Hair color is boring and limited to standard “natural” colors no longer. With everyone from your school teacher to celebrities trying out colors from pink to green to purple, it’s not that difficult to imagine purple highlights in light brown hair. In fact, since purple highlights tend to pair well with brown hair, especially red tinted brown hair, finding purple highlights in light brown hair seems almost natural.
The key to choosing any “off-color” highlight is deciding how much of it you’re brave enough to show. Some girls get an all-over tint that shifts the color of their hair from brownish-red to brownish purple, while others prefer straight highlights and still others opt for low lights. A newer look taking hold is the ombre technique where you let the color fade from your natural hair color into the brighter and bolder option. You can streak, stripe, or tie in extensions rather than coloring and damaging your hair if you prefer. It’s all up to you to decide how many purple highlights in light brown hair you want.
Not an “all over” kind of girl? Consider just doing one broad streak of purple. Or consider just coloring your fringe or bangs. These styles wow and shock with a great first impression, but then give the eyes a chance to settle by leaving the hair a more natural color over all.
It is a good idea to talk to your stylist about what shades of purple are best to use with your hair. Some shades, especially the darker ones, can make your skin appear a funny shade of green or yellow because they contrast too strongly with your natural skin tone. You will want to avoid these as much as possible.