logo

Magenta Hair: 50 Cool Shades & Ideas for Bold Women

Women with strong personalities will often explore fearless options for expressing themselves and going for a magenta hair color is definitely a statement.

We’re well aware that magenta isn’t for everyone, but it looks nothing less than sublime on women who will rock it, and do so with pride!

Alternatively, there are subtler shades of magenta available as well, and you can totally go for one that will fit your personality and any restrictions as well.


Learn about all of your magenta hair color options by sliding down and seeing the prettiest, most diverse ones, and all below!


Hair Motive Logo

1. Bright Magenta Hair Color

If you choose magenta hair color for your next makeover, you’ll probably want it to stand out.

For this, we recommend a lively shade of magenta that will brighten up your entire look. Consider this approach if you have an equally open personality.

2. Short Magenta Hair

Pixie cuts have been trending for years now, owing to their blend of edgy and classy.

Whether you want to give your pixie a feminine touch or you just want to make it pop, magenta is the answer! Select your favorite hue and instantly spice up your pixie!

3. Magenta Hair Color on Weave

One of the numerous advantages that weave hairstyles have is diversity. You can choose from a wide range of colors and cuts without damaging your natural hair.

Magenta is the perfect example of a color that you can’t obtain naturally but which you can effortlessly and safely rock with a weave or wig.

4. Bob with Magenta Hair

Just like pixies, bob haircuts have been among the top hair trends for quite a few years now.

Also like the pixie cut, an asymmetrical bob or inverted bob is a hairstyle full of character. You can further boost it dyeing your bob magenta!

5. Light Magenta Hair

Some women may prefer a more discrete shade of magenta for their hair. In this case, you can use a lighter hue, such as this one, which is close to rose.

Of course, you can focus on purple or pink tints throughout your tresses too. Just make sure that the blend results in a fair magenta.

6. Dark Magenta Hair Color

A dark shade of magenta is just as phenomenal as a bright or light one. In fact, deeper magentas stand out through their rich undertones.

In many situations, you can also enjoy added highlights that sparkle in the sun when you’re outdoors.

7. Shadow Roots and Magenta Hair

We have to admit that magenta isn’t exactly the easiest hair color to pull off.

If you dye your hair magenta from roots to tips, the outcome may be a little flashy. Nevertheless, you can start with shadow roots and blend out to magenta locks for a more flawless transition.

8. Velvet Magenta Hair

What can be lovelier than a full head of velvet magenta hair? However, and we hate to break it to you, it’s not at all easy to obtain this rich shade.

Instead, we recommend working with a professional colorist to get the vivid hue you have always dreamed of. The half up half down hairstyle ending in a fishtail braid is equally stunning, so try it out too!

9. Magenta Hair Tips

Not all women desire a full magenta hairstyle. Actually, some are seeking just a bit of color to liven up their hair.

If you’re not sure if magenta is for you and you want to test it out, coloring your tips is the best option. It’s also great if you want to accentuate the lower part of your hair.

10. Pale Magenta Hair

Regardless if it’s red, blue, or even magenta, girls around the world are rocking delicate alternatives (usually pastels) to bold colors. We encourage you to try the technique out with magenta for a softer result.

11. Magenta Color Highlights

Similar to magenta tips, highlights in this color will also look amazing. Magenta highlights work particularly well on a dark “canvas”, meaning that it helps if you have naturally brown or black hair.

12. Deep Magenta Hair

There’s a fine line between dark and deep magenta hair color. It’s so fine, in fact, that you’ll hardly be able to notice the difference unless you set two examples side by side.

In doing so, you will notice that deep magenta focuses on intense undertones rather than on directly going down a few shades.

13. Magenta to Hot Pink Hair

As with any situation in which you can’t decide on a hair color, you can always combine them!

In this example, you can see how dark roots blend out to purple, then to magenta and, finally, to hot pink. Talk about getting your girly vibe on!

14. Balayage with Magenta

Before we get into ombre hairstyles with magenta, let’s talk about the sheer beauty of balayage. As opposed to its eye-catching sister hairstyle, balayage concentrates on getting results as close to natural as possible.

15. Magenta on Naturally Curly Hair

Just when you think that natural hair can’t get any prettier, voila! Magenta does a splendid job of emphasizing afro-textured hair even more.

However, and we can’t stress this enough, please only work with safe dyes so you won’t damage your natural locks!

16. Dark Hair with Magenta Shine

Often, magenta isn’t used as the primary hair color, but rather as a tone suggestion. In other words, you can have a dark purple base, for example, and incorporate magenta just for the shine.

17. Magenta Hair Color with Bangs

If you ever had any doubts about bangs and magenta hair color going well together, you can forget all about them!

No matter what style of bangs you have, from blunt to side-swept, curtained or short, you can rely on magenta to give them a lively touch.

18. Scene Hair

Emo and scene hair were a favorite among teens in the early 2000s.

If you want to express your love for these styles, you can use magenta for coloring your long and layered locks. This example also backs up our previous claim regarding magenta and any bangs style.

19. Magenta Color Ombre

As promised, here is a stunning example of a magenta hair color ombre. Like with any ombre, simply add magenta as your secondary color.

20. Blonde and Magenta Peekaboo Hair

Does peekaboo hair ring a bell for you? If not, be prepared to fall in love. Peekaboo hair represents a colored section under your top layer of hair, which “peeks” out from beneath.

21. Magenta Orchid Hair

The magenta hair color you get can lean towards complementary tones. For example, many women decide to get their magenta with purple undertones. These two shades work fantastically well together.

22. Light Pink and Magenta Hair Color

In addition to purple, magenta also goes perfectly hand in hand with various shades of pink. For added contrast, we recommend using a lighter tone of pink with dark magenta roots.

After that, you can braid your hair to highlight the two colors. Go for anything from a fishtail to a three or four-strand or even a crown braid.

23. Magenta Hair Color on Dark Skin

Here to show that magenta hair color complements literally any skin tone. African-American beauties can rest assured that magenta looks radiant against their skin. Moreover, this color also looks fabulous with braids!

24. Dark Magenta Contourage

Contourage may sound like gibberish, but we assure you it’s not. The style became a beauty staple in early 2017 and it’s here to stay, thanks to the amazing way the streaks frame the face.

25. Peach and Magenta Ombre

If you’re up for an ombre hairstyle that’s impossible to miss, then blend magenta with peach.

You can start with magenta at your roots and gradually fade out to peach as you get to the bottom. Feel free to switch the colors around to fit your taste!

26. Medium Magenta Color

Not everyone is fit for bright magenta hair, nor is everyone a good match for dark magenta.

As an alternative, women who want a bit of both worlds can go for a medium magenta hair color. It will still be vivid enough but without going too deep.

27. Plum Magenta Hair Color

Plum hair is a full-fledged trend all on its own. But, you can make yours even more intriguing by making your plum transition to magenta. It’s a small step that can make a significant difference in your results.

28. Blue to Magenta Hair

Another way to sport sensational hair is by pairing turquoise with orchid. Even though the secondary shade used in this photo is rather purple-ish, you can add some pink tones to get it to magenta.

As always, don’t hesitate to use the colors the other way around!

29. Purple and Fuchsia Hair

On a similar note, you can switch the colors of your hairstyle to purple and magenta. The two tones look marvelous with both ombre and balayage. For a more striking transition, opt for the first coloring technique!

30. Subtle Magenta Color Tint

On the other hand, you may want to avoid vibrant magenta altogether and choose to only tint your hair in this shade. For this outcome, we recommend using a mahogany base and adding just a drop of magenta to the hair dye.

31. Lavender and Magenta Hair

To continue our series of magenta ombres, here is a combination that will leave you thinking about fairytales all day long. Starting with the base color of lavender, you can spread out to magenta somewhere around halfway.

32. Magenta Hair Color with Olive Skin

To prove a point with magenta hair color and skin tones, here’s an example with this hair color against olive skin.

Not only does it flatter this complexion, but magenta also makes olive skin stand out more than natural hair colors do.

33. Indigo to Magenta Hair

When it comes to hair hues, indigo and magenta go hand in hand. Using indigo as the main color of your roots will serve as a cooler start.

After that, you’ll gently transition to the warmer red tones of magenta and result in a harmonious color melt.

34. Magenta Hair Color Extensions

If you love braids, dreadlocks, or hair extensions in general, you can enjoy magenta as a reliable choice.

Just like with wigs or weaves, magenta extensions won’t harm your hair due to dyeing. Keep the color on your shortlist when prepping for your next braiding appointment.

35. Purple and Magenta Ombre

Are indigo and deep magenta too dark for you? Then take a walk on the wild side with this striking purple and radiant magenta in an ombre.

It definitely won’t go by unnoticed! This color gradient works best with long hair, but you can also rock it with short locks.

36. Rose Gold Hair

If you want to increase the femininity of your appearance, you may want to consider rose gold as a close alternative to magenta.

Rose gold doesn’t carry the purple undertones of magenta, but rather shades of blonde and brown mixed with pink.

37. Electric Magenta Hair Color

Electric magenta hair color will always have a huge visual impact on anyone seeing it.

We say it’s the perfect shade for women who adore intense colors and aren’t afraid to show it. The smudge roots help balance the look all around.

38. Magenta with Lowlights

Like with peekaboo highlights, lowlights do a terrific job of gently accentuating specific areas of your hair.

Just as their name suggests, they address the lower part of your hair, usually the second half of your overall length.

39. Burgundy Hair Color

There’s no denying that burgundy is a romantic hair color. We agree that it’s a more “wearable” alternative to the flashy magenta, all while retaining some of its purple-red tones. It’s a wonderful color for autumn hairstyles!

40. Magenta Underneath Hair

The creativity you can put into your hairstyles has no boundaries! For instance, you can be sneaky with your colors and decide to dye only a portion underneath your hair.

This way, you can leave your hair down and hide it altogether – if need be – or wrap it up to show it off.

41. Pale Skin and Magenta Hair

Isn’t it amazing how magenta hair color looks fabulous against any skin tone, isn’t it? The shot above proves that you can have a creamy white complexion and look absolutely astounding with magenta hair!

42. Pastel Magenta Hair Color

If normal light magenta still doesn’t do the trick for you, then explore pastel options.

You’ll be straying away from classic magenta, but you’ll be accessing the girly tones of powder pink. You can also add some magenta undertones to get closer to the initial shade.

43. Sunset Ombre

What if you could capture one of the most spectacular moments of the day in your hair? Well, now you can, thanks to the sunset ombre!

It gorgeously blends tones of purple, magenta, peach, orange, and pink for results that will make heads turn.

44. Magenta with Highlights

Instead of getting magenta highlights, you can do the opposite and get highlights on a magenta base.

In this case, we don’t necessarily recommend using natural highlights, but rather a color that’s just as alluring. Steel blue, for example, is a lovely choice.

45. Three Color Ombre

Why settle for two colors in your ombre when you can have three? The 3-color ombre with magenta, purple, and blue comes pretty close to a sunset ombre.

46. Magenta Lavender Balayage

Here’s another option for the lavender and magenta combo – reversing the colors for a dreamy balayage. Begin with a pinker hue of magenta at your roots and melt into lavender as you go down. You’ll feel like a princess!

47. Red Magenta Hair Color

A redder magenta, like in the case of burgundy hair, is easier to pull off in all social situations.

You won’t get any judging looks but still be able to express yourself through this joyful color. Smudge roots will also help complete the hairstyle.

48. Magenta Hair with Plum Roots

While some women prefer keeping their roots in natural color to ease the growing process, others want to dye theirs as well.

We’re not talking about dyeing your hair a solid color (including your roots), but rather separately choosing a darker color for your roots.

49. Mermaid Hair

Even though we’ve covered some whimsical ombre and balayage ideas with magenta hair color, nothing compares to mermaid hair.

What started as a trend now has taken the young audience by storm, with jaw-dropping blends of turquoise, magenta, blue, and purple.

50. Magenta Babylights

Last but not least, here is another option for getting just a tint of magenta in your hair.

You may or may not be familiar with babylights, but you should know that they are delightful! Add some wispy magenta highlights to a dark base for a dash of glam.

Hair Motive Logo

So, What is YOUR Hair Motivation?

In conclusion, you have every reason to choose magenta hair color when you want to change your look.

It’s a courageous color that comes packed with attitude and confidence to reflect any powerful personality.

Make sure that you take some time to study specific tones until you find the best magenta for your features and tastes. When you’re done, come back and share your story with us!

(Visited 7,080 times, 11 visits today)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.