Milk Tea Hair

Cosy, flattering, and utterly wearable, it's no wonder milk tea hair is having a major moment right now. This deliciously warm hair colour draws inspiration from the comforting, creamy beverage with its blend of buttery beige and rich caramel tones.

Milk Tea Hair

From the catwalks to the city streets, milk tea hair is popping up everywhere as the "bronde" (brown/blonde) shade du jour. And it's easy to see the appeal - the multi-tonal blend looks gorgeous on almost every skin tone and hair texture.

The Rise of Milk Tea Hair

While it may seem like a new fad, milk tea hair has actually been simmering for a few years now. Way back in 2021, K-pop stars like Jennie from BLACKPINK started sporting warm, milky browns inspired by the frothy Korean milk tea drinks.

Long hair trends

The trend slowly trickled over to the Western world, gaining momentum in 2023 as the clean girl aesthetic and"that girl" aspirational lifestyle went mainstream. Warm, glossy, and easy to wear, milk tea hair complements the dewy, effortless vibe perfectly.

Cut to 2024, and it's now solidly one of the biggest hair colour trends around the world. Celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid have embraced milk tea's cosy allure, while you'll spot the shade everywhere from TikTok to the local high street.

How to Get Milk Tea Hair

Milk tea hair walks the line between blonde and brunette, so it requires an expert hand to nail the balance. Here are some tips from the pros:

  1. Ask for a base of buttery beige blonde. Your colourist should start with a pale, warm beige blonde base before adding in ribbons of richer caramel.
  2. Go for balayage, not all-over. The dimension comes from that gorgeous meld of lighter and darker pieces, achieved through balayage highlighting.
  3. Use a gloss treatment. A clear, warm-toned gloss adds gorgeous shine and depth while blending the tones together seamlessly.
  4. Consider your skin tone. Fair and cool skin? Ask for more beige. Olive and warm? Lean into the richer caramel notes.

Caring For Milk Tea Hair

This luscious shade requires some maintenance to keep it looking its glossy, hydrated best. Follow these tips:

  • Use a shampoo and conditioner for colour-treated hair like Pureology's Hydrate line to replenish moisture or WNt London Shampoo to prevent the stripping of colour.
  • Mist with a UV protective spray before heat styling or sun exposure to prevent oxidation.
  • Get glossing treatments every 6-8 weeks to refresh tone and vibrancy.
  • Limit washing to 2-3 times per week using cool water.

With its warm, dimensional blend of buttery beige and delicious caramel, milk tea hair is the ultimate cosy yet chic hair colour for 2024. It's sure to be a favourite amongst the "clean" and "that girl" aesthetics for its easy, effortless beauty.


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