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5 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?

Today we are going to show you 5 different ways to use the color purple in your client's hair!

1. Using Purple to tone down 

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 mixed with Pearl Blonde 10V for toning away yellow.

As every hairdresser knows, when you have a lot of yellow, you need to use purple. 

It's basic Color Wheel stuff.

So here we have a canary yellow head of hair toned a beautiful pearl and purple blonde.


Before - Yellow Mess


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

The same combination (purple grey mixed with Pearl Blonde 10V) is also great for highlights.

In this look below, we used 4AA for the root area.

We then 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 Pearl Blonde 10V with Purple Grey to Tone

This last purple look is one of our very popular looks. 

Another use of Pearl Blonde 10V with purple grey.

After bleaching the hair very well of course!

The exact recipe is in fact this:

  • Prelighten everywhere using Brilliant Blonde or Brilliant Blondexx bleach. 
  • Use Pearl Blonde 10V mixed with Purple Grey 50/50.

Hair by Elona Taki

5. The Iconic Purple & Silver Blonde Look

This last look is one of our really iconic looks.

Use Brilliant Blondexx lightener to lift.

Use Violet by itself on the root area.

Then mix Violet with Intense Silver Blonde 100V (2 parts Intense Silver Blonde, only 1 part Violet, otherwise it will end up too dark) on the rest.

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.

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