Hayley Williams Purple / Black Hair

Hayley’s purple hair is both the most drastically different and the shortest-lived of her many hair colors, making it’s only public appearances at Z100’s Jingle Ball and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in December 2008.

Hayley’s bangs are still a bright red, but the rest of her hair is a very dark shade of purple that often looks black. It looks most purple under stage lights.

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  1. Caroline says:

    My hair is soooooo close to this!

  2. danni says:

    this isn’t purple!! it’s dark RED!! check out the performance pictures, it’s clearly a red shade, and it’s not the lightning, it’s actually red, not purple. I myself thought it was purple for a while but Hayley doesn’t really change her shade of red often except when she went blonde, or pink, but she always went back to red.

  3. Madi says:

    I don’t think it would looks so bad if her hair was all one color and if her bangs were longer

  4. Saoirse says:

    lol I just did this to my hair xDD Black with red bangs. It actually looks pretty cool. :D

  5. gracie xxxx says:

    Please i luv u but this hair color is crap ;(

  6. Anonymous says:

    HER SHORT BANGS ARE AWFUL WHY DOES SHE KEEP DOING THIS TO ME?! and she should stick to red. oh my god i wish she would never get straight bangs again.

  7. Jacey says:

    I hate how everyone says it’s black. IT”S PURPLE! It only looks black because of lighting and purple always makes your hair look black. Trust me my sister did that and it looked purple.


    Not a fan of her bangs

  9. Doro*-* says:

    cortne , when did hayley colored her hair purple again ?

  10. Kathryn Lane says:

    am i the only one that notices Zack in the background of pic number 5??

  11. Alyssa says:


    Here’s a pic of her purple hair. It looks awesome! But, everytime she dyes her hair purple, it is alwas short lived.

  12. Char says:

    I do quite like this.. Quirky!

  13. Courtney says:

    Hayley just died her hair purple again. It looks awesome!! :D could you post it please??? thank you! :D

  14. Emy says:

    I really like the picture 2nd row 3rd picture…. she looks pretty …. I LOVE HER SOOOOOO MUCH …. shes amazin’ lol =)

    & i have my hair like her color but i have it long i wanna cut it like hers lol….

  15. Leonie says:

    idk why but the fact that the bangs are so short makes me like it even more xD

  16. Lauren says:

    It’s a shame that her bangs are short and red.. it would of been so nice if they weren’t :(

  17. Sara says:

    That’s not PURPLE!

  18. MissMisery says:

    I don’t like this haircolor. It looks just ugly for me.

    Hayley’s best hair is the orange color!

  19. Sophie says:

    I have to say, short bangs arent my thing, they always look like the hairdresser accidentally cut too much off :/ And I have to say that purple isnt her best colour, but I love it in the 5th pic 2nd row xoxoxox

  20. Jessy says:

    I think it would’ve looked really awesome if she have had long bangs and side-parted them.

  21. Dominique says:


  22. Amy Frazier says:

    This color is Feria: Choclate Cherry you can pick it up really everyhere its my favorite color i have dyed my hair so far i got mine at safeway (:

  23. hayley houda says:

    i wish if she dry her hair purlpe with pink highlight !!!! it will be sooo coool !!!

    i like the 3rth in the fist list !!! vry layered just like i like it !!!

  24. converse says:

    i think it would’ve looked a little better if the bangs were longer and maybe a darker color… but i still love the colors!!!! PURPLE!!!! :)

  25. Alyssa says:

    i really like her hair color here. i like it that it looks more purple in the light, but too bad it did not look like that when it was not. also for my taste, her bangs are too short.

  26. brenda says:

    hayley williams!<333333

    my sweet love!!!<333333

  27. emmy says:

    i think it was temp. hair color. like the kind that washes out after a couple days

  28. Anonymous says:

    I loved this hair colour on her, it’s something different. Wish she kept it for longer.

  29. Amanda says:

    one day she should dye her hair a dark brown. I wonder what it would look like.. Ive never seen hayley with a natural hair color, only red yellow orange etc…

  30. socks says:

    I think it woulda looked much better without the red bangs- maybe just all purple.

  31. meee says:

    i like the colour but it would be way better if it was all the same without the red fringe, and if the fringe was a bit longer. still coll though

  32. emm says:

    and her bangs should be swept to the sides, i don’t like short fringe on her

  33. Sazberry says:

    The short fringe isn’t doing much for her, but I love the colour.

  34. Jessica says:

    I think her bangs were way too short, they made her face shape look weird.

  35. emm says:

    i don’t like the red bangs, she should try completely black

  36. Calico says:

    No one else coulda pulled it off, but she rocked it!!! I like the ponytail pic. She looks so cute!

  37. Anonymous says:

    I actually think that the color looks really pretty on the 3rd row, 4th pic. I think that it brings out her eyes…

  38. Rachel says:

    my least favorite of hers. but her face looks gorgeous here


    sometimes dark hair can really bring out facial features.

  39. Caitlyn says:

    Not too keen on the two tone hair. But i like the main hair colour (excluding fringe.)

  40. gwavy28 says:

    I love Hayler, ands especially her beautiful hair, but I don’t really care for how the contrast of the bangs and the purple.

  41. Caitlinisme says:

    I like the purple on Hayley, it’s cute. but the purple and the red doesn’t go well together. =

  42. :) says:

    i agree exactly with Roxy :)

  43. Roxy says:

    although its very different to her other colour choices, i actually like it. its original, and unique. Though it would look alot better with her fringe longer =/

  44. jalynmichelle says:

    I didnt know she ever had this. I’m like in love with hayley but this hair is a disappointment for me…

  45. NotUrBabe says:

    This is nice, but i liked the red one better. I love red and orange on her ♥

  46. "Vans" says:

    i acctually like this color, but because of her bangs i prefer it when it’s in a ponytail. i can’t really explain it.=P

  47. Bittersweet says:

    Well, didn’t she say that it was supposed to turn out *black* and red? I am pretty sure I remember her saying that in one of their videos. So then the purple was actually just an accident?

  48. Kirsten says:

    I dyed my hair purple again! My bff Areil tried 2 kill me though….. she says i look like a anime gurl. i told her ‘Ur on drugs if u hate this gurl!’

  49. ilikechicken says:

    i LOVE this!!!! this and the cherry red r my fave.

  50. Savvy says:

    I LOVE the purple color….and the red, for that fact. But, i think her bangs are too short. I think it would have looked nice if her bangs were longer, like in her other haircuts.

  51. Kirsten says:

    @lolla: whatever, if you think her bangs r 2 short, u should see what my friend’s sister did 2 mine. she chopped all of my bangs and i look soooooooo bad.

  52. lolla says:

    the bangs are to short for her…

  53. Kirsten says:

    I luv this hair coulor!!! But i almost got myself kicked out of skool cuz i came with this coulor and once again my idiot teacher (why the hell did my skool hire her??) said ‘Why the heck is ur hair this coulor? U do know you look soooooo dumb!’

  54. kendall says:

    the first pik in the third row looks the best

  55. izzy says:

    but def love her purple hair. she has awesome ideas.

  56. izzy says:

    i actually kinda like her hair with the blue bangs. idk y. but shes def my inspiration especialy her cherry red nd her yellow nd red.

  57. Tracy says:

    i think the thing that bothers me the most is that her bangs where so short…

  58. sarah says:

    eh i like the whole purple hair idea but i think she should have done a lighter purple so her hair didnt look like black when it wasnt in the light, also i think her bangs look really good with her hair

  59. Lea says:

    When I met Paramore, my hair were exactly that color, only the fringe longer and orange, not red. Hayley told me she liked it a lot and I was so happy. :)

    Then, the next december, she did the same and I was like… woooh, did I influence my favorite singer in the world?

  60. Lara says:

    Heyy, I was just wondering if anybody had any idea what hair dye she used to dye her hair purple? I really love it XD thanks x

  61. Mckenzie says:

    I actually really like it. The bangs r too short but i love the color. And i think she only died it for that appearance only. Not sure though. =]

  62. Katiee says:

    maybe if her bangs were a little longer i would like it more. really loving the colors though! something new. <3

  63. Lauren says:

    This isnt my favorite colour on Hayley but i still think it suits her. I dont really like the short bangs though, they dont suit her :( Shes still Awesome XD

  64. Anonymous says:

    Interesting, but not a flattering look in the slightest. It does not highlight her glowing skin or radiant eyes.

  65. Gracie says:

    Errrr… It might look better if her bangs were longer. I <3 her but not really her color

  66. Keira says:

    Her hair is cool I have acc. only just seen these pictures after only just dying my hair a similar shade of purple. But i am glad she got rid of the purple it doesnt really suit.

  67. Sookie says:

    This hair makes Hayley look like she’s wearing a wig. I like it. :P

  68. Loren says:

    She looks awesome in this. I really like the last picture in the 4th row.

  69. Rachael says:

    The 1st picture in the 3rd row looks awesome. :)

  70. Rachael says:

    I think the purple hairstyle would look better on her if she had her long, choppy bangs. I actually kind of like the purple… 2nd picture of the 2nd row… Herbangs were so short! :/ Glad she dyed her hair back to red. :)

  71. jennifer says:

    imagine that purple with some light blonde parts. that would look soooooooooo good.

  72. ally says:

    red will always be her signature color but i love how she tries new things without caring what anyone thinks.. you go hayley!!

  73. Alexis says:

    HORRIBLE!!!!! I am so glad she got rid of it.

  74. Hayley says:

    oh dear… i really dont like this!

    i mean the colours are okay…

    she should have gone for a side fringe rather than a solid fringe, and i hate the length of it!

    It’s wayyy too short and jagged cut..

    i love Hayley, but tbh, this was a mistake!


  75. Elainee says:

    In the first picture on the second row, Josh has a doll with red hair! Coincidence..? Hahaha.

  76. nomnom says:

    She doesn’t dye her hair for her fans. If she were to do that, she wouldn’t be blonde right now. I’m pretty sure it’s because SHE thinks it looks cool and thats all that matters.

  77. Cassie says:

    Love the colour, but her bangs need to be longer. It makes her head look egg-shaped. Hahah.

  78. Kayleigh says:

    This hair colour looks good tied up but down i don’t really like it the fringe is way too short!

  79. kaykay says:

    I honestly don’t really like this hair color.I’ve loved all her colors until now.but this just doesn’t fit her very well.

  80. K says:

    If the fringe was a bit longer this would be a really cool look!

  81. Kalee says:

    I really don’t like this on her…

  82. erin says:

    I love every single hair color on her. I don’t know why.

    Well damn, she could go bald and I’d still love her “hair”.. stubble… whatever haha, sounds kind of creepy… :S

  83. franzi says:

    the purple would look so good with blonde. longer bangs and a few blonde pieces :D

  84. anna says:

    this is actually starting to grow on me, i’m beginning to really like it :D

  85. Hayley says:

    it looks great other than the fringe. i hate that!

  86. Mhairi says:

    i loove this hair, the only thing i dont like about it is how short the fringe is, other than that looove it xD

  87. hannah says:

    i love it!!! so who cares if shes running out of ideas it looks great!!

  88. Senna says:

    i love it! it suits her BECAUSE she has a very light skin, so it brings out the contrast. but i didnt like the short bangs, and the 2 colors togheter ( i mean when the 2nd color is only on the bangs. the orange yellow mix is awesome cause its not only her bangs)

  89. erica says:

    lol at the 3rd pic in the second row. you can see the purple dye on her ear and on her head. :p

  90. Nae says:

    This looks awesome! She actually had purple and red hair around the same time I did!

  91. eilyahjenee says:

    love it!!! not as good as the orange but i like it!

  92. claire says:

    hey, does anyone know where you would find a hair color like that purple? i’m having trouble finding one. thanks!

  93. ChelseaSmile says:

    Not my favorite, I think this colour is a bit too dark for her very light complexion. It looks very vampire like or something, it does not suit her whatsoever.

  94. Krissi says:

    I didnt really like this look on her, the color and super short bangs. Wut i luv bout hayley is her hair color always blends but the 2 colors kinda just stick out. But i luv her originality! Paramore 4 ever <3

  95. gogo says:

    i really didnt like her hair like this. she doesn’t look great with super short pixie bang.

  96. charlotte says:

    my hair is that color…and it’s been like that for almost 2 years now, but i think its too dark for hayley

  97. Chelsieee says:

    It’s too dark for Hayley. I mean no offense, but I just don’t think this suits her very well.

  98. anna says:

    i think i want to dye my hair dark purplish like hayleys

  99. eryn says:

    my hair was like this for a while :)
    it just faded out actually

  100. katerson says:

    I would like this look a lot better if her bangs were longer.

    The short bangs make the top of her head look narrower… and because she has a lot of jaw and cheek, and not so much forehead… it just really makes her whole face look a bit like an egg.

    I’m definitely in favor of the long bangs. Much more flattering.

    The color is cool, though.

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  102. Jenny says:

    I like this one as i actually like every hayleys haircolors and styles. But do you think you should make a section of hayleys current haircolor ?

  103. Lucy says:

    i dont really like her hair in these pictures

  104. Holly says:

    I really like this, I’m sure it was just a phase for Hayley because it quickly disappeared. I love her hair now. It suits her.

  105. Hayley says:

    I love her hair so much!!

  106. can you do a page about hayley’s final riot hair? the platinum and red one…like on the dvd?

    i love it!


  107. elle says:

    i dont realy like this, its not hayley at all but right now does she have orange, because its orange on the new album (brand new eyes) and my new poster :)

  108. Frankie says:

    i Had This Hair Once :P

    My Frindge Was Longer Though


  109. katie #666 says:

    Spongebob, what ever! I love all her ideas and because shes trying new things aint bad you know!!! Still love you Hayley! =D

  110. Spongebob says:

    I don’t really care for this on her.

    But i mean… she might be running out of ideas for hair colours. She’s dyed her hair so many times but wants to continue surprising her fans with fresh ideas.

    I just personally like red better.

  111. hw says:

    finally :)

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