Desribing Eye Color, Hair Color, and Hair Type

Eye Colors:

While trying to gain some insight on how to be more descriptive with people's eyes i stumbled across a website that gives full blown information about the importance of eyes. I thought I should share it with this group (mainly cause mine doesn't have many members) you tend to have more people seeking your advice and I was trying to help share to load.

Blue, Brown, Hazel, Black, Blue, Grey, Green and Violet are some of the more popular colors that most people have a better understanding of and each has its own meaning. According to the website there are plenty that have become overused by so many and this website is to help stray away from that.

*Green, Brown, and Black are sometimes described as foods (mainly vegetables)
*If food has a more emotional quality that comes with it (ex: chocolate) these tend to work just as well
*Some marked as a cliche mean they are over used try to stray away from them

List of Eye Colors:

Amber: Golden
Black: Anthracite (like coal)
Black: Coal - Described as soft and muted (used as a cliche)
Black: Ebony - A soft absorbent hue not shiny yet beautiful
Black: Jet - Described as being luxurious, bold and shiny (used as a cliche)
Black: Midnight Black - Wouldn't recommend using this one not much of a description behind it (used as a cliche)
Black: Obsidian - Obsidian is hard, black, and shiny. Not very appealing to the eye (used as a cliche) Highly recommended for villains
Black: Pitch black - Described as a dark sticky substance, technically its tar (used as a cliche) In order for it not be one add more descriptive words about the eye color.
Black: Sloe - Sloe is dark, plum colored, soft and slanted
Black: Smoky - Described as soft and muted. Connotations include fire and passion
Black: Soot - Described as ashes, dirty and unappealing
Black: Velvety - Described as soft and muted
Blue: Aquamarine - Described as clear, piercing, and striking
Blue: Baby blue - Described as faded
Blue: China - Described as pale and clear. Aristocratic connotation
Blue: Cornflower - Described as cool and muted. Unsophisticated or innocent connotations.
Blue: Crystal - Described as pale blue and luminous
Blue: Denim - Described as pale and faded. Unsophisticated connotation
Blue: Electric - Described as being bright, over-toned, energetic and striking
Blue: Forget-me-not - Described as pale blue (used as a cliche) Gentle or old-fashioned prettiness are connotations
Blue: Gun-Metal - Described as being cold, hard, shining. Dangerous or ruthless connotation
Blue: Ice - Is extremely pale, colder, not delicate like crystal. Contains cold light
Blue: Indigo - Is extremely dark and absorb light.
Blue: Sapphire - Are deep, luminous, shining, and beautiful. Rich and precious blue connotation (used as a cliche)
Blue: Sky - Described as being clear and not very bright. (Used as a cliche)
Brown: Amber - Described as being luminous, clear, warm and golden. Connotation is wolf-like
Brown: Chestnut - Described as warm with orange tones
Brown: Chocolate - True brown eyes. Connotation to decadence (used as a cliche)
Brown: Dirt/Mud - Described as having strength, steadfastness, attention and prosperity.
Brown: Tawny - Described as light brown, yellow or gold blended with the brown. (used as a cliche)
Brown: Topaz - Described as being pale, clear, shining gold, reflects light, luminous, and beautiful.
Grey: Charcoal - Is a dark gray almost black and can be pale
Grey: Cloud - Described as soft, muted, and luminous. Connotations include dreaminess, melancholy, and moodiness
Grey: Graphite - Pale grey eyes contain a medium tone of grey.
Grey: Gun Metal - Grey with a hint of blue
Grey: Silver - Bright, shining eyes that reflect the light
Grey: Slate - Has connotations of coolness and stone
Green: Bottle Green - Refers to deep, vivid green, and luminous (wouldn't recommend using this)
Green: Cat's Eye - A pale vivid green color, luminous and pale yellow. (used as a cliche)
Green: Chartreuse - A vivid light green and contains yellow irises
Green: Emerald - A very dark green, sometimes luminous. (used as a cliche)
Green: Forest - A muted soft green, absorbs light
Green: Jade - Has a soapy luminosity, dark green with black flecks. Prosperity, resistance, force and a sense of heroism.
Green: Sea - Is clear and luminous (cliche)
Hazel: Described as pale, golden brown, contains a lot of yellow, and beautiful
Violet: Amethyst - A very pale and clear color
Violet: Hyacinth - A clear, deep and vivid purple. Described as luminous and beautiful
Violet: Ultramarine - A dark violet color, closer to blue than violet

Color Meanings: Certain colors have many associations.

Black: A mysterious color. Connotations include: nights, secrecy, mysticism, and magic. Sometime black can indicate a secretive person and may have psychic tendencies.

Blue: An intense and energetic color. Connotations include: the sky, energy, and electricity. Sometimes referred to as being somebody with clairvoyance. Can indicate a direct and forceful person with the gifts of insight and observation.

Brown: A strong rich color. Connotations include: earth, creativity, simplicity, strength, and endurance. Sometimes indicates a strong and independent person with a connection with nature and earth.

Grey: A fluid and stable color. Connotations include: water, weather, change, mysticism, and wisdom. Sometimes describes a sensitive person.

Green: A vibrant and fresh color. Connotations include: life, vegetation, rejuvenation, youth, and health. Associated with empathy and compassion.

Hazel: A combination of inner strength and independence of brown. There's fluidity and sensitivity.

Red: An evil and dark connotation. Bright like the sun and shows a sense of courage.

Violet: A sophisticated color, that has connotations of spirituality, nobility, and purity. This can indicate a refined and noble person, or a leader.


Hair Colors
Note: colors marked with * are cliches

*Black - jet (deep black)
*Black - raven (black shiny enough to be blue)
Black - sooty black (true black)
Blond - ash (if light enough)
Blond - brass*
Blond - bronze
Blond - flaxen (yellow color like flax fibers)
Blond - ginger
*Blond - golden
Blond - honey
Blond - platinum (artificial blond or silver in color)
Blond - tawny
Blond - wheaten
Brown - ash (fresh ash)
Brown - chestnut (red brown with orange undertones)
Brown - ginger
Brown - russet (deep brownish red)
Brown - sable (blackish brown or yellowish gray brown)
Brown - sandy (yellowish red)
Brown - sorrel (brownish orange to light brown)
*Gray - ash
Gray - iron
Gray - salt and pepper (mix of gray and dark hair)
Gray - silver
Gray - steel
Red - auburn
Red - copper
Red - flaming
Red - strawberry blond
White - pearl (always write pearl white)
*White - snow(y)

Colors and Personality: Stereotypes
Blond: Lacking intelligence, outgoing, flighty
Brunette: Reliable, dependable, even tempered, stable, well grounded, and intelligent.
Red: Hot tempered, more sensitive to pain,


Hairstyle help (dates from 1900 to present)

Males:
Short hair above the collar seen until 1967
Long hair from 1968 to the late 1980s

Females:
1920s women had Victorian styles

Straight Hair:
Advantage: More shine
Disadvantage: Flat

Wavy:*S-shaped curve
Advantage: more body and glossy

Curly: Ringlets
Advantages: lots of volume and shape
Disadvantage: less shiny

Kinkled: frizzy
More than curly and absorbs light

Hair cuts:
Shaved Head – In a word, bald. Almost exclusively a male style. This is a difficult style to wear, especially for pale individuals because it can suggest the look of serious illness (for example, baldness due to chemotherapy). However, a dark-skinned person with striking features might look beautiful.

High-and-Tight – Male style. See the buzz cut. This style takes a buzz cut and then shaves the hair on the sides and back almost to the skin, while leaving the stubble on the top slightly longer. Associated with special-ops soldiers and punk rockers, it is considered an extreme style.

Fade – Male style. A slightly longer version of the high-and-tight.

Buzz cut – Almost exclusively a male style. Hair is reduced to an even 1/8- to 1/4-inch stubble all over the head. This is the military-induction cut. A slightly longer variation is the crew-cut. Some women like singer Sinead O'Connor wear buzz-cuts or crew cuts.

Pixie cut – Female style. Hair is cut into short layers on the sides and back and slightly longer on top. This looks great with straight, shiny hair. It can be a very feminine cut that plays up a woman's eyes.

Bob – Female style. Hair is shaped into a one-length, sleek, straight helmet that curves inward at the ends. This style can have bangs (fringe) or not. It can be chin-length or shoulder-length or in between. This is a versatile and elegant look that looks trendy and edgy towards chin- or even ear-length and classic when at shoulder-length.

Afro – Males and females. Hair is naturally kinked or styled that way via a perm (chemicals and heat). The kinked hair stands out in a puffball halo around the head. It is usually short to medium length.

Layered cut – Males and females. Hair can be anywhere from above-the-collar to shoulder-length or below. The hair is cut into layers which blend together to accomplish anything from taming extremely thick hair or maximizing thin hair.

One length non-cut – Males and females. This is long, one-length hair that can look good if the person gets the split-ends trimmed on a regular basis. It can also flatten the hair as its weight drags down its natural wave or curl or shape. This style can look most flattering on females or males with naturally straight, coarse, thick hair.

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