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Office Lady (OL) Hair Colour Ideas 2018

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

I used to play with hair colours a lot when I was studying but after I started working, I’m somewhat restricted to have a more natural looking hair colour. I try not to bleach my hair if I can as bleached hair will always turn brighter after a few washes. But if you really have to bleach, remember to opt for dark shades. As much as I can, I will still try to go for subtle yet interesting hair colours that are appropriate for work! So if you bored of that same black/brown hair for work, here are some hair colour ideas to help you spice up your hair a little in 2018 yet doesn’t break your office dress code!

Midnight Blue


This is my latest hair colour I tried. We tried blue cause I realised I haven’t tried any blue shades of hair colour before (other than the rainbow one I did years back)! The brown blends really well with the charcoal blue, to the extent the colour is only obvious under the sun. This colour actually looks like ash Brown when I'm indoors and the blue only appears when I'm under the sun.

For this hair colour, I was told that the colour will fade to a brighter shade in two weeks. Btw, as I’m writing this post, it has been about a month since I coloured. Two weeks after I coloured, I could still see some bluish hues but now it somewhat faded to a ashy brown colour that still blends really well with the brown base! My hair colour looks like a brown balayage now. Come to think of it, this hair colour is perfect for those who want 2 weeks to a month (depending on hair type) of playful hair that can blend into a natural looking hair colour!

Brown Balayage


Still brown but different. Balayage is a really popular colouring technique now. The colours selected usually blend really well together to create natural looking highlights and lowlights to add “volume” to the hair. Other than adding volume, this hair colour is really lasting cause the colours are so well blended the roots don’t look that obvious when your hair grows longer! This is like a go-to hair colour for me cause the colour is so lasting. I’ve been doing this brown balayage with different shades of brown! 

Dark Violet


This dark violet colour appears differently under different lighting too! It can be a little bright under the sun, however, it's rather toned down indoors and I didn't have any issues with this hair colour at work!

This hair colour is basically achieved using a single dark violet colour over my previous hair which already had highlights and lowlights. You can do a single colour if you want but I always do have highlights/lowlights so my hair colour can last longer as the roots can blend in easily. That’s my little tip to make any hair colour look like it’s new when I only colour my hair once or twice a year!

That's all for this short post to share some colour ideas with you. Hope you have fun playing with the colours!

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