Red-violet hair is a daring hair color shade with hints of red and violet. Women with natural hair colors, lovely brunettes, and blondes try on this impressive hue for a vivid and brighter appearance.
Red violets come in different hair color shades, and having the right balance of warm red and cool violet tones together is the key to complementing your skin tone best. Dark skin tones and eye colors are the easiest to pair with this color. For light-skinned gals, note that too much purple can bring out the yellow undertones in your skin.
This ultra-sophisticated look gives off a strong and mature feminine vibe that will catch everyone’s attention, so be prepared to stand out!
If you want to take this hair dye to the next level, consider adding blonde highlights to make it pop, especially if you have short hair.
For a more subtle look, consider an ombre, which works great on long and medium-length hair.
Take the color plunge and find your bold shade and style in this collection of popular photos of red-violet hair on different hair textures and lengths!
#1: Wild Cherry Red and Rich Violet Tones
This look is a foilayage since I used a combination of foils and the balayage (hand-painted) technique. I love how well the raspberry highlights complement the base color. I always love finishing my color services with curls, making everything pop! Happy clients make me love what I do!
You will have to come into the salon more often. Since red tones typically fade faster, a red color molecule is larger than other color molecules. It doesn’t penetrate the hair’s cortex as deeply as other color molecules. It’s more high maintenance in that sense, but as for the foilayage I did, it will grow beautifully.
#2: Red-Violet Copper
A red-violet copper color will add vibrancy and intensity to your hair. Red hair colors are hard to upkeep, but with the help of a color-depositing shampoo and conditioner, you can give everyone the illusion that you just had your color refreshed at the hair salon. Avoid shampooing your hair daily, using hot water, and the swimming pool; doing any of these things will fade your hair color extremely fast.
#3: Vibrant Red-Violet Hair
This red-violet hair color features an electric magenta hue that is an edgier take on the pink hair trend for this year. Show off this head-turning color with a simple half-up loose braid with your long mane!
#4: Purple Magenta
Purple magenta is extremely on-trend and doesn’t seem to go away soon. Colors like magenta are versatile with any skin tone because they can be adjusted to be warmer or cooler to complement different skin undertones. Remember that vivid fashion colors do require more maintenance to keep them looking fresh.
#5: Dark Violet to Rose Gold Ombre
This one’s an unusual yet dreamy hair color that can only be achieved with lots of patience and expertise. The heavy-to-light transition is so beautifully done and gives the mane a gorgeous body.
#6: Magenta-Violet Hues
This red velvet root cake hair is making us crave purple hair! Pair with a short side-swept bob and an edgy angled cut, and you’re good to go!
#7: Red-Violet with Highlights
It’s always the season for rich, beautiful auburn shades with hints of blondes. This hairstyle done by Stylist Kristen is so smooth, bright, and perfect for an everyday look.
#8: Red-Violet on Medium Length Hair
A funky and sexy color with a sophisticated vibe – this almost purple hue complements warm undertones from fair to tan skin.
#9: Deep Red-Violet
A dashing way to try a brand new color without the commitment of having it all and needing to give too much work in maintaining it. A shoulder-length cut with subtle waves like this is a great canvas to try this style on.
#10: Dark Red-Violet
This deep version of burgundy is a marvelous option for ladies with long wavy hair who love the shade but don’t wanna go too bright. Just keep in mind that reds are high maintenance but worth the work!
#11: Red-Violet on Long Hair
The dreamiest hairstyle you’ll see today – this purple-red hair is eye-catching with straight and lengthy strands that will allow you to get creative styling. Knots, twists, and braids are just some of the styles you can try with this magical hair.
#12: Bright Red-Violet
A stand-out fiery bright red layered hair like this might need high upkeep, but it’s worth it once you see everyone turning their heads for you—style with waves and dark roots for a more dimensional and shiny finish.
#13: Burgundy and Violet Balayage
I love the dimension in this violet-red hair color. I balayaged her to a Carmel tone and covered the balayage with Pulp Riot Jam which gave her that vibrant plum color! I trimmed and point-cut her ends to give her a textured look, and I curled her with my steam iron and straightened the ends for that trendy look.
This hairstyle and color would fit anyone who is daring enough. Remember to use vibrant, friendly shampoo and conditioner and wait two days after the process to wash. Soft waves and choppy ends would be cute for purple-red hair color.
#14: Aubergine Balayage
This is the “berry balayage.” The loveliest thing about this look is the multi-tonal violets. Styling it with waves helps to show off the different colors.
The balayage technique is low maintenance, but the vibrant color is not. This isn’t always as negative as the fact that it’s quite temporary because it means you can play around with having different tones. You should try and shampoo less and use color-protecting products. I would recommend Pureology by L’Oréal, as all its ranges include color-protecting technology. It should be suitable for most hair types and all face shapes. However, you can tailor the balayage to suit your face shape depending on how low or high you want to start the blend.
#15: Intense Red-Violet Hues
This look is a “raspberry plum.” I did a loose curl to add some volume and show the red violets in color a little more to make them pop. Reds can be a tricky color that fades quickly, but some tricks to keep it lasting longer are washing it in cold water and using professional products to keep it protected and locked in. Viral Shampoo is an awesome pigmented shampoo and conditioner that freshes the color in between services to keep it looking bright.
#16: Light Red-Violet
I love how this fun, intense color is paired with a simple, laid-back shape. I have always been a fan of very lived-in looks. Keeping that in mind, I decided to keep my client’s roots dark and natural, feathering my custom pink (which my client and I ended up titling ‘Dragonfruit’) up for a soft line. For this particular haircut, I focused on having a soft face frame and super texturized ends, giving it a very organic feel.
This kind of look is a commitment. As a client, you must be prepared for a lengthy first appointment and pre-book a color refresher appointment. Also, be ready to purchase and use color-safe shampoos/conditioners with any reconstructing masks your stylist suggests.
#17: Red-Violet on Short Hair
This red-violet hair color is very wearable with a bit of an edge.
The greatest thing about this color is that although it is completely unnatural, it is still so flattering against her skin tone and evens out her skin tone. Choosing a cool red tone over a warm red tone will cancel out red in the skin.
I suggest washing your hair as little as possible to keep this color vibrant. Invest in a color shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair as well as investing in a direct dye such as Manic Panic or Pulp Riot, mix it into a mask or conditioner, apply it to the hair once a week, and let it sit on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it out.
Suppose you have any white linens to invest in a dark pillowcase and a dark towel to dry your hair with. Colors that are that vibrant can sometimes transfer onto lighter-colored linens.
#18: Red to Violet Ombre
I got my inspiration for this red and purple hair ombre from a flower called “Fuchsia.” It has that beautiful melt from bright red to purple. The greatest part about it is how unconventional it is. You don’t typically see the lighter/brighter color at the top of the ombré into a darker color, especially with reds, but it just works beautifully together. I was in love with it, and the slight V cut I gave my client just gave an overall look, a nice flowy look!
Just do it! Life is way too short for boring hair, so live it up and try this purple and red hair. Just make sure to take care of it! People way too often leave the salon with a head full of vivids, but no products, then need clarification why the longevity wasn’t the best. Half the work of upkeep is at home. You need good shampoo and conditioner 100%. I also recommend good heat protectants, even if you don’t use heat on your hair. I think of it as a sunblock for your hair. Protection is key!
#19: Red-Violet on Brown Hair
This look was achieved by pre-lighting a few foilaged pieces and shadowed roots in a deep but intense red-violet color melted with Wella’s new Color Fresh Creates shade in Next Red. The key to a beautiful red is creating multi-dimensional tones that play off of light reflection. I used Wella color for all.
The cut is a complete razor cut to add texture and movement to her beautiful color. Also, add a few beach waves with iron to show off that dimension! Sun exposure will fade reds quickly, so use products with UV protection and wear hats. It could be a better color for someone spending less time at the beach or pool. It’s good for light to medium skin tones, and a medium to dark natural color is best. Color placement and cut should work together to create this stunning redhead!