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33 Amazing Purple Balayage Hair Colors to Consider

Purple balayage is magical. Balayage itself is a wonderful way to control the color added to your hair. Stylists who do balayage can add the faintest, subtlest streaks, not to mention their ability to blend the color with your base hue or natural shade.

Purple itself shows up in every new fantasy hair trend. You see it in unicorn hair, mermaid hair, the peacock style, and the oil slick trend. It’s having a much-deserved moment, so why not make the royal shade the focus of your hair?

How to Slay with Purple Balayage Hair

You will slay with purple balayage hair. You just have to take the first step. You won’t believe how much more confident you feel or the sheer number of compliments you’ll receive.

People love fantasy hair, as it turns out. First, think about what hue you like best. Do you love amethyst? Are you wild for wine?

From smoky blue purples to bright electric shades, just choose what complements your skin tone and then hit up your hairdresser.

1. Light Purple Balayage

light purple balayage

Rather than choose a harsh color for your baby face, opt for a light shade of purple for balayage. On a medium length blunt-cut hairstyle, it’s all the style you need.

2. Purple Balayage on Blonde Hair

purple balayage on blonde hair

Ready for a major change of color? If your hair is already blonde, you’re all set for a dark purple balayage with light pink to add additional fun. Load up on curls and you’re good to go.

3. Dark Purple Balayage Hair

dark purple balayage hair

Katy Perry once rocked dark purple balayage on a curly short haircut and so can you. Worn straight or with lots of volume, it’s a head-turning look.

4. Purple Balayage on Brown Hair

purple balayage on brown hair

For women with naturally brown hair, just add a balayage of light purple for instant gorgeous color. Use a wide curling wand for large waves like this or pull hair into a half updo to show off the color.

5. Curly Purple Balayage

curly purple balayage

One of the best ways you can show off natural curls is with color. This medium purple graces tight kinky curls and looks even better as half updo with tendrils to frame the face.

6. Straight Hair with Purple Balayage

straight hair with purple balayage

If you’re used to wearing your hair straight or it’s already straight, you’ll be able to wake up and go after your stylist adds purple balayage. Keep the middle light and ends dark to switch it up.

7. Purple Balayage on Black Hair

purple balayage on black hair

You might think no color shows up on black hair but take a look at this purple to be proven wrong. A short straight haircut wears it well and combing it back makes it edgy.

8. Short Purple Balayage Hair

short purple balayage hair

For light blonde or brown hair, add purple balayage that leaves the middle its natural color and top and ends the funky shade. A slightly messy style is effortlessly cool.

9. Pink and Purple Balayage Hair

pink and purple balayage hair

Why go with one shade when you can have two? Combine pink and purple for funky style and a nod to those days when you used only Lisa Frank folders for homework.

10. Silver Purple Balayage Hairstyle

silver purple balayage hairstyle

When growing out natural hair, a straight protective weave is one way to keep flaunting your personality, especially with several shades of purple and a streak of white to fashion it up.

11. Purple Grey Balayage

purple grey balayage

Grey is a classic pairing for purple balayage if you wish to look refined and elegant. It creates an ashy version of both colors which look quite amazing in contrast with your dark natural hair color.

12. Purple Balayage with Bangs

purple balayage with bangs

A beautiful purple balayage with ashy violet ends creates a mysterious and eye-catching look. Take your hairstyle into a whole new level by adding wispy bangs into the mix. 

13. Braided Half Up Purple Ombre

purple balayage ombre hair
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Show off your love for anything purple with this vibrant neon purple shade. It’s a stylish way to spice up your dark, dull, and boring hair. Don on a braided half-up hairstyle to add more oomph to your wavy hair. 

14. Purple Balayage Lob

purple balayage lob
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Dark-colored lobs are already a thing of the past. It’s time that we electrify trendy lob haircuts with different shades of purple. The combination of these purple shades add not only depth but also vivacity to your entire look. 

15. Blue and Purple Balayage

blue and purple balayage hair
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If the electric violet shade isn’t enough for you, pair it with an equally vibrant color. We highly recommend going for blue!

The combination of these beautiful colors is quite mesmerizing and will surely be a head turner. 

16. Light Brown Purple Balayage

Add a pop of color to your light brown hair with a neon purple shade. The muted brown shade is the perfect canvass to make your beautiful purple balayage stand out.

17. Purple Balayage Moneypiece Highlights

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If you think having a purple balayage is already enough, wait til you try the money piece highlight. Having a thick purple-colored hair strand front and center is a great upgrade to your hair color. Not only that, it’s an excellent way to perfectly frame your face as well. 

18. Silver Lilac Balayage

silver purple balayage hair
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Purple balayage is the best trending hair color today, and silver is the hottest pairing for it.  Go for the foxy look and combine silver and lilac shades for a soft and subtle look that’s also striking and daring at the same time. 

19. Waterfall Braid 

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You can always choose to go for a simple dark purple balayage that works well with your natural dark hair. Wear an elegant waterfall braid hairstyle to show off your elegant hair colors. 

20. Medium Purple Balayage

medium purple balayage hair
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Jump into the bandwagon and try the cool-girl hair (aka purple balayage). While lilacs and ash purples are the most popular options, a deep purple would be the perfect shade for women with cooler skin tones. It’s also the best shade to start with if you’re just trying to ease into the trend. 

21. Dark Purple Balayage on Long Hair

purple balayage hair

Have you been favoring bohemian styles lately? Along with those faux flowers, add dark purple to your long flower-child hair. Pull the top half back to emphasize length and focus the attention on the purple.

22. Two-Tone Purple Balayage for Dark Hair

Can’t decide which shade of purple you like best? Wear your two favorite shades at the same time to play up long hair. You’ll always be Insta-ready.

23. Purple Balayage for Thin Hair

subtle purple balayage hair color

Not a fan of your thin hair? Distract from it by asking your stylist for medium purple. Thin and wispy locks won’t look frail anymore!

24. Ultraviolet Tips

Purple Balayage hair color for girl

Because the stylist paints on the color when doing purple balayage, she or he has more control over where it goes and how long it sets. That gives you the opportunity to experiment with eye-popping shades, such as this vivid ultraviolet. Doesn’t it blend beautifully with her dark roots?

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25. Sugarplum Streaks

young girl Purple Balayage hair color

There’s something so delicious about this color. It fades slightly as it reaches the tips of the hair. Near the root and crown, it looks like there’s a bit of coral mixed in, as well—well done, if so.

26. Wisps of Wine

Purple Balayage hair color you love

A rich, dark purple shade complements brunette hair beautifully. The balayage technique allows the stylist to go for a subtle streaking pattern.

27. Ombre Meets Balayage

Purple Balayage

Here, purple balayage meets purple ombre. The color is carefully painted on in the balayage subtle but look at that stunning color fade. Deep, dark streaks of the indigo mix in with violet, plum, lavender, and pale, icy lilac.

28. Super-Toned Violet

Violet Purple Balayage hair color for girl

Violet, wine, and mahogany come together to create this subtle purple hue. This is a smart way to sneak purple streaks into your hair even if you work in an office environment that frowns on fantasy tresses. Protip: this trick works best on dark hair, otherwise the balayage stands out a bit too much.

29. Lilac Locks

The lilac here is so icy and lovely. It’s so subtle that it’s almost ashy. Incidentally, if you ask for mauve balayage—a shade of purple, don’t you know—you can also slither past any workplace restrictions on hair color. If you have a curly hair, here are some gorgeous hairstyles ideal for women with curly hair.

30. Iris and Periwinkle

Purple Balayage

The blue tones in this purple balayage are everything. The paint is light and faint up close to the crown, but the ends are a gorgeous smoky purple shade that mixes iris and periwinkle to stunning effect.

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31. Amethyst Balayage

Look at her hair. Look at those colors, in particular. Those locks resemble a genuine amethyst stone—like the crystals you find in curio shops and the like. The fading and blending are both flawless. She owes her stylist a world of praise.

32. Heather Hair

Heather purple is ridiculously pretty. It’s like a softer, more purple variation of lavender. It still has some blue, but not nearly as much. Actually, it looks like Heather and Amethyst meet and fall in love in this cute coiffure.

33. Purple Spectrum

 oil slick with purple balayage hairstyle

The purple balayage here resembles the oil slick technique but rendered exclusively in the purple spectrum. Violet, Ultraviolet, indigo, lilac, raspberry—every shade is beautifully represented. Would you ever want this much purple in your hair?

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Maintenance Tips for Purple Balayage

Maintaining purple hair is similar to maintaining bright red or blue hair. These colors are not naturally occurring, so consistent attention to your hair is necessary.

However, balayage is a more low-maintenance style because as it grows out of your hair, it continues to look good. Purple balayage is not an exception.

Here are a few main tips to know about maintaining purple balayage:

  • Do not wash daily.
  • Avoid using hot water to wash your hair.
  • Use color depositing shampoo or conditioner. These help you maintain your color and clean your hair.


Here are a few commonly asked questions about purple balayage hair. Keep reading to see if the answer to your query is here!

How much does purple balayage usually cost?

As a style, balayage can be expensive. Purple balayage is usually about $100–$300 depending on your salon.

How long will purple balayage last?

You likely only need touch-ups for your balayage every six months. However, it is crucial to maintain the purple coloring. Visit your salon as frequently as you must to keep it vibrant.

Can I get purple balayage without bleach?

It is possible to get purple balayage without bleach if you have blonde, strawberry blonde, or light brown hair. Having darker hair makes it harder to see the purple color.

Your hair also does not hold on to color as well as light color like blonde hair. Bleaching your hair is the best way to get purple balayage if you have darker hair.

There’s a reason purple balayage is all the rage right now. What color purple would you pick if you could dye your hair any shade?