Hairstyles With Purple & Blond Highlights

Show off your spirited personality with lively purple and blond hair.

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If you're bold enough to have purple and blond highlights in your hair, you need a just-as-rad hairstyle to go along with it. You may be looking for an easy day-to-day hairdo or you might need something really fancy and elegant for a formal affair. Find the right 'do to show off your color or make it seductively subtle -- it's all up to you.

Straight

A basic straight style is more than enough when you have such bold, contrasting colors in your hair. First, blow-dry your hair with a round brush. Then use a flat iron to get it completely sleek and smooth. Either leave it as is if you're heading out for the day, or add a glam headband for a really posh, sophisticated finishing touch.

Side Ponys

A couple of simple side ponys creates a look that's anything but boring with that purple and blond color running through your hair. Part your hair down the center, then pull up a small section of hair -- just a couple of inches wide is enough -- on the left side, leaving the rest of the hair on that side hang down loosely. Secure it with a small elastic. Do the same on the other side.

Flirty Pouf

A flirty pouf-style is a combination of chic and punk, with hair pulled up on the top of your head to show off color that may be on the top and bottom of your head. Teasing it lightly around the crown to build up a bit of body. Pull out a few pieces of hair around your face for a slightly messy, effortlessly-chic look, then rake together the teased section, holding it back against the top of your head. Push it forward slightly to get more of a "poufed-up" effect, then pin it in place.

Long Curls

Subtly emphasize the highlights in your hair by styling it into curls -- the color peeks through the curled sections. This works on medium to long hair. Use a medium-barrel curling iron ... about 2 inches wide works well. Curl only the bottom half of each gathered section and hold it in the curling iron for just a few seconds to keep the curls loose.

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