Purple hair? Oh yeah! It’s feminine yet edgy and oh so chic!
Dying our hair purple is a funky way to show people that simple blonde, red, or brunette hair just won’t do for you. Purple hair is a fun hair trend right now, but it’s not so mainstream that everyone’s doing it! Choosing a purple hairstyle is a sure way to stand out and march to the beat of your own drummer. It sends the message that you’re an independent, go against the grain type of girl, and it’s a sure way to turn heads and show off your style!
Thinking about dying your hair purple? It’s best to start with the lightest hair possible. If you already have blond hair, this shouldn’t be a problem. Brunettes and red heads, however, will most likely need to bleach the sections of hair they’ll be dying.
By far the hardest part of dying hair purple, though, is choosing the perfect shade—or shades—of purple! There are just so many shades of purple to choose from, it can make your head spin!
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest and prettiest purple hair ideas out there!
1. Brown Hair With Purple Ends
Here’s a nice example of brown hair with purple ends. The purple is concentrated on the ends of the hair, and the rest of the hair is left a natural medium brown shade.
2. Purple Hair With Blond Ends
This is more of a reverse ombre purple hair. The roots and top of the hair are dyed a pretty purple color and the ends are a much lighter color. Maybe blond or light pink?
3. Purple Hair With Red Streaks
Here’s an awesome edgy style! The hair is dyed a bright purple color, and the ends are a bright red. I love the hairstyle too, especially the long side swept bangs!
4. Blue and Purple Emo Hair
This purple hairstyle is totally cute, and so emo! The blue and purple hair colors work so well together!
5. Dark Purple Hair With Lighter Ends
Fierce and sexy—that’s the only way to describe this purple hairstyle! I love the way that royal purple at the top of the hair gradually lightens to a violet shade on the ends.
6. Reddish Purple Curly Hair
This woman is absolutely gorgeous, and her reddish purple curly hair is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a much more subtle way to sport purple hair, but it’s perfect!
7. Short Purple Bob
This short purple bob is so punk rock! The cut and style make it even edgier!
8. Pastel Purple Hair in a Braided Updo
The pastel purple hair is made even prettier by the casual and cute braided updo. Topped off with a pastel purple eyeshadow, this entire style is a major win!
9. Black Hair With Purple Highlights
For those of you looking for a more subtle purple hairstyle, try black hair with purple highlights. Dark purple highlights in the black hair aren’t immediately apparent, but when you look closer, it screams funky and fun!
10. Blonde Hair With Pink and Purple Ends
Blond hair with pink and purple ends is, without a doubt, just sensational!
11. Purple Streaks in Brown Hair
Here’ another subtle way to do purple hair. Natural brown hair is highlighted with spunky bright purple streaks!
12. Purple Ombre Hair
This is a perfect example of how to do ombre purple hair right! The dark purple ends lighten into a pretty purplish-pink color before finally segueing into blonde hair.
13. Light Purple Hair
This light purple hair is so pretty and feminine! It’s a gorgeous lavender hue that works well with long wavy hair.
14. Lavender Hair With Bangs
Finally, we have a perky and sweet lavender hair with bangs to round out the list! This look is so soft and feminine, but still a little edgy.
Hopefully, this list has given you lots of inspiration for your new purple hair. With all of the gorgeous purple hairstyles to choose from, though, it can be hard to choose just one! That’s the great thing about hair, though. If you don’t like your new purple hairstyle or want to try a different purple hair color, you can always try something different later. Chop it, dye it, style it how you want. After all, it’s just hair!