Purple hair isn’t just for rebellious teenagers any more. With celebrities and social media fashion icons turning to purple hair for a bold new look, purple hair is absolutely gorgeous in a wide spectrum of hues. Purple is a fun way to step outside of the box and try something new.
If you aren’t ready to commit to purple locks then you can try hair chalk or semi-permanent hair colors. Whether you’re ready to make the commitment or you’re not even ready for a washout color yet, these purple hair colors are sure to inspire some fun ideas.
Purple Highlights and Lowlights
Whenever you dye your hair any color it’s important to include natural looking highlights and lowlights. By adding a variety of hues of purple, your hair will have more dimension and body. You could lighten the purple colors by adding a blonde or white color to compliment and reflect the purple color.
Silver and Purple Hair
Another way to add dimension to a purple hair color is to make it two-tone by adding silver. These two trendy colors look incredible together and definitely create head-turning hairstyles.
Underneath Purple Highlights
If you don’t want a total hair color change, then stick to something a little subtler. Purple highlights underneath most of your tresses is not to much of a bold move and you can even tuck them away for special occasions.
Blonde and Pastel Purple Ombre
Blend your blonde hair with purple for a gorgeous boho-inspired look. You can opt for a blonde-to-blonde ombre or a blonde-to-purple ombre. Either way, this look is gorgeous!
Bright Pastel Purple
If you have a fair skin tone then this color is a perfect purple for you. A bright and light pastel purple, with blue undertones, this color will compliment a cool skin tone. It could be difficult to achieve this look if you have naturally dark hair so we recommend this look for blondies.
Light to Dark Purple Hair
This look is almost pink (and it’s totally chic if it is!) and then blends to purple in a natural ombre look. You could achieve this look with a balayage effect to make the blend flawless. Style with some curls or waves to give this look plenty of body.
Purple Tips on a Bob
Bob’s are the hottest hairstyle of the year. Combine the purple hair trend with your bob by dying the tips purple. This works for both light and dark hair and looks absolutely stunning.
Purple Ombre with Brunette Hair Color
Purple blends very well into brunette (or black) hair. Rather than lighter ombre, opt for a purple hair color that starts half way down the shaft of your hair for a very cute new look.