Just when I think there’s no way I could fall in love with another hair color trend, along comes a beautiful photo on my Instagram feed, and SWOOSH, I’m completely head-over-heels. Again. What can I say? I’m a diehard romantic when it comes to hair color trends. This latest look might just be my favorite. Purple hair and pastel hair have already had their time in the spotlight, but this unique hue is something I’ve never seen. This smoky lavender color combines shades of purple and gray to create a subdued but powerful look that is definitely on trend for this summer. If you’ve been searching for a dreamy and magical color that will set you apart from the crowd, get inspired by these photos of summer’s newest hair trend.
1. Lavender underlights
Subtle strands of lavender poke out underneath a dusty gray overtone in this look. It’s totally unique!
2. Purple pixie cut
What could make this spunky cut stand out even more? Dying it a gorgeous shade of lilac.
This hair color looks so fierce when paired with summer’s hottest hair trend, the shaved undercut. Hidden hairstyles are sneaky and stylish.
4. Purple gradient
This beautiful color transitions seamlessly from mauve to lilac to an icy blue. If you can’t decide on one color, this might be the perfect look for you!
5. Ready for festival season
Rocking smoky lavender hair in fishtail braids is the ultimate boho look for the summer. Don’t forget to bring your favorite hat to protect yourself from the sun while you’re dancing all day long at Osheaga. If you love fishtail braids, you’ll want to check out #15 on this list!
6. Try this color in a fun bob
Bobs are back with a vengeance this year, and it seems like everyone is chopping their hair and sporting this cute and versatile cut. Stand out from the crowd by dying your hair a unique shade of amethyst.
The ombré hair trend is another style that has proved its longevity. There’s a good chance this look might go down in history as THE summer hair color trend. Change it up by using pretty pastels instead of the usual brown-to-blonde combination.
8. Fun buns
The ’90s are enjoying a fashion revival, and I’ve seen more and more people rocking mini buns. It’s about time! Why did this hairstyle ever go out of style? This pink to purple gradient is also very reminiscent of Gwen Stefani back in the day.
9. Smoky and straight
Proof that this hair color doesn’t need much styling to make it look ah-mazing. I seriously can’t get over this color.
10. Just a hint of purple
If the idea of dying your hair a pastel shade kind of freaks you out, don’t stress. You have lots of options if you just want to dip your toes into this trend. Try adding color to your roots or tips only for a hint of lilac.
11. Shades of purple
One of the things I love about this trend is how there is a shade of purple to match every personality. You can also mix and match, like in this look, which combines a bright orchid with darker plum undertones.
12. Just pure purple
Can we talk about how her lipstick matches her hair perfectly? Alright, folks, that’s it. This girl just won the internet with her fierce look.
13. Soft waves
In many ways, this look is an update on the gray hair trend that dominated Instagram a few years ago. I love this one-of-a-kind color that is on the verge of gray and lavender.
14. Another subtle option
Here’s another example of this trend that shows how soft and low-key it can be. If you’ve wanted to try a new color but aren’t a fan of neon, this trend could be perfect for you.