What We Can Learn From Korean Girls When Choosing The Right Hair Colour
Ever wonder why some girls can pull off certain hair colors while others can’t? The secret is to finding the right shades that complement your complexion. And despite what you might think it’s not a one-size-fits-all for all blondes, brunettes or reds, it’s about finding the best hues according to your skin tone.
Asians have fair skin, but with warm undertones meaning the wrong colour can easily make us look dull or ashy. To help you out, below we break down the best hues for Asian skin tones - and the ones to avoid so that you can finally commit to your next hair appointment without the fear of having to shell out for a correction when disaster strikes.
Rose pink hair is big in Korea (thanks to a certain Blackpink member) and we totally see why this look has caught on. Pink hair one of the most universally-flattering shade for every complexion, and it’s easy to DIY yourself at home too.
Even better yet rose pink hair is the perfect choice for brunettes who want to dip into the pastel trend and try out subtle pink-toned hues, without resorting to bleach, which can damage your strands.
As much as we love a bold hair colour that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the rainbow, what about out-there hues that are darker? Enter, Midnight-blue hair. Both Blackpinks’ Jisoo and Lisa have jumped on this trend and hundreds have since followed suit.
Searches for ‘greige’ hair have skyrocketed this year. Way cooler than your usal balayage, greige is a darker grey and beige with blond streaks embedded throughout. The colour is perfect for brunettes who want to toy with contrasting shades in their hair.
ＮＧ！The Hair Colours To Avoid
As a general rule, these are the two hair colours which Asian skin tones should avoid when switching up their colour.
Golden blonde highlights look great on natural blondes, but on thick, dark Asian hair which doesn’t take to colour well they can just come up yellow-ey - which is never a good look.
（２）Pastel 粉Pastel Tones
Pastel hair looks great on very fair skin tones, and can really work to make your complexion pop, However, if you go for a too light a pastel shade this can in turn just make your complexion look grey, like on the girl on the right. As a rule of thumb unless you have a very fair complexion, try to stick to pink tones like rose gold and pinkish-purple which will compliment your skin’s undertones.