The Editors
Updated on March 04, 2021

When choosing something as bold as magenta hair color, it’s important to understand the level of commitment required to maintain it. Ladies with lowkey or incredibly busy lifestyles should probably look for a more natural option. There are various shades within the magenta family, so make sure to choose one that suits your complexion and eye color.

Magenta Hair Color

Magenta is a mix of blue or purple and red. Magenta hues are fairly bright and eye-catching, but you can vary the degree of brightness in your hair color using the ombre technique and opting for mixes where purple (or red) is prevalent. Check the pictures below:

1. Elegant Formal Updo

You can rock pink hair in a formal setting. The key is to allow the color to make a statement on its own by opting for a classic updo. A sleek chignon with delicate details is the perfect form for a bright color.

2. Bold Messy Bun

Magenta hair works for dark and blonde hair, as well as dark and fair skin tones. A high bun is the ultimate casual cool style to take you from weekend errands to late night dates.

3. Ombre Braid Wig

Committing to a color is hard – not only do you have to process your hair multiple times, but you also need to keep up with it, which is especially important for dark hair. There is an easier way: wigs! One would never know the style shown here is a lace-front wig, which is exactly how it should be. This gives you the versatility to experiment with fun looks without too much work.

4. Colorful Cornrows

Blend edgy and pretty for the ultimate cool girl style. The soft pastel lilac with vibrant violet roots and the tough straight back braids are the perfect modern hairdo for your next ‘girls only’ outing.

5. Unicorn Downdo

Women are in love with fantasy based hair colors at the moment: mermaids, unicorns and more. Even if you are into embracing the magical side of life, your hair should follow the basic rules of coloring by creating depth and dimension. This can still be achieved with teal, purple and magenta hair dyes.

6. Blushing Bride

Not every woman likes to blend in, so why should she on her big day? Even if you choose to don a traditional white dress, you can still pop with a magenta hued hairstyle. Make it special with flowers, beads and any other hair accessory that you desire.

7. Braided Half-Updo

The only problem with dyeing your hair a solid color is that it can emphasize long thin strands. In order to draw attention away from this, try adding some texture. A fishtail braid will create visual interest, plus, it’s a great alternative to a basic ponytail.

8. Multi-colored Bob

Magenta red hair is a unique mix of purple and red tones that creates a multi-colored highlight effect. Using so much dye can be potentially damaging to your strands, so first ask your stylist about all the risks and if the result is worth it (like the bob in this picture), don`t forget about proper hair treatment procedures after your transformation.

9. Mystical Headpiece

Violet and fuchsia… What else can make your hairstyle even brighter? The unique and ethnic accessory! Experiment with hair barrettes, chains, flowers, or, as in this case, with a mysterious dreamcatcher, decorated with feathers and beads. Perfect festival hair idea for girls!

10. Candy Coated Curls

Magenta highlights are a great way to add depth to a pastel colored hairdo. They aren’t as harsh as dark roots and still blend well into a colorful look. Curls ensure that you can see the many different shades from all angles.

11. Violet to Magenta Color Melt

Not only does this violet and magenta hair color look fun, but it’s also perfect for ladies with thin straight hair. The dark roots give the appearance of fullness and the “melting” dye technique helps blend the two colors in a seamless way.

12. Loosely Braided Curls

Magenta purple can be achieved in many ways from ombre to two-tone, and as shown here, highlights. By mixing purple into the pink-red color, you can darken the overall look and make it more cool-toned. This allows the color to be more wearable for a variety of different complexions and undertones.

13. Bob with Bright Yellow

Take your lob to the next level with a fun pop of magenta hair color. While many people would mix magenta with red, purple or blue, yellow offers a seriously unexpected contrast. It’s perfect for a lady who loves to stand out.

14. Long Spicy Spirals

A magenta red hair color will instantly transform even the simplest hairstyle. On its own, this curly look may seem a little juvenile or too overdone, but a bright hue gives it the extra dose of cool needed to make it youthful and on trend.

15. Rosy Half-Updo

If you have rosy hues, why not embrace a style that mimics the actual flower? A loose messy bun resembles the petals of a blooming bud; it’s a quick yet artistic style that works in a variety of settings.

16. Whimsical Waves

Sometimes it’s the simple details that make a style extraordinary. The beautiful mix of highlights and lowlights gives dimension and depth to this look which is not customary in brightly dyed hairdos. The soft waves provide movement without appearing too over the top.

17. Curls and Shaved Designs

Magenta hair is interesting on its own, but if you live and work in an artistic community, it may not be groundbreaking. Kick it up a notch with a shaved section or undercut. This allows you to etch designs and details into your style to make it truly unique.

18. Bold Rose Bob

Although bobs are classic styles, they can become boring if you have been wearing them for a while or are used to changing your hair a lot. Because it will take a bit to grow out length for a new look, color is an immediate way to update your appearance.

19. Tousled Two-Tone Waves

If a magenta ombre is too subtle, but you still want to mix violet and pink into your hairdo, why not try a bold half-and-half style? It definitely will stand out, so make sure you wear this look with confidence—it will earn more than a few double takes.

20. Long and Lovely

Dark magenta hair is a good shade for women who are experimenting with a bold color for the first time. It is vibrant and fun, while still looking subdued and natural. Plus, it flatters many different skin tones.

Magenta hair color is not as difficult to pull off as it seems. With shades ranging from bold pink to soft rose and deep wine red, there is an option for any personal style preference. The hues easily mix with other colors like blue and purple for a standout multi-dimensional hairdo.