Over a course of two years, my hair colours have gone through as many changes as it can take without breaking apart. I have literally gone from dark chocolate to ash grey or silver. Hair colouring is very addictive and there are some factors to consider before you actually start to go on the colour wheel. Always get your hairstylist to advise the condition of your hair and be realistic with your colour goals. To help you kick start, here are some shades of the moment colour inspos.
This is a great option if you’re going for a low maintenance au naturel look.
The most natural ombre shade, it’s a light blonde graduating to chocolate or vice versa.
Pumpkin (aka gingersnap)
This comes in varying shades of intensity, from copper to orange and fiery red.
My version of the ginger hair - it is an in-between brown and copper red.
It is said to be one of the most flattering shades for Asian skin tones.
You’ve got a lot of options here, but if you’re worried about damaging your hair by going the blonde route, opt for dark roots with blonde highlights.
My first attempt at going blonde.
Try a variety of highlights and lowlights to bring out your hair better.
Instagram’s top hair colour trend remains one of the most popular hues simply because it’s so pretty. But be prepared for a short lifespan and you may be left with “dirty blonde” locks after the pinks are washed out.
I became more adventurous with my blonde locks with green added in the mix.
Granny hair has become cool. To make it stand out even more, pair it with dark roots (like what I’ve got on now).
Adding curls to your hair brings out your colour better.
This was also one of my favourites - gunmetal grey with blue undertones.
If you’re adventurous enough, this mermaid-inspired hue is much more flattering than you think.
This attention-grabbing shade is not going away any time soon.
Kelly Osbourne does pastel lavender best.
Electric violet like Katy Perry also works.
Dos and Don’ts
Avoid over-using heat tools.
Always use a heat protectant spray when blow-drying or using heat stylers.
Pick a shampoo and conditioner combination that’s specific for colour-treated hair to keep colours fresh and vibrant. Use purple or silver shampoo to prevent your blonde locks from turning brassy too quickly.
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Text: Cynthia Chew