14 Perfect Examples of Lavender Hair Colors

Best lavender hair colors

Lavender hair is a hair color known for the lush pastel goodness it brings to your style. Lavender hair color is delicate and feminine and brings 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!

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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 color to the darker roots is the key to this style.

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?

Dusty lavender is a fun color for women who don’t want the commitment. Lavender colored dye easily washes out. Pastels or lighter colors fade over 6-8 shampoos.

What’s your best advice?

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.

Silver Lavender

Silver Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @hair_by_na_na

Feeling a bit messy yet edgy? This silver lavender hue is low key fab! Metallic purple is super trendy right now.

Pastel Lavender

Pastel Lavender hair color
Instagram @hairby.quirina

The pastel lavender hair color is a cross between shades of pink and purple. It makes a fun, fashionable hue that isn’t too loud, so it still looks edgy and classy. This pastel lavender appears more luscious when paired with a straight, dense mane.

Black to Lavender Ombre

Black to Lavender Ombre
Instagram @salonsavvyspa_plantation

Black and lavender ombre a seamless transition on this medium wavy lavender violet hair. This low-maintenance hair dye job is perfect for spring!

Light Lavender Shade

Light Lavender hair color shade
Instagram @hairbypilvi

Getting a light lavender shade is a colorful way for a blonde to achieve an icy purple-ish hair color. The process takes a lot of time, so be patient! Especially, if starting off with a very dark base and transitioning to blonde. It will take more than one sitting to achieve a lighter tone of lavender. Do conditioning treatments, regular haircuts, and always use a heat protectant.

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?

Lavender highlights on dark brown hair creates a lavender balayage. The purple highlights and lavender tones create a boldness of color and will fade beautifully.

What’s your best advice?

Any woman can sport vivid lavender hair color. For women considering this type of hair color, you must consider the maintenance. Purple tones out yellow so this color will fade. However, colors like pink or red will require more attention. Lavender is a great choice for women who want a fun color that will wash out quickly.

Lavender and Blonde Balayage

Lavender and Blonde Balayage
Instagram @planejanesalon

With lavender and blonde balayage hair, different lighting will affect the color. Sometimes, it’s more violet. Other times, it gives off a silvery hue. What’s great about it is that this lavender hair color creates different dimensions. Plus, it looks so much better with waves and curls!

Short Lavender Hair

Short Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @hairsorceress_

This short lavender hair flatters women with fair skin tones. Its richness looks perfect on thick tresses, making them appear healthier than ever. Though short haircuts suit a sleek style, they offer a softer finish if perked up with waves.

Lavender Grey

Lavender Grey hair color
Instagram @hairby.quirina

Lavender grey is a mix of ash grey and lavender hues. Hair needs to be healthy as it needs to be bleached very light. For a few months, the shine of the lavender will stay in the hair. It slowly fades into grey, so use a purple shampoo to balance out the tones.

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?

This dark lavender tone is a vibrant electric purple. It’s not your ordinary purple or lavender. 3 colors were mixed to create this unique shade of purple.

What’s your best advice?

Dark lavender hair is somewhat high maintenance. Use a color safe shampoo and a hydrating conditioner like Guy Tang products.

Use cool water and the least amount of heat as possible. Use 325 degrees on your hot tools or lower. These are two of the best things you can do for your lavender hair.

All women can rock this lavender hair dye! Hair color is so fun and really makes you feel so powerful! This lavender color is for a lady who is ok with going to the salon at least every two months.

Smokey Lavender Color

Smokey Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @daisydoeshair

Wear a smokey lavender color and let the hair have a healthier, richer finish. It may look super cool, but there’s a catch in flaunting this hair color. This lavender shade isn’t for women who want a low-maintenance option. Nor is it for women who don’t wish to invest in take-home products.

Black and Lavender Balayage

Black and Lavender Balayage Hair Color
Instagram @lanateam.hair

A black and lavender balayage on long, wavy hair? It’s sure to make a unique and epic result! The lavender purple on black hair has a cool tone that flatters fair or pale skin complexion. Ask the colorist for a subtle color melt effect to pop out the vividness of the purple hue.

Pastel Lavender Hair Color

Pastel Lavender Hair Color
Instagram @mojkahair

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