70 Purple Hair Ideas [Picture Post!]

Exploring purple hair ideas is an exciting journey into the world of vibrant and unique hair colors that can express your individuality and creativity. With so many shades and styles to choose from, there's something for everyone, whether you're after a subtle lavender tint or a bold, deep purple statement.

Purple hair can suit any skin tone and hair length, offering endless possibilities for personalization. From soft pastels to electric violets, these ideas will inspire you to embrace a splash of color in your hair.

1. Fading Elegance

Purple hair looks great even as it fades - it just turns into lavender! This example has a delightfully relaxed look with its faded color and visible roots.

Asian girl with short purple hair

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2. Electric Transition

Dark natural roots fade into electric purple, which in turn fades into vivid lilac. As you can see in this picture, even though purple is a "fantasy" hair color, it can still look professional enough for more creative offices.

Young women with purple hair looking at her phone while working on some project

3. Pinkish-Lavender Curls

Large curls show off pinkish-lavender tones to perfection on this model. Her dark purple roots add some beautiful contrast and depth.

Young woman with purple hair sitting on some steps outside

4. Warm Undertones

This unique shade of purple has warm, reddish undertones that give it a plum-colored effect. It's the perfect accompaniment for thick curls and fresh flowers.

Young woman with pink-purple hair with world map as a background

5. Ethereal Hues

Different shades of pale purple with hints of blue and pink and the model's natural light brown hair create a dreamy, ethereal look.

Young woman with colorful hair on the street wearing jacket

6. All-Purple Ombre

In this all-purple ombre, dark plum fades into bright purple. It's an edgy look that's still totally wearable.

Young purple-haired woman in retro style

7. Rich Plum Natural

Rich plum hues look stunning in natural hair. Since fantasy colors require bleaching the hair, they require special care for those with curls, but the results are worth it.

A woman with short curly hair in rich plum color

8. Vivid Purple Pop

Vivid purple with pink overtones makes this model's curls pop. It's a fun shade that's still versatile.

Young girl with purple hair smiling

9. Soft Purple Pixie

Fun hair colors aren't just for long hair! This pixie cut looks stunning with a few different shades of soft purple.

Woman with purple short hair

10. Cotton Candy Blend

In this example, pink and purple locks blend to create a cotton candy look that's fun and sure to turn heads.

Woman with pink and purple hair listening to music

11. Edgy Winter Tones

Sometimes, an edgy color calls for an edgy haircut to accompany it. This model's cool-toned purple and blue hair looks perfect with pointed bangs and an undercut.

Winter shot of young woman with lavender hair wrapped with fur coat

12. Whimsical Lavender

Long lavender locks look fun and whimsical with casual touches like a beanie, plaid shirt, and tiny braids framing the face.

Two young beautiful women with pink and purple hair

13. Subtle Class

This haircut and color combination tows the line between being uniquely edgy and subtly classy. Choosing a muted shade of purple and pairing it with a sophisticated haircut like this one allows you to have some fun while remaining work-appropriate.

Thoughtful woman with purple hair

14. Creative Fade

Bright purple fades into dusty periwinkle in this long haircut with simple layers for a creative but wearable style.

Teenage girl with purple hair in the stadium

15. Colorful Strands

Strands of purple, blue, and brilliant pink combine for hair that's truly like none other.

a woman with  Colorful Strands

16. Elegant Senior Style

Purple hair isn't just for the young! If you have naturally gray or white hair, why not take advantage of the fact that you won't need bleach and try some fun colors like this example?

Stylish senior woman with colorful hair wearing prescription glasses with black frame

17. Two-Tone Curls

In this example, thick curls show off the two extremes of purple perfectly - pale lavender and deep purple so dark it almost appears black.

Street portrait of young woman with purple hair

18. Blended Highlights

Instead of being a simple ombre, this hair features colors blended as seen in traditional highlights for an effect that's striking, not stripey.

Sensual young woman with colorful hair and stylish eyeglasses

19. Box Braid Showcase

Deep purple is shown off to perfection with long box braids. Hints of the model's naturally dark hair color are visible toward the roots, giving the style some additional depth.

Runner with stylish purple hair tying shoes

20. Blue-Toned Chic

Dark blue-toned purple hair looks fantastic when paired with this simple, angled haircut. It's a look that's edgy and unique but still goes with lots of different outfits and colors.

Portrait of a young woman in a red dress with purple hair

21. Ombre Naturalness

Dark purple fades into deep blue in this purple ombre look. The dark roots keep it looking natural, while the various shades ensure that it stands out in a crowd.

Happy smiling hipster girl with purple hair

22. Magenta Edge

Magenta is the shade of choice for this edgy haircut. One side is a lob, while the other sports an undercut that's just barely tinted with magenta dye.

Girl with short purple hair and sunglasses

23. Magenta-Purple Pixie

This vibrant magenta-purple hair color looks beautiful paired with a long, feminine pixie cut. The cut perfectly frames the model's face, while the pink-purple tones of the color highlight her blue-gray eyes.

Girl with purple dyed hair

24. Magenta Depth

Multiple shades of magenta blend in this long, layered look to create lots of depth and motion.

Cute purple-haired young woman smiles mischievously as she takes a selfie

25. Simple Purple Impact

A simple touch of purple is enough to create a significant impact in this eye-catching pixie cut. Deep, vibrant purple blends beautifully with the model's natural brown hair.

a woman with simple purple impact hairstyle

26. Multicolored Pixie

Even though a few shades of purple are a major part of this multicolored pixie cut, it shares the stage with lots of other colors like blue, lime green, and pink.

Beautiful woman with stylish colored hair

27. Turquoise Transition

In this example, long strands of turquoise blend seamlessly into dusky purple. It's a bold look that's sure to turn heads.

Beautiful woman with blue-purple hair

28. Purple and Blue Blend

Dark purple blends into blue ends in this look, creating a fun, face-framing style. Even though coloring dark hair purple usually requires bleach, it's possible to maintain shiny, healthy tresses like this model's after bleaching and dyeing.

Beautiful girl playing with her purple hair

29. Confident Short Purple

This model's short purple pixie cut, complete with a shaved side, oozes confidence. If you have short hair, dying it fun colors can be a low-stakes experiment - it won't take long for it to grow out again!

Attractive 30 year old woman with purple hair

30. Red and Blue Mix

Different shades of purple with underlying red and blue tones mix seamlessly with the model's natural brown hair in this example.

a woman with  Red and Blue Mix of hair

31. Ashy Blonde Lilac

Sometimes, the most subtle styles have the biggest impact. This features subtle sections of soft lilac throughout ashy, almost silvery, blonde hair.

a woman with Ashy Blonde Lilac hair color

32. Vibrant Accent

In this fun, vibrant style, a few different shades of purple offer a brilliant accent to turquoise and cobalt blue strands.

young lady with Vibrant Accent hair color

33. Bold Center Stage

Bold purple takes center stage in this style, accompanied by strands of blue and given dimension with visible, naturally dark brown roots.

a woman with bold purple center stage hairstyle

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34. Intermingled Shades

Purple strands intermingle with pink, blue, and the model's naturally blonde hair. Achieving a fantasy color like purple is even easier if you have blonde hair - no need for bleach!

Intermingled Shades hair

35. Ombre Subtlety

For a sweet, subtle touch of purple, try sneaking some colorful strands into an ombre style, as shown in this example.

Ombre Subtlety hair

36. Eye-Catching Long Pixie

This long pixie cut becomes eye-catching with the addition of a stunning shade of purple. A unique asymmetrical haircut is made even more one-of-a-kind with the addition of light purple and pink in this example.

a woman with Eye-Catching Long Pixie hair

37. Natural Fantasy Blend

Soft but bold shades of purple and pink with just a touch of natural brown combine to make a dimensional style that looks natural despite the fantastical colors.

a woman with Natural Fantasy Blend hair

38. Peekaboo Purple

Peekaboo hair is just as much fun with a single vibrant shade as it is with multiple colors. In this example, bright purple is hidden beneath dark blonde locks.

Peekaboo Purple hair

39. All-Purple Ombre Brilliance

In this all-purple ombre look, bright purplish-blue roots blend into brilliant plum tips.

a woman with All-Purple Ombre Brilliance hair color

40. Subtle Blend

This subtle but stunning look features a few different shades of dark, vibrant purple blended with the model's naturally dark brown hair.

a woman with Subtle Blend hair color

41. Purple and Pink Dimension

Bright shades of purple and pink add interest and dimension to the model's blue hair in this example.

a woman with Purple and Pink Dimension hair color

42. Seamless Flow

Natural brown hair flows seamlessly into long purple tresses in this simple but effective hairstyle.

a woman with Seamless Flow hair color

43. Short and Purple

Purple strands intermingle with the model's natural brown hair in this short hairstyle.

a woman with Short and Purple hair

44. Bright Bold Single Shade

A single shade of bright, bold purple is all that's needed to make this hairstyle truly shine.

Bright Bold Single Shade hair color

45. Plum Curls

Deep plum locks styled with long, loose curls are sure to turn heads in this vibrant look.

a woman with Plum Curls

46. Natural Dimensional Pixie

To achieve a natural, dimensional look, this pixie cut has a dark purple color at the roots that fades into bright magenta toward the ends.

a woman with Natural Dimensional Pixie hair

47. Ash to Purple Ombre

This ombre style fades from ash brown at the roots to purple at the ends for a fun, easy-to-wear look.

young woman with ash to Purple Ombre hair

48. Oil Slick Hair

Referred to as "oil slick hair" due to its similarity to the iridescent look of spilled oil, the style pictured below features purple and blue strands melted together on a base of dark brown.

Oil Slick Hair

49. Colorful Blend

Fading from brown to purple to blue to aqua, this stunning style seamlessly blends colors into one brilliant look.

young lady with Colorful Blend hair

50. Mermaid Short Hair

A tangle of purple, pink, and green creates a short and sweet version of a mermaid's hair.

Mermaid Short Hair

51. High-Low Lavender Lob

Soft lavender is perfectly paired with a high-low lob. This is a great length if you want to try a full head of purple hair but don't want the look to be too intense.

High-Low Lavender Lob

52. Fairytale Jewel Tones

Bold jewel tones create a look that's straight out of a fairytale. Cobalt blue roots fade into purple, which then fades into pink and magenta.

Fairytale Jewel Tones hair color

53. Balayage Beauty

A tangle of purple and lavender blended balayage style looks lovely paired with a short, classy pixie cut.

Balayage Beauty hairstyle

54. Periwinkle Perfection

This example shows that periwinkle is a gorgeous take on purple. A few different shades create a soft, natural look.

Periwinkle Perfection hairstyle

55. Subtle Purple Ombre

If you want a subtle take on purple, an ombre style like this one might be perfect. Purple shades are blended into the ends of the model's hair for a colorful look that still leaves plenty of natural color.

Subtle Purple Ombre hairstyle

56. Blonde and Purple Weave

Even though a lot of these styles feature dark hair with purple, it looks just as good with blonde. In this example, purple and magenta strands are woven throughout the ends of naturally blonde hair, with another layer of blonde on top.

Blonde and Purple Weave hairstyle

57. Creative Purple Dusting

Long brown locks have just a dusting of purple on the ends in this creative and easy-to-wear example.

Creative Purple Dusting hairstyle

58. Purple Highlights for Kids

Purple hair can be for kids, too! This little girl's light brown locks have purple highlights added throughout for a fun, fantastical look.

Purple Highlights for Kids

59. Dusky Lavender Ombre

Soft, dusky lavender and mauve blend throughout this model's hair, creating a stunning purple ombre effect.

Dusky Lavender Ombre hairstyle

60. Pastel Ombre Transition

This long, wavy look has a very subtle ombre that quickly turns from brown and dark purple at the roots to light, brilliant purple throughout the length of the hair.

Pastel Ombre Transition hairstyle

61. Glamorous Black to Purple Ombre

This ombre style combines black and dark purple hair to create a look that's mysterious and glamorous.

Glamorous Black to Purple Ombre hairstyle

62. Natural-Looking Highlights

Strands of purple and magenta are woven throughout brown hair-like highlights for a look that's simultaneously natural and unexpected.

Natural-Looking Highlights hairstyle

63. Dramatic Ombre Transformation

In this dramatic ombre style, hair fades from dark brown at the root through purple and pink to end in a light, pink-toned blonde at the ends. It looks equally stunning worn long and loose or styled in twists and braids.

Dramatic Ombre Transformation hairstyle

64. Lavender Waves and Braids

In this example, long, dusky lavender strands with deep, dark roots look stunning when paired with loose waves and lots of intricate braids.

Lavender Waves and Braids

65. Reverse Purple Ombre

Purple ombre looks aren't just for brunettes - this reverse ombre looks stunning as it fades from long blonde roots to deep purple ends.

Reverse Purple Ombre hairstyle

66. Subtle Purple Integration

If you want to incorporate some purple into your hair but also don't want everyone to stare at you, an understated look like this one is perfect. Dark purple strands are interwoven with dark brown hair for a look that's a very subtle cross between highlights and an ombre.

Subtle Purple Integration hairstyle

67. Beachy Purple Waves

Vibrant purple with pinkish undertones is displayed perfectly with loose, beachy waves in this example.

Beachy Purple Waves hairstyle

68. Dramatic Dark Waves

Deep, dark purple waves are interwoven with naturally black hair for a look that's equal parts dramatic and easy to wear.

Dramatic Dark Waves hairstyle

69. Subtle Purple Ombre Highlights

This subtle purple ombre starts with dark brown roots that fade into a few shades of deep purple at the ends. Several purple highlights throughout the look help it appear more cohesive and natural.

Subtle Purple Ombre Highlights hairstyle

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70. Purple Drama Accent

Purple hair is the perfect excuse to go dramatic with the rest of your look - go ahead, break out the dark lipstick, cat eyeliner, and heavy full bangs!

 Purple Drama Accent look

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