Hair Snips #30: Hair Color Statistics

Hair snips are fun, quick articles about hair and beauty.  They are meant to be short and straight-to-the-point, so you have an easy time reading them.  For this Hair Snip, I would like to talk about a few interesting hair color statistics.

Hair Snips are fun, quick articles about hair. In this Hair Snip, I want to touch on a few fun hair color statistics. The first thing is...

This article was inspired by my four-month-old baby.  She has natural auburn hair and blue eyes.  Although her eye and hair color can still change, it doesn’t seem likely at this point. I recently discovered that red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination in the world.  Even though I did a previous Hair Snip about a single hair color statistic, I thought it would be interesting to run a few more by you.

Hair Color Statistics:

  • Black is the most common hair color in the world.  75-84% of the world’s population has naturally black hair (depending on the study).
  • Brown hair comes in at the second-most common hair color, with 11% of the population being naturally brunette.
  • Only 3% of the world’s population has natural blonde hair.
  • Finally, only 2% of people have natural red hair.
  • In 2008, a study showed that 75% of women color their hair.
  • 88% of women say their hair has a direct effect on their confidence.

Want more?  I’d recommend heading over to Modern Salon Magazine; they have a super interesting article about hair dye statistics.

Now you know…

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Hollee Wood 2018

With an extensive knowledge of hair color science and over 12 years as a licensed cosmetologist working in the hair industry, Hollee feels the need to share her passion for beauty with the world.  She specializes in hair color science, hairstyles, hair hacks, hair knowledge, and how things work in the hair industry.  She enjoys sharing her expertise and helping people achieve their personal hair goals.

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