Purple reign

Model Ireland Baldwin

With everyone from Kelly Osbourne and Nicole Richie, to model of the moment, Ireland Baldwin, getting in on the act, isn’t it time you tried working a wild mauve, violet or lavender hair colour vibe?

If the answer is a resounding “Yes!” and you’d like to try a home colourant, then Quif Blast Creative Colour (£9.95) offers two luscious purple hues, Purple Rain and White Lightning, which you can use alone, or mix to create a bespoke shade that’s all your own. With a development time of between 15-30 minutes (depending how subtle or vibrant your desired result), changing your locks to a rocking purple couldn’t be easier, and your new shade should last anything up to 30 washes, so you can work the look right through spring.

Quif Blast Creative ColourQuif Blast Creative Colour


If, however, the answer was more of a “Maybe” and you fancy dabbling with this latest colour craze, but don’t want to commit to full-blown colour, Chelsea Beautique Hair Chalks (£18 for six, £28 for 12) are ideal! Simply choose the colour you want, or blend two or more colours together to create your perfect purple, and apply in dip-dye, highlights, or paneling techniques for a truly unique colour effect that will wash out when you want it to.

Chelsea Beautique Hair Chalks

So, with truly temporary or longer-lasting colouring options, there’s no reason not to embrace this celebrity-led trend and embark upon your own purple reign!