50 Shades of Burgundy Hair: Dark Burgundy, Maroon, Burgundy with Red, Purple and Brown Highlights

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Burgundy (dark red, red wine color) is actively used for hair dyeing in brunettes. Blondes and women with medium brown hair sometimes also resort to this noble hue in order to appear brighter, well, much brighter. Even redheads may try some shades, reminding burgundy, but leaning towards the warmer tints with admixture of cinnamon. Classic, vivid or old burgundy, maroon or oxblood… so, which one to choose? Here are 50 illustrative examples of how you can use the dark red color, when dyeing your hair or refreshing it with coloristic methods.

Fabulous Opportunities of Burgundy Hair Color

It livens your tresses, adds them a mysterious undertone or, on the contrary, the boldest shade you could ever imagine on yourself. Burgundy adjusts to your basic hair color and lets you achieve your goals. Do you want to be in the centre of everyone’s attention? Create a smart retro look? Add a pop of color for the fall period that will look in tune with nature changes? Introduce some spice tint and shimmer for your brunette locks? No problem, look through the pictures below and choose.

Initially burgundy hue was considered a perfect shade for real brunettes. These days even some blondes dare to go that bright and eye-popping. If a step towards bold vinous color shades seems too challenging for now, but you are tempted to try something revolutionary, consider ombre in red and purple tones with demi-permanent dyes. They wash out after 24 shampoos, so you won’t get bored with your flashy ends. This idea looks pretty cool on medium brown hair, for instance. Vinous highlights, as another compromise solution, are ideal for black, dark-brown and medium brown hair. Well, let’s see some pictures.

#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: 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.

#3: Bright Burgundy Locks

Displaying that burgundy purple hair you invested in is easier than you think. Give yourself a sleek, silky blowout and let the hair dye really shine. Just use a round or paddle brush and run it through a section of damp hair while following it with a blowdryer.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.”

#7: Deep Violet Highlights

Give your purple red hair a dreamy, ethereal edge by wearing it with jewel-toned highlights. The glistening strands of color will look positively enchanting and give “unicorn hair” a whole new meaning.

#8: Dark Violet Cascades

Get playful with your hair color with maroon locks that pack a punch. The color is not quite red and not quite purple, but totally mesmerizing. Go ahead and try it and see if you aren’t drowning in compliments immediately.

#9: Weaved-In Red

Rock red and brown hair the right way by letting the two shades overlap into ribbons of color that rush down. When blended well, the two shades create a mosaic-like effect that’s simply lovely.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: Burgundy Beach Waves

The mermaid look just got real. Maroon hair color, when rocked with a metallic finish, is downright fabulous and perfect for those with fairer complexions. The cinnamon-y red will contrast nicely with your ivory skin and make you look like you’re ready for life under the sea.

#13: 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.

#14: Black Hair with Burgundy Ombre

Give that thick, black hair a nice little upgrade by throwing some burgundy highlights into the mix. Weaving the hue into the bottom of the hair delivers color that’s unexpected and unique. No one will ever dare to call you boring.

#15: Bottoms-Up Burgundy

If you’re looking for a style that’s low maintenance (or no maintenance) go for burgundy brown color melt. You’ll have vibrant, blended hair color that makes a statement, but you can grow it out and chop off at any point.

#16: Rich Burgundy Curls

Burgundy hair color looks best in ringlets. You heard it here first. If you have especially long locks, try curling the very ends of the hair so your hair looks like some deep burgundy crashing waves. The results are fabulous.

#17: Reddish-Brown Ombre

If you want a look that’s slightly more intense than subtle red highlights, try going for a mahogany ombre effect. When the color transition is perfectly melted, your style will look much more sophisticated and on-point.

#18: Crimson Curls with a Hint of Dark Purple

Dark red hair can take on several shades and dimensions, so let your imagination go wild. Take your red hue to violet territory by trying a shade with a hint of purple in it. This will lend a cooler tone to the otherwise warm and fiery color.

#19: Reddish-Brown Highlights

If going full-on red freaks you out, ease yourself into it by trying some red brown highlights that start on top and blend nicely with the rest of the hair. This way you’ll still get that splash of color without overpowering your hair.

#20: Braided Burgundy Hairstyle

Burgundy color is beautiful in any texture. Try envisioning your hair styled in a beautiful ‘do that shows off the shade perfectly. A thick, pancake braid cascading down the side is ideal for highlighting the color and making it really pop. If this doesn’t make you go red, nothing will.

#21: The Red Carpet

The boldest way to rock deep burgundy is from root to tip. And this stunner gets extra bonus points for updating her longest, most luscious locks possible, with a vivid color, extra high shine, and cascading waves. We’d love to walk this red carpet!

Long Burgundy Balayage Hair

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#22: 50 Shades of Burgundy

Want burgundy hair but can’t decide on a shade? No need, because you can have them all! This color transforms right before your eyes, starting with a red tone to frame the face, and deepening into a richer hue as it wraps around the back of the head. Cheers, burgundy baby.

Two Tone Burgundy Balayage

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#23: Beautiful Burgundy Balayage

If you’re a balayage fan, meet your perfect burgundy-lock option. Painting random strands with this rich, jewel-toned color is the best and most beautiful way to make your waves pop. And this particular shade has us feeling extra giddy – bookmark this image to show your stylist!

Burgundy Balayage For Brown Hair

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#24: Chocolate Meets Wine

Adding burgundy to your hair can be intimidating, but there can be a middle ground and this shade is it. The transition from deep chocolate at the roots to soft burgundy towards the ends is subtle, resulting in a burgundy brown shade that’s reminiscent of the two favorite things of the average girl: chocolate and wine.

#25: Retro Burgundy Hair

The best way to add a trendy feel to a retro cut is through color. And there’s no doubt that this burgundy color has modernized the bob in the best and chicest of ways. And as always, nothing beats a style that embraces your natural hair texture!

Black Wavy Bob With Burgundy Highlights

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#26: Violet Velvet Vixen

Is this hair or velvet? We can hardly tell, because it’s not your average hair dye job! Achieving a shade as delectable as this takes a true and talented hair artist, so if you’re after a velvety violet color like this one, always do your homework before picking a qualified colorist!

Purple Ombre For Black Hair

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#27: Red Velvet

Big, bouncy curls are the perfect companion to this stunning burgundy red shade. The combination looks as delicious as red velvet feels, although unlike a cake, we really want to run our hands over it.

Brown Hair With Burgundy Red Ombre

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#28: Burgundy Bob

Going burgundy already takes guts, but if you’re feeling extra bold, you can kick your dark red hair up another notch by pairing it with a sassy cut, like this choppy bob. Note the subtle ombre effect, melting from deep burgundy roots into a brighter red shade towards the ends…there’s nothing boring about this burgundy bob!

Choppy Angled Burgundy Balayage Bob

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#29: Textured Sangria

Ah, sweet summertime. There’s something about this shade of burgundy paired with tousled, textured waves that has us dreaming of sippin’ sangria on the beach while the wind styles our hair for us. Thanks, Mother Nature!

Purple Red Balayage Bob

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#30: 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!”).

#31: Burgundy Mermaid

If Disney’s Ariel ever decides she wants an edgier look, this is the color we imagine she’ll try. Dark purple hair, tousled beachy waves that shine so bright they almost look wet… we’re wishing we were hipster mermaids right about now.

Purple Balayage For Black Hair

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#32: Bold Burgundy

This purple and red burgundy coif is not for the faint of heart. Taking the color plunge takes confidence, but the cut is as equally daring. Contrasting the bottom red layer and the top more on the pink side lets the texture of the cut really pop.

Short Burgundy And Purple Undercut

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#33: Sour Patch Babe

Get the best of both worlds with this look: sweet style + sassy color. To achieve, part your short burgundy locks to the side, and alternate curls away from and towards the face. Tousle with a bit of product, and ta-da, you’re a Sour Patch babe!

#34: 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.

Wavy Layered Burgundy Lob

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#35: Futuristic Fuchsia

This is exactly what we imagine a cool girl from outer space would look like: bright fuchsia locks, blunt bangs, and out-to-there texture that’s remnant of Saturn’s rings. Take us to your style leader!

Choppy Cropped Bob With Bangs

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#36: 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.

Wavy Brown Bob With Burgundy Highlights

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#37: Pixie Perfect

As if rocking a pixie isn’t already cool, venturing a less traditional hair color on top of that cut takes your look to the next level of chic. This pixie-meets-maroon hair screams “work hard, party harder.”

Burgundy Pixie Hairstyle

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#38: Cranberry Curls

Medium length textured waves are trendy, but make them stand out even more by infusing some cranberry highlights into the mix, because unlike canned cranberry served at Thanksgiving dinners, this is one sweet berry option you shouldn’t pass by.

Black Bob With Burgundy Balayage

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#39: Mahogany Mane

Long, shiny, bouncy curls – this stunning mane was made even more striking with a deep mahogany shade. And the best part about burgundy shades like this one is that they’re professional enough for work, but unique enough for you to stand out.

Long Burgundy Hair With Root Fade

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#40: Burgundy Ombre

Two colors in one, this dark mane was transformed into red brown hair with the magic touch of a talented stylist. The ombre effect makes it look as if her natural dark locks are melting in a magic burgundy pool, and we want to dive in!

Black Hair With Burgundy Highlights

Instagram / @kristen.lumiere

#41: Classic Hue with Subtle Auburn Highlights

Burgundy hair looks very stylish with black clothes and accessories. Opt for solid classic dark brown tone with very subtle or even blonde highlights for your most voguish looks.

#42: Lavender Icing

The burgundy that leans towards the blue palette is charming, unquestionably. If you happen to have blue eyes or simply have a passion for blue shades, you may adopt this idea for your new hair color.

#43: Mulled Wine

Burgundy blends with red maroon as well, same like port and claret with spices on a frosty winter day. This interesting coloristic idea is performed with the balayage technique, when the color is placed strategically on larger sections.

#44: Serene

Some girls shy away from the burgundy hue when picking hair dyes, simply because they think of something gaudy. But red wine can be very “calm”, elegant and decent like this gorgeous shade with random cherry wood highlights.

#45: Sexy Hair Color for Wavy Hair

If you want to accentuate your femininity and passionate nature, try the chestnut burgundy like in the photo. It looks fabulous on the long curled locks! Don’t forget to use professional products for dyed hair to maintain the color and shine of your tresses.

burgundy chestnut hair color

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#46: Burgundy as a Dream Color

If you want to dye your locks into deep burgundy, try this particular soft and rich shade. We simply can`t imagine anything more beautiful meaning burgundy hair color. Ariana Grande’s locks literally mesmerize, don`t they!

#47: Rich Burgundy for Long Layered Locks

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s luxurious mane radiates beauty with a note of sparkling femininity thanks to this fabulous hair color choice. The rich juicy burgundy hue flows through her gorgeous locks filling them with silky smoothness and irresistible charm.

#48: Cabernet with Purple Haze

The purple haze highlights do not only match the ruby perfectly, they set off its splendor and depth. So, if you are thinking of added seasoning for your new dark red hue, consider this brilliant color solution.

#49: Cinnamon-Spiced

This shade leans towards orange tints, therefore, appearing warmer and rather on the auburn side than real burgundy. Well, the beauties with warmer tones of skin also fancy trying some red wine, don’t they?

#50: Luxurious Hair Color of Megan Fox

The beauty Megan Fox has been in the top of the sexiest women of the planet for a couple of years in a row. After her recent experiments with chestnut ombre, Megan returned to her usual dark hair tone. However, this time it’s gaining a burgundy tint that makes Megan’s appearance even more mysterious and seductive.

Megan Fox Burgundy hair color

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Well, we hope you have found your favorite red wine tint with a cooler or warmer base that tastes and feels the best. Burgundy is flattering for practically all skin tones. You only need to carefully select your perfect shade.

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