Coloured hair is a common sight in Singapore, but for some of us, coloured hair is a taboo in our offices. Some industries frowned on coloured hair and employees working in these areas need to find creative ways to dye their hair appropriately to minimise unnecessary conflicts at work.

Here are 10 coloured hairstyles that will not break your office dress code.

 

1. Classic Balayage

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A balayage is a style that concentrates colour near the ends of your hair and sweeping the colour upwards to the crown. A classic balayage uses light and mellow brown or blond colour that blends in beautifully with our black hair. It creates a soft, natural look and does not look bad from the roots when your hair grows out.

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2. Shades of Grey

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Grey is a natural colour, no? For those of you who like to add some tint to your hair, consider using grey as a natural tint. You can use thin highlights that make your hair look more interesting than boring, old black.

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3. Black and Blue

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Black and blue complement each other very well. Blue highlights do not show up easily indoors but shine brilliantly whenever you go out into the sun. If your boss is very strict, use thin blue highlights instead.

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4. Dark Purple

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Similar to blue, dark purple does not reveal itself indoors. It blends beautifully into your crown of black hair and keeps your hair colour discreet. However, once you head out into the sunlight, the purple highlights show up.

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5. Baby Lights

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Baby lights are the babies of highlights for the hair. It could be the next big thing due to its amazing feat of blending in. They are less evident than highlights as they are micro-highlights that give shine and brilliance to the hair. Choose a colour like light brown or blond to accentuate your hair for the soft, elegant, and natural look.

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6. Red Streaks

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This is a hot favourite among many who venture into unnatural hair colour for the first time. If your office is not as strict, consider using red streaks for a start to prevent unpleasant HR run-ins or a hysteria boss. Use a darker shade of red to reduce the explosiveness of the hair colour if needed and enjoy your coloured hair!

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7. Hidden Peacock

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Dye only the underside of your hair with colours that are similar to a peacock’s tail. It can be the blueish-purple tint or the vivid purple tint. This works with both straight and layered hair. The colours are hidden below and blend in well with your black hair. It is not apparent unless you tie up your hair or do a hair flip. Of course, the downside about this is that it restricts you from ever tying your hair in the office, even if the air-conditioning breaks down!

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8. Hidden Galaxy

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Similar to the hidden peacock, this is a bright bluish-purple tint that may show up easily if you go for a layered look. The hidden galaxy is, however, perfect if you are going for a one-length straight cut as the outer black hair acts as a curtain to the vivid blue and purple “galaxy” behind. It makes for a fantastic topic starter at a party too!

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9. Denim Ends

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A full head of denim was popular in 2016 but has now toned down. Nonetheless, you can still go with denim ends. Pairing dark denim blue with black is ideal especially when you have a strict dress code in the office. The dark denim shines brilliantly in sunshine but hides relatively well indoors.

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10. Oil Slick

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Have you ever seen oil-polluted sea water? This style is similar to an oil spill with dark purple, blues and burgundy. You can barely see it indoors, but the colours come alive and dance in the sunlight.

Pick any of the hair colours above and enjoy your coloured hair without breaking your dress code!

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