demi Moore

Hair color: Jet black

Skintone: Medium tan

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: If you look carefully, you’ll see that Moore’s color actually has a silver sheen, which prevents her warm undertones from looking yellow, which is a common problem.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

7Priyanka Chopra

Hair color: Deep cabernet

Skintone: Dark golden

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: Chopra’s glossy black mane actually has touches of brown and red, which pick up the warm tones in her skin and prevent her from looking olive.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

8Sanaa Lathan

Hair color: Inky Mahogany

Skintone: Dark Golden

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: Lathan’s skintone works beautifully with this bold, brown/black color.

9Kim Kardashian

Hair color: Black-brown

Skintone: Medium

Undertones: Cool

Why this works: Kardashian’s cool black locks gorgeously frame her olive skin and dark eyes.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

10Koena Mitra

Hair color: Black

Skintone: Dark

Undertones: Cool

Why this works: Mitra’s dark skin can handle a shade as jet black as the one she’s rocking in this photo.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

11Oprah Winfrey

Hair color: Pitch black

Skintone: Dark

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: Oprah’s dark skin looks radiant set against her deep black hair.

The science: Read about it in Black Hair Color for Your Skintone.

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