Throwback to the orange shade of Blackpink Jennie’s hair that, incidentally, set the trend for auburn hair colours in 2023 and the ever-angelic copper blonde on Rosé’s cascading mane.
Even though we admire the outstanding colours on K-pop idols’ tresses, we can’t all afford to wear a striking shade every day.
Thankfully, “milk tea” hair colours are trending, and they’re letting us flaunt much more natural shades of brown with a delicate creamy twist.
If you’re in need of ideas for natural Korean brown hair colours, try these ethereal shades that’ll help you spruce up your style even when you’re heading to the office!
Smoky milk tea
This Korean hair colour combines the season’s top colour trends, ash and milk tea, to create a soft greyish-brown shade.
Unlike regular ash-grey hair colours that have a cool-toned silver tinge, “smoky milk tea” has a creamy beige undertone that adds a subtle warmth to the hair. You’ll flaunt a soft yet serious style, ideal for professional settings.
Chestnut milk tea
Creamier than regular browns, this “chestnut milk tea” Korean hair colour uses beige undertones to give the hair a soft-focused effect.
There’s still a hint of ash in there, which is why the hair looks a little darker and ashier from some angles, and lighter and milkier when the light hits.
Warmer brown shades like these can make your complexion look fairer and your flush look rosier too!
Soft espresso brown
If “smoky milk tea grey” leans more towards ashy grey tones and “chestnut milk tea” sits more on the warm beige end of the brown spectrum, “soft espresso brown” lies somewhere in between.
This very natural, neutral brown Korean hair colour flatters most people, and Korean stylist Na Young recommends this shade for those who are bleaching their hair for the first time.
Roasted nut milk tea
Venture into Blackpink Jennie’s world without sporting striking orange locks by wearing this “roasted nut milk tea” hair colour.
After dyeing her hair a fiery copper-orange shade, she moved on to sport this more muted, nutty brown tone. Even though everyone’s talking about her orange hair, we’re loving this brown Korean hair colour just as much.
Smoky oolong milk tea
A toasty, smoky shade, this greyish-brown Korean hair colour keeps grey from looking too cool by adding warm beige tones to the mix.
If you like dark hair but find that your black tresses can look a little too heavy and lifeless, this soft “smoky oolong milk tea” colour will lighten your locks in an instant.
This grey-brown shade adds texture to your hair – you can see the twist and curls of your locks, and makes your skin appear slightly more translucent too.
Earl grey milk tea
A mellow brown shade that recalls autumn, “earl grey milk tea” is perfect if you want to dial up the fairness of your locks whilst still looking natural.
You might not pick up on it, but this brown Korean hair colour includes a tinge of lavender ash to make the hair look softer and mistier.
For a more ordinary, girl-next-door style, you can skip the creamy “milk tea” undertones and go with a deep mocha brown shade.
K-pop idol Taeyeon has recently been sporting deeper hair colours – a stark contrast to her previously light blonde and ash shades, and this mocha brown tone makes her look more youthful than ever!
Hazelnut milk tea
“Hazelnut milk tea” brown is a delicious shade to wear on your tresses! This Korean hair colour teases with a tinge of gold, but its misty soft beige undertone keeps your hair looking fresh every day.
This shade of brown’s a good pick for those with warmer skin tones, as it’ll balance your yellow undertones and give your skin a translucent tinge.
Creamy and dreamy, “oatmeal” brown is a Korean hair colour that’ll fade well too.
Red bean milk tea
Much warmer than other brown “milk tea” hair colours, the “red bean milk tea” shade has reddish undertones mixed in with milky beige.
This deep, warm brown looks great against Asian skin tones and lends the skin a rosy, radiant flush!
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