20 Lilac Hair Ideas Worth Copying Right Now

They're so g'damn pretty.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/ireneisgood, (RIGHT) Instagram/hairbyelisa

Yup, it's not even the end of the year and there's already another hair color trend taking over your Insta feed. The good news, though? This one is ridiculously pretty. So pretty, there's a good chance you'll be tempted to text your colorist ASAP and switch up your whole vibe. Ahead, I rounded up the prettiest lilac hair color ideas of all damn time. So, yeah there's really no excuse not to go for it.

  1. This Blunt Lilac Bob

    This super-blunt bob is the perfect way to show off your lilac hair. Keep it simple by wearing it down and straight, or add a little body with some subtle waves.

  2. This Lilac Braid

    This ridiculously stunning braid is made extra cool with a soft, pastel lilac shade. Finish off the look with pearl hair pins.

  3. These Lilac Waves

    These creamy, lilac waves are just so damn pretty look at. Recreate the look with a curling wand and a some finishing spray.

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  4. This Lilac Pixie

    I love this subdued approach to lilac hair—the tone is soft and ashy, but it's still just as bold. And how sick does it look with a choppy pixie?

  5. This Lilac Lob

    Freshen up your classic lob by going full-on platinum lilac. The blend of white blonde and pastel purple is so freaking dreamy, especially on shoulder-length hair.

  6. Kylie Jenner's Sleek Lilac Hair

    Kylie Jenner changes her hair more often than I change my sheets (TMI?), but her sleek, lilac hue for the 2019 Met Gala is one of my personal favorites.

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  7. These Vibrant Lilac Curls

    Go bold and opt for a super-vibrant shade of lilac. It's bright and summery, but it'll still look great in the fall and winter.

  8. This Lilac Braid

    While, yes, this romantic braid is totally doable on any hair color, you can't deny that it looks especially pretty with a classic shade of lilac.

  9. These Lilac and Blue Ends

    This combination of lilac, blue, and pink ends is so pretty against dark brown roots. Take things to the next level by slipping on a few neon barrettes.

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  10. This Lilac Ombré

    Can't decide if you want to go all out with your lilac hair? Have your colorist dye just the tips of your hair for a cool take on blonde ombré.

  11. Jourdan Dunn's Lilac Curls

    Follow Jourdan Dunn's lead by opting for this bold lilac. Wear it curly, straight, wavy, or throw it in a bun—you can't really go wrong when you've got such a strong hair color to lean on.

  12. These Lilac Roots and Pink Ends

    This dreamy blend of lilac roots and pink ends will convince you to call your colorist immediately. It's like cotton candy for your hair!

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  13. These Lilac and Gold Highlights

    Go for a suuuuper subtle vibe by placing a few soft, lilac highlights through a honey-blonde base.

  14. These Middle-Parted Lilac Waves

    What's not to love about this all-over lilac hair? I love the idea of styling it in a super-blunt middle part and loose, beachy waves.

  15. These Lilac Bangs with Pastel Ends

    Why opt for one pastle hue when you could go for three? Lilac looks ridiculously pretty against cream and pink, as evidenced here.

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  16. This Metallic Lilac Hair

    Cool, metallic undertones gives this lilac hair color a totally different vibe. The best part? It'll eventually fade into a lighter, pastel lilac, so you kinda get the best of both worlds with this one.

  17. These Lilac Pigtails

    Throw your lilac hair into two pigtails a few inches above your ears for a cute, everyday hairstyle. Bonus points for pairing the look with choppy bangs.

  18. Ruby Rose's Lilac and Pink Pixie

    Brighten up a classic pixie à la Ruby Rose with this wonderful little blend of lilac, pink, and blue tones.

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  19. These Lilac Streaks

    You definitely don't need a platinum or blonde base when you're going lilac, and these thoughtfully placed streaks are proof.

  20. These Pastel Ends with Dark Roots

    And while we're on the subject, why not consider these pastel ends with super dark roots?

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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