'Milk tea' hair is about to become the next huge beauty trend

'Milk tea' hair is about to become the next huge beauty trend

There are so many styles and different shades of colour you can experiment with when it comes to your hair, it can be a little overwhelming.

Yet while drink-based shades such as chardonnay blonde and mulled wine have been around for a while, there's a colouring that's set to become more popular: milk tea.

The new hair dye colour is already a huge craze in Asia, with thousands of Instagrammers sharing their new multilayered looks with a light brunette wash.

Singapore and Japan in particular have been a big part of the #milkteahair hashtag, showing off the colour - which lays somewhere between a warm and cool tone.

Milk tea sees plenty of variations across the world, but it tends to be (you guessed it) a mix of tea and milk. So, you'll effectively be getting a creamy beige look, something that many are adjusting to their own preference - whether that means warmer or cooler shades.

Speaking to Allure about the trend and some possible avenues milk tea hair fans can go down, founder of Singapore's Ravissant Hair Studio, Shawn Lee, spoke about how he created the look below:

According to Lee, he lifted their hair to a level 8 with L'Oréal Blond Studio lightener, before toning it with L'Oréal's Majicontrast in Magenta Red "to neutralize the ash tone". South Florida colourist Olivia Smalley also spoke to Allure, where she said:

"It's the perfect balance of warm tones and cool tones that adds almost an edgier feel to the average balayage. When asking your colorist for something similar, you want to stress that you're looking for a color melt look that starts more warm-toned at the root but transitions to ash on the ends.

"The key here is making sure there is a complete elimination of gold on those lighter ends, while maintaining gold on the roots."

The trend is primarily in Asia at this point, but it likely won't be too long before it becomes a worldwide phenomenon.