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Home / Blog/ 4 Purple Hair Looks that Every Stylist Needs to Know
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4 Purple Hair Looks that Every Stylist Needs to Know


Purple Color is one of the most popular looks on the internet.

Searches for purple hair color, lavender hair color and purple grey are constantly increasing these days.

This trend seems to have even accelerated after the pandemic.

But did you know that there are different types of purple color? And that they can be used in different ways?

1. Using Purple to tone down brassy hair

This model came in with very brassy, yellowish-orange hair. She wanted a tone done color which could be beautiful and would show off her lengths and the overall health of the hair (which was good).

We chose Ugly Duckling's 7.22 Intense Violet Blonde. Before and After

Hair by Kim Kevin, Sandford, NC

Purple Hair - Before & AfterIn this blog post we are going to offer a few different ways in which purple color can be used.

2. Using Purple Grey as a Toner 

Before - Yellow Mess

Before - Yellow Mess

After - Toned with Pearl Blonde & Purple Grey

Toned with Purple Grey

Hair: Elona Taki

Products Used:

We used Brilliant Blondexx Bleach with Bond Protect to lift the yellow regrowth.

Then we applied a mix of Pearl Blonde and Purple Grey toner on the entire head.

3. Purple Grey with 10V for blonde highlights

When you get a client looking to go blonde, you need to consider using Purple.

Don't forget that purple is the opposite to yellow on the color wheel. 

And for that reason, it's an incredibly useful go-to color for blonde hair looks.

Anything that is the reverse of yellow is bound to be stunning, right?

In this look below, we used 4AA for the root area. We used a combination of 10V and purple grey for the ends.

You can see how successful the result was!

Hair by Elona Taki.

4. Using Purple for a Shadow Root Blonde.

This last purple look is one of our most popular ones. We use purple (violet in this case) on the root area and silver blonde elsewhere.

The exact recipe is in fact this:

  • Prelighten everywhere using Brilliant Blonde or Brilliant Blondexx bleach. 
  • Use Ugly Duckling Violet mixed with Intense Silver Blonde (50/50) for the root area. 20 Developer was used to mix.
  • Use Intense Silver Blonde for the lengths. 20 Vol Developer.

Hair by Elona Taki


About the author

Sally has been a hair colorist and trainer for many years in both the US & Europe. She currently does hair color training for Ugly Duckling. She also helps develop new & awesome products for the brand.