I have always loved contrast. Especially when it is unexpected. On my mother’s side of the family we have several family members with blue eyes with for no explainable reason. It normally appears every other generation, but alas my generation failed to grab hold to those recessive genes. On my father’s side we have bright red hair. I love the look of rich copper skin topped off with warm red hair. It reminds me of my Grandma. When I was younger and would spend my summer’s in the sun my hair would lighten to a nice crimson and I loved it.
It is my interest in contrast that brought on my love for the Melanesian People. Melanesia is an area of the south Pacific that includes Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and others. The Melanesian people are the most ethnically diverse in the world characterized by the array of sun-kissed skin tones coupled with naturally blonde, red, brown or black curly hair.
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Do you have any natural reds, blondes or light brown tresses in your family?