Introducing the latest hair color trend: purple balayage hair. This hair color combines two of our favorite things when it comes to hair—colorful locks and balayage highlights. Keep reading to find out what exactly purple balayage hair is, how to get the color, and how to show off your new colorful mane.
WHAT IS PURPLE BALAYAGE HAIR?
Purple balayage hair is probably just what you’re imagining—hand-painted, purple highlights blended throughout your mane to create beautiful dimension. You can totally customize this hair color based on where your highlights are placed and the shade of purple—from deep violet to lavender to bright eggplant—you choose to add to your locks.
HOW TO GET PURPLE BALAYAGE HAIR
When it comes to getting purple balayage hair, you may be better off leaving it to the pros. A stylist will have a better idea as to where your highlights should be placed for a seamless mane. If you do want to get the look yourself or want to put purple balayage hair to the test before committing to the look long-term, consider using a temporary hair color. A temporary hair color will wash out in just one shampoo, so you don’t have to worry about making a permanent change to your locks. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Purple or Pastel Lavender or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in Purple or Lilac. Indecisive about which shade of purple you like best for your balayage? Give DIY hair color a whole new meaning and mix multiple shades of hair makeup to create one stunning purple!
HOW TO MAINTAIN PURPLE BALAYAGE HAIR
Of course, once you have your brand-new hair color you’ll want your mane to stay looking fresh and vibrant for as long as possible. Make sure you swap your usual hair care products for ones that are formulated to be safe for color-treated hair. Try using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
HOW TO STYLE PURPLE BALAYAGE HAIR
You’ll likely also be on the hunt for cool new hairstyles to show off your ‘do. Braids and waves are the best way to add some texture to your hairstyle and showcase the dimension of your purple balayage hair color. Here are a few hairstyles to try:
Hairstyle idea #1: Braided headband
Whether you decide to wear your hair down or throw it into an updo, a braided headband will instantly upgrade your style and provide an intricate texture that shows off your purple balayage highlights.
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Get the look: Never rocked a braided headband before? Learn how to create this romantic hairstyle in our article, How to Get a Braided Headband Hairstyle.
Hairstyle idea #2: Loose waves
Nothing shows off highlighted hair quite like loose, voluminous waves. You can create these by using a wide barrel curling iron or you can opt for the heat-free alternative and use a texture spray. Simply spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray throughout towel-dried hair, braid your mane into a traditional three-strand braid, and allow your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, take out your braid to reveal effortless, carefree waves!
Hairstyle idea #3: Sleek and straight
While waves and braids are amazing for displaying the dimension of your color, straight hair is also a great way to put your blended locks on display.
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Get the look: Read our article, Super-Straight Strands Are In: Here's How to Get the Look, for a step-by-step tutorial.
Want another way to embrace the purple hair color trend? Head over to our article, Embrace the Purple Hair Color Trend with Vanilla Lilac Hair.