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4 ways to Rock Purple Hair

Vibrant pastel hair colour, inspired by fashion, gained popularity years ago, but adventurous shades are still a go-to today. You can even spot A-listers rocking a purple mane on the red carpet. With the evolution of the funky-hair-colour trend, there are many ways to wear the hue—from all over to streaks to ombré to sporting more than one shade at a time. (We love a red-and-purple combo.) If you want to get in on the trend, we have some good news: You don’t have to book time with your hairdresser to play around with hair dyes. Read on to get the 411 on how to dye your hair purple and create 4 beautiful looks using at-home hair colour.

Style #1: All-over purple hair

Unicorn-inspired light-purple hair is a hue you’ll spot during festival season in the summer, but the trend has serious staying power year-round. If this is the hair colour of your dreams, be forewarned: You’ll have to lighten your locks to blond first. If you want to bleach your hair at home, reach for L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Ombré a DIY ammonia-free lightener. Once your hair is blond and ready for colour, try L’Oréal Paris Féria Smokey Pastels Permanent Hair Colour in P12 Smokey Lavender it delivers a gorgeous multi-faceted hue and included in the box with the easy-to-follow directions is a Power Shimmer Conditioner that helps to seal in your new tone and smooth the cuticle of your hair for an ultra-glossy finish. 

Style #2: Purple hair streaks

If you just want to dip your toes into the purple hair trend, the easy way to go is streaks. And, thankfully, it’s super easy to recreate this style! First, you’ll need to decide which pieces of hair you want to dye purple. Section off the strands of hair you want to colour and ponytail or clip the rest out of the way. Next, select your hair dye. If you’re going for a more temporary colour, L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Temporary Hair Colour Spray in Lavender is your best bet. This foolproof spritz-on hair colour delivers the perfect blond-and-purple look and washes out in the shower; plus, it lets you easily control how much or how little colour you want to apply.

Style #3: Purple ombré hair

If you’ve been rocking the ombré or balayage trend, turning your brown-to-blond locks into a fun purple-tinged ’do is simple. This style requires little maintenance and allows you to complement your natural darker roots with colourful tips. Purple ombré hair can be achieved using L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour. Simply follow the directions on the box and apply the hair colour to the ends of your hair blending upwards to cover the spots you want to dye. Your new-found hue will last four to eight washes and slowly fade into a beautiful lavender colour; eventually your hair will return to its former shade. If you don’t currently have ombré or highlighted ends, try L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Ombré to lighten the tips of your hair so the purple dye will be visible.

Style #4: Dark purple hair

If you’re a brunette and don’t want to lighten your locks, don’t fret: You can go for a dark-purple look. Take the trend for a test drive without bleaching a single strand with L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in Maroon. This dark-purple dye was specifically created for brunettes who want to experiment with colour but without the bleach. Just like the pastel hair colour range, this colour will slowly fade over four to eight washes, and you have the option of applying it all over for rich, saturated colour or to the ends of your hair for a more highlighted look.

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