“Wear only bright-coloured clothes on Chinese New Year” – if you’re Singaporean Chinese, you’ve probably heard this one too many times from your ah ma. Wearing black and white clothing is just one of the many Spring Festival taboos that have been passed from generation to generation, and as much as we love our easy-to-match monochrome outfits, this is the time to embrace bright, flashy colours! This year, L’Oréal Professionnel is doing just that with the new #PASTEListheNewRed collection, available at your favourite salons on Vaniday. Forget red, and step up your CNY game with cool shades of lavender, rose pink, mint and ash mineral. Sound the alarms, cuz you’re going to make a LOUD entrance this year!
If you’re a fan of the Pastel Babylights by Majirel collection that was launched earlier in the year, be prepared to fall heads over heels for the new INOA pastel palette that boasts 6 stunning new shades designed by the L’Oréal Professionnel education team, in partnership with renowned local fashion illustrator, Grace Ciao (@grace_ciao). Those familiar with Grace’s work can expect her signature style of delicate flowers and watercolour – Mmm… tantalising! You’d notice by now that cool pastel shades are hot favourites among Asian women when it comes to hair, and it’s easy to see why. They complement Asian skin tones oh-so-well, and add a beautiful, radiant glow to the face. Don’t we all want that?!
As always, colours from the INOA line are ammonia-free, so fret not about damaging your lovely locks as you go full-on with the festive transformation! We can’t think of a better collaboration to bring out the best of the pastel beauty trend. Check out the looks on these inspirational women, and find out what their resolutions are for the new year!
INOA PASTEL ROSE
“I want to be more disciplined with myself – be it in work, fitness, or life, so that I can become better at the things I do, and set out to do.” – Eugena Bey (@itzeugena)
Pilates instructor and fitness advocate Eugena wears a mid-length, tousled hairstyle inspired by her cheery personality. The INOA Pastel Rose shade is added from roots to ends on segments of pre-lightened hair for added dimension. The gradation colour technique is then applied to create a beautiful blend of light and dark tones on her rose gold hair. We’re feeling cherry blossom vibes with this one!
INOA PASTEL LAVENDER
“What keeps me going everyday is the knowledge that I can empower women from all walks of life through my fashion label.” – Jolene Zhou (@jolenezhou)
Ladyboss Jolene co-founded the fashion label Ohvola in 2007, and has since been pursuing her passion in designing clothing that empower women of different personalities. Look good, feel good is what she aims to achieve for women.
Jolene wears a feminine yet work-ready look that fits her confident personality to a tee. The soft lavender shades and airy bangs, along with a strategic placement of panel highlights under her crown, create a look that is both dreamy and bold.
INOA PASTEL MINERAL
“I hope to be able to spend more time with my family and friends while fulfilling my role as a working mum.” – Tammy Tay (@ohsofickle)
Tammy proves that a woman can have it all. She’s an interior designer, the founder of the ohsofickle label, AND a mother of two. You could probably imagine how crazy her schedule is, but this superwoman does not let anything stop her from rocking high-heels and edgy sneakers.
A Mineral Ash colour was used to bring out Tammy’s spunky personality, complete with voluminous, sexy waves for a Victoria’s Secret Angel feel. Hot, hot, hot!
INOA PASTEL MINT
“I would definitely like to explore unchartered new destinations. I just can’t curb the travel bug in me!” – Constance Lau (@constancelaujm)
Lifestyle and fashion blogger Constance is a familiar face in the media who enjoys sharing about her travels around the world. The adventure-seeker took a bold move with Pastel Mint panel highlights, a contrast to the brown shades she’s used to. The result? A playful yet wearable olive ash look that shouts Constance’s fun-loving personality!
Are you ready for your #PASTEListheNewRed transformation? Get it at these salons now on Vaniday!
There’s a famous quote by Coco Chanel that goes, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life”. Well, you can definitely say the same about changing your hair colour! No stranger to the runway, TONI&GUY is the perfect salon for a fresh, contemporary hair makeover. Get the look at any of the four TONI&GUY branches on Vaniday today.
Known for their affordable yet quality cuts, Hair Inn Salon is ideal for those that love changing up their style every now and then. Spot the latest trends at any of their six branches on Vaniday, conveniently located at heartlands across the island.