Personally, I love experimenting with hair color—it’s a low-commitment way to transition your everyday look from soft and subtle to hello, statement. For example, in one summer alone I tried platinum blonde, rose, and surprise, lavender hair, which I actually loved the most. Then, suddenly it felt like BOOM! Every. Single. Celeb was dabbling in the shade, too.
“Just like boxy crop tops and flare jeans, pastels and vivid shades are having a moment now because they’re kind of a mid ’90s early aughts throwback,” explains texture and color specialist, Jaxcee who works with Amanda Seales, Debra Lee, and Anika Noni Rose.
Everyone is feeling super nostalgic, and I dig it. So, behold 16 unique ways to rock lavender hair, as seen on various textures and lengths. Bookmark ASAP!
Kelly Osbourne literally looks like a retro dream in this subtle lavender look with a touch of grey.
Chris Lee (Li Yuchun)
It’s *nearly* impossible for pop star Chris Lee ( aka Li Yuchun) to look any cooler with her edgy pixie in dark lavender.
We stan these lovely lavender locs on comedian, actress, and all-around trendsetter Jessica Williams.
The great thing about pastel hair hues is that you can easily punch them up with a more vibrant shade. Singer Nesly *really* took it there by pairing this pinkish-lavender shade with electric blue roots.
Don’t debate me: Kylie Jenner is the queen of a hair color switch-up. Her Lil’ Kim inspired look is proof that yes, colorful hair looks equally amazing during formal occasions (like the 2019 Met Gala), too.
YouTuber and makeup artist extraordinaire Nikita Dragun is no stranger to bold beauty looks, including her take on the vivid purple shade.
Natalie Eva Marie
Shades of purple, lavender, and violet all together feel fun and fresh on Natalie Eva Marie.
Actress Cynthia Erivo is playing no games with her waist-long lavender locks accentuated with braids, pearl accessories, and naturally, diamonds. #Wealth
Influencer Eva Gutowski totally understands the color wheel. Her choice of bold yellow bustier offsetting her lavender hair is no coincidence.
Actress Jay’La Milan’s strands are the perfect reminder that lavender is a complementary shade on a variety of skin tones from fair to deep. Seriously, you can’t fail at this shade people!
Rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don constantly keeps us guessing what shade she’ll try next. Facts: I have to say this rich lavender is one of my favorites.