Hi, so I've recently went from being a natural red head to pretty dark hair, some people tell me I suit it and it makes me look nicer! (Mostly guy friends) then some tell be I'm too pale for dark hair and look terrible! And that I should die it back to red! I'm confused as I quite like it pale skinned or not?
I think you pull it off just fine... but if you're worried about it you could go with a med-dark brown color rather than black. Pale skin looks good withdarker hair because of the contrast. Especially if you have blue eyes, it makes them pop more.
Coloring specialists will tell you that the best shade for your hair color is one or two shades lighter or darker than your natural shade. Nature usually gets it right and color coordinates hair and skin pigmentation.
I have dark blonde hair and very pale skin. When I dyed my hair black for a geisha costume, my friends said the contrast between my pale skin and dark hair while exotic also made me look like death warmed over in a microwave oven, very vampirish, very Morticia Adams. Not exactly the best compliments.
I have had my hair darkened to 2 shades darker than my dark blonde and it looks really good.