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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