Those who tend to gravitate towards darker hair will be happy to hear that almost-black (also known as off-black) will be big this year. “Megan Fox’s almost-black hair will be a hit because it’s always a surprise — in some lights, it will look black, and in others, you’ll see hints of brown. [It’s] perfect for those who’ve always wanted to go dark,” celebrity hairstylist Nikki Lee tells InStyle.
To achieve this look, ask for a dark brown with no warm or red undertones, as those tend to make it appear lighter. “Cool-toned colors always appear darker than warmer colors,” hair colorist Tom Smith tells Allure, adding that you should go for “extremely ashy and cool tones with no red tones or warmth in there.” This hair color looks good on many skin tones, from the fairest to the darkest ones. However, if your natural hair is light brown or blonde, you will have to dye your roots regularly — darker roots can be trendy (shadow roots are a thing, after all), but lighter roots just look odd.