No question about it, purple hair is one of the coolest, most dramatic colour looks this year – and we’re loving how our favourite A-list icons are rocking the trend. Not only is it a hue that stands out against the ocean of other hair colours, but there’s a fantastic scope of shades to choose from, too!
Desperate to try the trend but unsure of where to start? We’ve got your back. Whether you’re tempted by dark and luxurious jewel tones or a more subtle lavender balayage, we have all the purple hair inspiration you could ever need, below. Get ready to make that salon appointment…
Kelly Osbourne’s silvery lilac waves
Purple hair is one of Kelly Osbourne’s signature looks – and for good reason, too (doesn’t it just suit her porcelain skin tone and bubbly personality to a T?).
Nicole Richie’s lavendar bob
Nicole Richie is certainly no stranger to wild and wondrous hair colour transformations – but one of our favourite looks from the icon has to be this pretty, lavender wavy bob. We’re sure you’ll agree, the pastel pink undertones pair with the purple like an absolute dream!
Ellie Goulding’s washed-out purple hue
The distinctive British popstar’s rendition of purple hair has to be one of the most wearable and charming takes on the look. The warm, washed-out pastel undertones make this the ideal hue to help ease hair colour newbies into the trend.
Kaya Scodelario’s purple ombre hair
Although Kaya Scodelario only dipped her toes into the purple hair trend for a short while, it’s a look we instantly fell in love with. Contrasting her medium, dark curly tresses with purple ombre tips, the effect was both subtle and stunning.
Lupita Nyong’o’s violet afro
Megan Nicole’s sleek aubergine hair
With dip-dyed dark purple hair, Megan Nicole’s stunning, glossy black tresses became even more envy-inducing. The rich shade of purple also complemented her piercing brown eyes perfectly – now that’s what we call a match made in heaven!
Katy Perry’s punky pastel bob
Pop princess Katy Perry‘s adventures into purple hair territory has seen her sporting a dark, gothic look. She has also tested out much sweeter, lilac hues, which she expertly pairs with a short wavy bob, in the picture above.
Irene Kim’s unicorn hair
Last September, Irene Kim popped up on our radar as a street style hero during fashion week, with her gorgeous multi-coloured unicorn hair. Her strands features pretty shades of lavender and is perfect those of you looking for a style bursting with creative flair!
Justine Skye’s violet box braids
Justine Skye often rocks purple hair for high-profile events – and we think we know why. The look flatters her skin tone like a dream and also draws attention to her amazing face shape.
Hatty Keane’s dusty mauve quiff
Short hair looks especially cool with a pretty, unnatural shade – and Hatty Keane’s dusty mauve quiff proves this no end. Pair the look with a pretty purple pout and you’ll be good to #slay!
Kayah Jones’ purple balayage hair
Brooklyn’s silvery lilac hair
Jodie Marsh’s neon purple hair
If aren’t one to shy away from all things light and bright, this head-turning neon hue we spotted on Jodie Marsh is the one for you. So the question is: are you ready to step into the spotlight?
Dawn Olivieri’s amethyst highlights
Bored of your dark brown hair? Try getting some jewel-inspired amethyst highlights done! It’s less drastic than getting an all over dye, but still offers up a big style change.
Andrea Russett’s juicy plum hair
Looking for a deeper, darker purple hair colour to try this year? Maybe it’s time try plum hair. Looking as pretty as it sounds, this juicy, grown-up colour is perfect for those of you with warmer complexions who aren’t afraid to go big and bold.
Editor’s tip: Think purple locks could be your next hair colour update? Then don’t forget to use a shampoo and conditioner specifically for dyed hair, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.
Have these celebrity-inspired shades tempted you to join the bright side? Then get yourself over to our Hair Colours page for all the latest hues and red carpet inspiration to take your fancy!