For those people who are like me, and get bored of their hair colour every month – this goes out to all of you! Just like those who change the colour of their braces to match the season or occasion, hair junkies can do the same.
Bleaching damages your hair – there’s no sugarcoating that. But if your mane is in a healthy condition and you take extra good care of it after bleaching, you should be able to try out a multitude of different colours in just one year by planning your bleaches right, so as to reduce excessive hair damage and breakage. Here’s a month-by-month guide, starting with which colour you should try out first …
Month 1: Ash Brown / Ash Grey
Grayge Ash Brown by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon
New hair, new you after all, right? If you are bleaching your hair for the first time, go for ash-based colours. This is because, not only is ash the trendiest colour of the moment, but since it usually requires more than one round of bleaching, your hair should be healthy enough to withstand multiple rounds of bleaching.
Ash Brown by Picasso Hair Studio
Ash Brown and Grey by Pro Trim Korean Salon
Ash brown + Grey by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Katong MODA
Month 2: Caramel
Chocolate Caramel by Picasso Hair Studio
Now that you’re a month into your ash colour, you’ll begin to notice that the colour is fading and it’s time for a touch-up. Give your tresses a break from the bleaching and sport a caramel-inspired colour. You won’t be required to bleach your hair again to achieve this colour and it’s not far off from the ashy colour you have been sporting.
Month 3: Rose Gold
Ash pink by LeeKaJa Korean hair Salon @ Mandarin Gallery
Once you’ve tried out the muted colours, it’s time to take step towards a more vibrant but still-subtle colour – rose gold. With just one round of bleaching, this dusty pink is a must-try. It stands out without being too loud, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love rose gold!
You can even go a little peachy if you prefer a more pink base.
Peach Pink by Hair by Xavier Leong
Month 4: Red
Copper Red by Kenaris Salon
Believe it or not, red or burgundy hair actually requires bleaching. Probably due to its deep tones, most people assume they won’t need to bleach their tresses to achieve such a colour. However, as you have already been bleaching your hair for the previous colours, you should be able to dye your hair your preferred shade of red without the need for bleach.
Pink Ombre by Follicle Salon @ Ngee Ann City
Red Hair Colour by RuleR Japanese Hair Salon
Month 5: Orange
Orange by Hair by Xavier Leong
Ready for something louder? Though orange is not everyone’s favourite colour, it could work well if it’s Halloween, for example. And, if it ends up suiting you well, you will be seen as a trend-setter ! Worth a try if you are bold and wild, as it doesn’t require bleaching for those with already-bleached hair.
Month 6: Pink
Purplish pink by Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya
That said, orange hair is not for everyone. Hence, it might be wiser to transition from red to pink instead, as red hues last longer than most colours. Once it wears off, go pink to channel Beauty and The Beast or the Pink Power Ranger!
Be honest now, aren’t these pink hair makeovers absolutely irresistible?
Pink Hair Colour by De Salon @ Bugis Village
Pink Ombre by Evolve Salon
Month 7: Purple
What comes after red and pink hair? Purple, of course! There’s just something mesmerising about purple locks, probably because they are reminiscent of the galaxy – and who doesn’t love galactic-inspired hair! Just look at these purple hair designs and tell us they are not worth bleaching your locks for!
Purple Balayage by Picasso Hair Studio
Purple Hair Colour by COVO Katong
Month 8: Denim Blue
Denim Ombre by Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis Haji Lane
Denim is in – not just in fashion, but in the hair world as well! We personally prefer the ombre trend for denim hair as the gradient effect from black to blue is a classic touch and not forgetting, it doesn’t require you to touch-up or bleach your roots for it as well. But hey, if a head full of blue is what you want, then you do you!
Denim with hints of purple by Colour Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central
Adding in dark green highlights with your blue hair is also a nice touch.
Blue Highlights by Evolve Salon
Blue Ombre by CLEO Hair & Make
Month 9: Green
Bright Green by CLEO Hair & Make
If you little quirky and daring enough, up your hair game by going green. It’s no doubt more striking than blue, but you might just make a few friends go green with envy over your bold look!
Green by J7Image
Green by COVO Katong
Month 10: Turquoise
Turquoise Grey Ombre by AVENTA Hair Salon
Can’t decide between green and blue? How about something in between? Turquoise is your answer. It will likely be your fifth time bleaching your hair at this point, but if you have been taking good care of your tresses, irreparable hair damage should not yet be a concern.
Violet Turquoise Hair by HARTS Salon
Month 11: Platinum Blonde
Blondes are said to have more fun. So maybe going platinum blonde is worth a try? It would be a pity not to try such a light shade after all that bleaching, and going blonde sets you up for the trendiest colour of all time (see Month 12, below). It also doesn’t require you to bleach your hair yet again since you are already blonde.
Bleached Blonde by S.A.D.’s Hair Design
Month 12: Pastel Hues
Pastel Matte Candy Shades by Picasso Hair Studio
And the trendiest colour of all time is dreamy pastel hues! Like we mentioned earlier, for this last colour, you won’t need to bleach your hair if your previous colour is blonde, which picks up pastel colours really well. Hence, it’s the best opportunity to try out unicorn hair!
Pastel Blue by HARTS Salon @ Bugis Tan Quee Lan Suites
Oh, and while you’re at it, don’t just stick to one pastel hue. End the year with a bang by blending several pastel colours, for pastel rainbow hair!
Pastel Rainbow by 99 Percent Hair Studio
Pastel Hair by LeeKaJa Korean Salon
Tip: Remember to wash your hair with cold water, be gentle and get regular hair treatments/masks done to protect your hair. You can also read this article to learn how to protect your hair colour.