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Jennie’s fans know just how big of a deal it is that the style icon dyed her black tresses an arresting shade of orange-copper this April.

Casually showing up on our Instagram feeds on 10 April, Blackpink’s Jennie revealed a fiery orange mane, which the star showed off while wearing a black Calvin Klein tee.

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

While other members of the girl group have switched up their manes time and again, Jennie has stayed true to her natural black tresses for as long as we can remember.

The last time she surprised us with a new hair colour was in 2020, when she debuted blonde face-framing highlights for the release of the K-pop group’s single, How You Like That.

Regardless of whether the star is getting ready for another comeback as fans have excitedly speculated, Jennie is certainly making waves with her orange mane that’s quickly becoming the ‘do of the season.

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Since we were having trouble putting our finger on the colour of Jennie’s hair (is it a pastel orange?!), we spoke to Issac Ng, Senior Director Stylist at You Are My Sunshine hair salon in Singapore.

He also shared expert tips on how to rock an auburn mane like Jennie’s, so you can turn your hair dreams into reality!

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Jennie’s fiery copper hair

A “fiery golden copper” is how Issac easily described Jennie’s hair colour. “It’s not quite a plain orange as it has hints of golden and peach undertones,” he explained.

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Since Jennie never seems to fall behind on trending styles (or setting the trends herself), it’s no surprise that the shade is also “the perfect Spring or Summer 2022 colour [as] it’s reminiscent of poppy flowers”. Poppy flowers? Check – Jennie had them echo the shades of her auburn tresses in her photo reveal.

Trust Jennie to look great in any hair shade too, and it’s partly due to her skin tone. “Jennie has an extremely fair complexion, which means that she would match any hair colour, because white skin emulates a blank canvas,” Issac said.

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Jennie’s Coachella 2022 look. Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Brow colour plays a part in bringing together her entire look as well. “The bright colour doesn’t interfere with her face since she has very light eyebrows, giving her a soft, angelic look,” Issac explained.

If you’re going to go light with your tresses, then why not take your cue from Jennie Kim and dye your eyebrows a lighter shade too?

How to achieve fiery copper hair

1. Consider your skin tone and features

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

But, does fiery copper hair look this good on everyone? Although Jennie is fair, this colour suits people with darker skin tones as well, according to Issac.

“People with olive or chocolate brown skin tones look amazing with orangey shades because the complementary contrast makes their appearance stand out in a good way,” he said.

“I recommend a more peach-leaning, lighter shade of the same colour for lighter skin tones,” Issac noted, offering Blackpink’s Lisa’s pinkish-copper hair as an example.

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If you have sharp features, then Jennie’s exact hair shade is also one to go for to balance them out, as Issac explained that “this bright colour [has] a softening effect for those who have sharp facial features.”

2. Consider your wardrobe

Skin tone might be one obvious consideration when you’re deciding whether or not to get a fiery copper mane revamp, but there are other factors to think about as well.

“Aside from skin tone and beauty-related considerations, people often overlook that they would have to consider their wardrobe choices and only wear colours that would be part of their ‘complete’ look,” said Issac.

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Jennie in black hair versus in fiery copper tresses. Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Scroll through Jennie’s latest Instagram photos and you might get a clue. While the K-pop star donned everything from vibrant pinks, greens, and reds when she had natural black tresses, the photos we’ve seen of her since she revealed her auburn hair show her mostly in a more neutral palette that includes white, grey, and black.

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Jennie at Jentle Garden flagship store. Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

3. Make an appointment at the salon

For such a light shade of orangish-copper, you would have to bleach your tresses (no cheating!). However, Issac assured that you “only have to bleach [your hair] to level 7 once, to achieve a hair colour with bright orange or copper tones.”

How to maintain fiery copper hair

Besides getting your natural dark tresses to transform into a fiery copper hue, you will also have to put some effort into maintaining its brand new colour after you walk out of the salon.

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Issac recommended a three-step routine that will help to maintain the colour and health of your ginger tresses, which involves using a colour-safe shampoo, conditioner, as well as a hair treatment.

“First, you must use a hue anti-ageing colour shampoo to minimise the colour being washed away. I recommend the Number Three Hue Care Shampoo along with your favourite conditioner,” Issac said.

His expert advice is to follow up the shampoo step with an anti-ageing colour treatment like the Number Three Hue Care Treatment to deeply condition the hair, “since lifting the hair colour to achieve Jennie’s hair will do a bit of damage.”

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Photo source: @jennierubyjane/Instagram

Finally, Issac emphasises using a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and colour; for this step, he suggests using the Yululuka Grainmoist Milk.

If you’re getting your hair done with Issac at You Are My Sunshine hair salon, then you’re in luck because the products that he recommends are exclusively available at the salon.

To really keep your hair looking salon-fresh, Issac noted that you would have to visit the salon every 14 days to “refresh the colour and add richness back in[to your tresses].”

Best orange-copper hair shades to get you inspired

Muted orange ombré

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This muted orange shade fades to deeper and more brownish tones at the ends of the hair.

Light, summery orange

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The summery, light orange hue is as fresh as the spring blooms. Paired with a stylish bob, baby bangs, and bleached brows, this one’s a look that we’re certainly wishing to have.

Reddish copper

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Flaunt copper hair with this deeper, more reddish shade that doesn’t need you to bleach your tresses. You get the best of both worlds.

Bright, vibrant orange

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Bright, bright orange – one that recalls Hayley Williams of Paramore’s iconic tangerine tresses.

Reddish orange

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Another striking shade of orange, this one’s got reddish tones that match stunningly with hints of red in your outfit.

Peachy-copper

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Those with lighter skin tones can go for this peachy-copper shade that’s much closer to the one Lisa of Blackpink has flaunted before.

Blonde to orange ombré

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Wear a myriad of orange hues on your mane with this hairstyle that blends out from a light blonde, pastel orange, to a deeper orange colour.

Fiery and light orange gradient

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A more subtle ombré fade, this mane combines a more powerful, fiery orange tone with a softer, lighter copper shade. Powder your face with peach and orange shades to complete the look.

Brown-copper

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Copper is the hair colour of the season – Jennie just made the shade her own by going many shades lighter and infusing a slightly golden and peach hue.

But if you look at celebrities like Kendall Jenner, you’ll notice that they have been donning deeper copper shades that are closer to brown than a vibrant orange. So, if you’re going for a more subtle hair refresh, then this copper shade is a great alternative for you.

Strawberry copper

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With strawberry-brown undertones, this copper shade is super wearable, and yet still makes an altogether fiery orange statement unique to Jennie’s new mane.

Salons to visit for a copper hair refresh

You Are My Sunshine

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To have your tresses transformed by Issac or other hairstylists from the team, visit none other than You Are My Sunshine hair salon!

Located within Takashimaya, the salon has a beautiful modern interior that makes getting your hair done an all the more pampering experience; it even houses a garden-themed café that lets you devour delicious Korean or Western cuisines after you’re done with your appointment.

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At You Are My Sunshine Salon, you can request Jennie’s specific hair colour by asking for the “Blossom Orange” colour or “8/BO” from the Number Three Colour Conscious range.

The Number Three Colour Conscious range uses vegan, organic, ammonia-free dyes for those who want their tresses to undergo a healthier refresh, an alternative to regular hair dyes.

With 30 years of experience under his belt and having styled the hair of international celebrities (like Lady Gaga) when they perform in Singapore, Issac is certainly a stylist we would trust to nail Jennie Kim’s all-too-arresting fiery copper colour on our own manes.

Address: 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #05-05A, Singapore 238874
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: WhatsApp 8887 8805, book online, or email [email protected]
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Blonde & Pastel Hair Salon

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If you’re hoping to achieve a vibrant hue on your mane, then Blonde & Pastel Hair Salon is certainly one that you need to visit. The salon is an expert in hair colouring services, able to turn your natural tresses into a cool pastel lilac, striking red, or – yes, fiery copper mane.

The salon’s Signature Blonde or Pastel Colouring is priced at S$228, inclusive of unlimited bleaching, cut, colour, and treatment.

We have to tell you that the stylists at this salon are serious good at cutting trendy hairstyles like wolf cuts or mullets too – if you’re ready to pair your peachy-orange mane with a new ‘do.

Address: 770A North Bridge Road Singapore, Singapore 198738
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 6pm (Sun & PH) | Closed on Tue
Contact: 6970 5718
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ITTO+LIM

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A salon that specialises in Japanese-style haircuts, ITTO+LIM creates creative ‘dos that let you express who you are without inhibition. Whether striking orange, or exquisite copper fade into rose gold hues, your mane will receive the brand new transformation that it needs!

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Colour Style at the salon is priced starting from S$100 for short hair, S$120 for medium hair, and S$150 for long hair. You can view the full salon menu on their website.

Address: 325 New Bridge Road, #03-00, Singapore 088760
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Tue to Wed, Fri) | 12pm – 6pm (Thu) | 10am – 6pm (Sat to Sun, & PH) | Closed every Mon, first and third Tue, & second and fourth Wed of each month
Contact: 6884 4143
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GC Hairdressing

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Located just five minutes away from Farrer Park MRT station, GC Hairdressing is a cosy hair salon that’s known for its excellent hair colouring and digital perm services, as well as stylists’ attentiveness to detail.

 

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The stylists will be sure to take your hair condition, face shape, and lifestyle into consideration at the start of the appointment to advise you on a hairstyle that’s suitable for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about dyeing your hair a fiery copper like Jennie’s, then just ask your appointed stylist who will take you through the process.

GC Hairdressing has an almost-perfect five-star rating on Google, with customers praising the stylists for their attentiveness to their requests, as well as top-notch colour results.

Get Hair Colouring for S$128 on Salon Finder. View other hair services here.

Address: 52 Somme Road, #01-01, Singapore 207872 (near Farrer Park MRT)
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 9141 1690
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Haarattic

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Go from black or brown tresses to a glorious orange mane with ease at Haarattic hair salon. The salon is, no doubt, an expert in giving all kinds of hair an arresting refresh by combining excellent technique with artistic flair.

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You can have your mane hand-painted, coloured a striking copper-magenta hue, or – if you have no idea what suits you best – simply trust stylists to suggest a style that’s bold but completely you.

Get a Hair Colouring + Haircut (for chest-length hair) at Haarattic for S$168 instead of S$238 on Salon Finder.

Address: 18A Keong Saik Road, Level 2, Singapore 089125 | 67A Boat Quay, Level 2, Singapore 049855
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat) | 11am – 7pm (Sun)
Contact: 6835 9811, or 9873 0235 (WhatsApp or SMS only)
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Jin Hair

Don’t overlook this humble salon that’s hidden away in Chinatown, because Jin Hair gives your hair an absolutely stunning colour makeover, at highly affordable prices.

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The salon also uses ammonia-free or low-ammonia colour products to better maintain your hair’s health, whilst still creating breathtaking shades on your tresses.

Get Colour for Medium and Long Hair at S$117 instead of S$130 on Salon Finder. View Jin Hair’s other hair services here.

Address: 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre, #B1-63, Singapore 058357
Opening hours: 10am – 7.30pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
Contact: 9687 7613
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