Purple color for hair might not be for everyone, but it’s an actually excellent color idea for anyone looking for a serious change. When used as hair dye, purple color can vary from silvery lavender all the way to deep plum and everything in between. With so many flattering shades available, you’re sure to find the most suitable one for you.
If you want to change your look up a bit you could maybe try purple silver hair! This is a new trend in women’s hairstyles that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. This look is so versatile and you can wear it any time of the year. You get to pick what color purple you want to add, there are hairstyles here with dark purple, pastel purple, and even a light lavender hue.
For the silver, you can try going dark and moody or keep it light and bright. Try out an ombre using purple and silver tones, or go with highlights, it is completely up to you! Before you make your next hair appointment you must ask your hairdresser if they have worked with color like this before because it can be a bit tricky to pull off! Explore these charming purple hair ideas and color your life!
1. Dark Purple Hair Color
One of the most popular types of purple color for hair is this deep, rich shade. It’s a lot easier to wear than other colors in this palette that might be too flashy for work or school.
2. Purple Afro-Textured Hair
After having the patience to grow out your natural hair, why not bring it to life with a gorgeous new color? This deep purple is a great option and it contrasts beautifully with dark skin tones.
3. Pastel Silver Lavender Hair
Pastel purples look so pretty when you add them to your silver hair color. In the photo above she is wearing her hair long and wavy and it looks so pretty. You could always throw this look up in a ponytail or double dutch braids.
On the other hand, pastel purple hair color is just as glamorous. For instance, this almost periwinkle shade looks absolutely stunning on long locks. It’s a perfect idea for blending in with the chilly season.
4. Silver Purple Balayage
A balayage is always a good idea when you are thinking about adding color to your hair. Here she went with stunning silver color for the base and added a pretty purple color for the highlights. She then styled it lose and wavy and it looks so pretty.
5. Black to Purple Ombre Hair
If you want something a bit more contrasting, you can opt for purple ombre hair. Likewise, it turns out most natural when blended with black or dark brown. Also, it looks wonderful on long hair, but it can also be rocked with short ‘dos.
A beautiful hairstyle for women who are looking to add a vibrant purple color to their hair. Here she has kept the hair on the top dark and it gradually fades to end in a dark purple. Add in waves and part it down the middle and you are all set.
6. Light Purple Hair
This super-light lavender hair color is just what you need to bring out your inner fairy. It’s feminine and edgy at the same time, all while maintaining a graceful impact.
7. Purple Braids
If you love rocking braids all around, you can consider incorporating purple into them next time. For a more natural approach, consider keeping at least part of them with your root hair color.
8. Purple Buzz Cut
The beauty about purple is that it looks amazing on all types of hair, no matter how short yours is. For example, this adorable buzz cut looks even better in this deep red-purple color.
9. Silver Purple Tone Hairstyle
If you are looking for a purplish-silver hairstyle for long hair you have to give this one a try. Here she has mostly silver hair with a few pops of purple and blue color coming through. Finish your fresh new style off with curls and you are going to love how you look.
We have all witnessed the silver or gray hair craze. However, if you really want to stand out, you can give yours a pretty tint. This silver hair color has just enough metallic lavender in it for a lovely final touch.
10. Lavender and White Hair
Next is an all-over color look that would be so much fun to wear during the spring when all the flowers bloom. Here she is wearing a lovely purple-silver hairstyle that is long and wavy. You could always try a pigtail hairstyle with this look as well.
Long hair can be easily colored lavender and look brilliant. Nevertheless, you might like playing around with other colors at the same time. This lavender to white ombre color will give you a better idea of how cute the results can be.
11. Pink and Purple Hair Color
Among hair color combinations that contain purple, pink is one of the most popular secondary colors. Aside from natural hair tones, pink complete purple gorgeously. Go from purple to pink or vice-versa. It will look just as charming!
12. Metallic Silver Purple Hair
Metallic purple is such a vibe. Here she has her long hair colored perfectly with just the right amount of purple and silver. Then when it is time to style it you will want to start with a big wave towards the bottom and keep the rest straight.
If you’re caught between pastel purple and gray hair, go for something in between. This metallic purple mixes the softness of pastel with the edginess of steel grey. The outcome is quite a beauty to behold.
13. Messy Purple Bun
Out of styling ideas for your purple locks? A messy top knot always does the trick. It looks even better if you have dark roots, so grab that hair tie and wrap up your hair in a careless manner. It’s chic, cool, and super pretty!
14. Purple and Blue Hair Color
In addition to pink, blue is a fantastic choice for a secondary color after purple. A hairstyle like this isn’t ombre-based. Rather, it’s a series of highlights and lowlights in various shades of violet and blue. Now, this is taking mermaid hair to a whole new level!
15. Blue and Purple Hair Color
For the other way around, simply put more emphasis on the blue part of your hair. This works amazingly if your hair is already dyed blue or is a combination of different shades of blue. All you have to do is sprinkle a bit of purple on top for a nice twist.
16. Purple Flat Twist Out Curls
Another delicious eye candy idea for natural hair gone purple involves a classic process: flat twist out curls. Even though most women with afro-textured hair already know how to get these corkscrews, we wanted to point out how delightful they look when colored purple.
17. Purple Color Hair Extensions
If you’re not up for dying your natural hair purple, you can always get extensions. It’s a great way to protect your hair from damage caused by coloring, and you can take them off or put them back on whenever you please.
18. Grey Purple Hair Color
As we previously mentioned, gray hair can be toned with a bit of purple to make the overall look more interesting. This is yet another example so you can see how beautiful the fusion turns out!
19. Midnight Purple Silver Hair
Midnight hair color always has a dark base with some type of blue or purple added in. In the look above she went with a light purple tone and it is a perfect combination. Try adding in a v-cut style and you are going to look so pretty.
20. Color Mix of Turquoise, Pink, and Purple
Whoever said that you only have to settle for one or two hair colors? To step up your mermaid hair game, consider going for three bold and beautiful colors. For instance, turquoise, pink, and purple look absolutely outstanding together.
21. Purple Double Buns
If you get tired of classic messy buns, you can switch things around with double buns. This look is even greater if you have bangs, but it will look cute without them as well.
22. Faded Silver and Purple Hair
Faded purple is a beautiful hair color that women love wearing during the fall and spring. It is a much more muted tone than some of the other looks on this list. Add in pretty beach waves and you will love your new style.
23. Black to Silver Purple Ombre Hair
An ombre is always a good idea. In the photo above she is not wearing your typical ombre. She started with her roots dark and natural and added in a light purplish-silver hue about halfway down. Be sure to add a curl to your style so you can show off your new colors.
24. Big Curly Purple Hairstyle
Were you blessed with huge curly hair? Try coloring it purple! This mixture of dark and light violet tones looks breathtaking against any skin color, not to mention all types of curly locks.
25. Silver Purple for Thick Hair
Next up is a fabulous hairstyle with straight hair. She went with an overall purple tone with touches of silver coming through. Keep it straight or wear it wavy and you are going to love your new style.
26. Short Purple Hair
So, you recently got a pixie undercut. Why not make it even more memorable? You can either dye all of your hair in this spectacular plum shade or color just the top and leave the undercut natural. Pixie cuts are such a vibe and they also have a very low-maintenance look. Keep it trimmed short all the way around and it looks so pretty.
27. Red Purple Hair Color
This dark shade of magenta is, without a doubt, a glam approach to purple locks. It’s yet another option for rebellious ladies that want to show their wild side while keeping up with the latest hair trends.
28. Pink and Purple Double Dutch Braids
Regardless if you colored all of your hair purple or went for a half and half combo like the one in this image, double Dutch braids are a must. This is an excellent styling idea if you have long and straight hair, and it’s not as overused as other braid styles.
29. A-Line Bob in Purple
Generally, purple looks great on any type of hair or cut. But we wanted to include a few examples of purple on specific haircuts so you can see how the results look.
30. Silver and Purple Hair with Waves
Medium-length hairstyles are right on trend in 2023. In the look above she has her pretty hair mostly purple with touches of silver coming through. Add in big waves as she has done here and you are going to love your new style.
31. Bob Haircut Silver Purple Color
Bob haircuts are a great way to restart your hairstyle and it leaves you looking classy. In the look above she has mostly silver hair with the slightest purple hue shining through. Keep it cut right passed your chin and add in a few bangs and you are going to love your new bob.
32. Smooth Silver Purple Hair
Shiny hair is healthy hair and this next style has the shiniest hair. In the look above she has kept her hair long and curly with an overall silver color. Be sure to add your favorite purple color to the roots and you are going to look amazing.
33. Purple Braided Ponytail
If you have long braids, a high ponytail is always a wonderful way to style them. Not only does it look superb, but it’s also a practical approach to super long braids. They won’t get in your eyes and you’ll look astounding!
34. Brown and Purple Hair Color
Natural roots have become more and more popular in the last few years. This is good news on several levels, starting with long-term hair color maintenance.
35. Purple Mohawk
This might not be your everyday look for popping up at a corporate job, but it’s definitely an idea for our punk girls out there. The contrast between the dark shaved roots and the bright lavender mohawk will keep heads turning wherever you go.
36. Pink and Purple Faux Hawk Style
If you’re not up for a genuine mohawk, you can always have fun with faux hawks. If you have two hair colors, you can accentuate each with such a hairstyle. In this case, the purple roots stand out against the pink top.
37. Deep Purple Hair Color
This is one of the closest shades to black you can get from purple. A deep plum tone like this is just enough to spice up your natural hair color while keeping an appropriate appearance for all occasions.
38. Bright Purple Hair Color
If you’re not constrained by a strict job, you can go wild with bright shades of purple too. It’s great if you are a teenager or you just want to express your outgoing personality through your hair color.
39. Half Purple Half Turquoise
After you get the colors of your choice, such as the great combo above, have fun accentuating them with various braids and pigtails for fun!
40. Purple Hair with Accessories
If you’re looking for accessories for your vivid hair color, we recommend going with silver or otherwise a cool metal. It will complement the cold color of your hair while allowing you to style your hair differently.
41. Braided Purple Back Crown
This purple hairstyle is so lovely that it can even be used at your prom or wedding day. Essentially, it’s a back braided crown that starts from the top sides and braids down to a chignon.
42. Dark Brown Hair with Purple Highlights
Another office-friendly way to wear purple hair is by adding some discrete plum highlights to your natural color. The subtle effect is best obtained when your natural hair color is black or dark brown.
43. Deep Purple Twists
With just enough hair product and patience, you can recreate purple dreadlocks without damaging your hair. These long twists are just what you need if bohemian is your middle name.
44. Purple Curly Hair
Even if your curls are not afro-textured, they still look splendid when colored in purple. To make the look even more special, experiment with different shades of purple that will blend beautifully thanks to your curls.
45. Lavender Double Fishtail Braid
Fishtails might not be the easiest braiding technique, but they look dazzling on purple locks. Even more so, you can make your hairstyle more creative by braiding three fishtail braids and uniting them in one normal braid starting at the back of your neck.
46. Purple and Turquoise Braids
These loose cornrow-like French braids show how pretty the transition from bright turquoise to soft lavender if. You can add a bit of silver to the gradient so it won’t go roughly from one color to the other.
47. Purple and Green Hair Color
You can also try the reverse, with purple locks on top and green at the ends. In this situation, we recommend using a shade of blue to harmoniously transition from purple to turquoise.
48. Long Purple Hair
It’s not every day that you see ladies with thigh-length hair. However, imagine seeing hair so long and a rich shade of purple. You should consider this if you’re lucky enough to have super long hair and want to change things around.
49. Indigo Dreadlocks
Gals who have dreadlocks can also try out purple for a new look. It gives their already daring hairstyle choice even more edge, and also a lovely new color.
50. Dark Violet Hair Bow
Our last but possibly cutest styling tip for purple locks is this huge hair bow. It might take longer to make than a messy bun, but you’ll adore the way it turns out in the end.
So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?
In conclusion, there are more than enough purple hair color options you can browse. Our aim was not only to show you what various tones you can experiment with but also how your purple locks will look when styled in different ways.
Now, it’s up to you! Choose your favorite shade of purple for a memorable hairstyle and flaunt it in style. Which of these will you go for?
Thelma Ewart started painting and drawing as a hobby when she was young. She pursued arts which eventually lead her to the fashion industry. She is now a hairstyle artist that considers all of her projects as a work of art. Pursuing creativity is what drives her to become the best in what she does.