6 New Hair Dye Trends In Singapore To Give Your Tresses A Fresh Makeover This 2022

6 New Hair Dye Trends In Singapore To Give Your Tresses A Fresh Makeover This 2022

Beauty Hair
By Rachel on 02 Mar 2022
Senior Digital Editor

Hair chameleons who switch up their dye jobs every few months are probably already thinking of what’s next for them. If you’ve run out of ideas and don’t just want to settle for a touch-up of your roots, we’ve got you covered. These new hair dye trends in 2022 are what we predict will be big in Singapore and Asia in general this year and beyond. Many of them are safe choices for first-timers as well!

Read on to check out the new hair dye trends for 2022!

#1: Earloop highlights on shoulder-length hair

Earloop highlights - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @besalonsg via Instagram

Also known as “tuck-in color”, earloop highlights are specially designed to frame both sides of the face when your hair is tucked behind your ears, offering a cheeky peek of colour only from certain angles. While hidden highlights aka underlights go all the way round the back of the head, earloop highlights often remain only at the sides. This allows for easy concealment even if you’re moving around a lot, or when your hair is tied in a low ponytail.

Earloop highlights - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @blackhairsalon via Instagram

Recently, this hair dye trend has been especially popular among those with long bobs or shoulder-length hair, as the shorter cut allows the streaks of colour to stand out more cleanly.

#2: Periwinkle purple, aka Very Peri

Veri Peri hair colour - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @golmoksalon_official via Instagram

It’s no surprise that the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 is making the list, with this year’s being Very Peri, an uplifting periwinkle shade. According to Pantone, it’s meant to evoke curiosity and optimism - and we’re totally getting such vibes from this pretty purple. While it’s vibrant and eye-catching, it’s not at all gaudy, and instead oozes playful feminine elegance that will likely take a couple of years off your age.

Veri Peri hair colour - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @wellapro_japan via Instagram

Whether you’re one for edgy getups involving boots and pleather, or more of a girl next door who loves cute floral sundresses, Very Peri suits just about any outfit or occasion - that’s the beauty and versatility of purple!

#3: No-bleach browns

No-bleach brown hair - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @milbonsingapore via Instagram

Who else found themselves missing their hair stylist more than they missed their partner during the Circuit Breaker? Whoops. With past pandemic restrictions rendering us unable to visit hair salons, many of us came to the realisation of just how high maintenance our dye jobs can be.  In light of that, easier hairstyles that require less maintenance are now more highly sought after.

No-bleach brown hair - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @erisusalon via Instagram

This includes no-bleach browns, which look flattering on just about any Asian skin tone, whether you’re fair or tanned. Simple doesn’t necessarily equate to boring, mind you; Within the brown category alone is a whole spectrum of sub-shades including caramel, maple, chocolate, mocha, and reddish-toned cherry brown - not forgetting the all-time favouirite, milk tea. Your hairstylist would be able to recommend something that complements your features best!

No-bleach brown hair - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @milbonsingapore via Instagram

Without the need for bleaching, constant touch-ups won’t be damaging towards your hair and scalp. Even if you choose not to get your roots settled every couple of months, the regrowth won’t look nasty as it’ll blend right in.

Keen on going the DIY route? Check out this range of ash-toned box dyes that work well on naturally dark hair without requiring bleach or causing damage.

#4: Split dye colour blocking

Split dye colour blocking - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @theloooksalon via Instagram

Although Jennie now sports a full head of black, we have the K-Pop star to thank for the ever-popular split dye trend, which first gained eyeballs in BLACKPINK’s How You Like That music video. What the singer-rapper had was a long bleached middle-parted fringe set against black locks, but things are now about to take a bolder turn.

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Split dye colour blocking - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from BLACKPINK

Instead of just dyeing your fringe and leaving the rest of your hair dark, try experimenting with other contrasting shades and brighter tones. Those who love all eyes on them can also consider making the front section thicker such that it covers a third to half of your hair for that stronger colour blocking effect.

Split dye colour blocking - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @theloooksalon via Instagram

 

Complementary colours like pink and purple work just as well!

#5: Dimensional balayage highlights

Dimensional balayage highlgihts - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @picassohairstudio via Instagram

From the chunky streaks of the 90’s (a la Jennifer Aniston in Friends) to ombre, to barely-there babylights, highlights sure have undergone quite a few “evolutions” over the years.  The latest craze? Dimensional balayage highlights. Usually done freehand, these natural-looking highlights, as their name suggests, gives hair the appearance of extra body with a 3D-like effect.

Dimensional balayage highlgihts - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @picassohairstudio via Instagram

While highlights usually stand out best on curls and waves, dimensional balayage highlights are designed to look great even on straight hair. They go well with all sorts of colours too, be it natural tones or quirky hues. 

Dimensional balayage highlgihts - 2022 hair dye trendPhoto from @picassohairstudio via Instagram

#6: Pastel ash shades like dusty rose pink

Pastel ash pink hair colour - 2022 hair dye trnedPhoto from @rachelmason_mason_ via Instagram

“Mermaid hair” with rich jewel tones like hot pink, turquoise, and violet used to be all the rage, but fashionistas are now shedding those loud colours in favour of soft subtlety, and that’s where pastel ash comes in. Slightly more muted than regular cotton candy-esque pastel hues, these have a more “down to earth” appearance that makes them more acceptable in work settings, should your boss be hip enough to allow it.

Pastel ash blue hair colour - 2022 hair dye trnedPhoto from @whitesalonsg via Instagram

One of the most popular shades is currently dusty rose pink. Purples and blues are also hot right now.

Pastel ash purple hair colour - 2022 hair dye trnedPhoto from Hera Beauty

Be warned - on top of the mandatory bleaching, pastel ash hair requires a fair bit of maintenance, as you’ll have to constantly touch up the colour as it fades and get toning treatment to maintain that ashy quality. But if your hair is resistant against chemical damage and you’ve got the cash to spare, why not? Check out our article on 5 important things to know before bleaching your hair so you'll be well-prepared.

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