Bold hair colors showed face in 2017 and there’s no sign of them slowing down for the new year. While pastel hair and allover color are nothing new, certain shade-specific hair color trends are. In fact, purple is the it color of 2018—and there are so many different variations you can try. Think: purple acid, lavender locks with shadow roots, purple smoke, and more. To help you slay your next beauty look, below we share 10 purple hair color ideas you’re sure to swoon over. Ready to find your new hair? Get ready to look pretty in purple!
Purple Hair Color Idea #1: Pale Lilac Locks
Loved last year’s pastel hair craze? This allover pale purple hair color looks especially pretty when styled at opposite ends of the spectrum, either cropped at the chin or worn cascading down your back. To try on the hair color, pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Pastel Lavender and spray away. If you love the result, you can upgrade from your temporary hair color to a permanent hair color option, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Smokey Lavender.
Purple Hair Color Idea #2: Dip-Dyed Violet
No matter your starting hair color, dipping your ends in a vibrant shade of purple can be especially alluring. If you’re not ready to rock a permanent hair color, try spraying your ends with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Purple. The color will wash out in, you guessed it, one day, but it will give you a better idea of if you want to go all-out with the look.
Purple Hair Color Idea #3: Edgy Lavender Locks with Shadow Roots
If you love to stay in line with fashion and beauty trends, you’re going to be smitten this two-toned hair. Where a pretty pale purple shade monopolizes much of the look, this season’s favorite shadow roots serve as an edgy accent to an otherwise overtly girly-looking mane.
Purple Hair Color Idea #4: Pindigo Strands
Purple? Blue? How’s a girl to choose? If you find yourself having trouble deciding between the two cool shades, consider opting for this shade-shifting hair color. To get the look at home, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Purple paired with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo.
Purple Hair Color Idea #5: Purple Acid
Bold hair colors have really made a name for themselves over the last few months, but nowadays they’re taking it up a notch. Instead of being solely highly pigmented, 2018 is about to bear witness to a technicolor dream come true. For this particular hair color, you can expect a vibrant, nearly neon shade. Since it’s a very bright tone, it’s best to make an appointment with your local salon to achieve. But, trust us, it will be well worth it.
Purple Hair Color Idea #6: Dusty Mauve
Looking for a purple hair color that’s just a bit more subdued than the norm? There’s nothing like a dusty mauve hair color to turn heads and take names. To get the pinkish-purple look, pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dusty Mauve and follow the instructions on the box.
Purple Hair Color Idea #7: Midnight Violet
Who said purple hair has to be in yourface? If you’d like a subtler shade that’s equally as alluring, try using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Midnight Violet. The ultra-dark shade borders on the edge of eggplant and is sure to make your mouth water.
Purple Hair Color Idea #8: Purple Smoke
If you loved the idea of a more subdued hair color but want to stay true to the pure purple look, try this smoky rendition, perfect for winter. To get the look, pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Purple Smoke, roll up your sleeves, and make mane magic happen.
Purple Hair Color Idea #9: Brilliant Boysenberry
Another pinkish purple hair color, only this time with slightly red undertones, boysenberry looks beautiful paired with just about any skin tone. To see so for yourself, pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Maroon.
Purple Hair Color Idea #10: Silvery Amethyst
If there’s one thing that’s equally, if not more popular than the purple hair color trend, it’s gemstones. So, what better way for worlds to collide than with a crystal-inspired purple hair color? To get the look, spritz purple hair with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Silver and comb through for an ethereal, multi-tonal end look.
Whichever purple hair color you decide to try, make sure that your hair care routine is ramped up so that you’re ready to care for color-treated hair. Stock your shower with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defense Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defense Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
Ready to move on from purple? Check out our article, The Best Shades of Pink Hair for Every Skin Tone, for more hair color ideas.