Milk tea hair is the most covetable hue right now

Milk Tea Hair Is The Most Covetable Hue Right Now

Move over, bronde!

Marie Claire marie claire & InStyle Senior Digital Beauty And Lifestyle Editor / August 01 2019

When it comes to viral hair trends, it seems tasty beverages have been monopolising the game. First, it was all about cold brew coffee tresses, then glass hair; toasted coconut; and most recently, spicy copper strands. And now, there's yet another Instagram-inspired hairstyle that the beauty world is obsessed with: Milk tea hair has everyone buzzing right now. 

The trend originated after it was noticed that a growing number of Instagram posts coming out of Japan and Singapore were labelled with the hashtag #milkteahair, indicating an undeniably gorgeous hair colour named after (as you might have guessed) milk tea.

What exactly is milk tea hair?

Technically speaking, the term is used to describe a neutral hair shade between brown and blonde - a variation on last season's bronde trend, milk tea hair is the 2019 way to melt brown and blonde shades together.

"When asking your colourist for something similar, you want to stress that you're looking for a colour melt look that starts more warm-toned at the root but transitions to ash on the ends," hairstylist Olivia Smalley revealed.

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

Check out a few more examples of the milk tea hair trend. 

If you're looking for 2019 hair trends, you might like to check out our story on the haircut for this season.

What do you think of the milk tea hair trend? Would you try it yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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