As I’m sure it is with many indie writers, I sometimes struggle to come up with a unique way to describe my character’s looks. I find myself stuck using the same words to describe things simply because it’s the default.
In many of the books I read, hair colour is overlooked, or cliche, like ‘bleached blonde’ or ‘salt and pepper’ to describe someone with grey hair. It is definitely something I am working to find and fix in my own writing.
What are some other words for hair colour?
There is also opportunity to find a real world descriptor that makes more sense to your character’s personality. For example, “battleship grey” provides a great visual for someone who might have an unwavering personality.