Up till today, I still believe in that the fastest way to reinvent ourselves is with a hair make over. No matter if it’s a cut; a colouring or a perm, it makes us feel brand new when we step out the salon.
While the ombré hair (aka dip-dye) trend isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, I haven’t ‘dipped’ into this trend yet myself. Since now the sombré; which is a subtle ombré; has become widely popular, I’m considering joining the trend.
As a Taiwan born Chinese, I grew up seeing one hair colour only – black. Colouring our hair was strictly forbidden during our school days back then. This new freedom was handed to me after I migrated to Australia.
Although it still took me a good seven years to change my hair colour for the first time, since then I had stayed loyal to burgundy for several years.
Nowadays, I’m seeing ‘blonde Asians’ more and more often, some look hot; some look odd, it’s not a look I desire but I admire their courage to try.
I did, however, once try traditional blonde foils through my black hair for a while and I loved the look! You know, the random highlight Holly Golightly style, and, that is also my Plan A once I start to show grey.
Photography by: Road Wang