Much like the flower it is named after, lavender hair is floral yet spicy. It’s feminine without being sickly sweet or childish. The gorgeous lavender flower is known for its calming scent, which is why its essential oil is so popular in aromatherapy. We think that the lavender hair color might have a similar effect – it has all the richness of purple but without any of the urgency.
If you’re wanting to go ultra-light with your hair then consider lavender as one of the best hair colors to try. The lavender hair color is one of the best choices for fashion and pastel looks because it fades beautifully, although it does take a lot of work to achieve.
To help you figure out the best lavender hair color for you, I give a quick explanation of how this shade works with different skin tones. With that out of the way I can give the step-by-step instructions on how to get perfectly pastel lavender hairstyles at home for all you DIY aficionados.
We’ve also included maintenance tips so you can keep your lavender hair color looking fresh. If you get sick of it (doubtful) then read the section on lavender hair dye removal.
My makeup and fashion tips will keep your look fly with your new lavender hair, so all that’s left is just taking the plunge and trying this awesome color! If you still want a bit more inspiration, then we’ve collected the best examples of lavender hairstyles – photos that you can take to the salon and end up with the most gorgeous color possible.
Lavender Hair Color Shades: Contents
- Choosing the Best Lavender Hair Color Based on Your Skin Tone
- How to Dye Hair Lavender at Home
- Tips for Maintaining That Soft Lavender Hair Color
- How to Remove Lavender Hair Dye
- Your Makeup Guide for Lavender Hair
- Fashion Tips for Those with Lavender Hair
- 59 Lavender Hair Color Ideas to Inspire
Lavender hair refers to a blue-based shade of blue that is as light as can be. There is not much variation or ambiguity about the undertones of this color, which is decidedly cool. Because of that, we gotta admit that pure lavender hair won’t work for everyone.
First let’s talk about the lightness or darkness of the skin. You want some variation between the darkness of your skin and the darkness of the hair.
If you have medium, tan or dark skin then the lavender hair color will register in a similar way to blonde, in the sense that it will not wash you out. If you have lighter skin, however, it is possible that the lavender hair color will wash you out because it’ll be too similar in shade to your skin tone. You can counter this by adding a few darker streaks to your lavender hair, or by making sure that your hair has been lightened down to a level where it is distinctly lighter than your skin.
Lavender Hair Color for Cool Skin Tones
Next, we gotta talk about undertones. Those who have cool skin with slightly pinkish undertones and veins that appear a little purple through the skin tend to look best in lavender hair. The hair ends up being cooler than the skin, and as a result it makes the skin look super smooth and creamy.
Definitely consider trying lavender hair if your skin leans towards cool! Those with more neutral, beige skin, also tend to look great with lavender hair.
Lavender Hair Color for Warm Skin Tones
Then we have those whose skin has warmer golden or yellow undertones. Lavender hairstyles are a little bit tougher to pull off, in this case, as the lavender hair color tends to bring out an orange tint in the skin, which isn’t always flattering. You can get around that by adjusting your makeup and avoiding orange-based bronzers.
Alternatively, you can include a few strands of a warmer, more red-based purple or any other natural hair color. Copper and lavender hair dye are being used together increasingly often, so a few strands of copper near the face could be very fetching.
Lavender Hair Color for Olive Skin Tones
Those with olive undertones to their skin should probably stay away from solid lavender hairstyles. Olive skin refers to a yellow-green undertone, with veins that appear extra greenish. Cool purple sits exactly opposite of green on the color wheel, so it brings out those greenish tones in the skin in a way that doesn’t flatter.
If you really love lavender but you have true olive undertones, then consider just adding the color near the ends of your hair or towards the back, and keep the strands around your face to a more flattering color like indigo or any natural hair color.
As with all pastels, lavender hair dye will only take hold if the hair has already been bleached to a very light blonde. Bleaching hair is no easy feat, especially if you’re starting out with very dark or already dyed hair.
We’ll give you instructions on how to bleach your hair at home, although do note that going to a hair salon is probably the safer choice for your hair. Bleach can take a serious toll on your hair, and only an experienced hair colorist can get you down to the near-platinum shade of blonde necessary for lavender hair without risking significant damage to the hair.
Step 1: Prepping Your Hair
Before you start this whole process try to skip washing your hair for a day or two. Specifically, when it comes to bleaching, you must start with dry hair. You can prepare your hair for the lightening process the day before by doing a hair nourishing treatment mask loaded with proteins, in order to somewhat fortify the hair.
Keep in mind that bleaching will still deplete your hair of proteins and will make it much more susceptible to damage. By dyeing your hair immediately after bleaching it, however, you will actually be bringing some pigment back, which will help mitigate some of the damage of bleaching.
If you are bleaching your hair at home for the first time you will want to perform a strand test. Mix up a small batch of the bleach first, and use it to dye a small piece of hair that is towards the back of your head. Check on the strand every ten minutes, and once you’re happy with its lightness level you can remove the bleach – just don’t wait longer than 50 minutes!
This will help you ensure that your scalp won’t have a bad reaction to the bleach, and it will also allow you to determine how long it’ll take your hair to reach the lightness level you desire. Remember that for lavender hair dye to look right, your hair needs to be nearly platinum blonde.
Before you go to dye your hair lavender, make sure you also have an action plan. We give directions here to achieve a solid, all-over lavender hair color with natural roots, although you might prefer to only do a lavender balayage, lavender ends, or streaks of lavender, in which case you can bleach and dye your hair accordingly.
If you want something very complex with multiple colors or shades of lavender, then it is probably better to go to a professional hair stylist than to try it at home.
You Will Need:
• Bleach kit – we suggest keeping it gentle with the Good Dye Young Lightening Kit from Sephora, which has a 25-volume developer. You might need multiple kits in order to fully cover long hair, and you might need to do multiple sessions but it is much better for the hair than doing a 30- or 40-volume kit.
• Lavender hair dye – there are a few ways to achieve lavender tones in the hair. You can mix a bit of a more saturated purple hair dye like Punky Plum from Ulta with hair conditioner to sheer it out or buy a dedicated pastel lavender hair dye like Lime Crime Oyster from Nordstrom.
• Plastic gloves
• Shower cap
• Hair dye brush
• Non-metallic mixing bowl
• Old button-up or zip-up shirt
• Petroleum jelly
Step 2: Bleaching
● Get started by putting on your gloves, an old shirt, and lining the perimeter of your hair with petroleum jelly to prevent bleach from getting on your skin.
● Section your hair into as many parts as you like (I usually recommend four sections), and clip each section up with plastic hair clips.
● In your mixing bowl combine the bleaching powder with the developer. Use your hair dye brush to mix the two together thoroughly. The mixture should be fully incorporated, and it will have a slightly gritty texture.
● Release the first section of hair, and pull from it a very small section of hair. Begin applying the hair lightening mixture to the hair section a bit away from the roots. In general, we recommend keeping the roots a little bit darker, as it is overall healthier, but if you do want to bleach the roots as well, save them for last. The heat from the scalp will speed up the bleaching process at the roots, so they will not require as much time as the rest of the hair.
● With your brush, pull the bleach down to the ends of the hair, and then lightly massage it in to ensure the entirety of each strand is coated. You might have to go back and get more product on your brush if you have very long hair.
● Continue dyeing the entire section by separating out smaller subsections. Once the entirety of the section is dyed (aside from the roots), clip it back up and move on to the next section.
● Continue applying bleach to your hair in the same manner until the entire head is covered. Once the bulk of your hair has been covered in bleach, you can go back and apply it to the roots, if you like.
● Cover your head with a shower cap, and wait for the bleach to take hold.
● Check on your hair every ten minutes or so to see how much it has lightened. Once you’re happy with the lightness level, you can hop in the shower to rinse out the bleach. Do not let the bleach sit in your hair for longer than 50 minutes!
● In the shower rinse out the bleach with cool or lukewarm water, as hot water may damage your already porous and delicate hair.
● Once you’re out of the shower let your hair air-dry, and then look it over to ensure that the bleach took hold evenly. If you have missed any patches, you can very carefully go back in with bleach to correct them, but be careful not to leave it on for too long!
● If your hair has not been lightened enough from a single bleaching section, you should probably baby your hair for a day or two, do some conditioning treatments or Olaplex, and then bleach it again with the same gentle developer.
Step 3: Dyeing Hair Lavender
● Once your hair has been adequately lightened to a very pale yellow, you can finally apply your lavender hair dye! Section your hair off much like you did for the bleaching and apply the lavender dye with your hair dyeing brush this time starting at the roots and working your way down.
● It’s okay if your hair is damp – you will find that after applying the bleach applying the semi-permanent lavender hair color is actually much easier, since it is more emollient so it spreads and covers the hair easily.
● Once your whole head is covered in lavender hair dye cover it with a shower cap and wait 45 minutes.
● Once enough time has elapsed, hop in the shower and rinse out the dye with cool or lukewarm water. You don’t have to shampoo or condition your hair, since the dye itself is made to nourish and fortify the hair.
● Either let your hair air-dry, very gently towel-dry it, or blow-dry it on the lowest setting, and then examine it. If it’s perfect you can now enjoy having gorgeous lavender hair. If you need to, you can do any corrections with the dye, wait, and rinse it out again.
● Don’t wash your lavender hair too often! Definitely skip washing it for the first couple of days after you’ve dyed it, and in general, try to limit washing your hair to maximum 3 times a week.
● You can use dry shampoo to absorb oils from your hair and to help you go longer in between washes.
● When you do wash your hair, opt for gentle, sulfate-free shampoos, or even try out co-washing, which refers to keeping the hair clean with conditioner only.
● Heat opens up the hair cuticle and causes color to bleed out, so avoid washing your hair in hot water (opt for cool or lukewarm water instead). Additionally, avoid harsh heat-styling. If you really have to blow-dry your hair, do so on the lowest setting possible.
● Heat protectant spray can help mitigate some of the damage if you really can’t help yourself and need to use some sort of heat styling tool.
● Kerastase has recently released a phenomenal range of purple-based shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask all of which are available at Ulta. Meant to counter brassiness in bleached hair, purple shampoos have a light purple tint that will be deposited into your hair every time you use them and will help keep your ultra-light lavender hair looking fresh.
● Sun exposure can speed up the fading of hair colors, so if you’re outside in the sun make sure to wear a hat or use a hair spray or oil with UV protection.
● Swimming in a pool with chlorinated water can also have an impact on your lavender hair, so either stick to salt-water pools or wear a swimming cap when you go swimming.
● Face the facts – semi-permanent hair dyes fade out! They are quite easy to refresh though and have a great hair-conditioning formula. Make sure you have enough of your lavender hair dye on hand to refresh the color when the time comes two or three weeks after you’ve initially dyed it.
Of all of the fashion hair colors, the pastels, with lavender hair dye included, are easiest to remove! There are a few directions you can go in for getting rid of your lavender hair, and it all depends on what kind of final result you would like.
Method 1: Dye It Darker
Darkening your hair is the easiest way to erase all signs of the lavender hair dye. It’d be easiest to go over your hair with a darker shade of brown hair dye. Lighter hair dyes like a dark blonde or red might end up blending with the purple tones of your lavender hair, leading to a purple-tinged blonde or a burgundy hair color (which actually sounds kind of nice).
If you’re wanting to switch to a darker fashion hair color it is probably better if you try to strip at least a bit of lavender hair dye first, following one of the stronger methods I describe here.
Method 2: Use a Clarifying Shampoo
For some people, basically doing the opposite of the maintenance instructions and washing the hair a few times with hot water and a sulfate-based shampoo (some people even use dishwashing soap) is all it’ll take to get all the semi-permanent lavender hair dye to bleed out of the hair.
The nice thing about lavender hairstyles is that they fade down to look icy, so in most instances just repeated washing will allow your hair to fade to a really lovely platinum hair tone.
You can do that a few times, and make sure to follow it up with a good hair treatment mask or leave-in conditioner to counter its drying effect. This can help remove some of the lavender hair dye while still keeping your hair light enough for you to try a new fashion or pastel hair color.
Method 3: Try the Vitamin C Method
There are a lot of different ways of doing the vitamin C method to strip color out of the hair, but this is our preferred method.
● Buy vitamin C powder, or crush up a few pills with a mortar and pestle or in a blender and use whatever sulfate-based shampoo you have on hand. You want the vitamin C to be in as fine a powder as possible.
● Some sources recommend an anti-dandruff shampoo, but we don’t think it’s really necessary. There is no specific amount of vitamin C that will work best – you want about equal parts of vitamin C and clarifying shampoo, and make an amount that will totally cover your hair.
● Mix the vitamin C and shampoo in a mixing bowl, much like you would mix bleach or hair dye. Add some water if the mixture is too thick.
● Apply it to your hair when it is damp in sections from roots to ends, using the help of a hair dye brush.
● Cover it with a shower cap, and let the mixture sit in your hair for about 45 minutes.
● Hop in the shower to rinse it out with warm water and watch as the lavender hair dye comes out along with the mixture.
● Finish off with a hair conditioner or mask to moisturize your hair, as the vitamin C treatment is quite drying.
Method 4: Use a Color Remover or Bleach
Color removers are basically weak bleaches, and they will do a quick and thorough job of removing most lighter colors from the hair. You can choose a dedicate color-remover like Punky Colour Off from Ulta or make a weak bleach solution with a low-volume developer.
Apply it to your hair much like you would apply typical bleach or hair dye, but only let it sit in it for about ten or twenty minutes, and then rinse it away in cool water. In addition to removing the lavender hair dye, this will also further lighten your hair.
As with anything that might damage your hair, you want to follow it up with a nourishing treatment of some sort.
Embrace the new you by incorporating some new makeup rules and techniques to make your lavender hair color blend in with your overall look nicely.
Complexion Makeup for Lavender Hair
You don’t need to worry too much about changing your foundation routine to work with your lavender hair. Pastel tones tend to flatter the complexion, so just make sure that your foundation matches your skin tone – you can go for whatever coverage level and finish you like.
Neutrals include berry, rose, and champagne shades, while pinks and magentas are going to lean more towards cool. If you have a really artsy look you can even try a purple or lilac blush or highlighter.
Make sure your bronzer or contour shade is neutral and taupey, without any orange or red undertones. Against lavender hair even subtle orange undertones tend to come out, which ruins the intended effect of a contour color.
Eye Makeup for Lavender Hair
There are not too many rules or changes you need to follow for your eye makeup after dyeing your hair lavender. You should definitely remember that lavender is going to be part of any color scheme you try, but lavender is actually a versatile color that pairs nicely with a lot of different shade combinations.
Don’t be afraid of playing around with bright colors like yellow or green eyeshadow, as you can end up with a fashion-forward color-blocked eye makeup look. When you do choose brighter colors just make sure that you coordinate them with your clothes as well as your hair, which will require a bit of thought.
While I did recommend staying away from orangey complexion colors, the same rule doesn’t apply to orange or copper eyeshadows. This is because strong orange eye makeup can be quite fetching – it just doesn’t work when it’s meant to be natural!
If you don’t like fussing around too much then just stick to neutral eye makeup colors, like beige, champagne, taupe, brown, gray, or black. Cool and berry tones will also be quite easy to pair with lavender hair, so you can give those a try when you’d like a change.
Oh, and of course you have to try a monochromatic look at least once! Think lavender eyeshadow in the lid, mauve in the crease, and maybe even a purplish lipstick.
Brow Makeup for Lavender Hair
Once you make the switch to lavender hair it is very possible that you’ll have to go out and buy some new eyebrow filling products. It’s up to you whether you prefer a pencil, pomade, powder, or a combination of the three. The important thing is that your eyebrow product won’t clash with your hair.
Unless you’d like to look like an anime character, don’t go searching for a lavender eyebrow cream. Instead, look for a taupe or a gray that is totally neutral or has a very subtle blue-base. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Taupe or Ash Brown would be a great choice, for example, as would any of the cool-toned Benefit Ultra Fine Brow Pencils.
Lipstick Colors for Lavender Hair
For a simple, flattering look, definitely stick to cool and neutral lipstick colors. These include magenta, berry, rose, pink, and blackberry. For a red lip, it’s definitely better to keep things cool as well, by choosing a blue-based red rather than an orange-based one.
It’s not that you can’t wear corals or brick reds with lavender hair – it’s just that the warm, orange tones in them will really stand out and they won’t look quite as natural as they do against warmer or more natural hair colors. If you really want to wear an orange-based lip, just remember that you might have to adjust the rest of your color story to make it work, and that the effect is going be more artistic than simply pretty.
As far as unusual lipstick colors go, lavender hair happens to look particularly fetching with blue, purple, and cool-taupe lipsticks. They work very harmoniously with lavender hair, creating an interesting color story. In fact, lavender hair is probably a better match to these colors than any natural hair color!
If you’re ready to try lavender hair then you’ve probably already got a keen sense of fashion. However, this pastel shade might require that you reexamine your wardrobe. You might find that some items don’t work as well with your new color, but you might also find that lavender breathes a new life into other garments.
● Wearing black with lavender hair will make for a striking look, as the gleaming pastel will really stand out against an all-black wardrobe.
● An all-white outfit, on the other hand, will look very soft against your pastel lavender hair color. The overall effect is comforting, so if you have any outfits that usually look too stark, now is the time to wear them!
● Other shades that work easily with the lavender hair color include beige, tan, rose, light blue (especially denim), and dark blue.
● You can definitely wear purples and cool pinks with lavender hair! In fact, they are best to combine, as you end up with a very cool analog look.
● Light gray can look a little too similar to lavender hair but just duller, so it’s best used as an accent. All-gray outfits, on the other hand, might look a little too boring next to your hair.
● Colors like red, yellow, green, and orange are all going to have a color blocking effect when worn with lavender hair. It is better not to wear an outfit comprised of just one of these colors, but trying out different combinations of them in your separates can make for a very fashion-forward look.
● Pastel colors with lavender hair will make you look like a unicorn princess. It’ll lead to a girlish, graphic look that can be really cute or childish depending on your personal attitude and outlook.
Now’s the time to dive in the myriad lavender hair color shades and pick that fetching look for you!
1. Icy Lavender Lob
When you take lavender hair and style it so it can be as glossy as can be, the icy result is actually pretty hot! Part of the reason why this long bob seems so shiny is a healthy dose of Olaplex, but curly styling also adds to the glam.
2. Smoky Lavender Waves
This is the kind of dimension Guy Tang is known for, this time in a smoky lavender hairstyle. The streaks of light silver and darker lavender hair dye blend together seamlessly, with dark black roots adding contrast and ensuring the scalp stays healthy.
3. Indigo-Streaked Lavender Hair
Adding a touch of vivid color to pastel hair tones leads to super fun yet complex looks like this one! The bulk of the hair was painted with lavender hair dye, while a touch of bright indigo at the roots and near the face punches things up and adds drama.
4. Smoky Blue and Lavender Hair
This is another one of those lavender hairstyles that are also tinged with blue, though the color combination here is intentionally subtler so the overall effect is smoky and soft. This look is quite cool, so the wavy styling and braid accent lend it some softness and femininity.
5. Ice Queen Lavender Hair
It takes a lot of bleach to get lavender hair to look this icy. All the effort is clearly worth it, though, because these locks are icy! Curly styling adds dimension, as do some deeper roots.
6. Purple and Lavender Hair Colormelt
Combining different shades of purple can lead to a really gorgeous hairstyle, especially when applied in a perfectly blended colormelt! Keeping the deeper purple near the face is great for those who are worried about getting washed out by pastels, while lighter lavender hair color towards the back is cute and trendy.
7. Amethyst Bob
The depth of the dark roots is irresistible when combined with darker and lighter tones of lavender hair dye. The effect is glowy and gorgeous just like an amethyst jewel.
8. Dark-Washed Lavender Hair
Not anyone can get away with this splotchy hair painting technique, but clearly Guy Tang does. Lavender hair color is the base of this look, but streaks of darker purple and splashes of gunmetal give it a natural dark-washed effect that is deep and complex.
9. Candied Lavender Melt
Who knew lavender hair could be so sweet? This ultra-pale, gleaming hairstyle is made a touch deeper thanks to tones of darker purple here and there, but a touch of pink at the ends gives it that little touch of candied fruit vibe.
10. 50 Shades of Lavender Hair
There are so many interesting things happening here, that it’s tough to know where to start! The lavender hair color is deepened with both cool and warm streaks of purple, while a smoky color at the ends is a unique touch. The roots are a little grown out, which works well because the transition is multi-toned and done with a balayage technique.
11. Copper-Touched Lavender Hair
Lavender hairstyles are already unique, but adding a surprising warm tone to them makes them all the more special. While the bulk of the hair is an icy lavender shade, a touch of copper at the transition from roots to dye and throughout the base of the hair rounds things out.
12. Feathery Lavender Waves
This Yzma-inspired hairstyle is feathery and soft with an underlying layer of darkness, just like our favorite Disney villain. The point of transition from dark roots to lavender hair is hard to pinpoint because of the painstakingly hand-painted streaks and because that same dark shade shows up a little further down to add depth.
13. Platinum and Lavender Hair
These are what we think of as bombshell waves. The hair is just slightly waved, but it is thick and shiny with washes of color that make it extra voluminous. A mixture of platinum-silver and lavender hair dye makes for vivid, multi-dimensional hair.
14. Stormy Lavender Hair
The dynamic mixture of tones in this hair makes it seem as though it’s alive and moving even in a picture! It’s a sophisticated colormelt with a smoky gray base decorated with a lavender balayage at the ends and touches of indigo near the top.
15. Pearlescent Lavender Waves
Fitting so many different tones in a long bob leads to a magnificent look. Pearlescent silver, lavender, purple, and even a hint of copper all come together to make one of our favorite lavender hairstyles.
16. Lavender Princess Hair
Even though this is one of the darker lavender hair color ideas we’ve seen there is still something distinctly sweet and feminine about it. The wavy hair and mixture of darker and lighter lavender tones make for a sweet combination fit for a princess.
17. Subtle and Soft Lavender Hair
Silvery lavender and pale indigo make for one of the softer-looking lavender hairstyles we’ve seen. The hair was styled in feathery waves that perfectly show off the subtle streaking.
18. Silver and Lavender Cloud Hair
These ultra-soft waves look as lush and airy as clouds – we can just imagine how soft they are to the touch! The styling is boosted by the flawless color blend of silver, lavender, and the subtlest purple tones.
19. Wavy Platinum and Lavender Ombre
Usually I find ombres a little too harsh, but somehow this mixture of platinum and lavender has totally won me over. The soft curling and ultra-shiny platinum tone are oh-so-delicate, so the smoky lavender hair dye at the bottom adds gentle sophistication.
20. Three-Tone Lavender Hair Colormelt
I love a subtle colormelt with horizontal applications of color, a technique that works well with purple and lavender hairstyles. The roots are a deep purple that doesn’t require bleaching. They gradually fade into a silver that is transformed into a perfect lavender at the ends.
21. Cool Curly Lavender Hair
This is another colormelt variation on analog tones of purple, blue, and lavender hair dyes. Deep purple roots melt into a vivid blue hair color that melts into a silvery lavender hair tone. The whole look is cool and soft thanks to girlish curling.
22. Crimped Lavender Streaks
This is another one of those lavender hairstyles that prove that silver and purple are a match made in spacey, futuristic heaven. In lieu of bleaching the roots were dyed a dark purple, while the rest of the hair was streaked with different shades of lavender, silver, and blue. A touch of crimping adds to the space age effect of the look.
23. Smoky Lavender Lob
One of the best ways of showing off new hair dye in a lob haircut is by styling it into waves. However, we suspect that even straightened this Guy Tang creation would look marvelous, as this smoky silver lavender hair color is flawless.
24. Hand-Painted Lavender Hair
The only way to get lavender hair to look this naturally complex is by hand-painting the strands. It creates a randomized effect that is flattering rather than awkward. With this kind of technique, the tones matter less, but we gotta admit that the combo of purple, smoky lavender and pink is a pleasing one all on its own.
25. Light and Dark Lavender Bob
If you’re feeling particularly playful, opt for a take on lavender hairstyles that uses both darker shades of lavender and super light ones. It gives even shorter hair a lot of dimension and movement and works well with darker roots.
26. Lavender Hair Touched with Silver
The depth and richness of the purple tones in this look is quite astounding, especially near the routes. This is one of those instances where most of the lavender hair color is actually just a result of subtle streaking of silver and purple tones.
27. Fresh Lavender Waves
There is something icy fresh about this wavy look. The waves themselves are light and feathery, dyed in a colormelt that combines lavender hair color at the top with an icy pastel blue at the bottom.
28. Dark Threaded Lavender Hair
This is another take on lavender hairstyles that rely on the combination of purple with silver. This look has some subtle yet impactful darkness, with under layers of deep purple adding a lot of depth.
29. Milky Lavender Marcel Wave
The combination of pastel tones with a Marcel wave is an easy favorite, as it combines futuristic fashion colors with a retro look in the softest, most feminine way possible. This look is extra soft, with a milky platinum base, lots of lavender tones, and a few pops of purple and blue here and there for added excitement.
30. Black, Blue and Lavender Lob
This is a great example of how to cope with darker hair growing out without having to bleach the roots. Black dye was blended into the bleached part, while everywhere else the pre-lightened hair was jazzed up with tiny streaks of lavender and purple, making for a healthy yet fashionable look.
31. Deep Rooted Lavender Hair
Another take on lavender hair color that keeps the roots a little dark, but this time in a more vivid way! The striking purple roots are beautifully contrasted by the ultra-pale lavender locks.
32. Baby Lavender Hair with Deep Roots
This is like a grown-out version of the previous look, with ultra-pale lavender given depth and sophistication by the vivid purple roots and bit of under layer. A little hair knot is the perfect way of embellishing such a clean and unique hairstyle!
33. Lavender Grandma Hair
Solid silver and gray hair has had its moment, and now it’s time for something a little more exciting to take over. What better way to jazz up the gray with streaks of purple and lavender hair dye?
34. Lavender Swirl
Thicker streaks of blue and lavender hair color over the silvery base in this look lend it a very modern, fashionable vibe. Gunmetal roots are as healthy as can be without taking away from the brightness of the overall effect.
35. Grape Cotton Candy Hair
This super bright take on lavender hair is putting a sweet taste in our mouth. Grape purple roots are a great start for this colormelt, which fades into a darling lavender only to turn into cotton candy pink at the ends. Yum!
36. Copper-Base Lavender Hair
The copper roots in this look are a great twist on the classic silver and lavender-streaked hair. They add warmth to the style and make the whole color story much more unusual though still wearable.
37. Grape and Lavender Sombre
Just when I start thinking “what happened to sombres?”, I see a gorgeous take on the dye technique. This would have also been nice as an ombre, since the grape layer and lavender layer work so nicely together, but the sombre transition definitely keeps things a bit chicer.
38. Grape-Washed Lavender Hair
One of the best ways of wearing fashion hair is by incorporating washes of color that start at the root into the look. It’s what makes this icy lavender hair color a little warmer and more dynamic in an oddly natural way.
39. Nighttime Lavender Hair
For those worried about whether they’ll look good with pastel lavender hair, here’s a darker take on the look that might be more flattering to some. It utilizes a silver base with lots darker blue lowlights that give a darker counterpoint to the light lavender streaks.
40. Lovely Lavender Hair with Bangs
We are obsessed with this darling combo of bangs and multi-toned lavender waves. The indigo roots are extra vivid, while the rest of the look is all about soft pink and lavender hair dye.
41. Galaxy Lavender Hair
Lavender hair dye is a perfect brighter addition to galaxy hairstyles. While the bulk of the look needs to made up of deeper blues and purples, the baby blue and lavender touch here makes everything a bit more magical.
42. Lavender Haze
Another phenomenal combination of lavender hair and a Marcel wave, this time with the hair dyed a solid pastel lavender that is as sleek and shiny as can be! The exception is the top of the head, which is a little darker, adding that sexy hazy effect.
43. Ursula Lavender Hair
There is something about the combination of eggplant purple roots with the cooler purple transition shade and lavender base that is giving me serious underwater witch vibes. It’s a unique combination of warm and cool purples, and an even more unique way of dealing with root grow-out, but of course lavender ends reign supreme.
44. Purple to Lavender Fadeout
From semi-dark to as light as can be, this is a pretty dramatic fadeout to say the least. The main colors here are purples, lavenders, and a pastel pink that blends into the white at the tips, but there is an understated layer of denim blue that brings the look up from cute to all-out gorgeous.
45. Tousled Lilac and Lavender Waves
Feeling springy? Floral hair colored with lilac and lavender hair dye is the best way to express that! These lovely waves were tousled to perfection to show off the bright, joyful color.
46. Deep and Smoky Lavender Waves
Is this wavy bob giving anyone else tentacle vibes, or is it just us? This ultra-shiny, smoky variation on lavender hair seems alive thanks to ultra-smooth waves and a combination of vivids, pastels, and smokes.
47. Pink and Lavender Balayage
This soft and lovely combination of pale pink hair dye over lavender hair is charming and sweet, with a deeper note given by the dark brown roots. It’s complex yet airy because while the dark underlayer is quite predominant, it basically totally stops at the ends where the hair gets ultra-light.
48. Cool-Toned Lavender Fade
While many lavender hair tones lean a little towards pink, this one is as true a purple as can be, in a fade that starts off vivid and becomes nearly silver at the ends. It’s a majestic take on lavender hair that is great for the truly daring.
49. Twisted Lavender Fade
This is another take on lavender hairstyles where purple fades into lavender, but with a romantic little twist. The bottom half of the hair was styled into lovely bottleneck curls that give a romantic effect to the ultra-vivid hair color.
50. Sleek Indigo to Lavender Shift
This stylist is a fan of keeping roots unbleached, and you can tell. That’s why deep indigo was used to give intensity to the roots and to not contrast too much with the silver lavender hair color that permeates the rest of the waves.
51. Lavender Mermaid Hair
If you already have long hair, lavender hair dye is guaranteed to get you feeling like an exotic mermaid – the kind that lives in the deep ocean with angler fish, not the kind that plays with lobsters. This look definitely serves that kind of mermaid, with a lot of deeper blues countered by softer lavender tones at the ends.
52. Denim and Lavender Hair
If you love the idea of denim hair but it seems just a little too dark and masculine, consider combining it with some lavender hair color! The touch of denim blue in this look is a counter to the lavender and purple tones, making them seem more vibrant.
53. Metallic Lavender Waves
The secret to getting lavender hair to gleam like it’s metal is actually Olaplex, along with the expert hand of a professional colorist. These kinds of gleaming results are worth time and money.
54. Lavender Half-Bun
Lavender hairstyles beg to be played with! This half-bun perfectly shows off the darker roots of this silver and lavender creation.
55. Modern Romantic Lavender Hair
These delicate curls and the semi-updo lend so much old school charm and romance to what are actually very wild fashion colors! The dye job itself is an astounding work of hand painting, with pink and lavender hair dyes the main event and a touch indigo here and there spicing things up.
56. Clouded Lavender Dream
Silver is actually the main shade in this look, though it is washed over with a hint of lavender. However, under the ends more vivid tones of lavender and blue peek through, adding brightness to the soft-as-a-cloud look.
57. Satin Soft Lavender Colormelt
This tri-color melt combines lavender hair dye with two of the best complements to it: pink and purple. What truly makes this look astounding is the soft platinum-pink ends, which lend a satin effect to the hair.
58. Ocean Deep Lavender Hair
The lighter and darker tones of lavender hair color used to streak this hair make for a perfect multi-dimensional look. Vivid blue roots don’t have to be pre-lightened, so they can stay rich and unique without suffering any damage.
59. Lavender Unicorn Hair
What do you get when you mix pink, purple and lavender hair dyes over super shiny platinum base? Magical unicorn hair fitting for every cool girl and Instagram princess.
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