22 Stunning Purple Ombre Hair Color Ideas You Have to See

Purple ombre hair colors

Purple ombre hair is a breathtaking look that makes use of the incredibly wide spectrum of blues and violets, creating a stunning hair color that you can wear all year round!

This extremely fun color melt is a wonderful way to perk up a bland hair using trendy hues and express your creativity and whimsical personality. Pick from a subtle, muted lavender to an electrifying indigo or simply mix them all together for a magical result! If you already have purple hair, infusing the ombre technique can really create a stunning hairstyle.

Although, you need to remember that with great ombre power comes great responsibilities! With the help of professional color-safe products, it’s guaranteed that you’ll get to enjoy these bold colors for a longer time.

If you’re looking for a way to add mind-blowing dimension to your locks then it’s time for you to get obsessed with these updated photos of truly stunning purple ombres!

Dark Purple Ombre Hair

Dark Purple Ombre hair color
Instagram @crystal_d_salon

Layers and long side swept bangs flatter any medium length hair; pair that with funky loose curls and you will be ready for a night out. There are many shades available for purple hair color and this purple ombre hair color uses the darker tones.

Ash Purple Hair Ombre

Ash Purple Ombre
Instagram @garynghair

We are so in love with this smoky plum tone and so should you! Having two different shades on effortless waves is an innovative way to wear this trend.

Light Brown to Light Purple Ombre

Light Brown to Light Purple Ombre
Instagram @hairby_rr

Some lovely hints of violet on a rich, envy-inducing brunette hair is unbelievably flattering! Make your thick, long locks a canvas for this exquisite style.

Violet Ombre

Violet Ombre
Instagram @konstantinos_bakogiannishair

Have your deep black strands glimmer everywhere you go when you end them with this brilliant shade. Styling your mane straight can show how smooth and impressive the color transition is.

Lavender Ombre

Lavender Ombre
Instagram @cassandracolours

This features a platinum blonde to silvery purple hair color melt that is too magical. Having a lightened base makes it real easy to dip your locks onto some purple goodness!

Light Purple Ombre

Light Purple Ombre
Instagram @hairbykatiek

A little smoky lilac on medium length waves is just plainly adorable!. This muted violet hues complement complexions with pinkish undertones.

Lilac Ombre

Lilac Ombre
Instagram @hairbyadriennewalsh

Shiny metallic layers with edgy muted lavender hues will surely add dimension and character to your night out look.

Pastel Purple Ombre

Pastel Purple Ombre
Instagram @amberbeckjordhair

Perfect for any lazy day look, scrunch the tips of your enchanting faded violet ombre to achieve this natural beach wave result.

Burgundy Ombre

Burgundy Ombre
Instagram @tressesbytim

Layers on a long mane with perfectly curated soft curls and sexy wine-colored tips will make sure everyone will be dazzled by you.

Purple and Pink Ombre

Purple and Pink Ombre
Instagram @samonpie

The perfect balance of bold and delicate. These vibrant yet soft curls will make any magical creature envious of this sweet mermaid-esque blend.

Plum Ombre

Plum Ombre
Instagram @hair_by_rachhh

Channeling your inner mermaid? Complete the look with a medium-length cut and perfectly styled loose curls.

Silver to Purple Coloring

Silver Purple Ombre
Instagram @melanniemillan

Match your waves with these super cool hues! Play with some blue-violet and ash goodness for a modern funky finish.

Black to Purple Hair

Black to Purple Ombre
Instagram @coralfasthair

Q&A with style creator, Coral Fast
Hairstylist / Chair Renter @ Euphoric Day Spa in North Delta, BC

How would you describe this look?

This purple ombre hair color is fun modern. My client is a teacher and normally prefers a more natural look but is now on maternity leave and wanted to have some fun. I love playing with funky colors on a dark base to make the rich color pop! If placement is on point, you can sport this look straight or curled but I love when texture really shows off the contrast.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If this style is something you would like to try, keep in mind that fun colors can be a little more maintenance. Choose a color that will fade out nicely if you don’t want to be visiting the salon too frequently. But also as the color fades it can give you a great excuse to try a new different color!

I love this length of hair because you can do anything and everything with it! Your hair won’t take too long to style and can also be worn in a bun or ponytail when you need your hair out of your face.

Dark Brown to Purple Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Erika Rohrbach
Hairstylist @ Bella Hair Salon in Northampton, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a long layered cut with purple ombré hair color. I styled this using a one-inch curling iron because I love the way the waves in her hair show off that pop of purple on her ends.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Know how vivid hair colors like the purple on the ends are very temporary. We chose to do just her ends purple so it was easier for her to touch up with colored conditioner (she uses the Brand Overtone) in between her color appointments.

She also works in a hospital so she needed something she was able to hide in a bun during work. We left her natural color at the base of her hair so when her hair is tied back in a bun, the purple is somewhat hidden. Whenever I have professional women who want fun colors in their hair I suggest this method so they can do just that.

Blue and Purple

Q&A with style creator, Amelia Mercado
Freelance Colorist in Long Beach, NY


How would you describe this look?

This look is a dark aqua blue to a magenta color melt. I love these colors together because while they are on the darker side they are also still very pigmented. This look will last a long time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

First, you have to consider the type of career you may have because unfortunately, not every workspace allows this type of individuality. Also, you have to be willing to upkeep the proper way so the color will last as long as possible, such as washing with cold water and using color safe products. Like anything else we do for ourselves, hair comes with a commitment.

Purple and Blue Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Meagan Bester
Owner @ Bleach & Tone in Pretoria, South Africa


How would you describe this look?

When I did this hair, I thought berrylicious! It reminds me of delicious blueberries and blackcurrants with their rich colors and sweet taste. The cut elevates the color with long layers that are flattering to most face shapes and are super versatile. When worn curly (as seen here), the layers give curls a yummy softness, and when worn straight, the style is cool and edgy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I used a vegetable dye to achieve this bright color which can fade quickly if not treated with good quality products at home. Look for products that not only protect color but also nourish your hair. My clients use KMS Moist Repair Shampoo and Conditioner coupled with Goldwell Dualsenses Color Extra Rich 60s Treatment. The color is vibrant, fun, and sure to turn heads, so if you prefer to be a wallflower, this style might not be for you.

Metallic Purple

Metallic Purple
Instagram @paigelindseyy

Q&A with style creator, Paige Dudenhoefer
Hair Artist @ Moxi Hair Salon in Erie, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a “Dusty Purple Ombré.” The prettiest thing about this particular look is the vibrancy of the purple color. It’s very flattering on various skin tones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep in mind the upkeep. You must keep washing at a minimum, use color-safe shampoo, turn down the temperature on your tools, and reschedule a color refresh with your stylist!

Purple is the perfect color to try if you’re looking to spice up your color in a way that it will fade out to a beautiful blonde if you let it go. Although, it will not last long if not following the instructions above.

Also, keep in mind it may take a few appointments before you achieve this purple ombre hair color. This particular client was in my chair for around 5 hours. We had to first create the ombré and then apply the purple color.

This purple ombre hair color will work on all hair types and textures but it may take time to get there depending on what color you start out as. (The blonder, the better)

It also the perfect way to spice up an old ombré or balayage highlights!

Deep Purple

Q&A with style creator, Kaili Miles
Owner / Stylist @ Wild&Free Hair Studio in Paso Robles, CA


How would you describe this look?

This a purple ombré done by balayage plank application as the first step, and the second step is a color-melt using pulp riot purple color velvet and lilac, mixing custom colors through zone 2 and 3.

The hair to me seems to come alive with these piercing vivid hair color styles. It makes all the time for appointments in vivid coloring worth every minute!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider the total appointment costs. Take note that the longevity of color is minimal, lasting 2-3 weeks with little cold hair washing.

I recommend a color shampoo and conditioner with color pigment and color-save like Celeb Luxury Gem Lites Colorwash that’s available in an array of colors!

Red and Purple Hair Color

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Hartlove
Hairstylist @ Elsewhere Salon in Wilmington, NC


How would you describe this look?

This is an ombré with a copper-based red at the root to the mid shaft that transitions to purple towards the middle to end of the hair shaft. This client’s hair is cut to a long bob at zero elevation with texture added by slid cutting in the crown area.

It’s cured using a two-inch wand, wrapping each section around the wand one and a half times. The waterfall braid shows how fun and dimensional the color is.

The coolest part of this style is the translations of colors and the movement of the hair! It’s also good for clients who want a fun color but don’t want to lighten their hair too much, as you only need to lighten your to a level 7 to achieve this bright purple.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be patient with the lightening process and listen to your stylist. Also, the purple used in this color is a direct dye and is not permanent, so if you shampoo your hair every day it will fade fast (I would recommend using a color-safe shampoo and a dry shampoo to stretch out your shampooing days). On the other hand, being as the color isn’t permanent it opens a world of possibilities for other colors!

Platinum Blonde to Purple Coloring

Platinum Blonde to Purple Ombre
Instagram @joyahairdesign

Q&A with style creator, Joya Smith
Hairstylist @ Joya Hair Design in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

I love how versatile this purple ombre hair color can be transformed. This client is a military wife and mom who just isn’t ready to give up her sassy style because of motherhood or her husband’s formal events. We keep her blonde bright while adding a shadow root to keep her regrowth looking more natural.

The purple ombré with the lavender blend creates depth within her hair while giving it a fun twist which can sometimes not be the case for vivid hair. She can easily style it into a classic chignon or bun for formal events, while still showing her personality.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For anyone considering any vivid color, just know, that they fade. Like a lot! Every time you wash your hair you will literally see the color go down the drain. So, for people that wash their hair every day, or more than twice a week that is something to keep in mind. With that, vivid colors can also take a lot of time and patience to remove. So when deciding on a bright and fun color, just know that it will be a commitment to your hair. But usually well worth it!

Amethyst Purple Sombre

Amethyst Purple Sombre
Instagram @ave65salon

Q&A with style creator, Tina Ong
Hairstylist / Colorist / Owner @ Ave 65 Salon in San Gabriel Valley, CA


How would you describe this look?

I love the fun color element for this purple ombre hair color. The purple hair color combination blended very well. The long layers added a lovely volume. With styling, you get a glam look. Without styling, you get an edgy feel due to the purple.

Any advice for someone considering it?

First and foremost, before considering any fun colors, make sure your employer allows it. I have clients who requested the color only to have it return to their natural color due to the restriction at their work environment.

The coloring and processing part takes a great amount of time and it would be all for nothing if you could not go out with the color on a daily basis. After obtaining this color, I highly recommend that you stay away from swimming (indoor, esp with bleach or outdoor facilities/areas) or avoid washing your hair for the next couple of days. To extend the color, using dry shampoo in between wash is best. To help keep hair healthy, use a leave-in hair treatment every two weeks. Maintaining colored hair requires a lot of attention and dedication. However, the color is worth it!

Bright Purple Ombre

Bright Purple Ombre
Instagram @hairbysaretta

Stylist Saretta created this elvish look out of long, lilac hair that’s lavishly braided.