Are you a trendy chick who loves to keep up-to-date with the latest style trends?
6 months have passed since our last update on Singapore’s hair colour trends and we have once again rounded up the hottest hair trends of 2016.
What’s new? Read on to find out!
So far, the number one hair colour we hear customers requesting the most is ROSE GOLD.
A flawless blend of red and pink, rose gold is the perfect shade for those of you looking for that soft, subtle and pretty look without having to commit to a drastic change.
We are amazed at how this colour is achieved WITHOUT bleaching here!
Although similar, this colour by Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central adds a different dimension to the usual Rose Gold.
If you don’t want to have your roots showing when your hair grows out, we recommend this colour melting design that incorporates Rose Gold Babylights with the Strawberry Balayage by Chez Vous Hair Salon for a more natural look even when your dark hair roots grow out.
Note however that this colour may not be ideal for everyone. Women with sensitive reddish skin may find that colours such as Rose Gold, Lavender Ash and Strawberry Red actually make the reddishness appear more obvious! Instead, opt for cool colours such as olive, which can neutralise the red undertone and is also trending.
Granny Greys were all the rage last year with grey ombre being spotted EVERYWHERE on Instagram.
This year, we’re seeing it on the streets in different tones and combinations.
There’s the bright, almost see-through silver ash by Kenaris Hair Salon.
Silver Grey by Takuya from CLEO Hair & Make @ Clarke Quay The Central
Matte greys like the one by Picasso Hair Studio.
Greyish Beige by Takuya from CLEO Hair & Make @ Clarke Quay The Central
And there's the lighter grey ash ombre by CLEO Hair & Make @ The Central!
But frankly, this colour design incorporating ash grey with a tinge of violet by Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central was the combination that stole our hearts earlier this year.
It may be a little too bright for most but pastel colours will really make you stand out for those willing to go all the way!
This season, we're seeing quite a bit of pastel blues and purples mixed with lavender like the super gorgeous mix from CLEO Hair & Make @ Clarke Quay The Central!
You can also opt for ombre pastel by 99 Percent Hair Studio!
If you want something different from the usual pastel blues and lavender, this mix of ocean blue, turquoise and green by Picasso Hair Studio can help you stand out as well.
You can also incorporate similar colours into a pastel peek-a-boo colour design for a rainbow beneath your pastel blue.
The issue with pastel colours are that they require lots of bleaching to achieve the light pastel colours.
The roots may therefore turn out to be a little ugly.
Incorporating it with your natural hair colour via ombre can make the transition period look better even when the colour fades!
Maybe because its a tad too attention-seeking for most people or perhaps because it requires too much maintenance, we aren't seeing as many Galaxy Colours as we expected.
Still we love to see them just because they are so spectacular.
Just look at this Undercut + Blue Hair Colour from Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis North Bridge Rd to know what we mean.
We may not go for this hair design but its still fascinating to look at!
The colours of the universe on your hair!
Or does this remind you of the precious stone opal?
The compounded galaxy colours are especially obvious if you braid it up!
If you are more fond of pink and purple, why not consider this Pink and Purple Galaxy design?
There are people who go for vibrant colours but the numbers of trendy peeps sporting crazy colours on the street are less than what we saw earlier this year.
This is not surprising as there isn’t any major festive occasions since CNY and most people do need to get back to work.
Most vibrant colours we see tend to be the peek-a-boo hair colours like this Inner Galaxy Hair Colour by Bump Hair Design.
Or this asymmetrical peek-a-boo colour by The Bund @ Ang Mo Kio Bishan Park.
It is not a coincidence that pink, blues and purples are the colours of choice for peek-a-boo colours. These colours are usually difficult to pull off for the whole head and requires multiple bleaching. Having it only at specific sections of your hair helps to minimize the damage and makes it easier on the eye!
But of course, you can incorporate other colours like the trending pastel shades we saw earlier for a different look!
Although colours are pretty, many of us still find it uncomfortable to wear it for work. If you are one of those, good news for you!
Browns are making a comeback in a big way as we see more and more stylists mixing up different colours to create a brown that is customized just for you!
So yes, you’re getting a brown… but not the typical type of brown you are thinking about!
We're especially impressed by the Sheer Grey Hair Colour by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon.
This photo doesn't do it justice but the addition of grey makes the hair colour looks rather see-through in person... simply gorgeous!
It seems like ashy-browns is the latest trend in Japanese salons lately with Branche Hair Salon @ Capitol Piazza also sporting their very own mix of ash brown!
Ash aside, this pinkish brown by AVENTA Hair Salon may just be the shade of warmth that you're looking for!
For those of you with slightly reddish skin, this Olive Ash is perfect for toning down on your overall reddishness, and as a bonus, gives you an interesting ash colour you won’t see elsewhere!
Of course, you can always stick to the usual browns and give it some sunkissed highlights to make your hair colour pop - just what you need if you're a sunny type of gal!
Best of all, Izumi's highlights deal only minimal damage to your hair as she uses high quality bleach to prelighten your highlights for only 15 minutes, making it almost damage-free.
Other than creating new shades of browns, we see many stylists innovating in different colour application techniques to bring about a unique 3D feel to your hair colour.
By incorporating babylights, Balayage, Ecaille and building on top of the original balayage, we’re seeing a burst of beautiful browns that make you look fashion-forward and professional at the same time!
The folks down at Chez Vous Hair Salon have combined two hair colouring technique trends that consist of babylights infused with balayage! Babylights are micro highlights created using a very fine hair colour technique to mimic the subtle, dimensional hair colour seen on children’s hair. Different from traditional highlights, babylights are more blended, softer and less harsh, creating the subtle, almost there but not there effect!
For a more glamorous Hollywood-style hair colour, check out Ecaille Balayage! Inspired by the colours on the tortoiseshell, the crown of the hair starts off with a dark shade that slowly transits to various shades of warm brown (caramel, chocolate, mocha). The fringe is distinguished by two distinct highlights, similar to the outline of the tortoise shell.
We first saw it at Picasso Hair Studio and loved the colour immediately!
If you are looking for something that creates a softer and more blended effect, Picasso Hair Studio has also created the new Sponge Balayage which uses a sponge to create the balayage effect!
This isn’t balayage but we love how the browns mesh together to form this colour melting piece!
Whether it is Ecaille, Balayage, Babylights, many working professionals still can't tell the difference between one technique vs another.
Instead, what we want is a unique colour blend that is low-key yet dramatic at the same time.
We think this nude hair colour design by Chez Vous Hair Salon more than fits the bill with its balance between warm and cool nude tones!
Don't you think the blend is just... WOW?
You can also opt for a simpler sandy balayage nude colour which is easier to maintain and just as stylish!
We also love how this handpressed design by Picasso Hair Studio tones down the lavender with some ash brown for an exceptional colour design suitable for work!
Okay, we're not really the NEON type of person but hey, we're sure this will catch some of your attention?
Which of these hair trends will you be rocking this season? Let us know in the comments below.