25 Dark Purple Hair Color Ideas for Women Trending in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Dark purple hair is the perfect color to wear if you wanna show off your adventurous personality without getting too much on the vivid side of fashion colors.

Trust me when I tell you to get excited, as there are a ton of enchanting shades in the broad spectrum of purple hues! Deep violets, although, pair most beautifully with darker and olive skin tones.

Getting pops of plum onto your hair can add depth and bring your strands to life! An almost-black purple mane has lustrous pigments that reflect light splendidly for a glossy finish. Take the plunge into this extraordinary hair color trend and experience the fun of owning a cool blackberry shade.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the most popular dark purple hair color ideas!

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Rich Blackberry Purple Hair
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#1: Rich Blackberry Purple Hair

This is a blackberry color balayage with a dark color at the roots and bright purple hair tones from mid-lengths to ends. It has a brown base with Jack Winn Pro Color melted into a custom mix of Pulp Riot deep purple tones over pre-lightened hair. This purple-black hair features  long layers for the haircut. With this type of color, your hair will also need to be lightened to achieve the brightness of the purple, so they typically take around 4-5 hours for the first service.

#2: Electric Purple Long Bob

An electric purple long bob is a great transitional style because purples more easily fade into a lived-in blonde. It’s the perfect color to try if you’ve never had a vibrant hue.

Long Hair with Purple Eggplant Balayage
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#3: Long Hair with Purple Eggplant Balayage

This is a rich eggplant purple balayage, and the vibrancy complements natural dark brown hair. With soft waves added, it helps show off the blend between the natural and violet balayage/ombré style. If you are considering this dark purple hair, think about how often you want to come for a color refresh. With most fashion colors, they fade faster. However, out of all the fashion colors, dark violet lasts a little longer.

#4: Stunning Red to Dark Purple Ombre

Pull off red to dark purple ombre hair and display a unique color melt. To achieve such beauty, your roots must be darker. That way, both mid-lengths, and ends get a brighter result. Fashionable hair color like this is best when paired with a long haircut. This purple hair with dark roots would look great with waves for a seamless effect of tones.

Cute blonde hair with deep purple streaks
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#5: Cute Blonde Hair with Deep Purple Streaks

Blonde hair with deep purple streaks creates an interesting shadow and dimension next to a contrasting blonde. A deep purple looks great with golden and platinum icy blondes. Ask your stylist to add Olaplex to the direct dye for better-staying power.

#6: Saturated Purple Tone on Dark Tresses

A saturated purple tone on dark tresses looks subtle when indoors but gives your hair a pop of color under the sun. This is great for women who want a fun shade that isn’t too vibrant. Touch-ups are required every 6-8 weeks. Meanwhile, use cold water when washing as it’s important to help the color last. You can also buy color deposit shampoo or conditioner to keep your color refreshed.

#7: Yummy Purple-Merlot Wine with Dark Roots

Enjoy the goodness of purple-merlot wine with dark roots now! If you think that it’s time to go red, here’s a chic hair inspiration for you. Those dark roots are what make this trend low-maintenance. Such a hair color is best when polished and vibrant, so make use of a shine spray or oil. This purple-red hair shade tends to look best on women with olive skin tones. It helps bring out the color in your lips and cheeks, which gives you a natural glow. I suggest AVEDA’s Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner for maintenance.

Curly Hair with Yummy Raisin Purple Balayage
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#8: Curly Hair with Yummy Raisin Purple Balayage

This purple curly hair isn’t possible without such a gorgeous and yummy raisin balayage. The touch of purple makes an excellent addition to your dark tresses. It can pair with dark roots so that maintenance won’t be too demanding.

This purple balayage is a high plum balayage with tints of purple and red tones. Ask for the highlights higher without touching the roots. This way, when your hair grows out, it still looks nice. This plum purple color is a fun color that all women can pull off. It’s a fun color that isn’t too dramatic.

Contrasting Red to Dark Purple Hair with Ombre
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#9: Contrasting Red to Dark Purple Hair with Ombre

Embody a mystical feel with a magenta to purple-violet transition that’s terrific on lengthy hair! A bright burgundy would be a great hue to match the dark purple streaks, too. Wear these enchanting colors that can be easily paired with messy waves and milkman braids, so you always look fabulous.

Dark to Light Purple Subtle Ombre
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#10: Dark to Light Purple Subtle Ombre

An impeccable monochrome transition from deep to pastel purple-violet ombre that’s fantastic for fair to medium skin! You can choose to style your deep purple hair up or let it down with a few face-framing waves and fringes.

Bold Purple with Hints of Blue
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#11: Bold Purple with Hints of Blue

Inspired by mermaid hair, these cute purple swirls of color are an eye-catching work of art that fits fairer skin with pink undertones. These cool colors mix excellently to give your natural hair color a beautiful dimension.

Amazing dark purple highlights on black hair
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#12: Amazing Dark Purple Highlights on Black Hair

These dark purple highlights on black hair are a game-changer! They spice up medium-length wavy hair, yet they don’t result in a drastic change. Since it’s a balayage, your roots can still keep their depth, making it low-maintenance. This black and purple hair is definitely a gem that’s worth trying!

Rich Merlot Wine with Dark Purple Roots
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#13: Rich Merlot Wine with Dark Purple Roots

When it comes to purple hair styles, you can never go wrong with this rich crimson hue. The flawless transition from black to red-violet is a no-brainer and perfectly pairs up with any texture.

#14: Shoulder-Length Hair with Purple Dip Dye

Dark roots that shift to a deep purple hair dye towards the end create an ethereal finish to a simple lob.

Darker Purple Plum Bob
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#15: Darker Purple Plum Bob

A darker purple plum bob has a color that complements fair and pale skin tones. The richness of the dark purple shade makes your skin look flawless, though the streaks are very subtle. They add more texture to your hair color, and they accentuate layers on a short haircut. This darker purple plum tint on a bob cut is trendy and edgy. This bob is amazing with medium to thick hair with a natural texture. It’s asymmetrical and perfect for a round face shape, too.

#16: Shiny Dark Violet Purple Hair

To pull off dark violet purple hair, having a thicker density is vital. Your hair is sure to appear shinier and fuller without letting it look bulky. This deep purple color trend is perfect for any lady with natural dark tresses. It makes a low-maintenance option to brighten your hair a bit.

#17: Dark Purple Hair with Lavender Highlights

Try dark purple hair with lavender highlights—it’s loud, bold, and fun! Those hints of various light purple hair tones at the ends complement the movement of a wavy style. Add extra pop to your lavender shade by ensuring your roots are dark enough.

Regal Dark Purple Hair Color
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#18: Regal Dark Purple Hair Color

This deep purple balayage could be called Purple Reign because it’s a fun dark vivid with minimal maintenance. It’s dark and regal, but also a loud color. Purple fades the prettiest of all the fashion colors. This cooler deep purple shade suits just about all women. Joico’s color intensity line was used in a few different shades to create this deep luxe purple. Maintenance on something like this would be a refresher every 6-8 weeks.

Dark Blue Shade on Purple Hair
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#19: Dark Blue Shade on Purple Hair

Dark ash purple hair like this can justify what the word “stunning” means. It has soft tones that complement soft waves. The dark shade of purple is placed on your roots and crown area to form a color melt effect. This trend is a must-try if you have thick hair.

Eye-Catching Dark Purple Red Tone
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#20: Eye-Catching Dark Purple Red Tone

Say yes to a dark purple-red tone and say goodbye to your old hair color. This one has a deep shade of violet with subtle touches of red. The purple and red shades combine together well, creating an attractive finish. It’s an absolute eye-catcher on straight, thick locks.

Blended Deep Lilac Purple Hair
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#21: Blended Deep Lilac Purple Hair

There’s a distinguished blend between the root and end color within this deep lilac purple hair. All of these are combined into this edgy, different, and vibrant color. When choosing purple or violet, you should take your skin tone into account. If you have darker skin tones, any shade of purple will suit. For olive skin tones, opt for blue-toned shades like a darker violet or purple, and paler tones can rock the warm and cooler purples.

Vivid Dark Purple Hair Weave
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#22: Vivid Dark Purple Hair Weave

If you have a warmer skin undertone, go for a vivid dark purple hair weave. With this dark violet hair color, your roots must have a deeper tone, so the depth keeps your color shinier.

Short Hair with Dark Brown Purple Highlights
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#23: Short Hair with Dark Brown Purple Highlights

This short dark hair with purple highlights is on an asymmetrical pixie bob cut.

The purple and red tones appear brighter on the highlighted sections but softer on the natural medium-brown color. The color can appear softer in indoor lighting but brighter outside in direct sunlight which makes this hair perfect if you want a bright fashion color, but still want to be work appropriate.

Related: See more short pixie bob hairstyles.

Beautiful Dark Lavender purple hair
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#24: Beautiful Dark Lavender Purple Hair

The color line used to achieve this dark lavender purple hair was Matrix ColorSync Watercolors. It was applied to the hair, which was pre-lightened to a pale blond. It’s seriously the perfect smokey lavender/mauve. Don’t be afraid to try a bright color like this deep purple tone. These are in and it’s all a matter of personal taste. If you have purple hair ideas, then that’s all that matters!

Low-maintenance dark purple balayage
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#25: Low-Maintenance Dark Purple Balayage

Dark purple balayage is the perfect way to go if you want to try something new without going a lot lighter. The deepest purple hair color is natural looking without being too flashy and can blend in with your dark hair for a low-maintenance look. After curling your hair, spray with a layer of Redken Control Addict, let dry, and brush through for seamless waves.

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