How to Create Ultra Violet Hair Color

We’re drawing closer to the end of 2018, which can only mean one thing: Pantone will soon announce its 2019 Color of the Year. But, just as we’re on the cusp of discovering the newest trending hue, this year’s bold purple shade, Ultra Violet, is still inspiring a slew of purple hair looks.

It says a lot about Pantone’s predictive powers that ultra violet hair remains a strong trend. Client requests for the shade continue to roll in, proving purple manes are here to stay. Want in? At Wella, we believe trends are best worn with a dose of individuality, which is why we’re all about putting a personal spin on purple locks. Here’s the hairspiration you need…

1. Make it Mauve

For anyone wary of brighter tones, a touch of mauve is a pretty way to wear the purple trend. We love how @gretawagner_ has focused this pale purple through mid-lengths only, keeping roots dark and ends icy blonde

2. Lift with Lavender

Be lovely in lavender with this bold, blue-toned purple shade. @cemeterystrut weaved in a few silver strands, too, to give the look a multi-dimensional, ultra-glossy finish.    

3. Go Deeper

A deeper purple, like a plum tone, will give brunette locks a new-season lift. This scattering of berry babylights, by @hairby.jaye, are so expertly-woven, they’ll grow out seamlessly.  


4. Try Hyper-Bright Highlights

Haley Stringhill at @badwolfstudio used all Color Fresh CREATE for these hyper-bright highlights. We love how bold they look against a black base color. 

5. Turn the Violet Up

This is Pantone’s Color of the Year personified. @saby.d used Color Fresh CREATE in Ultra Purple, New Blue and High Magenta for a pure, almost-neon finish that has us mesmerized. The ultimate purple reign…