- The “milk tea” hair-color trend is shaping up to be everywhere this winter.
- The shade mixes light brown with creamy beige for a multidimensional look.
- Because of its neutral undertones, the milk tea hair color trend complements all skin tones.
Every season brings with it a new batch of hair color trends. Last fall brought us “mocha melt, “base breaker,” and “touch of toffee,” but winter’s hottest look is shaping up to be the “milk tea” hair color trend.
Not to be confused with the equally popular “milk bath” nail art trend, milk tea hair color is a new shade of light brown for anyone looking to update their look in a small but impactful way. “‘Milk tea’ hair color has a creamy beige tone that falls between warm and cool,” Guy Tang, celebrity colorist and owner of MyDentity, told POPSUGAR. Picture a big steamy mug of tea with a splash of milk, and you’ve got the look. The hair color is usually paired with a slightly darker shadow root “to create the two-tone feel of milk tea.”
The shade is a bit bolder than your more traditional variations of bronde (like honey or caramel) while still falling in the category of neutral. “[The color is] best for clients that want a wearable, natural look,” said Tang. And because of its neutral tone, it complements all skin tones. As a bonus, the milk bath hair color trend is also extremely low maintenance thanks to the shadow root element of the style.
To get the look at the salon, Tang said to ask for light brown color with tones of creamy beige, and “always bring them an inspiration picture to show exactly what you are looking for.” To find the perfect reference photo, keep scrolling for more examples of the milk tea hair color trend.