Purple ombre: Envy-inducing hair inspiration from Instagram

Jeanette | 07 April 2016
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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.

Not convinced? Just check out our inspiring gallery, which includes ’90s influences, pretty pastels, and even a little something for weddings!

Purple ombre: Inspiring hair gallery

purple ombre fishtail braid
Purple fishtail braid. Credit: Instagram.com/beautybyashley

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

ombre topknot
Purple ombre topknot. Credit: Instagram.com/jessica_dueck

Want everyone to really take notice of your purple ombre hair? Then team it up with really light hue, like platinum blonde! Credit: @jessica_dueck

purple ombre hair updo
Purple tousled hair. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyjenaj

Purple hair isn’t everyone’s go-to colour for weddings but this Instagram post has definitely convinced us otherwise. Credit: @hairbyjenaj

lilac ombre ends
Lilac ends. Credit: Instagram.com/hairriet

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.

blonde and purple ombre bob
Blonde and violet ombre bob. Credit: Instagram.com/nailsbyabbys

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

reverse purple ombre
Reverse purple ombre. Credit: Instagram.com/nataliadidmyhair

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 purple ombre hair inspiration
Candy purple ombre. Credit: Instagram.com/jiny_yegeurina

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

dark purple ombre hair
Dark purple hair. Credit: Instagram.com/tiffanymhair

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

purple ombre undercut
Purple ombre undercut. Credit: Instagram.com/musicaljay88

We love the deep, indigo purple roots created by Instagrammer @musicaljay88 – especially with the ‘secret’ chevron-patterned undercut.

purple ombre crimped hair women
Crimped purple ombre. Credit: Instagram.com/Okidokiokami

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.

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