Thinking of painting your hair red this National Day?
NOW is the time!
We don't just say that because it's National Day - although it's always nice to dress up in colours of red and white.
Red goes beautifully on our Asian skin; there are so many tones of red that you are bound to find one that flatters your skin tone. It lasts a long time on our hair too, thanks to our genetic makeup and structure of our hair.
Since we can't travel anywhere this year, why not go for high-impact red hair to brighten up your complexion (and your day!)?
Some people shy away from red because they think that red is too loud and bright.
As Fluxus House @ Outram Park shows us, red hair colours need not be so.
Rose brown has been trending lately thanks to its ability to add a romantic hue to a work-friendly colour that still looks absolutely professional.
Highlights are most common to achieve this rendition
but the unique rose brown hue is just as popular among those of us who are budget-friendly.
After all, we may be able to attain the hair colour below at just $120 for all hair length without requiring bleach (especially if our hair is fine!)
Is the above rose not warm enough for you?
Seeing how gorgeous this dusty pink is, we totally understand why.
Red gradation from AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock
Seeing that you're WFH, it may make sense to go for the rosy pink you've always dreamed of.
Pinkish red highlights by DevonshireJapanese Hair Salon @ Tanjong Pagar
Or if its your first time, the pinkish ombre highlights may just be bright enough without looking obvious on Zoom.
Prefer something more unique? Ginger highlights retain that warm tone without the usual pinkish sweetness associated with rose tones.
Orangey red highlights by No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East
The colour is not common so you can be sure that you'd be one of the few sporting this unique colour without standing out overly in the office.
Are you a fan of ginger?
You can have your entire hair sunkissed in ginger if you so prefer.
Orange-brown by COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Keong Saik
It looks good particularly for those of you who have a fair complexion as it adds shine and sparkle to your face.
Soft brown by Chez Vous Hideaway @ Ngee Ann City
Many celebrities are sporting this colour so you'd fit right there with them if you go for this.
Red highlights by Kenta from Hair Salon Tokyo Michaela @ Riverside Point Clarke Quay
A stunning twist to your everyday red, burnt orange colour is the perfect colour to sport in Singapore.
Dark auburn by Hajime from FiNDER by COVO @ Tanjong Pagar
An incredibly versatile colour, auburn is most flattering to darker skin tones such as warm brown, mahogany, honey and also very pale skin.
_Brownish red _Flamingo Hair Studio @ Tanjong Pagar_
If done correctly, this colour can bring out shades of red, copper and gold, a must-have hairdo for ladies who love vivid autumn colours!
Are the above colours just not bright enough for you?
Ariel red by Kazu from LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon @ Mandarin Gallery
Sticking to the true bold red used on the Singapore flag, this red hair colour is sure to make a statement.
It is nowhere close to being natural but its electric red will get you noticed from a mile away.
Bold red by Hairlux Salon @ Katong
This colour, however, requires bleach, and several times of it, so do be prepared to pamper it with treatments afterwards.
Electric Red from Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central
To make the red last longer, we recommend going for a ombre like the one below!
Even when your hair grows out, it will still look great!
Want something richer and less bright?
Bold red by Be U Hair Design @ The Centrepoint
The sexy Russian Red MAC lipstick may be what you're looking for. This iconic colour replicated here with a hint of blue undertone that gives it a richer, bolder feel that truly stands out.
Red copper by Natalie from Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central
Careful when you wash your hair though as the red hair colour is likely to stain your towels days after the colour!
If you want something brighter but still wish to get to work without the boss looking with THOSE eyes, consider peekaboo reds.
Peekaboo red hair colours are done on the inner layer of your hair so you can choose when to show it off and when to hide it.
Peekaboo red by Zen from Mane Made @ The Midtown Hougang
It doesn't have to be too big a section if you wish. Sometimes, just a little is enough to bring out the reddish feels.
Like red but not so much on your hair?
Highlights are a fantastic way to add colour to your hair without bleaching or dyeing your entire head.
Red highlights by Shim from No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East
You get to play with colours without getting a massive makeover that attracts too much attention.
Burgundy by Branche Japanese Hair Salon @ Capitol Piazza
Dark red or burgundy highlights give that pop of colour without requiring you to bleach too much.
Red Highlights from Mane Made @ The Midtown Hougang
Who says that you have to go for siren red?
Pink by Hairlux Salon @ Katong
COVID-19 has inspired what we call pandemic pink among celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Kaia Gerber (model), Julianne Hough (dancer), and even Chrissy Teigen (tv personality/author).
Read on if you want to read more about Agent Y's experience getting her pink hair colour at Hairlux Salon.
Pink by Hairlux Salon @ Katong
Can't get over the pink and rose gold hair trend?
Cherry red has that similar glossy and rich colour that people seem to gravitate towards. It's slightly calmer than a bright red but it definitely still makes a statement.
Cherry Red by Art Noise
Ask your stylist for cherry red with hints of pink highlights for that extra youthful pop.
Can you feel the extra energy from the hair alone?
If you do like pinks, pastels are here for you! They give you a super sweet look that makes you look fashion-forward.
Ash pink by SAD Hair Design @ River Valley
Having pastel pink hair that's cut into a bob is super stylish,
Dusty rose by HaLu Hair Design @ River Valley
while longer hair makes it look romantic and dainty.
You can also try it with a pixie cut for the extra edge!
Ash mauve by LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon @ Mandarin Gallery
For a super girly colour that's as sweet as sugar, try cotton candy pink!
The colour is exactly what it sounds like - sweet and soft bubblegum pink that you'll normally see on a stick of cotton candy.
Cotton candy pink by 99 Percent Hair Studio
Adding in some peach/orange tones gives it a more unique shade.
Peachy pink by Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines
This colour isn't just for girls! Remember the phrase "Real Men Wear Pink"?
Bright pink by FiNDER by COVO @ Tanjong Pagar
Want a fiery hair colour but still shying away from red? While we think that reds can be worn by young people too, some might still find them unapproachable.
The good news is that blood orange comes real close!
Blood orange by _AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock Place _
Orange X Red by AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock
You can even do blood orange highlights to keep it subtle!
Blood orange by Shim from No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East
With the rise of warmer tones, many celebrities and stylists started going for rich golden shades that complement the Asian complexion.
Fiery orange by Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City
We love the coppery orange colour that adds a lot more energy compared to the normal auburn.
Bold orange by Flamingo Hair Studio @ Tanjong Pagar
It might be hard to pull off orange hair if you're not Jean Grey from the comic books, but mixing it with red helps to make it look fresher and funkier.
True orange by 99 Percent Hair Studio
Whether your goal is to look like a peach-haired princess, superhero, or just someone with fire within, this is the colour for you!
Orange however is a mixture of red and yellow and so is one of the warmest colours around.
Pink x Orange by Threes Japanese hair Salon
If you’re considering to colour bright orange, remember to consider this colour against your skin tone.
Dark orange by Shun Sakurai Japanese Hair Salon @ Chijmes
In general, it will look great against fair skin but even if you're a little more tanned, you can consider tapering it down with an ombre.
Not quite a true red nor a beach blonde, strawberry blonde is a hybrid of the two that has become really popular in recent years!
Soft blonde by Mayu from SAD Hair Design @ River Valley
While it is especially flattering for fair skin and light eyes, it looks stunning on just about anyone... a reason why many celebrities such as Emma Stone, Adele and Nicole Kidman have been sporting this colour.
Pink strawberry blonde ombre by Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central
Do however note that it requires quite a number of times of bleach to reach this level of lightness!
Coral by 99 Percent Hair Studio
We've been seeing this colour everywhere from clothes to home decor.
Whether you like wearing all black or colourful clothing, coral hair colour can spruce up your style.
Coral hair colour by Flamingo Hair Studio
Doesn't this look adorable?
Add more pink tones and you'll achieve a level of chic not commonly seen!
Pastel coral by Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City
Girls are not the only one who can go for this; we're seeing daring guys too sport this during the WFH period.
For a softer take on red, try going for styles that inject just a little bit of red. In most cases, they're the ones that are mixed with purples to give it a darker overall appearance.
You'll be able to add colour to your hair without looking too over the top!
Bright burgundy by Shim from No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East
In some cases, you may not even need to bleach your hair.
Blended red highlights by Carmen from Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis and Tanjong Pagar
For a brighter tone of purplish red, there is Magenta, a trendy and mysterious colour that suits all ages.
Burgundy hair by Ravissant Hair Salon @ Tras Street Tanjong Pagar & Serangoon
It's flattering for many skin tones and it is much easier to wear than a bold red.
Bummed about the cool silvers going out of trend? We are too. Ash colours make you look like a fashionista without having to try that hard.
You don't always have to follow the trend, though!
Silver red ombre by Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central
Mixing a pop of red with a silver or grey ombre and you get the best of both worlds - trend as well as a nice ashy base colour.
You can even do an ombre of silver to pink for Unicorn hair!
Orchid pink by 99 Percent Hair Studio