Bleached your hair? Here are 12 hair colour looks for the next 12 months

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.

COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Katong

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

De Salon @ Bugis Village

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

Platinum Blonde by AVENTA Hair Salon @ City Hall Stamford Court

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

99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bugis Haji Lane

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.