The Darker look of Beyonce
When I was 18, I begged my stylist to dye my hair black. I hated my sandy brown hair because it looked dusty to me. I wanted that cold black look. She refused. She said it would make me look older and harsher. Still even now, I have never worn the cold black look. I tried the off black, lighter brown and even auburn, but ended up back to dusty sandy brown. That's why I prefer wearing the braids. I can at least go dark brown without harming my hair.
When I saw the pictures of Beyonce with darker hair high lighted in dark brown it reminded me of my younger days and my desperately wanting black hair. I think she looks great. Though initially I didn't believe it was really her.
I'm getting older. Most of my friends are already showing lots of grey hair. I have about four strands. But still, I can't imagine dying my hair black when the grey really shows up. I guess people really do leave an impression on you. My hair dresser brainwashed me to believe that with my skin tone, black hair would be harsh. But I know that is not true now. You can wear just about any hair color and look great with a positive self image. At least most people can.