Prepare yourself for a nail scratching, scream out loud, purple ombre hairgasm. That’s right. These purple ombre hair color ideas are going to make your Unicorn horns tingle in all the right places.
From purple ombre on dark hair to purple ombre for short hair, this list has you covered.
You will also discover every shade of purple dye you can imagine. From Manic Panic’s Purple Haze (bright and warm violet) to Arctic Fox’s Lavender Lovers, now you can find the perfect purple to make your wildest ombre dreams come true.
Salon style purple magenta ombre hair:
Getting colored by a professional stylist is always the best option. But here are some tips if you are going with a DIY purple ombre look:
1. Purple dye contains less pigment (they fade faster than other colors). So purple ombre hair is harder to maintain.
2. You can make your purple ombre last longer by staying out of the sun and washing it less.
3. Light purple tones and dark hair usually require harsh lifting or bleaching. So be careful!
4. You should always moisturize and hydrate your hair before you do any bleaching or dying.
Watch YouTube’s Claudia Sulewski dye her hair violet ombre for the first time:
42 insanely sexy purple ombre hair color ideas:
1. Lilac Obsession
Kirsten Zellers’s hair takes Unicorn goals to the next level. Her dark ash base blooms into a heavenly lilac dream that leaves us breathless.
Quick DIY tip: Look at your hair under a UV light to make sure it’s evenly bleached before applying purple coloring.
2. Purple Pastel Goth
Makeup artist Chantal Murphy is literally glowing under this purple pastel ombre perfection. And I so NEED that Dolls Kill choker!
3. Muted Lavender Rose
An enchanting look that combines lavender with super on-trend muted rose tones. Ross Michael’s Salon used Schwarzkopf pro Pearescense and Metallic coloring.
4. Stunning Pastel Purple
So freaking gorgeous. Katie Mulcahy used Arctic Fox and oVertone to get this stunning pastel look.
Quick tip: Her stylist used Olaplex bond multiplier to limit damage during the bleaching process.
5. Midnight Fireworks
6. Purple Ombre Updo
Multidimensional lavender tones create a French braid updo to-die-for. Hair artist Chita Beseau always leaves us jealous and inspired!
7. Metallic Purple Ombre Braids
No summer festival look would be complete without an epic purple bojo braid. The rich violet luster looks fantastic on girls with deep dark hair.
8. Orchids And Angels
Too pretty for words! Vivid violets laced with every purple shade of the rainbow. Master stylist Linh Phan used Pravana colors to create this magical look.
9. Smokey Lavender Melt (video)
10. Violet Swan
11. Opal Watercolor Curls
12. Fuchsia Clouds
14. Milky Way Locks
15. Metallic Mermaid
16. Vivid Violet Bojo
17. Bubblegum Ombre Wisp
18. Amethyst Rocks
19. Cotton Candy Fairy
20. Purple Warrior
21. Lavender Nymph
22. Luscious Lavender
23. Blueberry Crush
24. Frozen Grape
25. Lavender Arctic Mist
26. Purple Rain
27. Electric Shock
28. Lavender Ice
29. Gothic Wedding
30. Violet Ash Ombre
31. Cotton Candy Princess
32. Amethyst Tips
33. Raspberry Sherbet
34. Ombre Dream Catcher
35. Ombre Rogue
DIY blue and lavender ombre hair using extensions:
36. Lavender Mermaid
37. Badass Violet (video)
38. Unicorn Dreams
39. Uptown Ombre
40. Wicked Plum
41. Blonde Lilac
42. Lavender Vixen