15 Pink and Purple Hair Color Ideas Trending Right Now

pink and purple hair colors

A pink and purple hair is a hair color that features shades of both pink and purple typically in the form of highlights or an ombre. This is your sweetest chance to rock a dreamy two-toned or half-and-half hair for all you quirky girls out there!

Follow the footsteps of Jade Thirlwall, Georgia May Jagger, and Cara Delevingne who instantly joined the trend when it popped this year and took over our feeds! It’s insanely fun and adds a lot of flair and personality to your image, plus anyone regardless of complexion can absolutely wear pink and purple.

“Lots of prismatic colors blended into each other with lots of lines create a kaleidoscope effect,” said Illinois hairstylist and expert colorist Elyse Rox. Working with more than one vivid color, you’ll need to invest time and effort to achieve this look, as “a virgin head can take up to 5 hours to complete,” she adds.

When it comes to maintaining pink and purple strands, here’s what Elyse had to say: “Knowing the proper home care is super important when maintaining these colors. Dry shampoo is your new BFF. She also said to avoid “swimming pools, hot water, cheap shampoo, and extremely hot hair tools.”

If you’re ready to make pink and purple hair your way of life then don’t waste time and head down below for its most popular looks this season!

Red Pink and Purple

Red Pink and Purple
Instagram @kateloveshair

Ombre magenta and lavender colors made a perfect match for this curled goddess! Long locks with these combo catch attention and instantly shows off your hair color.

Pink and Purple Highlights on Blonde Hair

Pink and Purple Highlights on Blonde Hair
Instagram @hairculturedayspa

Straight hair with this kind of color combo is the top combo to have in the most extravagant way! Striking patterns created by the alternating cream and grape colors is a sight for sore eyes!

Pink and Purple Mermaid Hair

Pink and Purple Mermaid Hair
Instagram @hairbyduhsavannah

Solid violet dreams with magenta ends to match! Long layered locks curled to its finest says your a mermaid hair in disguise!

Blue Pink and Purple

Blue Pink and Purple
Instagram @dajanacolorcollective

Live out a little girl’s dream by fashioning a balayage of these cool tones colors. Strands that are patiently painted in alternating purple, pink, and indigo colors create this 3D rainbow effect.

Pink and Purple Ombre

Pink and Purple Ombre
Instagram @prismalaina

Bring out the big, kinky curls on your waist-length hair! A reverse ombre of light pink roots and dark purple ends takes this hairdo to the next level!

Light Purple and Pink

Light Purple and Pink
Instagram @tangledupinhair

Choosing a more pastel shade gives a youthful vibe. Curls add texture to this glorious hair transformation.

Hot Pink and Purple Balayage

Hot Pink and Purple Balayage
Instagram @mermeg.hair

Deep fuchsia and lavender carefully brushed on layers of hair, then curled. Talk about being creative!

Half and Half

Half pink and purple
Instagram @liz.colors

Iffy on which color to choose? Why not have both and enjoy this vivid display of half pink and half purple colors with a matching funky pattern?

Pink and Dark Purple

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Iris Caporaso
Hairstylist @ Salon Amerige in Fullerton, CA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a vivid color melt – dark violet melting into bright pink. Since the colors are so bright, I wanted to balance it with a simple layered haircut. With this haircut, she can still curl, wave, or style it as space buns at home, giving her the freedom to wear her violet-pink hair in any hairstyle she pleases. That is my favorite thing about this look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With vivid colors, I always recommend good products. For example, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner because vivid colors fade with every wash and most shampoo/conditioners contain lots of sulfates and alcohol which strip out color and dry out your hair.

Most important advice of all is to rock it, your hair is your crown so have fun and embrace your new look! I’m here to enhance your confidence, so rock that violet-pink hair!

Black Pink and Purple

Black Pink and Purple
Instagram @kylieannefritz

Q&A with style creator, Kylie Anne Fritz
Licensed Cosmetologist / Stylist @ Hair Dynamics in Fort Lee, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is a soft berry balayage. It is a cross between muted purples and pinks. While cutting her hair, I gave her long layers and a face frame. I styled her hair into a soft beachy wave to complement the color and cut. The curls cascade down because of the long layers and the curls help to show off the dimensional color. My favorite thing is being able to do the color, cut, and styling start to finish. I am able to create everything in perfect harmony and construct a total look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client in this photo actually has naturally curly hair. I think balayage complements curly hair really well because it gives the hair dimension and life. Balayage is great for someone looking to change up their look without the maintenance. Because the top of the color is feathered into her root, she will never get a line of demarcation and has a soft blend from her natural dark brown hair color into her soft berry balayage.

My client actually does cosplay and loves to live on the wild side but does work as a therapist so still needs to look professional. I think this color is a perfect combination of being fun and different but not too crazy for her professional life. The muted pinks and purple allow for a softer look.

For someone considering this look, it is a great way to change up your look without going too over the top. Pinks and purples are actually the best fantasy colors to do as well because they look great with every skin tone and fade beautifully until eventually, the color is back to a gorgeous blonde underneath. Pink and purple will never leave funky unwanted tones as blues and teals do. If you’re looking to change up your look with not a lot of maintenance, this is the perfect look for you!

Blonde Pink and Purple

Q&A with style creator, Alex Marchand
Hairstylist @ Styles Unlimited Salon and Spa in Harleysville, PA


How would you describe this look?

I was inspired by a geode when I was creating this look. The idea of a geode intrigued me because of the multitude of colors, the design of concentric circles, and the various textures I’d be able to play with. My favorite part of this style are the finishing touches to complete the look. I added some braids to give a jagged texture and some pops of glitter to really bring the geode design together.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For anyone considering colors like these, it is slightly more high maintenance to keep the color looking vivid. However, when you shampoo your hair less, wash it with cool water, and use products such as the Matrix Keep Me Vivid system, your hair will have vibrancy as well as longevity.

As long as wearing a fashion shade is appropriate in your profession, I think it’s a great way to express confidence and creativity. Fashion colors are customizable and can be as bold or subtle as you might like. That is what makes colors light these the perfect accessory for anyone, old or young, adventurous or conservative.

Purple and Pink Unicorn Hair

Purple and Pink Unicorn Hair
Instagram @hairousal

Q&A with style creator, Jamie
Colorist @ Hair by Jamie in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is the epitome of a pastel unicorn confection. It’s a pastel fantasy that is almost sweet enough to eat!

My favorite thing about the look is honestly achieving that lilac shade. My experience with pastels is that lilac tends to not take to lightened hair too easily. It was definitely a challenge for me but I can safely say it was a success.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Now for anyone hoping to achieve a look like this, I would tell them the same things I would tell a client aiming for platinum. Patience and maintenance don’t just sound alike by chance – they go hand in hand. The good thing about this color is that it can be worn as a fun artsy look, but with the right outfit and eyeshadow, you’ve got yourself a look so chic. Plus, it’s business-meeting approved!

Pastel Pink and Purple

Pastel Pink and Purple
Instagram @singandstyle

Q&A with style creator, Kendal Strong
Hairstylist @ Metropolis Salon in Fayetteville, AR


How would you describe this look?

This vivid color melt is like a Lisa Frank dream! I love how the colors complement each other, and the pastel pink really pops against the dark purple. Placing the darker vivid at the root and melting it down brings so much dimension and depth to the hair. It’s all about the blend!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Vivid color requires extra care at home if you want it to last. Wash in cold water with color-safe (no sulfates!) shampoo and conditioner. Go easy on using heat and be sure to use a heat protectant when styling. Some vivid colors can be refreshed at home with a color depositing conditioner, so ask your stylist to mix one for you or offer suggestions.

Pink and purple are great colors to try for first-time vivid hair clients. They fade out really nicely and don’t seem as extreme. You will have to lighten your hair to a pale yellow to achieve this color, so there is some commitment involved. Vivid hair is best suited for someone who likes to turn heads and wants to express their wild side. Feeling nostalgic and want to rock the hair you dreamed of as a ’90s kid? This is the color for you.

Pink Teal and Purple

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Newton

Hairstylist @ Avanti Salon & Day Spa in Springfield, MA


How would you describe this look?

This color is bold and edgy with just the right amount of class.

My favorite thing about this look is the way the fantasy colors stand out against her dark root! They are meant to be bright and beautiful, but when paired against a deeper shade it really gives it that extra pop, as well as adding the curls, which let you see the full dimension.

Pulp Riot is my go-to when I’m using fantasy colors!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Fantasy colors are not for your average client. It takes a strong, confident individual to rock this look! It’s also a bit of a commitment. I always make sure when I have a client interested in adding some vibrant color to their life, that I fully educate them on the maintenance do’s and don’ts.

My advice to them is usually to think about all the things that go into getting fantasy colors such as the upkeep, how often do they wash their hair, are they willing to invest in the right products to protect these colors and even their careers. Although I don’t agree, some employers do not allow these types of colors.

Purple Hair with Pink Highlights

Purple Hair with Pink Highlights
Instagram @biringkuning

Q&A with style creator, Biring Kuning
Hairstylist @ The Ed’s Salon in Jakarta, ID


How would you describe this look?

I think this type of colors is great for girls from teenager to earlier ’20s who are bored with their “normal color” hair. Medium length to long hair is better with this style especially with a layered cut (but in this case, I cut Stephanie’s hair a medium bob with no layer at all).

Stephanie’s natural hair color is dark brown, so I need to bleach it up to level 10 or 11 with 20% vol. oxydant. After lightening up the hair, I divide it into 6 sections from the top (crown) to the bottom, but you can divide it into 9 or more sections – it depends on how you wanna make it. Apply 1 color for every section, purple at the top (as requested), then pink at the 2nd section (as requested) and blue at the 3rd section after pink and so on.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You can do this hairstyle to any kind of hair type, but a bit wavy hair would be better. You can also make the hair a bit curly with a hot iron.

Do not use anti-dandruff shampoo and do not swim, both for long-lasting color and shape. You can use any kind of normal shampoo and conditioner recommended.

This is for every girl who wants to have fun with their hair. Life is too short to have boring hair, right?