Purple highlights – whether violet, lilac, or plum – are an easy way to add a pop of quirky colour to dark hair, without having to subject your tresses to a full-on dye job. And no matter what shade your dark hair may be, adding purple tones to your locks is a great way to incorporate a bold and edgy vibe into your everyday style!
Now, depending on where you place your highlights (and how many you opt for) you can make your look as bold or as subtle as you like. For a more vibrant ‘do, we’d suggest opting for a brighter shade of purple, and scattering your chosen highlights all over your head, but allowing the main focus to fall on the front.
However, if it’s a more muted style you’re after, why not get hidden purple highlights peppered into your mane? For those of you who don’t know what hidden highlights are, they’re basically regular highlights that have been cleverly placed underneath the top layers of your hair. This way, the colour is concealed while your hair is styled straight and down, yet will peek through when you rock your strands into waves, braids, and updos!
Liking what you’re hearing? We bet! So, to get some major purple highlights inspiration, have a scroll through our fave Instagram pictures, below, and get ready to make your next salon appointment!
Purple highlights on dark hair
Wavy purple highlights. Credit: @aaashleee
Sleek and straight hair. Credit: @hairbykrisnorris
Subtle purple highlights. Credit: @hairbyedwin
Soft violet highlights. Credit: @butterflystudiosalon
Purple balayage. Credit: @hairbyedwin
Multi-coloured purple highlights. Credit: @sarahdomyhair
Editor’s tip: If you’ve fallen in love with these purple highlights, and are considering dyeing your locks, be sure to stock up on the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner to help maintain your colour vibrancy.
Plus, for more styling ideas, check out our Highlights page, where you’ll find everything from colour ideas to our favourite A-list looks – knock yourself out!