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Hair Color Meanings

November 10, 2013

For fun I decided to look up hair color meanings. Whether natural or colored, your hair shade affects how the world sees you… and how you see yourself. Some hair color tend to stereotype as well. Here’s a few interesting hair color meanings and tips on how to keep your hair shiny and gorgeous whatever hair color you are.

Red Hair: There are very few natural redheads – only 3 perfect of the population is said to have fiery locks. For centuries, redheads have had to fight stereotypes. For many, red hair atop a female head automatically conjured images of wild women, hotheads, femme fatales, sexpots. Redheaded women are often portrayed as strong, independent women. They are usually seen as feisty Irish “tough girls”. Red hair compliments brown clothing. Brown hair with brown clothing can look dull, while red adds more depth and contrast. Red hair also seems to have more shine, which can make your hair look more healthy and beautiful.

Blonde Hair: Do blondes really have more fun? Maybe. Blonde is a happy color that reminds us of sunny days at the beach. People see blondes as having more youthful vitality than other colors, and blonde hair can make you look younger. There’s a subtle correlation between youth and blondness, since babies and children tend to have lighter hair than adults. Do we still think blondes are dumb? Many people say we don’t anymore. The Dumb-Blonde jokes are old. Modern blondes are perceived as powerful, independent and of course, still very sexy..Blonde hair tends to require a lot of attention to keep it looking glamorous and healthy, so blondes can give off the impression of high maintenance.

Brown Hair/Brunettes: Brunettes project a grounded, stable image. Darker colors also connote earthiness. If you are wanting a more serious, sophisticated look, try a dark brunette hair color. According to a study into hair color and the intensity of attraction, 51% of men thought brunettes were more attractive. Brunettes were described as intelligent, independent and self-sufficient. Two-thirds of the men said the brunette women appeared stable and competent.

Hair Color Meanings