16 Asian Hair Color Ideas That Will Highlight Your Pinay Beauty

Thinking of getting a new hair color? Before you create a whole new look for yourself, it’s important to first consider what tones and shades would best suit your Asian skin and hair. Yes, it does matter because Asian skin undertones are different from those of Caucasian women, who you normally see on hair dye boxes or samples in the salon. In order to make sure that the shade you’re getting suits you, check out our top picks below of the best Asian hair color for a beautiful Asian woman like you.

1. Chocolate Brown Asian Hair Color

Indonesian woman with long chocolate brown hair wearing a white dress and smiling
Chocolate brown is a universally flattering Asian hair color. Credit: All Things Hair Studio

This shade of brown is perfect for those who don’t have much experience in hair coloring. It’s a flattering shade that can instantly brighten up your whole aura.

Editor’s tip: Say goodbye to dry and dull colored hair by replacing your regular conditioner with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. Because it is sulfate-free, this conditioner won’t dry out your colored hair even more. It can even help your hair color stay vibrant for a longer time. 

2. Light Ash

Indonesian woman with light ash blonde short hair wearing a red dress
Going blonde? Try this muted but edgy shade for a totally unique look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Think of your favorite J-Pop or K-pop superstars. Ash blonde is the Asian hair color to pick if you want to push the limits of your style and stand out in a crowd.

Editor’s Tip: Take extra care of your hair once you have it bleached to blonde. A weekly hair mask treatment like TRESemme Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask will keep your colored hair from looking dead and stiff.

3. Golden Brown Asian hair Color

Asian hair color: Filipina woman with long golden brown hair wearing a sleeveless white top
Get that sun-kissed glow with golden brown hair and beautiful morena skin. Credit: Michelle Pedron

If you’re ready to get a lighter shade than chocolate brown, then this golden brown and blonde shade is the way to go. The best thing about this Asian hair color is its nice, warm glow, which works even better if you have that signature morena tan.

Editor’s Tip: Keep your hair looking healthy by using color-friendly shampoo and conditioner. We recommend Love Beauty and Planet’ Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Shampoo, which gives your hair proper moisture while also maintaining the color vibrancy.

4. Burgundy

woman with long red hair burgundy hair color
Try this red velvet burgundy hair to revamp your look. Credit: Shutterstock

Getting red hair for the first time? Burgundy is the perfect stepping stone. This wine-like shade of red instantly creates an edgy look while still maintaining feminine Asian features.

5. Bluish Black Hair

Hair color for short hair: Woman with black short hair and blue highlights
Turn heads with a sleek, black-and-blue hair combo. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Most East Asian women do have naturally black hair, but some go the extra mile and go for a bluish black hair color. It makes a beautiful contrast against porcelain Asian skin. It is also a good shade to pick when you love dark hair color.

Editor’s Tip: Add shine to your hair with a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. It also helps keep frizz at bay so your hair stays smooth and sleek. 

6. Honey Blonde Highlights

Medium brown hair color: Closeup shot of a woman with wavy honey brown hair wearing a peach dress
Want some honey to go with your beautiful dark hair? Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re not too keen on going full blonde just yet, adding blonde highlights is a more subtle way to brighten up your look in an instant. Don’t worry about having the need to bleach all of your hair. You can simply apply it on your naturally dark hair with only select parts of your hair going honey blonde.

7. Purple

Highlights for dark hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with bob with purple highlights wearing a spaghetti-strapped top indoors
Don’t be afraid to try unconventional hair colors. You might be pleasantly surprised at the results. Credit: Shutterstock

You can also experiment with this perky color. Go for deep purple shades like plum and eggplant if you want something more sophisticated. Meanwhile, you can dye your hair lilac or lavender (or a mix of dark and light purple shades) for a hip, artistic look.

8. Pastel Hues

Fair-skinned woman with pink hair in a side ponytail smiling and wearing a denim jacket
Dare to get pastel-colored hair for a cute and playful look. Credit: Shutterstock

Now that you’re playing with colors, dare to go for pastel hues — whether it’s cotton candy pink, lilac, powder blue, among others. These pastel hair color shades give off a happy vibe that’s sure to start your day on a positive note!

9. Ash Gray

How often should you change your hair color: Woman with shoulder length dip dyed gray hair wearing a black coat and black hat
Ash gray hair? It’s a yay for us! Credit: Melodie Jeng

Another wickedly edgy hair color for Asian women is gray. This smokey shade provides an edgy and offbeat look, which is definitely something that you don’t see every day.

10. Blonde Ombre

Asian woman with blonde ombre hair wearing a beige coat sittingin a cafe
Blonde ombre hair also suits Asian women, so go give it a try. Credit: Shutterstock

Blonde ombre hair is one of the most tried-and-tested Asian hair colors, especially for Filipinas. This hairstyle trend has been going strong for years and even up to this day, so feel free to rock it!

11. Bright Pink

Asian hair color: Filipina woman with pink hair wearing a rust-colored long-sleeved shirt
Let your vibrant pink hair scream “adventure!” Credit: Michelle Pedron

Bold, adventurous, and playful—all these describe vibrant pink hair. Try this color if you want a total makeover that will make you say hello to a new you. Get a trendy haircut together with your new hair color, too. A pink blunt bob or lob sounds amazing.

12. Pure Blonde

Asian hair colors: Asian girl has blonde hair and is wearing round sunglasses
Blonde has always been a popular hair color of choice by many. Credit: Shutterstock

We’ve been seeing a lot of this pure blonde hair color being worn by more Filipinas. Perhaps, they’ve seen how gorgeously it looks on Issa Pressman. Much as it looks great even on Pinays, you have to understand that it involves bleaching your mane so the blonde dye can penetrate your naturally dark-colored hair. That translates to adapting a specific hair care routine. But that shouldn’t be a problem if you have the right products for bleached hair.

Editor’s tip: When your hair is bleached, it can go dry easily. So, we recommend using VO5 Revive Me Daily Shampoo and VO5 Revive Me Daily Conditioner. It helps lock in moisture to your hair so that it stays soft and manageable. 

13. Copper Highlights

Asian hair colors: girl looks happy and her long hair with highlights falls over her shoulder
Highlights are a nice way to color your hair, too. Credit: Shutterstock

Coloring hair with hues other than black started becoming a fad in the ’90s. Among the first popular colors was, you guessed it right, COPPER! It was a great shade for those who wanted to change their hair color but weren’t ready yet for something that was bold and very obvious. Today, you can definitely use this hair color as highlights on your dark hair. You’ll definitely love the combination of black and copper, as the latter gives more depth and dimension to your ebony mane.

14. Ash Ombre Hair

Asian hair colors: Asian girl has artificial gray hair color and is wearing a headband and sunglasses
Don’t be afraid to use gray hair color on your mane. Credit: Shutterstock

A lot of us are scared of getting gray hair. But somehow, this gray hair color has made it to the list of some of the trendiest Asian hair colors! Apply it ombre-style and it will definitely look edgy and chic. Whoever knew that something we dread can actually look amazingly great?

15. Mahogany

Asian hair colors: Asian girl is wearing a white top and is smiling at the camera with her body at an angle
The copper hair color was among the first hair colors used by Pinays. Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

Do you want a change of color but are worried about having to get a retouch when the roots start to grow? Well, the mahogany color is dark enough to make roots appear more distinct so you don’t need touch-ups too often. And best of all, it highlights your skin color, making it look fairer. Ain’t that just great?

Editor’s tip: Frequent washing can cause your hair to go dry and your hair color to fade sooner. Use TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo to get rid of excessl oil and dirt on days when you skip a hair wash.

16. Rose Gold

Asian hair colors: Girl with rose gold hair and bangs is wearing a black fisherman's hat
Be bold and be in with the Rose Gold hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Yes, we all love pink! But why join the bandwagon when you can be edgy and unique? Go for the rose gold hair color which is making waves these days. It’s like a pastel color that’s equal parts edgy and sweet. You’ll surely love how this color lets you be expressive with your hair.

So which Asian hair color are you most drawn to? Given that all of these colors are suitable for Asian women, all you need to do is choose based on your personal style—and of course, just how much you’re willing to experiment to create a new look for yourself!


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