Purple balayage is a highlighting technique that creates soft, painted purple streaks on your hair. It is meant to show a unique vibrancy, perfect for bolder women!
First, do your research and find a stylist who is skilled at creating vibrant colors. Consult with them and be open.
Hair artist Lauren Eliana from Cranston, RI suggests being patient with the journey.
“There’s a lot of chemistry and tedious steps involved in creating colors like this. It can take several sessions, depending on your existing canvas,” explains Eliana.
Vibrant colors require higher maintenance than sun-kissed balayage. So make sure you stick to the post-treatment recommendations given by your stylist.
“Come back to the salon every six weeks to refresh the purplethen every 12 weeks to refresh the balayage,” suggests Eliana.
Otherwise, you can choose a more vibrant shade of purple to enjoy the fading process.
And these are additional maintenance tips from Eliana:
(1) Wash the hair in very cold water. Warm or hot water will fade the color instantly.
(2) Styling tools should not be hotter than 315 degrees.
(3) Avoid salt water, chlorine and too much sun exposure.
Eliana recommends shampoos from the Aluram Daily and Oligo product lines. These are lightweight, moisturizing and healthy for color treated hair.
Take a leap and choose vibrant colors. These pictures of brilliant purple balayage ideas will inspire you to try something new.
#1: Melted Violet Balayage
The perfect addition to longer, darker hair is with violet tones that melt from dark to light. Violet is a spectral color. It has many monochromatic shades which make the possibilities endless. Ask your hair colorist to mix her favorite indigo shade to a lighter, richer purple.
#2: Purple highlights on light brown hair
If you want ideas on how to change your light brown hair, talk to your stylist about purple highlights. Purple balayage on light brown hair will make your hair light and dimensional. You can refresh your color between visits with Viral Deposition Shampoo in Lavender.
#3: Dark Purple Highlights on Balayage Hair
Balayaged hair looks extra rich with dark purple highlights. Try a deep purple against the darkness of your hair to create an edgy yet subtle purple balayage.
#4: Smoky Purple Highlights
Accentuate your hair with highlights in a smoky purple shade if you have medium to dark hair. Purple balayage on dark brown hair looks good on everyone as long as you have confidence. The smoky shades work with any skin tone. You won’t want to go back once you try purple hair!
#5: Vibrant purple tones on blonde hair
If you’ve been wanting to change your blonde but aren’t ready to commit, consider vibrant purple tones. Purple balayage on blonde hair can fade quickly, so it’s the perfect temporary choice. I like to paint vibrant hair color in upward brush strokes for that delicious blended melt.
#6: Pastel purple highlights on brunette hair
Highlight your brunette hair with pastel purple highlights if you want a bright color. ONE lavender shade would compliment an ash brown base beautifully. Stylists should apply lightener to a teased and foiled section of hair in a V pattern. This will give you a beautiful pastel purple balayage.
#7: Lavender highlights with dark roots
Have fun with lavender highlights with dark roots. If you keep your natural hair color at the root, you will keep your maintenance down. It will also give softer growth. You will have to lift your hair for one lighter blonde to achieve a beautiful cool purple. A lavender balayage is a great way to experiment with fashion colors and step outside the box.
#8: Light plum purple hair
Plum purple hair can add a lot of brightness to your locks. Warmer shades of violet reflect the light and give a brilliant, glossy shine. For a violet shade that’s a little cool, your stylist should add a few drops of blue to their formula. They should do this until they reach their desired tone.
#9: Midnight Purple Balayage Hair Color
If you have brunette hair and balayage highlights, consider a dark purple balayage. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a low maintenance color that really pops. The natural root creates depth and grows out without problems. While perfect shade of violet depends on your skin tone, it always fades beautifully.
#10: Dimensional deep purple tones
Try a purple one balayage on black hair with deep purple tones for a dimensional and bold style. I like to create a rich dark-to-light gradient with molten violet hues. To really show off the look, crimp your hair with the Ion adjustable triple barrel waver.
#11: Purple Ombre Foilayage
If you are looking for a low maintenance fashion color a purple ombré is perfect. A violet ombre is great for your cool skin tone and will be lower maintenance than an all-over color. Keeping your natural root will provide subtle growth that doesn’t require much maintenance. The violet hue will fade, so getting toners done often will help keep the color vibrant.
#12: Purple Blue Balayage Highlights
If you have dark hair and are looking for the perfect fashion color, try purple-blue balayage. Blues and purples will be easier to achieve on your darker locks because you won’t have to lift to a pale blonde. For example, if you only lift to a dark blonde you will still be able to achieve beautiful shades of blue and purple. Balayage is the best technique to get your desired look without the maintenance of highlights.
#13: Ash Purple Balayage Hair
Try this ash kella balayage hair if you’re looking for a change from your blonde balayage. You will love the subtle dimension of the free-form painting technique. The purple highlights will complement this base color perfectly!
#14: Dark violet highlights on black hair
Women with black hair who need a refresh should try dark violet accents. Your stylist will want to foil, or a balayage in a foil. Doing this instead of painting hair will really give you the boost you need for purple balayage on dark hair. I recommend glazing your hair dry for an extra shiny result.
#15: Dark Hair with Vibrant Purple Balayage
Try the latest trend for your dark hair with vibrant purple balayage. Purple balayage the hair blends seamlessly and has no sharp lines. Even the most vibrant tones can be low maintenance when properly blended with your natural color. Purple is easily achieved on dark hair and will make your locks pop with dimension. Show your stylist an inspiring photo and plan your next color.