By A. Akmal
Tue, 02, 22

This week You! takes a look at five trendiest hair colour ideas that will be all the rage in 2022. If you’ve been eyeing a certain hair colour for a while now – go for it…



Changing your hairstyle can be a big step as your hair reflects a lot of your personality compared to any other feature. And when you are looking for a change, your hair is probably the first thing you see. Whether you want to change your personality by trying a new colour or simply want to give some dimension to your natural shade via highlights, switching up your hair is one of the easiest ways to hit the reset button on your look. We love to stay up-to-date on the hottest hair trends, and we’re looking forward to revamping our shade once again. So, we have got a list of trendy hair colour ideas that you can try this year…


Natural, but better

If you have virgin hair and you are new to the world of hair dyes, you can start simple by trying to enhance your natural hair. Chocolate and Caramel Balayage is the perfect example inspired by your favourite desserts – the colour melting creates a delicious colour blend you can’t look away from.

If you are a brunette or have dark hair, auburn highlights will warm up your look. You can have chunkier pieces of colour or thinner ones, or both – depending on your style.

Long Ombré

Ombré hair has been around a while now and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. It is a hair colouring technique that starts out darker at the roots and gradually get lighter towards the ends. If high-maintenance hair makes you want to run for the hills, this trend is for you. It’s low-maintenance hair, especially when you keep your base colour close to your natural hair colour. This colour technique looks especially gorgeous on long hair.

You can be extra with the colours though. You can try ‘long black roots to violet metallic ombre’, ‘long umber brown to caramel blonde ombré ’, ‘Jet black to coffee brown’ or ‘black to silver ombré .’ The possibilities are endless if you are creative.

Auburn Spice

We are slowly starting to see more variations of brown tones come into play—including this year’s reigning colour (aka red). Hair stylists suggest that auburn hair is perfect for achieving a rich chocolate brown with an undertone of copper or cherry for added radiance and richness. This colour is very sexy. Plus, warmer shades require less maintenance because of the underlying natural pigment, making it a more affordable change.


Bright colours & Vivid overlays

If you’re considering going brighter with your colour, now’s the time to do it big and go copper, golden peach-tinted, or a periwinkle purple (like Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year, Very Peri). We are also starting to see more and more natural colours with vivid highlights, vivid money pieces (where your face-framing hair is dyed a different colour), and even ombré dipped in vivid colours. If you are not fully committed to go all bright, blending the pop of colour from the vivid tones and creating depth with the natural base is both visually impactful and balanced. It keeps your bold hair colour looking fresh.

Hair contouring

Yes, we contour in makeup to accentuate our facial features, but unlike foundation and concealer, which we want to match our skin, contouring is all about creating the effect of shadow and light. This trend is guaranteed to be all the rage in 2022, because it works for anyone. It is best for the types who wear their hair away from their face because the contrast provides face-framing that someone with bangs might already have from their cut. Instead of clusters of highlights, hair contouring uses a softer-contrast lighter shade, painted around the face in a soft colour block, incorporating all the hair directly around the face including the shorter baby hairs.

You can ask your stylist for a soft contrast panel of colour painted around your hairline that is a shade or two lighter than the rest of your hair colour. It’s widely considered the most flattering hair colour trend ever.

Tips to care for your coloured hair:

Use a colour protectant shampoo: The type of shampoo you use plays a major role in keeping your hair colour from losing its vibrancy. Use a specially-formulated shampoo for colour-treated hair. It will protect your hair as well as balance its natural pH.

Wash your hair less frequently: The more you wash, the quicker your colour will fade – it really is as simple as that. So, buy back some time in your everyday routine and skip the frequent washing. The best way to care for your colour is to wash only twice or thrice a week – then soak up oil from those roots with dry shampoo when needed.

Don’t forget to condition: Ensure that the conditioner is also colour-safe. These conditioners form a protective barrier on the hair strands. This helps in sealing the cuticles and locking in moisture which adds shine, volume, and lustre to your hair.

Limit exposure to damp air: Avoid long showers or humidity as damp air makes hair color fade. Use a shower cap while you bathe, and don’t get your hair wet often. Protect your hair with anti-humidity serums, especially during the rainy seasons.

Heat Protection: The ingredients in heat protection sprays reduce heat damage, most likely by evening out how the hair heats up. However, they can’t insulate your hair from most of the damage, so you still need to minimise your hair’s exposure to heat styling!

Make time for hair masks: Just 5-10 minutes of masking twice a week can add a super dose of healing nourishment that helps to repair damage, increase shine – and naturally, keep that colour going stronger for longer.