7 Celebs Who Prove That Black Hair Deserves a Layer of Highlights

Slaya, please.

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If you have black hair—or, like, dark, dark, dark, dark-brown hair that's basically black—it can feel like the only color change you can make is a drastically lightened transformation. But, surprise! You're wrong. (It's okay; we're not judging).

Because you can actually reinvent a deep hue with a just few strategically placed highlights in shades of amber, auburn, and, yes, even some candy-apply red. And lucky for you, we've got the most-excellent ideas as demonstrated by your favorite celebs, ahead.

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, obsessively writing about new makeup launches, the best hair products (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare formulas that really work for every skin type (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.