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Take a scroll on our website and you’ll notice that the Daily Vanity team has a bit of an obsession with “milk tea” beauty – we were drooling over Givenchy’s shimmery “milk tea” lipstick and even picked out some of our favourite “cinnamon milk tea” lippies too!

You can hardly blame us; just take a look at the gorgeous lipstick shades and you’ll know why we simply adore this colour family! Now, this hue seems to be making its way to the hair department too with many Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean girls sporting “milk tea” hair.

Fair-skinned ladies are known to be natural masters of this particular hair colour, but lucky for you, we’ve done the heavy lifting and found a variety of “milk tea” shades that can suit most Asian skin tones – some don’t even require bleaching!

Ahead, take a look at all the #hairinspo of the trendy “milk tea” hair colours you can experiment with. We’re also sharing some care tips as well as our salon recommendations that will help you create the “milk tea” hair of your dreams – deals up to 72% included!

Lavender milk tea

lavender milk tea hair colour

Adding a dash of lavender gives the originally vibrant and sunny milk tea colour a little more elegance.

We guarantee you’ll feel like a dainty walking flower with this colour option.

Heavy oolong milk tea

heavy oolong milk tea hair colour

This shade is probably the lightest of the lot and is especially suitable for really fair-skinned folks.

If you’re blessed with a thick mop of hair, this colour is definitely for you too as it can help make your hair look and feel lighter.

Just be sure to ask for some darker brown highlights for a lively three-dimensional finish.

Gradient milk tea

gradient milk tea hair colour

For girls with personality, it’s time to have fun with your milk tea-coloured hair – try blending it with bold colour gradients!

Whether it is the mysterious and elegant butterfly pea flower colour or the romantic and sweet peach powder hue, mixing in a contrasting hue will instantly make your tresses stand out in the crowd – in a good way, of course.

Smoked milk tea

smoked milk tea hair colour

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This colour is giving us plenty of autumnal vibes and it looks pretty magical too if you ask us.

That’s because this particular shade changes with the light: it appears as a cool grey colour indoors but becomes a more cheery warm brown under natural sunlight.

If you’re the type who hates your hair looking the same ol’ all the time, do give this a try.

Caramel milk tea

caramel milk tea hair colour

If there’s an award for “Most Delicious Hair Colour”, we think this one will take the prize.

“Caramel milk tea” tones down the paleness in fairer complexions, and also give off a mature and sweet look at the same time.

If you can’t go too light with your hair because of office rules but would still like to try out the milk tea hair colour trend, this shade is for you.

Honey milk tea

honey milk tea hair colour side angle

For those looking to even out their yellowish skin tone, look no further than the “honey milk tea” shade.

This warmer and brighter colour is probably one of the most versatile on the list, and the best part? No bleaching is required!

honey milk tea hair colour

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With this shade, the hair becomes light and airy under natural light, adding a touch of softness to your appearance.

Sweet chestnut milk tea

sweet chestnut milk tea hair colour

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“Chestnut tea” has always been the colour of choice for many Japanese and Korean girls, and for good reason – it simply is a hair colour that suits Asian skin tones really well!

If you want to look younger and inject freshness into your mane, you won’t go wrong with this no-bleach hair colour.

Misty milk tea

misty milk tea hair colour

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For the perfect combination of cool tones, “misty milk tea” is the way to go.

The linen grey shade is mixed in with green and brown to achieve this well-balanced finish that exudes calm and brightens the complexion at the same time.

Berry milk tea

berry milk tea hair colour centro hair salon

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Prefer to go for sweet, easy-to-wear hair instead?

berry milk tea hair colour

You can’t go wrong with mixing red and brown, and the result is this “berry milk tea” shade that lets you rock red locks without looking like Batman’s Poison Ivy.

Care tips for milk tea-coloured hair

  • Use a low-acidic colour-protecting shampoo, if you must wash your hair: Most hairstylists may advise you against washing your hair after colouring it, at least for the first couple of days. There’s a reason for that: the shampoos we use in general are mostly low-alkaline in nature which may cause your colour to fade. If you must wash your hair on the same day you colour it, go for a low-acidic colour-protecting formula instead. If you’re really worried about colour fade, rinsing your locks with water is also an option.
  • Avoid high water temperature when washing your hair: Hot water can strip your hair of its new colour so if you want to preserve your new ‘do for longer, try going for a water temperature that’s close to your body temperature. In addition, don’t direct the hairdryer too close to your hair when blow-drying, invest more time in using a hair mask and a hair serum or oil to nourish your hair, avoid going to the swimming pool, and avoid direct sunlight.

Hair salons to go for milk tea hair

Cair Salon

Address: Block 10 North Bridge Road, #01-5115, Singapore 190010
Contact: 9346 8666
Opening hours: 10.30am – 7.30pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sundays
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De Hair Profile

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Address: 988 Upper Serangoon Road, Stars Of Kovan, #01-19, Singapore 534733 |
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #B1-08, Singapore 238858
Contact: 6970 5933, 8110 7099 (Kovan) | 6245 4123, 8111 1871 (Orchard)
Opening hours:
11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 8pm (Sun)

Forest Salon Bedok

Address: Block 84 Bedok North Street 3, #01-59, Singapore 460084
Contact: 8157 0392
Opening hours:
9am – 8pm (Mon to Sat) | 9am – 7pm (Sun & PH)
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GC Hairdressing

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Address: 52 Somme Road, #01-01, Singapore 207872
Contact: 9141 1690, 8159 0874
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
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Haar Attic

Haar Attic Salon

Address: 18A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089125
Contact: 6835 9811, 9873 0235 (WhatsApp/SMS only), [email protected]
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on public holidays
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Jin Jin Hair & Beauty

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Address: 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre, #B1-63, Singapore 058357
Contact: 9687 7613
Opening hours: 10am – 7.30pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
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SY1 Hairstyle Salon

SY1 Hairstyle Chinatown

Address: 4 Upper Cross Street, #01-140, Singapore 050034
Contact: 6536 2670
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sat) | 10.30am – 7.30pm (Sun)
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Spa Aperial Beauty Hair Nail

Address: 263 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-47, Singapore 550263 |
58 Marine Terrace, #01-51, Singapore 440058 |
Block 293 Yishun Street 22, #01-223, Singapore 760293

  • Serangoon: 6386 3188, 9758 6087 (WhatsApp/SMS)
  • Marine Parade: 6348 8343, 8366 5094 (WhatsApp/SMS)
  • Yishun: 6235 8048, 9298 4281 (WhatsApp, SMS)

Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on public holidays
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