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.
Asian Hair Color Picks for Pinays
1. Chocolate Brown Asian Hair Color
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
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
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.
5. Bluish Black Hair
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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!