If you haven’t noticed, purple hair isn’t just for angsty teens, clowns or Halloween costumes anymore. Vibrant hues are a fun way to step outside of the box when updating your look. For me, the color kick started due to a breakup. I just wanted something new (duh!). Now I’m hooked.

If you aren’t ready to fully commit to a colored ‘do, try hair chalk or semi-permanent wash-out color. If you aren’t ready even for washout dye, then just drown in amazement with us over our favorite purple hair inspirations.

Metallic Magenta Purple Hairstyle

1. Metallic Magenta: For a seriously fun and bold look, opt for magenta mixed with lavender. It’s mega metallic, super unique, and perfect for spring! (via In the FRow)

Golden Lavender Purple Hairstyle

2. Golden Lavender: Don’t be afraid to leave some of your bleached pieces blonde when you’re dying the rest purple. It will add a nice amount of dimension and keep things subtle but still extra rad. (via JM Hair Gallery)

3. Cool Lavender: To have a cool, cool lavender shade like this beauty, your hair stylist will need your hair to be almost white — eeek! The more warmth in your blonde, though, the warmed the purple will appear. (via Gracefully Sassy)

4. Focus On the Front: Bring the focus to the front by adding in a couple bright and bold pieces. They’re just what you need to make any ‘do pop. (via Zoe’s 101)

5. Metallic Lavender: If you’ve ever wanted to try the grey hair trend, but can’t get your hair to make it work, try a metallic lavender instead. It’s the perfect balance between silver and purple, TBH. (via Good Housekeeping)

6. Magenta Dreams: Start your vivid colored highlights at the top of your head but still leave some of your natural color showing for a bold yet workable look. (via Gaby Owl)


7. Katy Perry: Our true inspiration. She had us wishing for purple locks ever since we saw her music video for California Gurls and then (a little more realistic) Wide Awake. (Photo via John M. Heller/Getty images)

Taraji P. Henson Purple Hair

8. Taraji P. Henson: LOVE! The variation of purple hues in this ombre is amazing and making us totally jealous! Can we wake up with our hair looking like that everyday? Pretty please! (Photo via @tarajiphenson)


9. Justine Skye: When born with dark hair you need to remember that achieving purple hair is a bit harder – but can be done! You’ll need to bleach your hair to achieve a strong purple hue, otherwise it will turn a mucky/muted shade of purple brown. (Photo via lberto E. Rodriguez/Getty images)

Purple Hair Hammock Beach

10. Sea Salt and Purple Hair: The salt from the ocean can do amazing/awful things to your hair color. It will attack the vibrancy of the color and cause it to fade into a pastel. This could give you a beautiful natural ombre. However, if you are in love with your vibrant hues, stay away from the ocean! P.S. This photo was photoshopped. Sorry! But it is just too good!

Purple Hair Bow Tie

11. Purple Bow Tie: The ends of your hair naturally get more sunlight and go through more wear-and-tear then the rest of your head. This will cause your color to lighten on its own and produce a dark to light fade. (via Callina Marie)

Light Purple Hair Color

12. Purple Pastel: This inspo brings us to fairy heaven. Light purple locks and sparkly dusted eyebrows? Yes, please. (via Garden of the Dreamers)

Dark Purple Hair

13. Purple Hues: When dying your whole head an unnatural hair color, remember to include lighter and darker pieces. This will create dimension that happens with your own hair color naturally.

Orchid Pastel Purple Hair

14. Orchid Pastel: This is clearly a pretty pastel *must* for this summer. (via Pastel Illusions)

Kelly Bryden Purple Hair

15. Kelly Bryden (Me!): If you’re afraid of totally committing to full on purple hues, try some highlights underneath your hair. You can pull them out or tuck them away depending on the occasion. (Photo via @Kellaybryden)


16. Kelly Osbourne: This Kelly was one of the first to start rocking the purple hues. I followed in suit, as every Kelly should ;) (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty images)


17. Rita Ora: I don’t know about you, but this ombre has got us thinking about sweet and sticky cotton candy. We are drooling over the mix of hues in this ‘do. (Photo via Anita Bugge/Getty)


18. Nicole Richie: This is my purple hair dream. An icy purple hue looks absolutely stunning next to Nicole’s amber eyes. (Photo via Brad Barket/Getty images)


19. Raven Symone: Yes! This gray and light purple hue is the perfect this color job. Her hair reminds us of beautiful icy igloo that we want to get lost in. (Photo via Michael Loccisano/Getty images)


20. Dascha Polanco:Long (purple + gray) hair, don’t care. (Photo via Mark Sagliocco/Getty images)


21. Demi Lovato: Leave it to Demi to awe us with this amazing ombre color. Along with Katy Perry, she is one celeb who always gives us great hair color inspiration.(Photo via Bryan Bedder/Getty images)

Purple Hair

22. Vibrancy Ombre: We LOVE the backwards ombre this gal is rocking. This is definitely one of the harder colored hair styles to maintain but boy is it stunning. (via Beautylish)


23. Jessie J: A purple bob is a super bold statement and we are totally on board. (Photo via Ian Gavan/Getty images)

Purple Hair Kelly

24. Kelly Bryden (Me!): A Miss Misty creation! For a year, I had purple highlights underneath my long brown hair. This time, I was ready for more! Misty added blond highlights that she then painted six different colors for one amazing head of mermaid highlights.

Purple Hair

25. All Things Purple: Okay we just want her style. Purple hair + purple lips = I’m in purple heaven!

Would you take the plunge and add some purple to your hair? Or are this images just enough eye candy for you? Tell us in the comments below!