Black women can effortlessly pull off any hairstyle. If you search the #blackgirlmagic hashtag on Instagram, you’ll find over 8 million affirmative photos of beautiful afros, braids, and more. When it comes to hair rules, we define our own.

Still, the notion that blonde hair is ill-fitting for women of color discourages many of us from trying the bold hue. We typically see the coiffure on fair skin women, so going blonde seems taboo for many of us. While Black women like Zoe Kravitz, Mary J Blige, and Beyoncé look flawless in their signature blonde hair, going 50 shades lighter than our natural hair color is frightening. 

Consequently, were left to wonder if we could ever really pull off the brilliant look. Fortunately, there’s no need to mull over the idea any longer because we have definitive proof that blond hair looks good on any complexion. To see what the season’s most coveted hair color looks like on 15 different skin tones, check out the beautiful blondes in the gallery ahead.