Get your daily dose of inspiration in fashion trends, women hairstyles and nail designs, find helpful makeup tutorials and style tips on Fashionisers. Pastels are in right now, and what better shade of pastel than ultra flattering and feminine lavender hair? Lavender, lilac and purple hair colors hair colors for long hair an excellent choice, because they are unusual but also very soft and subtle. How to Choose Your Purple Hair Colors So we’ve talked you into this daring yet feminine color palette?
Now you just have to choose which purple hair colors to work with. Those with neutral undertones to their skin can get away with any shade of purple hair under the sun. However, shades of purple hair also lend themselves really well to analogue color schemes, where both cool and warm shades are used. The reverse is ideal for those with cool undertones to their skin. If you’re nervous about damaging your roots, and constantly having to re-dye them, you can consider getting a lavender balayage or ombre purple hair. You can keep your roots a natural color, and simply let them grow out.
Lavender and purple hair colors fade very quickly, and require frequent salon visits for maintenance. If your hair is naturally darker, your hair will have to be bleached, probably multiple times, before it can be dyed pale lavender or vivid violet shades. Dyeing hair frequently comes with a bit of damage, so you want to make sure your hair is very healthy and moisturized. However, if you choose an unnatural color you will need considerably more maintenance, because the hair does not want to keep those colors in.
Before as well as after dyeing your hair purple, get in the habit of doing nourishing hair masks, using ingredients that will strengthen the hair shaft, like coconut oil. Switch to a sulfate free shampoo that will preserve the dye and won’t strip your hair of oils. Consider adding a bit of semi-permanent purple dye to your condition, so with every wash you will refresh your color. If you want an outfit that will really pop, choose yellow, which is opposite from purple on the color wheel. Orange or red on their own would be difficult to pair with lavender hair, but throwing in another shade like green or turquoise could balance things out. When it doubt, black, grey, and white are excellent neutrals!
You can do whatever the heck you want, but I have some suggestions that will hopefully make it easier. For the Eyebrows: With really pale, cool hair, your best bet is to choose a grey taupe color that is maybe just a shade darker than your purple hair. If you’ve chosen a warmer lilac shade, a taupe that leans toward red is the way to go. For the Eyes: In a similar fashion to crafting an outfit, the color wheel is once again your friend. Yellows and golds will seriously pop, while matching lavender and rose shades to your hair will be very soft.
For the Cheeks and Lips: Don’t be too matchy-matchy with your purple hair and lip or blush color, but do try to stick to the same undertone. If you’ve gone for a very cold lavender hair shade, a cooler lipstick will look better than an orangey red one. With warm lilac hair, since there is still a bit of blue undertone present, you could rock almost any shade of lipstick. Look for an edgier salon in your city, and go on their website or instagram. Look for examples of the exact kind of dye job that you want. If you’re going for more user-friendly lavender balayage hair, make sure the artists you’re looking at are not only good at creating vivid colors and charming pastels, but are also great at balayages and hair painting.
Read reviews of the stylist and the salon, especially ones that talk about how well their hair looked after fading a little. You want your hair to look good not only when you leave the salon, but also a few weeks afterwards when some of the color has faded. Purple Hair Color Ideas So you’re doing it? I’ve got you covered with some gorgeous pictures of lavender and purple hair color ideas! Purple Haze What a better way to start than with a smoky lavender hair look?