You’ve been dying to try out the latest hair trend, but you don’t know where to start? Black and green hair is a bold look that can be intimidating at first glance, but it doesn’t have to be!
We break down everything you need to know about this gorgeous trend so you can find your perfect shade without any fuss!
Let us guide you through all the ins and outs of this daring look so you can get started today!
Whether it’s tips for maintaining colour vibrancy or what colours will best suit you, we’ve got all the information right here in one place.
- 1 What is black and green hair?
- 2 Black and green hair ideas and inspiration.
- 3 Do black and green hair go together?
- 4 Will black and green hair suit me?
- 5 How do I get black and green hair?
- 6 What hairstyles suit black and green hair?
- 7 How long will black and green hair last?
- 8 How often should I dye my black and green hair?
- 9 Parting words
What is black and green hair?
This stand-out look is a bold, loud statement. It’s all over our heads and hearts this year thanks to the likes of songstress Billie Eilish.
We love it because the contrasting hues make a strong yet feminine colour combination.
It’s versatile too. Tonally, they can be paired with incredibly bold makeup for an all-out punk look, but also look stunning when worn in softer, lighter ways too. Think of this hair colour combo as the ultimate way to express your individuality.
These two colours combine to create a rich, intense look that demands attention. It’s just perfect if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd.
We recommend saving your pennies for a trip to the hairdresser so you can get it done professionally, as they’ll need to match the colours to things like your skin tone and eye colour.
One thing it’s not is an experimental style – both black and green hair dyes are really hard to get rid of once they’re in your hair, so you’ll need to be ready for commitment!
Black and green hair ideas and inspiration.
Do black and green hair go together?
Yes! This look is a perfect way to express your love of contrasting colours.
Black and green hair, like black and orange hair, used to be more associated with Halloween, but this year these two shades have been popping up on the runway – not least in Chanel’s autumn/winter collection where it was worn by models on the catwalk.
It works best when you have light to medium skin tones and dark hair. But don’t worry if you’ve got brown or blonde locks – the colours will still look good on you.
Green is a really complimentary colour to black, depending on the shade you choose.
Here are some examples of different shades to give you an idea:
Lime green – This deep neon shade will go perfectly with jet black hair, especially if your hair is dark brown or black.
Emerald green – This rich hue is one of these colours which can really make your hair pop no matter what colour it is.
Light green – If you’re looking for a subtle way to introduce colour into your look, light green is the shade for you. This mid-green will give you an ethereal look perfect for summertime.
Fern green – A brighter version of this pastel tone is great for wearing during the day. If you’re looking for a subtle way to introduce colour into your look, this is it.
The fun thing about having these two shades in your hair is that they’ll go with pretty much anything!
Will black and green hair suit me?
If you’re wondering whether these hues will suit you, it’s all in the hair dye tones you choose.
If you have cool skin tones – so green or brown eyes, fair skin and light hair – the look works in your favour.
If you have warm skin tones – think of more golden skin tones, hazel or brown eyes and dirty blonde hair – the black can make you look washed out. It’s best to go for strong shades of this colour combination to make it rock for you.
If you’re still unsure and can’t quite imagine what your hair would look like as a combo of black and green, just think of the colour wheel – choosing two colours that are opposite each other is perfect.
These include: blue and orange, red and green, yellow and violet – but any combination will do as long as they contrast.
If you don’t know what colour undertones you have – just take a look at our handy checklist below!
If you have cool undertones:
- Your skin tone is pink or pale.
- You blush easily!
- Jewel and pastel colours are so your thing.
- The colour yellow washes you out and does not look good on you.
- You have blue not green veins in your wrist.
- Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
If you have warm undertones:
- You have red or golden tones in your natural hair.
- Your skin tone is golden, tan or olive.
- You might have freckles.
- You have green not blue veins in your wrist.
- You suit bright or rich shades better.
- Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.
If you’re still unsure about which colours suit you, take our quick quiz!
Just answer a few quick questions and you can apply this colour theory to your hair, your wardrobe and your life!
Just click on the image below!
How do I get black and green hair?
Being able to get this look on point all depends on the colour your hair is now – your base colour.
These shades will show up best on bleached blonde hair – so make sure your base is as light as possible before applying the dye.
If you have light hair, it will be easier to dye it either of these hot colours. Although you may need to lighten your hair with bleach if you want to go for neon or pastel green shades.
If you have dark hair, you can still do it but you need to lift the colour first to get the right green.
If your hair is already dyed, start by bleaching it to get rid of any existing colour so you can start fresh. You can’t lighten colour with colour!
Once you have your base colour, it’s time to choose the green and black hair dye.
We recommend choosing a shade that isn’t too out there for your first try. In case it goes wrong, you don’t want to be left with an alien-like hue!
If you’re going to try this yourself at home using box dye, make sure you look at the colour chart on the side of the box to match it to your base colour.
And ALWAYS do a strand test before you start to make sure there’ll be no nasty colour suprises!
What hairstyles suit black and green hair?
Here are 7 stunning ways to wear this look.
The black ombré technique is one of the most stunning ways to wear these differing colours.
It means ‘shading’, which basically looks like an intermediate shade in between two other tones; it can be achieved by using either lightened or darkened layers graduating from root to tip.
The result will give you something that has depth without being too dark – perfect if want some highlights but don’t know how much!
Try a jet black base with neon or apple green ends for a wild look!
Half and half hair
Half and half hair is an ideal choice if you really want the whole black and green effect, but don’t want to fully commit to one of them.
This look divides the colour in half down the middle of your parting, then dyes each side a different colour. It works best with bold green colours like lime green, jade or lizard!
You will need to bleach your hair first if you want this half and half look.
Stretch root, root blur, colour melt, this look goes by many different names; it’s also known as ‘faux ombré’ because it’s like an ombré that is only at the roots!
It’s perfect for those who want to try out green and black hair but don’t want anything too extreme – it will let you ease into the look little by little.
Again, this effect can be achieved using box dye or by bleaching your hair.
This look will work best using deep black dye for the first few inches of the roots before fading into emerald green or olive green at the ends.
Hair streaks are a hair dye trend that has been around since the ’80s is here to stay – probably because it’s so easy and fun to do!
You can go for bold, chunky streaks, or feathery subtle ones – it all depends on how brave you feel.
Use a green hair dye that is vivid and bright; we recommend using Manic Panic, Splat or Punky Colour.
If you want a subtler hint of green, this peekaboo hair trend is the one for you!
It means that underneath layers or parts of your hair are dyed another colour – perfect if you don’t want something as loud and in-your-face.
We recommend using midnight black to create a dark base, then applying bright or neon green hair or highlights underneath for a sensational pop of colour!
This balayage hair technique gives you blended highlights from root to tip. It’s particularly good for people wanting to add some subtle hints of green into their locks.
All you need to do is apply the green hair dye onto your mid-lengths and ends, leaving out any section of your hair at the roots.
This style also looks incredible when the colours are blurred with less of a contrast – think dark greens like moss or pine green with highlights of jade, light green or apple.
For a more edgy, punky look, try dipping the tips of your hair into a bright or neon shade.
If you’re going to go down this route, make sure that your base colour is super black!
This look will work best with lime green, emerald green and apple green colours on short, sharp bobbed hair cuts.
How long will black and green hair last?
Bad news! This is not an easy look to keep.
Although they last a long time in your hair, these colours will fade pretty quickly – especially greens which will need toning to stop them fading to yellow.
It is vital to invest in some good conditioning shampoo for coloured hair and use a cool water rinse.
Also don’t wash your hair any more than 2 or 3 times a week.
And always use a good deep conditioning treatment once a week to keep your strands supple and your colour locked in.
How often should I dye my black and green hair?
This look does require some maintenance.
If you’re thinking about trying this look for yourself here are some things to keep in mind!
If you use semi-permanent hair dye – you can expect your colour to last for 6-8 washes.
If you use permanent hair dye – this can last up to 8-12 washes before you’ll need to think about dyeing your hair again.
There are many ways to achieve this trend, but the key is finding your perfect hair colour match.
Whether you want to dye all of your hair black and green or just a side bang, we’ve given you everything you need to know to help make it happen.