Trending Hair Colours that Korean Celebrities are Wearing NOW (Updated 2021)

Published on May 17, 2021

All my ladies who just spent their heightened alert days at home binge-watching everything Hallyu, hands up!

With all the dramas, music videos, and variety shows you've watched, you're probably familiar with who the hottest girl groups or actors are for the season, the latest styles, or even colour of the season.

But it's so hard to keep track of all the trends. But don't worry, because Beauty Undercover has got you covered with this compilation of trendy hair colours in Korea, so you can be an 인싸 (in-ssa; or insider) with ease.

Natural: Soft brown

Classics are never out of style. Soft Brown a staple colour in the Korean hair colour realm because it's such a simple way to change up your look without doing too much damage to your hair.

We know tons of Korean celebs love this, but here are some of our favourites:

Red Velvet's Seulgi looking cute,

Twice's Mina and Sana showing us what a true golden hour selfie is. We love how their lighter hair colour adds to their innocent vibes!

Park Min Young has had brown hair for some time now, but it never gets old, and neither does she! Whatever the concept, her and her brown hair perfectly pulls it off, whether it's sweet, sexy, or even professional.

Soft brown is your go-to colour if you desire to appear soft and feminine looking. It's not only suitable for those with fair skin but even Asians with olive skin tone. If you're new the colouring your hair, it's definitely a safe choice. Plus, this colour does not cause severe damage to your hair (unless you want it to be really light).

Where to get soft brown hair in Singapore:

Pro Trim @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya

COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Outram Park Keong Saik Rd

The Fluxus House @ Outram Park

Salon 5 @ Katong

Natural: Jet black

You might be surprised to see this here because it's basically most Asians' natural hair colour. K-pop stars are not foreign to crazy and colourful hair colours. While their fans may be worried about their favourite star's scalp condition due to the numerous times of bleaching process, their rainbow hair colours are a part of their appeal. It is common for them to get a new hair colour depending on the latest concept of their album. However, it does seem like the trend is changing to more natural and chic styles.

Blackpink's Lisa looking fierce in her all black fit

If you think black is too boring, spice it up by adding some silver highlights like MAMAMOO's Hwasa and you'll be HIP too! (if you know, you know)

Black hair makes you look pure and it helps to brighten your complexion. Additionally, dark hair colour is capable to make your face looks slimmer. Who said you have to work hard to get that desirable K-pop star's v-shape face? You were BORN with it, so own it girl!

Where to get jet black hair in Singapore:

If you're born with black, all you need to do is to get a great haircut and treatment for it to look its best.

LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon @ Mandarin Gallery

Michaela Japanese Hair Salon

Natural: Ash blue

Technically, ash blue is not much of a 'natural' colour but it is still muted enough to be office-appropriate in workplaces that aren't too strict. It is a wearable hair colour that can be avant garde or down to earth depending on your style of the day. However, not everyone is suitable to don this hair colour. Ash blue best suits those with cool undertones who wants to add a mysterious vibe to their whole look.

Our vocal queen IU was (and always is) simply stunning when she dyed her hair blue for her Blueming comeback. So if you're not over that era, it's time to try out this hair colour and reminisce those feels.

Mamamoo's Wheein

If you're afraid that the colour will make you look sickly, slap on some blusher and lipstick to complete your whole look. This colour however is not recommended for those who wish for a low maintenance hair. Due to the numerous bleaching to achieve the desired hair tone, you may be required to be more attentive to your hair after the hair colouring process.

*Be a part of this hottest trend at these salons:

Finder by COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Tanjong Pagar

Ravissant Hair Studio

Salon 5 @ Katong Joo Chiat

Crazy colour: Red

Colouring your hair red is the current trend of making a bold statement. A few years back, the colour used to be rose gold but looks like people are holding onto the principle of go big or go home.

SHINee continues to lead the K-pop trends as Minho made his comeback with this bright red hair, suitable for his nickname 'flaming charisma'.

Korea's favourite semi-celebrity JaeJae is also known for having bright red hair. You never have to be afraid of other's failing to spot you in a crowd or recognising you're always masked up, when you have hair like that. Look, your eyes IMMEDIATELY go to her, even when she's with all 23 (very good-looking) members of NCT. The best part, it still looks good when your black hair starts to grow out.

Dyeing your hair red makes you stand out in the crowd and add a glow to your complexion. The colour is a powerful confident booster and influential in bringing all the attention to you.

Where to get red hair in Singapore:

Threes Japanese Hair Salon @ The Central Clarke Quay

Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade

Crazy Colour: Pink Muhly

The muhly grass is a must-see if you're in Korea. It's soft yet vibrant colours gives a very dream-like, holiday vibe, and it's also super Instagram-able. Many makeup brands, including Etude House, have also launched makeup palettes inspired by this Muhly grass. Oh how I wish I could be there....

If you can't be in Korea to witness this beautiful scenery for yourself, BRING it to you! You need to at least feel like you're there, by adding the dying your hair in pink tones.

TWICE's Jihyo looked simply angelic with her soft pink hair. Doesn't it fill you with fun summer vibes?

Whoever said pink was a girl's colour? Many male idols have also dyed their hair in various pink tones, like EXO's Sehun.

BTS' Rap Monster looking smooth like butter with his attempt at pink hair.

Ride on this trend at:

On Hair Korean Salon @ Tanjong Pagar

Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

Crazy colour: Blonde

Another classic choice of colour. People who wants to bleach their hair or goes light would usually try blonde because it's the complete opposite of their current hair colour. Going blonde will not make you feel your hair is as bright as a bold colour and you can easily match your hair with your skin tones. However, depending on the tone of your hair, your new hair may requires stronger facial features and heavy makeup.

To top it off, blonde suits both girls and guys, so if you're intending to go for a couple look like Hyuna and Dawn, what are you waiting for?

Blackpink's Rose is known for her blonde hair, and she is SLAYING the look! No wonder she always looks so chic in her photoshoots

If you are a trend follower, you would know that dyeing your hair blonde allow you to easily spice up your whole look according to the seasonal fashion. So it's true that blondes have more fun but they still come with challenges. It is advisable to think about the maintainence such as touching up your roots and even avoiding using heat styling tools frequently.

Where to get blonde hair in Singapore:

The Beauty Emporium by The Urban Aesthetics

No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East

On Hair Korean Hair Salon

Full House Salon @ Tampines

CRAZY COLOUR: RAINBOW

If red or full blonde wasn't enough for you, or if you just want a little bit of everything, you'll be sure to wow your friends with this new trend - the rainbow hair. And hey, just in time for Pride Month too!

SHINee's Key, as the trendsetter that he is, wow-ed us with his rainbow buzz cut.

More recently, Rapper Youngji became the talk of the town with her extremely creative hairstyle: rainbow bangs. It's a good way to try out all colours while doing minimal damage to your hair, since you're only bleaching a small section.

Go wild with your hair at these salons:

Do My Hair @ Orchard Central

99 Percent Hair Studio

Full House Salon @ Tampines


So are you going crazy, or staying au naturale this year? Whichever it is you're gping for, it's definitely time for hair-do after that month-long wait.

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