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Ultra Violet Baes: A Lookbook of Lavender Locks

A quick scan of Instagram proves that shades of ultra violet, Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, are the hues of choice for this summer's hair trends. Whether it's a full head of opal highlights, or a deep amethyst balayage, these bold colors are being embraced by those in the know. Here, an inspo board of those who've winningly gone purple in the past.

Pink and violet are the combo of the moment. It's a fresh and modern look that's made to stand out. Jessica Williams (pictured here in April) wears it well. Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Pink and violet are the combo of the moment. It's a fresh and modern look that's made to stand out. Jessica Williams (pictured here in April) wears it well. Amethyst that fades to ashy purple is ideal for keeping things both edgy and romantic. Natt Lim Amethyst that fades to ashy purple is ideal for keeping things both edgy and romantic. Going for a lilac spectrum is a nice twist on the dark-to-light ombre style. Mireya Acierto/Getty Images Going for a lilac spectrum is a nice twist on the dark-to-light ombre style. The light hair trend is taking over, and bright lavender is the pastel of 2018. And of course, flattering sunglasses are a perfect accessory. Joe Scarnici The light hair trend is taking over, and bright lavender is the pastel of 2018. And of course, flattering sunglasses are a perfect accessory. Ultra violet to smokey balayage delivers a fairy-inspired style. Darren Gerrish Ultra violet to smokey balayage delivers a fairy-inspired style. For just a touch of purple, do a unicorn lick! Subtle, edgy, and playful. Christian Vierig/Getty Images For just a touch of purple, do a unicorn lick! Subtle, edgy, and playful. Purples are great for maintaining the look of dark hair while still going for a radical color. Tibrina Hobson/WireImage Purples are great for maintaining the look of dark hair while still going for a radical color. Short hair doesn't mean you have to stick with one color. A horizontal purple spectrum adds interesting dimensionality. And, needless to say, violets and glitter are a magical combo. Simon McGill/Moment Editorial/Getty Images Short hair doesn't mean you have to stick with one color. A horizontal purple spectrum adds interesting dimensionality. And, needless to say, violets and glitter are a magical combo. Opt for a lightly faded neon shade of purple-y pink for a '90s-inspired punch. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images Opt for a lightly faded neon shade of purple-y pink for a '90s-inspired punch. Nicole Richie (pictured here in 2014) was ahead of her time with her purple-indigo mermaid waves. Her prismatic look gives off a beautiful blue glow. Mike Pont/FilmMagic Nicole Richie (pictured here in 2014) was ahead of her time with her purple-indigo mermaid waves. Her prismatic look gives off a beautiful blue glow. Dark aubergine has a spectacular pop. Many consider purples to be the Pandora's box of hair experiments — paving the path to even more ambitious statement colors. A safe hue that complements all complexions, it also pairs well with friends! AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images Dark aubergine has a spectacular pop. Many consider purples to be the Pandora's box of hair experiments — paving the path to even more ambitious statement colors. A safe hue that complements all complexions, it also pairs well with friends! Dark to dusty mauve works for a lighter take on ultra violet style. The gradient grows out nicely, ready for a touch-up whenever. Mindy Small/FilmMagic Dark to dusty mauve works for a lighter take on ultra violet style. The gradient grows out nicely, ready for a touch-up whenever.