From lavender and lilac, to violet and galactic colour blends, we’ve got all the best purple ombre hair inspiration right here.
Ok, we know that purple ombre hair isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But the truth is, this cool colour trend is actually more versatile than you think! You can get rainbow combinations, statement-reverse ombres, striking dip-dyes and also subtle purple tones if you have dark hair, or barely-there lilac hues if you want to add an exciting touch to your grey locks.
Purple ombre: Inspiring hair gallery
We love the subtle tones of purple in this fishtail braid. (Ombre hair doesn’t have to be flashy!) The proof that deep purples can complement dark hair and provide a soft, barely-there look. Credit: @beautybyashley
Purple hair isn’t everyone’s go-to colour for weddings but this Instagram post has definitely convinced us otherwise. Credit: @hairbyjenaj
Applying a soft lilac colour to your hair ends is a great way to subtly tap into the trend. Instagram user @hairriet proves this with her platinum-blonde locks and barely-there, dip-dye look.
Why not use deep purples to enhance the shape of your new cut? We love how the violet is concentrated underneath and veiled by soft, blonde layers. Credit: @Nailsbyabbysj
Roots don’t have to be dreaded. Turn the purple trend on its head and experiment with a reverse ombre by gradually working purple hues into platinum-blonde shades. (Bright purple is a great way to celebrate your roots!). Credit: @Nataliadidmyhair
Candy pinks perfectly complement purple. So it seems natural to consider the blend before your next trip to the salon. Add it to the ends of blonde hair for a striking, sunset-inspired look. Credit: @jiny_yegeurina
If you already have a dark hair colour, consider enhancing it with a purple ombre. Bright colours don’t just look great on light hair! Credit: @tiffanymhair
We love the deep, indigo purple roots created by Instagrammer @musicaljay88 – especially with the ‘secret’ chevron-patterned undercut.
Crimping and purple ombre hair? Before you shake your head, just have a look at Instagrammer @okidokiokami’s ‘90s-inspired look. It’ll convince you that the two are a match made in heaven.