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50 Black Cherry Hair Color Ideas for the Sweet & Sour

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Are you dying to find a deep, dark hair color that has it all? Sexy, mysterious, and romantic, going for a black cherry hair color is the ultimate choice for women with a strong personality.

Black cherry hair color is a rich, deep shade of red that resembles the color of black cherries. It is a dark, dramatic color that can add depth and dimension to your hair. The color is typically achieved by adding a red tint to a dark brown or black base color. It can also be achieved by using a semi-permanent or permanent hair dye. Black cherry hair color can be a great option for those who want to add some color to their hair without going too light or bright. It can work well for those with dark skin tones and can complement a variety of different hair textures. It’s also important to note that regular maintenance is needed to keep the color vibrant and healthy.

You can get it in lighter, brighter, or darker versions and it will still look as spectacular as ever.
Through the presentations below, we’ll provide major black cherry hairstyle inspiration that will leave you craving one of the most interesting hair colors you can get. Enjoy!

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1. The Classic Black Cherry Hair Color

Classic Black Cherry Hair

The beauty of black cherry hair is that it harmoniously combines tones of burgundy, violet, and, of course, black. If you want a classic version of the trending hair color, you should mix all three of the above-mentioned tones, but do so evenly.

2. Mixed Tones

Mixed Tones

Speaking of tones, here is the ideal example of how you can mix those three hues in a more daring manner. Instead of thoroughly blending all of them, consider applying them so that they all stand out individually. We recommend it as an exciting way to play with black cherry shades!

3. Dark Black Cherry Hair

Dark Black Cherry Hair

If you’re a natural brunette, you should think about using a dark black cherry tone. The darker it is, the more it will come close to your natural hair color while providing beautiful accents. You’ll see the sparkling results the minute sunshine hits your hair.

4. Velvet Red Hair Color

Red Velvet Hair

Even though we’re used to seeing black cherry hair with dashes of purple in it, the all-red cherry alternative looks phenomenal. If you’re more drawn to dark ruby hair, opt for a red hair dye shade inspired by black cherries. It looks particularly nice against pale skin tones.

5. Long Straight Cherry Cola Tresses

Long Straight Chery Cola Hair Color

If you’re lucky enough to have long and straight hair, rest assured that this cherry cola hair color will look outstanding on you. The longer the tresses, the more you can appreciate the intriguing tones that come with this charming hair color.

6. Chocolate Cherry Shade

Chocolate Cherry Hair

Brown plays an important role in getting picture-perfect black cherry hair. In addition, it makes the hair color an easy switch for girls with naturally brown hair. The chocolate black cherry outcome is sure to capture the attention of all those around you.

7. Black Cherry Highlights on Black Hair

Black Cherry Highlights on Black Hair

On the other hand, you may prefer using black cherry only for a portion of your hair. For instance, you can get a pretty set of black cherry highlights. We believe they’re even more flattering for women with a brunette base.

8. Dark Magenta Hair

Dark Magenta Hair

There’s no doubt: we’re in love with magenta hair. Nevertheless, we know that the classic electric shade of magenta won’t work for everyone. For a more delicate approach, think about toning down your magenta until you get it closer to black cherry.

9. Intense Hue

Intense Hair

While some women would rather rock natural-looking hair colors, others want to go all the way with intense tones. If you’re part of the latter category, don’t hesitate to go all-out with your black cherry hair. Get your hair colored by a professional for extra-fancy results.

10. Medium Hairstyle

Medium Hairstyle

If you’re not a subtle gal but neither a flashy one, you can easily get a medium-length black cherry color. Its main focus is on red shades, all toned down to a magnificent deep wine hue. Go for this approach if you seek balance in your hairstyle and overall appearance.

11. Balayage

Black Cherry Hair Balayage

At the moment, there’s no trendier hair coloring technique than balayage. We especially recommend it for obtaining black cherry hair, owing to the mixture of tones involved. Through a balayage coloring job, you’ll be able to appreciate all of the shades that go into the final color.

12. Rusty Highlights

Rusty Highlights

Aside from using black cherry as the color for your highlights, you can also go the other way around. To put it shortly, you can get a black cherry foundation and add highlights in the color of your choice on top. Rusty red is a neat way to get started.

13. Caramel Highlights

Caramel Highlights

Alternatively, you can boost the contrast of your entire hairstyle by choosing a completely different color for your highlights. For example, you can brighten up a black cherry base with striking caramel highlights all around. We’re sure you’ll love the fun outcome.

14. Plum-Toned Locks

Plum Hair

We have covered quite a few red-oriented black cherry hairstyles. However, we want to shine a light and focus on the plum undertones of this alluring hair color. If you’re a die-hard purple fan, feel free to incorporate more of those shades into your look.

15. Light Black Cherry Hair Color

Cherry Red Hair

The majority of black cherry hairstyles that you’ll see are more towards the dark side. Be that as it may, you can add your personal twist by lightening your black cherry hair. The hairstyle will end up looking like burgundy mixed with magenta, so you know you can’t go wrong with it.

16. Black Cherry Undertones

Black Cherry Undertones

We are obsessed with how much skill and grace have been put into this coloring job. As you can observe above, the dark chocolate base already has extremely discrete red tones. Nonetheless, the real icing on the cake is the undercoat of black cherry tones that wrap around the curls.

17. Bright Tones

Bright Tones

Here is the perfect example of how bright black cherry hair would look like in the sun. Not only do you get extra shine from the rich shades used, but you’ll also definitely stand out. No matter how long or short your hair is, it’s bound to make heads turn if you get this color.

18. Rich Color

Rich Color

The brown and red tones in this rich black cherry hairstyle almost have our mouths watering. We are blown away by the soft, creamy texture and the coloring results.

19. Ombre


If you know anything about hair trends, you’re already aware that red ombres have been in style for quite a few years now. Well, you can make yours even more appealing by using semi-permanent black cherry for the secondary part of the ombre.

20. Retro Hairstyle

Retro Hairstyle

Regardless of your personal style, we fully recommend vintage hairstyles for any special occasion. You can be a girly girl, rockabilly chick or in love with another period altogether – a retro black cherry hairstyle will always complement your personality and appearance.

21. Natural Hair

Natural Hair

If you have succeeded in growing out your natural hair healthily, you may want to stay away from heavily damaging permanent hair color shades like silver blonde.As a less-destructive alternative, try out black cherry and see if you like the way it flatters your natural locks.

22. Dark Tones

Dark Tones

Subtlety can be the key to a chic black cherry hairstyle. In this case, the tasteful black cherry shine makes the dark brown base stand out in a wonderful way. We encourage you to try the idea out if you want a hairstyle that’s more on the natural side.

23. Curly Black Cherries

Curly Black Cherry Hair

Natural curls deserve to be accentuated accordingly! If you want to have your curls popping more than ever, give them a chance with black cherry. The sweet blend of colors will contour your ringlets so you’ll get to fully enjoy the way the hair takes the color of cherries.

24. Red Roots

Red Roots

Black cherry is undoubtedly one of the best colors you can opt for if you want your hair to shimmer when you go outside on a sunny day. To boost the impact, think about using a redder shade at your roots and going darker as you proceed towards the tips.

25. Natural Black Cherry Hairstyle

Natural Black Cherry Hairstyle

If you want to get as natural as possible with your hair color, you should rather go for a burgundy hairstyle. The fact that this specific tone drops the purple in favor of red makes it have that natural aspect you’re looking for.

26. Lowlights


Highlights are beautiful, but they may not be up your alley. However, lowlights just might be. We’d say that they’re the subtler alternative to classic highlights. Lowlights focus more on the lower part of your hair, bringing out those enchanting undertones.

27. Mahogany Hair Color

Mahogany Hair

Although it comes pretty close to medium black cherry, we support mahogany as a fantastic color of its own. Mahogany is basically the perfect combination of brown and red, with just a pinch of violet to cool down the warmer tones.

28. Bright Red Highlights

Bright Red Highlights

Step up your highlight game with bright red ones! If your base hair color is black cherry, you shouldn’t hesitate to pair it with its vivid counterpart. You can follow the asymmetrical highlights pattern like in the photo above, or go for an evenly spread outlook.

29. Wispy Highlights

Wispy Highlights

You shouldn’t limit yourself to standard highlights. For instance, you can opt for wispy highlights if you want them to be just a discrete addition to your black cherry hair.

30. Chocolate and Black Cherry Hair Color Melt

Chocolate and Black Cherry Hair Color Melt

So, we’ve covered chocolate black cherry, but what if you melted the two colors separately? Well, the outcome is sure to blow your mind! Using a technique between balayage and ombre, you can start from chocolate brown and blend out to black cherry.

    31. Blueish Black Hair with Black Cherry Highlights

    Blueish Black Hair with Black Cherry Highlights

    Take a walk on the wild side by experimenting with courageous colors! If you want your hair to have a sunset-like appearance, try combining your black cherry with a cooler tone. Blueish black is ideal, but you can also go for something closer to indigo.

    32. Pale Hair

    Pale Black Cherry Hair

    Black cherry hair is the kind that looks just as good intense as it does pale. Therefore, we warmly recommend that you play around with a paler tone, especially if you dig pastels. The results will be somewhat like a dark pink pastel hairstyle.

    33. Honey Blonde and Red Orange Highlights

    Honey Blonde and Red Orange Highlights

    If you’re not scared to step a bit out of your comfort zone, consider mixing multiple colors on your black cherry base. You can combine a multitude of highlight ideas, like the honey and orange-red color in this photo.

    34. Purple Tones

    Purple Tones

    Bring on the purple! For this black cherry hairstyle, we turn the plum up a notch to get a rich shade of purple. The surplus of mauve will add an almost satin-like touch to your hairstyle.

    35. Ringlets with Black Cherry Tips

    Ringlets with Black Cherry Tips

    Show your curls some love by sprinkling in some color. If you don’t want to risk deteriorating them, you can add black cherry only to the tips. It’s a fabulous way of making your individual ringlets stand out.

    36. Chunky Lowlights

    Chunky Lowlights

    As opposed to wispy highlights, chunky lowlights draw a lot of attention to your hairstyle. If you’re a woman with an outgoing personality, chunky black cherry lowlights or highlights are definitely for you!

    37. Red and Plum Accents

    Red and Plum Accents

    If you want your #hairgoals to come to life, it’s always best to work with a professional hairstylist. The same applies if you want an intricately colored hairstyle, such as this black cherry balayage. Deep red springs from the roots and melts into plum and blueish black on the way down.

    38. Sombre Hair

    Sombre Hair

    We love the sombre for its delicate femininity. It’s the less harsh version of the iconic ombre, with a smoother transition from one color to the other. Even though it comes close to balayage, you can still identify the two distinct colors.

    39. Deep Wine Hair Color

    Deep Wine Hair

    A little bit of romance can go a long way for your hairstyle. Red wine is the stunning dark red alternative for the classic black cherry with plum hues. Like you can guess from the name, the color aims to recreate the tone of deep red wine.

    40. Black Cherry Hair with Light Eyes

    Black Cherry Hair with Light Eyes

    We have presented several photos of women with dark eyes and black cherry hair. Still, we haven’t really shown how the color would look on ladies with light-colored eyes. If you have green or blue eyes, rest assured that you will be glamorous with black cherry locks.

    41. Pale Plum Hairstyle

    Pale Plum Hairstyle

    We’ll switch back to plum for this idea, but with a pale twist. We believe that this hairstyle has the greatest amount of purple influence out of all our black cherry ideas.

    42. Violet Tones

    Violet Tones

    As an alternative, balance out your plum black cherry hairstyle with a tad bit of red. The overall color will still visibly lean towards purple, but it won’t be as restrictive as our aforementioned idea. We also like how the color is not too dark, nor too light.

    43. Cherry and Black Highlights

    Cherry and Black Highlights

    Black cherry doesn’t always have to appear as a solid color. Actually, you can end up with a much cooler hairstyle if you break down the colors separately. To help you get a better idea of what we’re talking about, take a look at the black and cherry highlights mix above.

    44. Bangs


    Not interested in conventional hairstyles? We have just the right inspiration for you! Use black cherry only for a section of your hair. Instead of concentrating it in the lower part of your hair like most, dare to use it on your bangs.

    45. Subtle Highlights

    Subtle Highlights

    “Natural” is fairly difficult to obtain if you want to play around with highlights. Still, it isn’t impossible, particularly if you play around with tones from the same palette. We recommend the method for lighter black cherry highlights on a slightly darker base.

    46. Auburn Lowlights

    Auburn Lowlights

    Auburn lowlights look terrific when combined with almost any hair color. They shine even more marvelously when paired with black cherry hair. To bring some warmth to your black cherry base, throw in some auburn lowlights at the bottom.

    47. Weave with Ombre

    Weave with Ombre

    Regardless if you want to get a weave, wig, or any kind of extensions, a black cherry ombre is perfect for the job. The darker top will blend more naturally with your natural hair color, while the black cherry will continue beautifully from there.

    48. Pink Highlights

    Pink Highlights

    Pink highlights are insanely cute, no matter what color they go on. To bring out your inner diva, scatter a few hot pink highlights on top of your main black cherry color. You can focus on the top or place them all around.

    49. Splash of Black Cherry on Black Hair

    Splash of Black Cherry on Black Hair

    Sometimes, all you need is literally a splash of color to liven up your whole hairstyle. If you rock jet black hair, for example, you can brighten up the tips on each side with a bit of black cherry. Use the photo above as a clear reference.

    50. Pastel Champagne Hair

    Pastel Champagne Hair

    Finally, we’re happy to end on a joyful note with a black cherry and pastel champagne balayage. We adore how the roots stick to the essence of black cherry hair, while the rest is a phenomenal and feminine shade of light blonde and cotton candy pink.

    Black Chery Hair Color FAQs

    What is black cherry hair color?

    Black cherry hair color is a deep, dark shade of red that resembles the color of black cherries

    How do you get dark cherry hair color?

    There are a few ways to achieve dark cherry hair color:
    1. Use a semi-permanent or permanent hair dye: The easiest and most common way to achieve dark cherry hair color is by using a semi-permanent or permanent hair dye. Look for a hair dye that is specifically formulated for dark cherry hair color, and follow the instructions on the package to ensure that you get the desired result.
    2. Use a hair color gloss or glossing treatment: Glossing treatments can add shine and depth to your hair, and can also be used to enhance or change the color of your hair. Look for a gloss or glossing treatment specifically formulated for dark cherry hair color.
    3. Use a color-depositing shampoo or conditioner: These products are designed to deposit color onto the hair, and can be used to enhance or change the color of your hair. Look for a shampoo or conditioner specifically formulated for dark cherry hair color.
    4. Consult with a professional stylist: If you’re not sure how to achieve dark cherry hair color on your own, you may want to consult with a professional stylist. They will be able to take into account your natural hair color and texture, as well as your desired end result, to help you achieve the perfect dark cherry hair color.
    Regardless of the method you choose, it’s always a good idea to do a patch test first to make sure you are not allergic to the product and to check the results. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that hair coloring will likely damage your hair, so it’s important to take good care of your hair before, during, and after the process.

    Is black cherry hair color red or purple?

    Black cherry hair color is a deep, rich shade of red with a hint of purple undertone.

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    So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?

    Going for a black cherry hair color is a dream come true for gals with attitude. It provides the perfect balance of natural and exciting, alluring and sweet, and dark yet outgoing.

    We recommend black cherry as your go-to hair color this year. In the end, you’ll be able to walk outside every day and enjoy a sublime shine in your locks.

    Which version caught your eye? Talk about your favorites in the comments!

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