The Ultimate Guide On Dyeing Your Hair Bold | Clozette

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Making a semi-permanent change in your appearance is a major commitment. But unlike a typical haircut where length is your only issue, dyeing your hair in a bold colour is a statement on its own. It can be daunting. Still, if you're reading this now, then you most likely have already decided that you want to take that leap and give yourself a brand new look.

So if you want the know-how in keeping your crown healthy and sleek even when dyed like crazy, go ahead and start reading.


Take time to consult and research

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Just like choosing your shade match for foundation and lipstick, choosing your bold hair colour should also work around your skin tone, habits, and makeup routine. Going for 'red hair' isn't as simple as that. It also means considering undertones, streaks, and swatches, not to mention how the hair colour would look in contrast to your skin. So make sure you consult a professional or at least do your research beforehand. 

Do a swatch test

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Opting to dye your hair at home? Take a hidden lock of your hair and use it to test if your shade will work out. You can also take this chance to see if you'll have any allergic reactions to the dye because remember: safety first. 


Take note of the post-dye treatment

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Getting your hair dyed is not easy on both your tresses and your pockets, so having your hair turn brassy or faded a week after the job is a definite no-no. That's why making sure that using the right shampoo for your chosen hair colour is a necessity. You've probably heard of this before, but here's a gentle reminder that purple shampoo is dyed hair's BFF. 

Own the look

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No matter how much effort we put into prepping for this look reinvention, liking it afterward all falls down to our personal judgment. So if you love how it turns out, flaunt that new look for the world to see and slay them with that confidence. After all, bold locks and a vibe that shouts 'I own this' go hand-in-hand.


Loving your new look? Pair your new tresses with these bold lip colours!



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The days are getting hotter, friends. How do you feel about the coming of spring and summer? We're having mixed feelings because we do miss the cooler breeze, but mostly we're excited about the prospect of going to beaches and doing more outdoor stuff. We're also equally excited about what's been happening in the worlds of beauty and fashion lately.

Share in our excitement as we go through the fun things that happened with the help of this week's Insider Round-up.


A girl faces a bull

Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” statue now has competition. A $2.5 trillion asset manager put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the bull in time for International Women's Day. The statue's message is simple but bold: There is a need for gender diversity in the workplace, especially in a male-dominated one like Wall Street. 

Milk for everyone

Wall Street is not the only place where gender is being talked about. In the world of beauty, Milk Makeup has made a statement by launching its #BlurTheLines campaign inspired by their Blur Stick.

“We're blurring the lines on the gender spectrum and exploring what individuality truly means today,” the brand said.


Nike for Hijabi

Nike has launched a product for Muslim women. The "Pro Hijab" is an answer to Muslim women athletes' call for hijabs that fit the demands of the sports they play.

Lollipop Lips

The beauty world is constantly evolving, and trends come by the dozen. The latest thing to surface is the lollipop lips trend. Yes, they look just how you pictured them in your head — a messy stained look akin to when you eat lollipop like a kid.


Another one for a Hadid

There's no stopping the Hadid sisters from becoming modelling powerhouses. Bella Hadid has just been named the new face of Dior Beauty.

Beautiful harmonies

From one beauty to another, here's a mesmerising rendition of the classic tune from the Beauty and the Beast by John Legend and Ariana Grande. 


New from Downy

You can ditch the perfume when your clothes smell awesome. In time for International Women's Day, Downy launched its new and improved  Parfum Collection.  We were there to witness the unveiling, which featured Malaysian actress Scha Alyahya, Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Taho, Thai actress Araya "Chompoo" Hargate, and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Make sure to follow us on Instagram so you get to see new product releases with us!


Missed last week's round-up? Get your fix here.



The braided hairstyle is a popular beauty look among brides for its ability to complement a wide variety of wedding gowns. Not only can braids add texture to your look with their intricacy, they are also very romantic – a perfect way to ‘tie the knot’, if you know what we mean.

Beyond just the regular three-strand braids, there are many other braiding techniques you can try. Whether you like your braid cascading down at the side loosely, up in a chic bun, or styled in-between in a relaxed fashion, we share three ways you can dress up your tresses on your big day. Watch hair and makeup artist Gerra Chong, who was awarded second place in the hair and makeup category at the first Vanitee Awards 2016, work her magic on Clozette ambassador, Cassandra Tan.

Don’t forget, just for our Singapore readers only: enjoy up to SGD15 off all beauty services on Vanitee using the code CLOZETTE50 (offer ends 31 March 2017)! 


Half Up, Half Down 

Cascading Side Braid 

Crowning Updo