Change is the rule of nature. So why do you hesitate to change the colour of your hair? You know you want to do it. A new streak of boldness added to your brown locks can do wonder for your look. And purple highlights would do the job perfectly. With some electric bold purple, you can pull on a rock-chick look or go soft with something like mauve woven into your hair. If you still have any doubts then these Purple Highlights in Brown Hair will ensure that you come out doubtless and full of boldness on the other side.
Purple Highlights in Brown Hair
I know it can be a bit daunting to think of changing your hair color, especially if you have never done it. And purple might seem like a bit too much but it can be subtle if you want it to be. That’s the great thing about hair colors these days. All you need to do is pull on big girl pants and go purple this year. And to be on the safer side, you don’t have to go out with full-blown purple hair. Just purple highlights would also do great.
Before we dip our toes in the river purple, let’s make things easier for you so you can pick your perfect shade of purple. We know, it is your skin complexion that is in charge here. So ladies with a warm undertone, make sure your purple has a hint of red in it while the women with cold undertone should stick to the purple having bluish tint in it.
Pink and Purple
If you are still intimidated by purple, then combine it with pink and see the magic. This way you could tone down the purple and blend it with pink highlights in the most flattering way.
To really bring out that sass and punk rockstar look, go for a bold electric purple hue. Combined with jet black hair, this combination really oozes sensational vibes.
It is a pretty shade to combine with dusky brown hair or dark brown hair or jet black hair. In other words, it is pretty enough to add more flair to any darker shade of hair. For a subtle look, you can go for a pastel amethyst shade as well.
Indigo and Teal Streaks
Blending indigo and teal together brings out a really amazing look, something that catches the eye almost immediately. Start with indigo roots and lead it towards pretty tips in teal.
Purple Grey Hair
If there is a color that blends perfectly with purple then it is grey or silver. And it is the best combination that you can stick to if you want a lighter shade of purple. This two-toned hairstyle is subtle yet seamlessly beautiful. Also, it is the combination with the least maintenance.
Lavender is a shade of purple that you can opt for not just the highlights but a full-blown lavender head. This is a very soft and feminine shade of purple which you can pull off with some long tousled waves.
Berry and Dark Violet
Add more sheen to the dark violet streaks with a hint of berry hue in it. A hint of indigo near roots would make it more glamorous.
There is no doubt that a pastel purple is a total heart-stopping shade. Let the dark brown roots melt into the soft pastel purple layers. A lot of layers would give it a perfect dimension.
For pretty brown hair, a dusty purple is another subtle shade that would melt with it smoothly and add flair to your dark mane. Adding mauve to it can also do great things for texture.
Purple with Magenta
Purple can be dominating when kept alone but when you mix it with some shades like magenta then it becomes a touch subtler and a bit more alluring all at once.
To brighten up your dark brown hair, going all-in with rainbow streaks in your hair is a perfect idea. Combine the purple with streaks of yellow, blue, and green and pastel pink to get the best rainbow effect.
The perfect way to add more sparks to your dark mane is by adding a beautiful shade of purple with a good amount of red in it. The reddish-purple creates an appealing ombre effect with dark brown hair which you can style with soft curls.
If you are a bit on the daring side, you can definitely go ahead with a neon purple head. If not full-blown neon then go for neon purple and fluorescent magenta highlights. It is totally unique and do I need to say, bold! Duh!
Redhead with Purple Streaks
This combination might seem unreal but it is very much real and looks spectacular. Purple highlights for Brown and Red Hair can be in many variations such as auburn with purple balayage or cherry red with deep purple under layer and many more such lovely combinations.
If you are not looking for something too much in the face then add flair with this inspiring purple highlights in dark brown hair with a muted tinge of purple like soft wine. It is subtle enough to blend in with your hair and turn it from average to the gorgeous mane.
Blonde with Purple Highlights
Peach and Purple
Ultraviolet Purple with Jet Black Hair
Mermaid Purple Hair
Strawberry Blonde with Lilac Highlights
Blue Roots with Purple Waves
Unicorn Gradient Hair
Purple and Periwinkle Tresses
Ash Brown With Dusky Purple
Purple and Magenta Tips
Light Purple Highlights
How do you do purple highlights on brown hair?
Now that you know how gorgeous purple highlights look in real, you must be wondering how to put purple highlights in brown hair. Don’t worry, we have many ways to get that purple in your brown mane. Some of the best ones are:
- Bleach And Dye
- Hair extensions
- Hair Color Spray And Chalks
Bleach And Dye
You can get purple streaks in your brown hair by dyeing it yourself or by getting it done by your trusted hair expert. In either case, you have to bleach your hair first. That’s the only issue we have to face as brunettes. Once you are done with the bleaching session, you can give it a purple touch. Remember, the lighter the shade of purple you want, the lighter your hair should be. So be prepared to make a few appointments with your hairdresser or do it on your own but gradually.
If you are not thrilled about having chemicals near your hair then this could be the best alternative solution for you. Go for purple hair extensions and get that punk princess look with bold purple or fairy aura with lavender hair. You can either get purple hair extensions or use one to do color experiments. Either way, your original brown tresses stay safe and gorgeous.
Hair Color Spray And Chalks
Now, these are the options that even kids can use. So you don’t even have to worry if they will harm your precious hair. With one wash, you can get rid of the color and go back to your pretty brunette self. And it doesn’t even cost much. So really, it’s a win-win.
How to Prevent Hair Color from Fading Quickly?
You have seen it and now you are just all ready to get that purple in your hair but suddenly this question pops out from nowhere. It is good that it came up. Because no matter what color you paint your hair, to make sure the color stays in is definitely in your hand. The perfect maintenance is the key.
- The first thing you must remember is to touch up your highlights every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure the color looks fresh.
- Next, you need to ditch your regular shampoo and bring in one which is color-friendly, so use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners. L’oreal will take care of you.
- Mix a little bit of dye in your conditioner to keep your hair color look fresh.
- No hot showers if you don’t want the color to fade out sooner rather than later.
- Wash hair less often, preferably once or twice a week.
- On days when you are not washing your hair, use color-safe dry shampoos.
- Avoid using hot tools for styling and make sure to use heat protect product in case you can’t tame your hair without curling or straightening it.
- Cover your hair with a scarf on the days when the sun is too bright out there.
- Don’t jump into pools without covering your hair or the chlorine in the water will strip off your color.
- Remember to trim your hair to get rid of the dead ends that have no color and look so not cool with your pretty highlights.
After seeing these many spectacular examples, you have to agree that purple brings the funky and sexy persona out of you. So choose your shade of purple and go color your locks.