14 Perfect Examples of Lavender Hair Colors

The delicate and mega feminine lavender hair color is well-known for the lush pastel goodness it brings to your look. It’s out of the ordinary, yet it’s highly loved by all millennial fashionistas for its softness and individuality!

Ranging from edgy purple-silver tones to muted lilac hues, this cute color is really versatile with its sea of shades and complements all skin colors. Pinkish skin undertones look charming with cool and deep hues, while medium and neutral complexions are perfect with any lavender tone.

Making sure your tresses are always healthy and moisturized will keep this enchanting color last long and vibrant, so hydrating and color-safe products are highly encouraged to prevent it from fading!

Ready to experience the magic? Take a plunge into this modern lavender hair trend and look downright adorbs every day!

Short Lavender Hair

Short Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @sammihair11

Juicy grape and an asymmetrical pixie with some shaved back sides coming right up!

Platinum Lavender Hair Color

Platinum Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @daniellehoneyluxe

Did you just say magical? This stunning balayage is what you are talking about! Match it with a beach wavy hairstyle and every girl will be envious of your eye-candy locks. The contrast of the platinum and lavender hair color to the darker roots is the key to this style.

Silver Lavender

Silver Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @hair_by_na_na

Feeling a bit messy yet edgy? This metallic hue is low key fab! Combine it with a cute and effortless bob and you’re off to go.

Pastel Lavender

Lavender
Instagram @fullhairalchemist

Also called as the mermaid hair, these sweet waves look gorgeous with the created dimension and softness of this pastel lavender hair color.

Black to Lavender Ombre

Black to Lavender Ombre
Instagram @salonsavvyspa_plantation

Hairstylist Gina did a wonderful job creating a seamless transition on this medium wavy violet hair. This low-maintenance hair dye job is perfect for spring!

Dusty Lavender

Dusty Lavender
Instagram @svlhair

Q&A with style creator, Sara Larose
Owner @ Volume Hair Studio in Southbridge, MA

How would you describe this look?

This is a super fun color for someone who doesn’t want the commitment. My client usually gets a heavy foil of blonde and she wanted to try a fun color that would eventually wash out on its own and lavender hair fit the bill. Doing pastels or lighter colors allow the fade to just happen over a period of time. Usually 6-8 shampoos.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You need to have light hair to achieve lighter fashion colors. Talk to your stylist about longevity and what you can expect for the fade out. Anyone can wear them! They come in all different colors and they can be custom mixed to achieve lighter or brighter results.

Light Lavender Shade

Light Lavender
Instagram @alosardo_hair

Q&A with style creator, Alicia LoSardo
Future Stylist @ in Chattanooga, TN


How would you describe this look?

This look is a colorful way for a blonde to also achieve an icy look. The way this lavender hair color fades is amazing! I love doing fun “beachy” waves to add some texture and movement to the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be patient! Sometimes we see images on Pinterest and want it right then. She started off with very dark (level 3) hair and we got her blonde (level 10), but it took more than one sitting to do so. During this process, she treated her hair gentle. We did conditioning treatments, regular haircuts, and always used a heat protectant! Lavender hair color can take more than one sitting to get just right but the result can be amazing.

Lavender Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Lavender Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
Instagram @aprilpavia

Q&A with style creator, April Oneil
Hairstylist @ Dazzle Hair Bar in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is a lavender balayage. The coolest thing about this look is the purple and lavender tones. I love the boldness of the color and that it will actually fade beautifully.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Anyone can sport vivid lavender hair color. For someone who is considering this type of look, they must consider the maintenance. Purple tones out yellow so this look will fade amazingly. However, colors like pink or red will require more attention. Lavender is a great choice for someone who wants some fun color that will wash out quickly.

Lavender and Blonde Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Felipe Rogel
Color Specialist @ Hair Drezzers On Fire in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

Lavender is definitely one of my favorite colors, and I love how different lighting affects the color. Sometimes it looks more violet, other times it gives off a silvery hue. I love the different dimensions you’re able to achieve with this color. It’s perfect for spring or summer because it allows the client to play with fun tones without a full commitment to fantasy hair.

The beauty about doing light purple, lavender hair is that the violet tones cancel out any unwanted yellow tones which eventually produce a perfect neutral blonde color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Lavender hair color is beautiful but may not be suited for everyone. It can be hard to achieve if you have darker/denser hair. Because it’s so light, the hair needs to lifted to the lightest blonde to achieve it. Also, being such a light color, it does fade very fast. Color safe hair products (shampoo, conditioner, styling, etc.) can prolong the life of your hair color, as well as filtered water when washing (shower heads, filters, etc.) and reducing the temperature on hot tools to about 325 degrees F.

Lavender Grey

Q&A with style creator, Julie Vu
Salon Owner @ Fantasy Hair Cut Ltd in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

For this kind of color, you have to lift it up to level 10 or higher. I mix it in between ash grey and lavender. This color looks very good on Asian skin tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The hair will look very healthy and soft. Whether your hair is straight or curly, it will still look beautiful. The hair needs to be healthy because it needs to be bleached really light. I like this color very much because when you first get it, the lavender will stay in your hair for about a month (depends on how light your hair is lifted), so you need to use purple shampoo. Slowly it fades to a grey tone, but it’s still lovely.

For the hairstyle, I cut a U-shape so when the hair is down it will still look nice. This cut and color are good for all types of hair and with any style. There isn’t much layer, so any face shape will look good.

Dark Lavender Tone

Dark Lavender
Instagram @lupayyy

Q&A with style creator, Lupayy Trujillo
Hairstylist & Guy Tang Mydentity Educator @ Hair Studio & KRAFT West Hollywood in San Jacinto, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a very beautiful vibrant electric purple. It isn’t your ordinary purple. I mixed 3 colors to create this fun unique shade. My best friend was growing out an A-line so we decided to more of a long bob on her! Loose waves are my favorite way to style, as it is so beautiful yet effortless!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Looks like these tend to be somewhat high maintenance, so there are a couple things I suggest to get the most out of your salon service.

Use a color safe shampoo and a hydrating conditioner. My favorite is Guy Tang Mydentity My Confidant Shampoo and Conditioner because it cleanses the hair really good and makes your hair feel amazing. Use cool water and the least amount of heat as possible. I suggest using 325 degrees on your hot tools or lower. Definitely, these are the two best things you can do!

I feel like anyone can totally rock this lavender hair color! Hair color is so fun and really makes you feel so powerful! I suggest this lavender color for someone who is ok with going to be with going to the salon at least every two months.

Smokey Color

Q&A with style creator, Kalie Clunk
Colorist @ Blank Canvas Hair Studio in Rocky River, OH


How would you describe this look?

This is a smokey lavender/lilac hybrid, as I used a few different tones of purple to not only cancel out some brassy tones but to give dimension to the hair as well.

The prettiest thing would have to be the depth that shadows at the root but continues throughout the head in lowlights to give the overall look more dimension and movement.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My best advice is to stay on top of your at-home care if you want this look. It’s definitely a pricey color service, so if you want what it’s worth, invest in your at home products and routine. You have to be dedicated to your hair rituals to keep this look fresh. Definitely keep in mind that any heat we apply to our hair is stripping the color little by little. This goes for any color, but definitely more so for those with pastel tones. That being said, definitely limit your hot tools at home, let your hair air dry if you can, and use a heat protectant every time you are using said hot tools. If you can stand it, wash in cool or cold temperatures as well.

Keracolor is my definite go-to for achieving and keeping this look and keeping the hair healthy at the same time. I highly recommend using the regular conditioner in combination with the purple conditioner at home and mix equal parts to dilute the purple to a more pastel look. Keep up with this every time you wash, or every couple washes, depending on how vibrant you want to keep your hair.

This lavender hair color is definitely not for anyone who wants a low maintenance option, or for someone who does not wish to invest in take-home products or “hair homework” as I like to call it.

Black and Lavender Balayage

Black and Lavender Balayage
Instagram @jmcintyrehair

As blooming as the blossoming flower, this color combination is attainable by swiping purple on back hair.

Pastel Lavender Hair Color

Pastel Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @mojkahair

An unlikely hair color but a must try. Several visits to a professional salon could get you your perfect pastel purple.