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There are few things sweeter than biting into a ripe, juicy plum—especially during the summer months. As if the taste itself wasn’t enough, this yummy fruit has an appearance worth mimicking—through a plum hair color, that is. The beautiful purple hue with hints of red has become a source of inspiration for one of the top hair color trends, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Below, we’re sharing six super sweet plum hair color ideas, with a few plum hair dye recommendations mixed throughout so you can even get a plum hair makeover at home.
If you’re ready to fully embrace the plum hair color trend, we love an all-over wash of this purple hue. And yes, you can get the look at home with the help of an at-home hair color kit! Since this colorful shade is on the darker end of the spectrum, you can likely get away with coloring your locks at home without the use of bleach. Just keep in mind that the darker your natural hair color is, the less vibrant your plum hair dye will appear. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet or Power Violet - Intense Deep Violet to get the look.
Wondering if there’s a low maintenance option for plum hair? There is! Plum balayage is the perfect way to try out this purple hair color trend without dealing with major upkeep. Because balayage is a highlight technique that focuses on strategic, natural placement of color, you won’t have to worry about harsh lines of demarcation from grown out roots. Give the look a spin without any commitment with the help of temporary hair color. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in Purple throughout your mane to create a head full of plum balayage. When you’re done experimenting, simply wash away your color with shampoo.
Prefer to make a statement with your plum hair color? We’d argue there’s no better way to do so than with a money piece! A money piece is all about creating one standout section of hair that draws the eye, typically placed at the front of your mane for a face-framing effect. For a temporary plum money piece, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Purple. Spritz a small section of hair on one side of your face and you’ll have yourself an easy, commitment-free money piece.
Another low maintenance plum hair color option is a plum ombré ‘do. This hair color option involves transitioning from your natural hair color at the root to a beautiful plum shade on the ends of your hair, seamlessly fading down the length of your mane for a gradient effect. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in Ombré Bleach to lighten the ends of your locks, then reach for your plum hair dye of choice to color your bleached strands.
The ultimate low maintenance plum hair color option? Dip dye! Rather than coloring a large area of your mane, this look is all about coloring just your ends. Not only does that make the color low maintenance, it also makes it super easy to achieve at home. It's up to you whether you want to create this look with a temporary or permanent plum hair dye depending on your level of commitment to the plum hair trend.
Peek-a-boo plum hair may be last on this list, but that’s far from where it falls in our hearts. Peek-a-boo hair is all about coloring the underlayer of hair so that when you wear your hair down, you can’t see the fun color hidden underneath. This makes it the perfect option if you’re concerned about rocking a fun color to the office. Simply wear your hair down to work, then put it into a ponytail or half-up hairstyle when you’re ready to show off a pop of plum!
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