A burgundy hair color is a blend of brown and purple that create a deep burgundy red wine hue. Like a fine wine, deep merlot, cabernet, oxblood and bordeaux hair color hues shimmer at the slightest hint of light.
The bold tones of a beautiful burgundy offer wonderful framing and contrast for every skin tone. These hues are great for the shy girl who desires a striking change or the carefree spirit who just loves attention. This versatile shade is waiting for you.
Below are some of the most gorgeous examples of burgundy hair color ideas for your inspiration!
#1: Dark Red Velvet
Those red velvet cupcakes you love to devour can now be channeled in your hair, and the results are just as delectable. Pick a rich shade of burgundy red that blends out nicely in a pretty balayage effect. Can you say, “yummy?”
#2: Bright Burgundy Locks
#3: Deep and Dark Purple Hair
Dark red violet locks are about as close to natural-looking hair as you’re going to get, without actually going natural. Try a shade that sports a subtle purple tinge that isn’t incredibly noticeable… until you stand in the sun. Then, watch the sparks fly.
#4: Dark Purple Loose Locks
Purple hair often brings up images of fluorescent violet locks. Go another direction and try deep, dark purple hair instead. This look is great: the rich shade is versatile enough to take you from summer to fall seamlessly.
#5: Bright Black Raspberry Hair
You probably would like to make your dark hair stand out. Color it bright burgundy red, the shade you don’t see much these days. In half updos, your roots will be showing setting off the vivid lengths, gorgeous in subtle waves, shapely curls or straight strands.
#6: Gorgeous Dark Burgundy Hair
Burgundy hair is a gorgeous color choice for brunettes. It also flatters every skin tone. A solid hair color is flawless in this case, but you may also play with subtle highlights or babylights.
#7: Espresso Hair with Red Wine Highlights
You can easily achieve burgundy hair by adding some red wine highlights to an espresso base. This creates a beautiful reddish purple hue that looks unbelievably striking when it catches the light.
#8: Barely There Burgundy Tint for Brunettes
#9: Sleek Dark Purple Locks
Long, slick amethyst-colored hair is the stuff of dreams. Make it a reality by dyeing those long locks a crimson purple hue and letting them just hang down naturally. No muss, no fuss.
#10: Exquisite Burgundy Tinted Brown Hair
The perfect all-over burgundy color, these tresses have been tinted to create red brown hair that makes the ultimate style statement. The good news is that this shade looks distinctive whether you have short or long locks.
#11: Burgundy and Scarlet Highlights
Try a burgundy hair dye over black hair and spice it up with scarlet highlights for a stunning blend your friends will love on you. The soft waves keep the overall look feminine and flirty.
#12: Bright Burgundy Balayage with Black Roots
Two-tone and slightly more alternative, black burgundy hair provides a captivating contrast for brave, experimental individuals. To create a more synergized look between the two colors, opt for a balayage technique.
#13: Subtle Lavender and Burgundy Highlights
Burgundy color combined with a subtle violet is an unusual yet eye-catching combination everyone will admire. What a wonderful solution for black hair!
#14: Burgundy and Magenta Balayage
For a unique, immensely vibrant style, you can ask your hair colorist to adapt your tresses to the spectacular clash of magenta pink and deep burgundy with the base black color. Coloring your entire head magenta will turn out too overpowering, therefore it’s all about opting for balayage.
#15: Medium Black Hair with Purple Tint
A low-key burgundy style if you already have or want black hair with a twist, purple tint is understated yet seriously chic. It usually takes more to the ends, giving your tresses a darker appearance at the roots that gradually becomes lighter as it flows to the bottom.
#16: Rich Plum Red Hair Color
Medium and short burgundy hair can certainly be just as impressive as longer styles, especially if your locks are particularly rich in hue. For instance, this highly pigmented plum color enhances your features and ensures that you can easily be spotted in the crowd for all the right reasons.
#17: Dark Chocolate Hair with Cherry Highlights
Completely different to having brunette hair with burgundy highlights, the dark chocolate and cherry hues create a tasty combination that’s a treat for the eyes. Ask your hairdresser for subtle cherry highlights on dark brown hair for fun and quirky locks.
#18: Black Hair with Dark Burgundy Highlights
For shoulder-length black hair, have your stylist insert deep burgundy highlights to make an otherwise plain hairstyle pop.
#19:Subtle Merlot Balayage Wavy Hair
There are some instances where burgundy and brown make for the ultimate power duo, and this is certainly one of them. Add some soft merlot tones to the ends, along with some defined curves using a curling iron, for the cutest wavy balayage effect.
#20: Tawny and Burgundy Blend for Brown Hair
A dark red hair color blended with brown makes this wavy choppy bob bloom. With your hair pulled up in a pony, you’ll also look very pretty.
#21: Elegant Purple Balayage for Black Hair
You can easily and quickly achieve subtle red purple ends just by applying the balayage approach to black hair. Softer and more natural-looking than an all-over color, this style epitomizes class and elegance while still being out of the ordinary.
#22: Shiny Purple Brown Hair
Love purple? Show off your medium length layered hair with your favorite shade. Worn straight or wavy, it’s a beautiful style you’ll love.
#23: Sophisticated Burgundy Balayage with Touches of Copper
A modern update for your brown burgundy hair, you can add touches of copper to create the perfect maroon purple balayage. Maroon hair looks particularly sensational if you naturally have dark hair and dark brown, green or blue eyes.
#24: Layered Maroon Mane
While pastel, cotton-candy hair is all the rage right now, don’t underestimate the power of classy dark burgundy hair. When layered and styled to perfection, it is just as bold and just as eye-catching. So drop your pink hair dye and swap it for a crimson hue.
#25: Berry-Beautiful Highlights
Create a colorful contrast in your dark hair by choosing burgundy highlights. And to really show them off, pair them with a simple, sleek, straight style that lets the color do the talking (and this one’s saying “Berry beautiful!”).
#26: Purple Tipped Tresses
You don’t have to dye your entire head to enjoy the perks of burgundy hair. Take baby steps to burgundy by dying the ends and front pieces in slightly washed out reddish purple shades. The flash of color is still dynamic and totally bold.
#27: Dark Red Ringlets
Mix your deep burgundy locks with your natural, dark roots for a dazzling hairstyle that’s ideal for medium to olive skin tones. Try loosely curling the hair by wrapping it around a one-inch curling iron and leaving the ends free from heat. You’ll get beautiful bohemian waves that scream “cool girl.”
#28: Burgundy on Fire
Look closely at this burgundy hair color and you’ll see tiny hints of blonde peeking through. These babylights turn the burgundy shade on fire, and the choppy cut with varied lengths just lends to the flaming look.
#29: Ravishing Red Barrel Curls
When it comes to reddish brown hair, sometimes you have to go big. A great way to do so is by giving yourself some beautiful, buoyant barrel curls. Use a 1 ½-inch curling iron to curl sections of the hair outward, away from the face.
#30: Chocolate Cherry Curls
The perfect example of burgundy brown hair, these luscious curls must have come from a bowl of chocolate and cherries used as a dye, and the result looks so good we want to taste.