Were 'all' humanoid faeries really pale/light skinned with straight hair or is that just a thing humans like depicting them as?
Oh, darling, no! “Humanoid faeries” are as varied and unique as humans are. With skin tones like ash, sunset, and the bright blue of smoke and hair like leaves and vines and waterfalls. Skin like bark or scaled or unnaturally smooth like rover stones. Humans are horrifyingly unimaginative (and racist and ethnocentric) and there are every kind of humanoid faeries you can imagine.
Take me for example. My skin is the crystalline silver of frost. My hair like the wildest cascading waterfall, dark blue like the midnight sky and speckled with stars. My eyes are the deep sapphire of the lake. But my King has skin like charcoal with a texture almost like tree bark. His hair is a wild cloud of branches and shadow. His eyes are the the cruel glint of obsidian glittering in the moonlight.
There is a sylph in my court who wears a gown of monarch butterfly wings that she harvested and sewed herself. Her skin is the soft orange of dawn, her hair wispy strands of hair that frizzed around her face, her eyes the bright unmerciful sun at noon.
I have walked with dryads who has flowers for hair and bark for skin. I danced with elf knights whose clothes were sewn from leaves and their skin was the beautiful copper of a summer sunset. The faeries that serve as my honour guard are as unique as any humans on this earth, with skins like the fertile soil and the moonlight and the red sunrise. Hair that is braided with vines, wild curls kept in place by tightly woven flower crowns with thorns, long hair that floats behind them like mist.
I am so sorry this world has deceived you.