Milk Tea Hair Color Pegs for Pinays in 2022

These gorgeous milk tea hair color ideas show why this trend is big in Asia. Check them out now!

Who would’ve thought that this sweet refreshment is also a trendy hair color? Milk tea hair color consists of shades of brown and blonde and and has a balanced mix of ashy, cool, and warm undertones. It’s a popular Asian hair color, and there’s no reason for you not to try this hue.

Milk tea hair color comes in different shades, and you can make it dark or light, depending on your preference. And no matter your skin tone, there’s a milk tea hair color for you. Check them out below.

1. Classic Milk Tea Hair Color

Asian woman with milk tea hair color wearing a white blouse
Let your hair color show your love for milk tea. Credit: Arina Krasnikova from Pexels

This consists of a beige-like shade of brown that’s flattering for almost everyone. Keep your look fresh and youthful by pairing this hair color with a bob or lob.

2. Creamy Milk Tea

Asian woman with ashy milk tea hair color
If you want a dark shade of milk tea hair color, this hue is for you. Credit: Tuấn Kiệt Jr. from Pexels

This milk tea hair color has a tinge of dark ash brown, giving it a milk-chocolatey look. It’s sophisticated and stylish, and it blends well with dark roots.

Editor’s tip: Don’t let stray grays distract from your gorgeous hair color. Conceal them using TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray (Dark Brown Color) or TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray (Black Color). These hair color sprays provide salon-quality, root-concealing color in between salon sessions. They also hide gray strands in seconds, leaving your hair color refreshed. 

3. Light Milk Tea Hair Color

Asian woman with light milk tea hair color
Add character to your look with this edgy hair color. Credit: Hải Nguyễn from Pexels

This light hair color gives you an edgy look, thanks to its hints of ash and platinum blonde hair colors. It can be a challenge to maintain, though, so make sure to use purple shampoo to keep the color from getting brassy and give your hair regular deep conditioning treatments to prevent extreme dryness.

Editor’s tip: For bleached hair, we recommend TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. It has purple formula that neutralizes brassy tones, so you get to enjoy your beautiful, ashy hair color for a long time. It also has jojoba oil to help keep your hair moisturized and shiny. For best results, pair this shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

4. Milk Tea Highlights

Back shot of a woman with long hair with milk tea highlights
You can try milk tea highlights first to check if this hair color is for you. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want this color in small doses, add them as highlights on your dark hair. Then, simply scrunch your hair to create a casual, lived-in look.

5. Milk Tea Latte

Woman with medium brown hair wearing sunglasses
Look effortlessly chic with this gorgeous hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

If you like light to medium shades of brown, try milk tea latte hair color. Apply this hair color all over your hair for a simple but head-turning look.

6. Honey Milk Tea

Asian woman with long honey milk tea hair
If you love honey blonde hair, honey milk tea might tickle your fancy as well. Credit: Shutterstock

This shade has hints of yellow and orange, resulting in a golden milk tea hair color. Add waves or layers to your hair to keep your ‘do from looking flat.

Editor’s tip: Frequent hair coloring and bleaching can extremely damage your hair. To help your hair recover, use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has the combined power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients working to instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. It also has Keratin Repair Actives that repair and nourish damaged hair from the core up to the surface. 

7. Cookies and Cream

Woman with short grayish hair wearing sunglasses
Up your short hair game by trying this hair color on a pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love tinges of brown, ash gray, and ash blonde combined in one gorgeous hue, try this shade. You can even complement it with a short haircut like a pixie cut with an undercut to create an edgy, androgynous look.

8. Chocolate Milk Tea

Asian woman with long brown hair smiling
Give chocolate brown a different take with this hair color. Credit: Min An from Pexels

Get a chocolate brown base for your milk tea hair color, and you’ll get this sweet and sophisticated hue.

Editor’s tip: Keep your colored hair from getting dry by using Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Colour Shampoo. Murumuru butter is known for its moisturizing properties, making it a great ingredient in shampoos for colored and curly hair. This shampoo also leaves a fresh, rose scent in your hair. 

9. Ombre

Asian woman with brown ombre hair smiling
Have fun with your ombre look! Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can combine milk tea hair color with ash brown, caramel, and other shades of brown to create an ombre look. For a low-maintenance ‘do, leave your dark roots untouched so you don’t have to retouch your hair color as soon as your hair starts growing.

10. Strawberry Milk Tea

Woman with strawberry milk tea hair wearing a white dress
Be a head-turner with this gorgeous milk tea hair color. Credit: Paul Szewcyk from Unsplash

This light, ashy hair color with touches of pink gives you a unique look. You can give your hair more depth by pairing this color with shadow roots.

Now that you’re up to date with this hair color trend, why don’t you book an appointment at your favorite salon? Show these pegs to your colorist and get ready for your new look!

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