Purple hair is gaining more and more popularity as pictures of new styles make their way to social media and girls try it out. But now there is a new trend – pastel purple hair. Women all over the world are going crazy over gorgeous pastel colors, and purple is at the top of the list. Purple is a feminine color which was once used for royalty and now the pastel shades are making us feel like princesses again!
Pastel purple hair incorporates a range of shades including lavender, blue-violet, mauve, lilac and many more, each appearing in pale and pearly tones. This range extends to metallic pastel shades as well. We’ve collected examples of the prettiest pastel purple hair on the internet for you.
# 1 Lovely Lilac
In this picture, a combination of silver, ash gray and lilac was used to color this model’s waist-length locks. Matching hair extensions were added to give this hairstyle fantasy volume and it’s been styled with a loose French side braid which ends in a three strand braid that slides down her back. If you are trying this look remember to loosen your braid once you are done – this will add volume as well!
Do you find yourself struggling to choose between two equally fun shades? Take a page from this model's book and use both! Her top layer of locks has been colored a pastel amethyst shade which melts smoothly into a light rose pink. The stylist added a few gentle waves on the edges to help blend the shades together.
# 3 Outstanding Orchid
At first glance, you may think that this sweet model has just one shade as an all over color but that’s not the case. Look closer and you’ll see darker hair at the roots and pearly white babylights within her light orchid colored locks. Along the edges, a bubblegum pink has been infused over the purple, creating a pretty mane which she has styled to be a little messy with a disconnected side parting.
# 4 Unicorn Hair with Side Buns
For this look the stylist has created a sleek lavender ombre, using a darker shade as the base color which blends into the pastel purple hair below. White and gray highlights have been added to the length of the model's locks which helps to give the style extra dimension and movement. Her hair was styled with two tight rows of braids down the middle, a wrap around bun at the back and wavy hair on the sides.
# 5 Purple Rainbow
In this beautiful example, a gorgeous pastel ombre was created using this model's medium length hair. The color melt begins with royal purple on the roots that blends out into pastel mauve. From here there are streaks in various shades of pink, ranging from dark rose to barely there. The darker shades from the top were brought down to act as a lowlight and the stylist has finished the look off by ironing the model's locks into a sleek shimmery curtain.
# 6 Rose Garden Beauty
This model's hair has dark gray on the roots and along the bottom with a perfectly blended combination of fuchsia, true purple and deep reddish pink. Within these shades, the stylist has also added a few coral colored babylights. The locks have been set in curls around the face with a slight wave over the hair at the back.
# 7 Multicolor Magic over Gray
This eye-catching hair is multicolored and is sure to attract attention, but how was this look achieved? It may have been created using foils, however balayage, a free hand method, would be more effective for such a colorful look. The model's hair has a dark gray base which is followed by many layers of colors including pastel purple, cream, rose pink and lemon yellow.
# 8 Lavender and Ice
Here is another excellent example of how balayage can be used to smoothly blend shades together. This model’s locks have rosewood brown and medium pastel purple on the roots which blend out into an iced lavender hue. The stylist added some white smoke highlights over the top and styled her hair with a simple parting and beach waves.
# 9 Pristine Purple
This braided hairstyle not only looks great, but also allows us to see the shades which have been used to create it. The model’s hair starts out in royal purple, which melts into a layer of pastel mauve and then light lavender. The tips were shaded in a silvery purple and given loose S-waves to complete the look.
# 10 Pastel Purple Hair Power
Pastel purple looks great on ombres but it works equally well as an all over color. This model has used a super light lavender shade on her medium long locks with a few well placed white highlights. Her hair is parted with a center part and her hair has been styled into soft, flowing waves that catch the light effectively.
# 11 Uniquely Purple
This model’s locks have been colored a bright orchid shade in the front layer and a dark to light pastel lavender at the back. We love how the color melts lighter towards the edges and the unusual style that the model created with this look. Wearing her hair straightened and tucked behind her ear accentuates this pretty purple rainbow style.
# 12 Playful Pastel Purple Hair
Purple can be used to create a fun and playful hairstyles just like the one this model is wearing. Her locks are colored two distinct shades; first dark espresso brown which is followed by fine pastel purple. The thick, colorful fringe makes her stand out and she has fashioned two twisted side buns with the rest of her long locks.
# 13 Mystic Metallic Mermaid
For this look, the stylist began with a medium brown at the roots which breaks out into shimmering metallic shades of purple. Within her mane, we can see a silvery mauve as well as light pastel purple. Purple and pink are always a good combination, but we love this use of a deeper purple and light pink. To finish the stylist added lots of S-wave curls from the crown down.
# 14 Edgy Black and Pastel
For this model’s locks, the stylist started with raven black as a base color which is followed by a light contrasting shade of pastel mauve. These two colors play off each other and the lighter shade actually helps brighten this otherwise dark look. Her hair was parted with a center parting and on each side, a tight, twisted bun was created.
# 15 Candy Crush
In this picture, the model's hair has been colored so that the two main shades sit next to each other instead of on top of each other. Follow her lead and don’t be afraid to try something different! She has used pastel mint on the right-hand side and light lilac on the left over ash black roots.
# 16 Blonde to Purple Ombre
This sweet young model is showing off her locks in a pretty blonde to purple ombre. The top layer of her hair is baby blonde which dissolves into a very light pastel lavender shade on the bottom. The stylist gave her loose waves on the sides and added two rows of thin Dutch braids on top that run into a neat top bun.
# 17 Hint Of Purple
If you are not ready for all over purple hair just yet, why not try colorful accent strands like this? This model’s hair was colored using shades of blonde, including beach blonde and dark ash. The stylist painted in light amethyst streaks which peak out from under the blonde and come in to frame her face.
# 18 Angelic Pastel Locks
In this singular hairstyle, the stylist created an interesting “halo” effect by using a violet shade of purple to color the hair above the forehead and all around the edges. The inner hair was colored with lighter shades, a pastel rose and pansy pink. To style, the hair has been braided along the side. This is an incredible look to try with short hair.
# 19 Color Splash
For this look, the stylist used a pastel purple with peachy lowlights for the tips of the model's hair and splashes of metallic blue close to the roots. The base color is a rich French roast brown and the locks were styled with a center parting and loose curls on the edges.
# 20 Colorful Glam Curls
This model’s hair was colored an all over rouge shade of pink that has a purple undertone. The stylist added light pastel rose streaks along the bottom and styled her hair in glamorous loose curls.
# 21 Short Purple Hair
Here the stylist began by trimming this model’s locks into a sharp pixie cut which is shaved at the back and has length on the top. This longer hair on top adds to the brushed over fringe effect and was colored a deep purple-gray shade while the rest of her hair is black. This dynamic combination is both edgy and sexy.
# 22 Pastel Updo
This model’s hair was colored in a few different colors to achieve this stunning style. The base color is blonde in shades of amber and ash with beach blonde highlights and pastel mauve streaks were added along the sides. She has fashioned her hair into a messy pull through updo with a length of hair that trails down her back.
# 23 Purple Haze
For this look, the stylist used a rich brown color for the roots which melts into light peachy blonde and ultra violet purple. A few white highlights have been added to provide extra dimension to this perfectly curled masterpiece.
# 24 Pastel Metallics
Purple and gray are both hot colors this season, so why not combine them with a metallic purple shade like this? This model’s locks were treated to all over silvery mauve color with dark color underneath which acts as a lowlight. Not only does this color look great, but it’s also professional enough for the office.
# 25 Cotton Candy Style
Ready to be a cotton candy princess? Steal this model’s style by giving your locks girly two tone color like hers. Her locks begin in a light bubble gum pink which melts into pastel mauve at the bottom. Her long locks have a subtle wave and she’s wearing a matching rose headband.
# 26 Sheer Pastel Bob
For this look, the stylist began by trimming the model's hair into a sleek short bob. A barely there shade of purple was then applied all over with some cream highlights in-between. To finish the locks were ironed straight, allowing light to reflect off this pretty pastel style.
# 27 Perfectly Purple
This model’s hair has been colored in a gorgeous shimmering shade of pastel purple with super light coral and mauve highlights. This shade is quite unique as it has a pink undertone which makes it perfect for light skin tones. The styling was kept simple with just a few loose curls along the edges.
# 28 Lavender Bombshell
Wondering what to do with your medium long locks this season? Try a purple ombre! This model is wearing professionally graded color that starts in medium lavender and melts into light lilac before ending in metallic pastel purple on the edges. This is a colorful take on the dark to light ombre style that is so trendy right now.
# 29 Violet Shades
To create this style light shades of lavender and blue-violet were painted over the model’s golden brown and amber base color. The shades are beautifully mixed together by the loose waves along the bottom. Accent color is a great way to liven up any hairstyle!
# 30 Amethyst Blunt Cut
Blunt cut bobs like the one this model is wearing can look severe but adding some color can help soften the look. For this hairstyle, the stylist applied dark brown color on the roots which blends out into shades of deep amethyst and brownish gray. Her locks were straightened with a slight inward curl and given a sharp center parting.
# 31 Professional Pastel Beauty
Purple hair doesn’t always need to be bright; (although there’s nothing wrong with bright hair) you can create amazing looks with deeper shades as well. This model is wearing a muted pastel purple shade on her short locks with a few extra light mauve streaks which act as highlights and add dimension. Styled simply with a deep comb over this look is professional and pretty.
# 32 Pale Plum Splash
Here we see shades of pale purple, which were used to color this model’s lovely long locks. While at first, this looks like all over color if you look closer you can see a subtle ombre which begins in light blue-violet, then light purple rouge before ending in medium true purple. The light shade over the center gives this hair adds dimension and the plait on the side helps draw the eye up.
# 33 Lavender and Honey
For this look, the stylist created a swirling effect by adding the lavender accent highlights in thin strands over the warm honey brown base color and giving the ends fun whimsical curls. Within these curls, we can also see creamy white microlights which act as a contrast to the lavender.
# 34 Rainbow Buns
Because blue is used to create purple these two colors will always look great together, especially in pastel! This model’s mane is colored light candy purple with sea blue and cream highlights and styled with a disconnected parting and two high, twisted beach buns.
# 35 Smooth and Inviting Indigo Hair
This model’s smooth and silky locks start with rosewood brown on the roots which quickly gives way to rich streaks of indigo and royal purple. Closer to the edges we can see some light pastel purple hair and the rosewood shade, used as highlights and lowlights respectively.
# 36 Lilac and Cream
This hair has dark shadow roots underneath perfectly blended shades of cream blonde and pastel lilac. These shades have been expertly blended together to create a light hair color that is soft and unique. The stylist has fashioned the model’s locks into three braided buns at the back and messy braids along the sides.
# 37 Pearly Purple
The stylist began by trimming this model’s hair into a chunky A-line bob before applying a purple mauve color. Underneath we can see a slightly darker shade which acts as a lowlight, bringing the shimmering out. To style, the hair has been ironed to a mirror finish.
# 38 Pastel Blend
To create this immaculate color melt the stylist used a few different shades to color these model's layered bob cut. These shades include blue-violet, lavender and metallic pastel pink as well as gray. To help mix the colors together the stylist has curled the models to have a light wave on the edges.
# 39 Cosmic Locks
This colorful look, which has been created over the models asymmetrically trimmed locks, consists of light blue-violet on the roots which melts in pastel purple and finally rose pink along the edges. Her hair is parted with an off-center parting and styled with loose romantic curls – so pretty!
# 40 Lavender and Roses
This model's look begins with dark shadow roots followed by dark lavender which lightens into pastel purple with gray lowlights. Along the tips sweet violet and dusty rose were infused which completes this gorgeous dark to light purple ombre.
So there you have it – the best examples of pastel purple hair. What do you like more? The candy pastel colors or the metallics? All the shades we’ve seen here today are both pretty and exciting and the best thing about purple is its versatility, you can really combine it with just about any other color. We are sure you’ve been inspired by the fun styles too, so why not try pastel purple for your next look?