Are you bored with your current hairstyle? Here’s the good news: today we are looking at purple hair color and how to wear it best. We’ve got pictures with the hottest cuts and looks for girls wanting to try out purple hair. These 30 gorgeous examples are sure to inspire you and help you choose your next look!
# 1 Long Purple Ombre
This model’s sleek color ombre starts with a deep violet at the roots gradually melting into a light pinkish lilac shade. The stylist also carried the darker purple color through to the ends and added a few pastel pink splashes to the length of the hair. We love the smooth transitions between shades and the simple styling of this look.
Is it purple, red, or pink? This eye-catching hair will keep you wondering for sure! Her look starts with dark shadow roots overlaid with layers of hot fuchsia and cerise pink. Towards the edges, the stylist also added streaks of sexy orchid purple, which together with the curls make this look pop!
# 3 Pretty Purple Princess
Did you know that purple was once a color reserved exclusively for royalty? Luckily nowadays, anyone can wear this color! Why not try out a royal purple shade like the one this model used for her locks? Notice the subtle use of different shades here? That’s the reason that this hair looks so light catching.
# 4 Rainbow Wedding Hair
Are you looking for wedding hair with a difference? For a look that’s truly unforgettable, why not add some gorgeous color? In this example, the model's hair is hot pink at the base fading out into soft pastel lavender, with a layer of mauve between them.
# 5 Mulberry Dreams
At first glance, you may think that this all over color, but a closer look reveals two distinct shades. First, there’s a base color of black cherry over which streaks of warm mulberry purple were added. The model's hair was ironed into a sleek curtain, which shows off the professional coloring perfectly.
# 6 Purple Spectrum
The mermaid trend is hotter than ever and purple is a staple color for this look. In this picture, the stylist used a palette including dark amethyst, blue-violet, gray, and lilac. A cheeky medium short cut and beach waves complete the look. This is a great look for the upcoming holidays!
# 7 Fantasy Indigo Mix
Aren’t you just in love with this model's gorgeous style? We love fantasy hair and by combining a dark plum color at the roots with grape purple locks and smooth indigo edges this stylist has created a medium hair style that’s impactful and stylish. Add beach waves to your color ombre to help blend your shades together, it just works.
# 8 Wavy Color Melt
In this look, the model’s hair begins in a dark blue-violet shade that gradually melts out into layers of true purple, pastel mauve, light sky blue, and soft metallic gray. The tint of blue hair underneath helps add to this unique hairstyle, don’t be afraid to try something different from the norm; you could end up with something truly one of a kind like this hairstyle.
# 9 Sassy Lavender Locks
Short hair and purple are another combination well worth trying! This model's hair has been treated to a flirty modern pixie cut, with the longer layers brushed forward from the crown. To color, the stylist used a mixture of cool lavender and smoky gray – stunning!
# 10 Crowning Glory
Capture the beauty of a summer sunset – in your hair! In this picture we see an amazing graduated bob with choppy ends colored with bright splashes of blood orange, light pink, mauve, and a dark shade of indigo along the roots. Contrasting colors like purple and orange are excellent for creating statement hairstyles.
# 11 Bouncy Blue Violet
To create this glowing fountain of color the stylist used a subtle mix of blue violet, indigo, and pastel blue hues, expertly blended together. The model has dark shadow roots that quickly burst into color, extending all the way down her shoulder length locks. Added curls give her look bounce and are a fun, playful touch.
# 12 Lovely Lilac
This model's hair begins with smoky black shadow roots that dissolve into a soft lilac shade. The darker color was carried through her locks to act as a contrast. She’s wearing a simple part with ringlet curls on the edges. This is an elegant colored hairstyle, perfect for special occasions. Just add a tiara!
# 13 Iridescent Purple
If you’re looking to add a shimmer to your colored hair then take a tip from this model. Using a super light lilac shade (as she has in her top locks) makes it look as though light is always reflecting off your hair. She’s matched this iridescent purple with lavender on one side and darker quartz purple on the other side.
# 14 Dipped in Amethyst
Metallics are the hottest trend in hair color at the moment and purple looks incredible with these shades. Here we see an eclectic blend of dark gray and rose bronze, with shimmering amethyst dipped edges. The stylist added some loose curls on the ends and a deep comb over to complete the look.
# 15 Teased Mulberry Locks
For girls craving a hint of mystery red and purple are the colors you should be thinking about. In this example, the model's hair has been saturated with glistening rose brown melting into mulberry purple along the edges. Her medium length locks were teased, creating a voluminous colorful look that’s sure to turn heads.
# 16 Pretty Pastels
Love pastels? Then why not steal this model's sweet style? Her long hair is pastel lavender on the one side and creamy white with sky blue streaks on the other. There are no rules when it comes to purple hair color so just be creative! Lovely ice-cream shades like this work equally well for both short and long hair.
# 17 Royal Purple Dip
This model's hair begins with dark shadow roots followed by a layer of dirty ice blonde. The edges have been dipped in a rich royal purple shade. Lighter shade of purple was used in a peek-a-boo highlights technique to add some mystery to the style.
# 18 Smoky Lilac and Lavender
In this photo, the model's tresses have been colored with a hot duo of lavender and smoky lilac. She has dark shadow roots and the lightest shade has been used effectively as a highlight. If you want purple hair color, but nothing too bright then this subtle look is just the thing.
# 19 Fairy Purple Hair Color
This models shoulder length locks are full of shine and dimension thanks to the stylist’s expert blending of purple shades. Within her man we see layers of iced lavender, soft pink, true purple, and lavender with dark root color and a few silver white splashes.
# 20 Midnight Waterfall
This model’s mid-length locks begin with a midnight black color that flows into a river of deep ash gray and blue violet. Her hair was straightened from the top to about ear level where it breaks out into soft S-wave curls.
# 21 Fantasy Wash
Blue hair color is already eye-catching but if you want to take it to the next level, why not add accent purple color as well? In this example, most of the model's hair is a pretty indigo hue, and she’s added streaks of orchid in the front.
# 22 Lavender Shimmer
Adding vibrant color along your roots can take your hairstyle from pretty to pretty amazing! In this example, the stylist used a bright violet shade on the roots which helps the lighter iced lavender color really stand out.
# 23 Blackberry Beauty
When you first look at this picture you’d be forgiven for thinking that this model's hair is plain black. But if we look closer, we can see that her hair is really a very dark shade of blackberry, giving it a glossy purple sheen. This color will add impact to medium length looks such as this and looks gorgeous against pale skin tones.
# 24 Rainbow Hair Inspiration
Ready for the rainbow hair trend? Great, now all you need to do is choose your colors. If you want to channel your inner mermaid, why not try a blue and purple melt this like model. The stylist used a combination of electric plum, medium plum, lavender, sand blonde and gray to achieve this incredible look.
# 25 Hair Heaven
This hair is dramatic (and exciting!) for two reasons. Firstly the choppy edge cut and wavy styling, and secondly due to the sharply contrasting shades of brunette, copper, and ash lavender that were used for the coloring. The cut and styling are perfect for this singular purple hair color.
# 26 Hint of Purple
If you want to experiment with purple, but you’ve never tried it before, then why not test the waters with a small splash over purple over your regular color? In this example, the model's hair sleeks from dark shadow roots into shades of ash blonde with a light lavender streak in front.
# 27 Purple Passion
This alternative model has long hair that cascades all the way down to her lower back. She’s chosen a blend of true purple, lilac, and rose pink for her hair over dark shadow roots, and the stylist added a mass of curls to complete her sexy style.
# 28 Luminous Lavender
This model’s hair begins in electric blue violet before dissolving into a sea of luminescent lavender. The stylist carried the blue color through to the roots to act as a contrast and fashioned two loose buns on either side of her head.
# 29 Short Colored Hairstyle
This model has dark shadow roots blended out into a palette of amber blonde, rosy pink, gray, and lavender. Don’t think that just because your hair is short you can’t do rainbow hair!
# 30 Tease Me Lavender
The next time you have an event to attend why not try an updo like this one? This model's hair is Havana brown at the roots spreading into layers of golden brown and sweet lavender. Loads of curls and teasing show off her hair color to perfection.
Purple hair color may not be for everyone, but there’s certainly a purple hairstyle to suit anyone. If you want a more subdued look, consider pastels and for something more daring why not go for vivid blue-violet. Metallic shades of purple are also flattering and look good on any length hair. Purple works well as a stand-alone hair color, but you can also mix it with reds, oranges, and blues, or even use it for rainbow and mermaid hairstyles with other shades. Hope you enjoy your new purple hair!