When getting a new hair color, 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. The best Asian hair colors are those that flatter your skin tone. We’ve rounded up our favorite Asian hair colors to help you pick. Check them out below.
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. It’s also a popular Korean hair color, so consider it if you want a look that’s inspired by your favorite Korean celebrities.
Editor’s tip: Keep your gorgeous hair color from fading by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner. This duo has anti-fade technology that helps your hair color last for twice longer. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine.
2. Blonde Money Piece
Also known as face-framing highlights, money piece involves sections of hair around your face that have a different color from the rest of your hair. If you want an edgy look, create a stark contrast by keeping the rest of your hair in its naturally dark hue and going for a light, bleached color for your money piece. Some K-Pop stars incorporate a money piece in their ‘do, making it a popular Korean hair color, too.
3. Ash Brown Hair
This medium shade of brown with gray undertones is flattering for any skin tone. It’s also a versatile hair color that you can wear entirely on its own, as part of a balayage ‘do, or together with dark roots or shadow roots.
4. Light Ash
This hip and trendy hair color has been popular for a while now, and for good reason! If you want to look edgy, try ash hair.
Editor’s Tip: Bleaching your hair can dry out and damage your hair. If you often do this, we recommend using Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused capsules that go deep into your hair to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, healthy-looking, and resilient in just one minute.
5. 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.
7. 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.
8. Honey Brown Hair
This light to medium brown hair color helps add a sun-kissed glow to your face. It looks great on curly hair, too!
Editor’s Tip: Keep your colored hair from drying out by using a color-friendly shampoo-and-conditioner combo. We recommend Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Shampoo, which gives your hair proper moisture, shine, and softness. Pair it Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Conditioner.
9. Purple Highlights
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.
10. Pastel Pink
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!
11. Ash Bronde
Bronde is a hair color you get when you combine brown and blonde hair. Add gray tones, and you get this stylish Asian hair color.
12. 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!
13. 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.
14. Sunflower Blonde
This bright blonde hair color exudes a cheerful vibe. Complement it with a cute haircut, like a bob with bangs, for an overall perky look.
Editor’s tip: Blonde hair often turns brassy over time. Protect your blonde hair from this by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. This duo has purple formula that neutralizes brassy tones, so your blonde hair stays beautiful for longer. It also has jojoba oil to help keep your hair moisturized and shiny.
15. 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.
16. Ash Brown Ombre Hair
Start with dark hair on top (or leave your roots untouched), then transition to ash brown and lighter shades of brown near the tips. Keep your hair well-maintained by protecting it from dryness and discoloration.
You cans, wear this reddish-brown color as highlights as dip-dyed hair, or as your new hair color. It’s also not a far cry from your naturally dark hair, so you can try this color if you’re not yet ready for a drastic change.
18. Rose Gold
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.
19. Green Hair
Liven up your naturally dark hair by adding dip-dyed green color. And because you only dye the bottom half of your hair, you wouldn’t need to touch up right away when your hair starts growing.
20. Green Hair with Blue Tips
This is like a reverse ombre look. You have green hair near the roots and it transitions to darker shades of green and, eventually, to blue as it approaches the tips. It’s hip and dramatic at the same time.
21. Ash Pink
This shade of pink is a bit toned-down, but it doesn’t mean it’s less stylish. If you want a pink hair color that’s not too sweet and bold, try ash pink.
22. Coral Pink
Give your look a youthful and cheery vibe with coral pink hair. It’s flattering for morenas, too!
23. Unicorn Hair
Want a dreamy, whimsical look? Combine blue, purple, and pink on your hair and turn heads wherever you go.
Cinnamon hair color is a medium shade of brown with red or orange undertones. It’s a cheery shade of brown and it’s also flattering for a lot of skin tones.
25. Brown Hair With Blonde Streaks
This combination gives more dimension to your hair. And if you have a bob or a lob, scrunch your hair to help bring out the streaks.
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!