31 Gorgeous Burgundy Hair Color Shades to Show Your Colorist

Burgundy hair colors

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!

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Sangria Burgundy

Sangria Burgundy Hair Color
Instagram @guy_tang

This is one of Guy Tang’s classic color transformations on Huda Kattan’s long wavy hair. It’s a gorgeous combination of a burgundy purple hair with hints of light nutmeg.

Red Violet Burgundy Tones

Red Violet Burgundy Tones
Instagram / @glossarysalon

Q&A with Creator, Tracy Branch
National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems & Co-Owner of The Glossary Salon Florence, MS

How would you describe this?

In this red-violet, burgundy wine hair color, the tones really become vibrant in natural lighting. The color is deep and professional, but when you see in the natural light, it really pops!

What’s your best advice?

Try the Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair System. Their shampoo, conditioner, and the Triple Rescue Thermal Protection Spray is infused with quinoa. It keeps your color vibrant and prevents fading for up to nine weeks!

To maintain the vibrant burgundy tones of this color, go in for a gloss or topcoats using Paul Mitchell PopXG Burgundy every four weeks and touching up the new growth every six to eight weeks. Thermal protection is a must, as well as washing with color-safe and sulfate-free products like Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair System.

Burgundy Pinot Noir with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Becky Stout
Hairstylist @ House of Color in Colorado Springs, CO


How would you describe this?

Doesn’t this remind you of a wonderful bottle of wine, maybe Pinot noir?

This burgundy (color) bob haircut looks really nice with full bangs to make beautiful blue eyes pop.

What’s your best advice?

These colors do fade but this specific color line allows it to fade to a beautiful mauve color.

Avoid washing every day, using dry shampoo for in-between days, and curling her hair daily to achieve this desired wine hair color.

Shiraz Wine LOB

Shiraz Wine LOB
Instagram @c00lidc

Q&A with creator, Andrea Rojas
Hairstylist @ Be Scene Studios in Rockville, MD


How would you describe this?

This shiraz lob’s depth of the burgundy color allows for a nice fade out since reds fade quickly.

The slightly angled lob cut gives an edgy feel without overdoing it.

What’s your best advice?

Though the color is dark, reds do fade quickly, so most colorists will only recommend reds for women who can be in the salon every 6-8 weeks to refresh her toner.

Purple Burgundy Balayage for Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Rose Garcia
Hairstylist / Color Specialist @ Rose’s Hair Studio in Austin, TX


How would you describe this?

This shade of purple-red burgundy balayage is perfect for a fun, bold, adventurous women.

What’s your best advice?

It’s warm yet cool, making it suitable for many skin tones.

The pink violet tones are flirty and fun and the cut creates fullness and bounce.

Use lukewarm to cool water when washing.

Use a sulfate free shampoo, alternating with a red color depositing shampoo or conditioner to keep the color vivid until your next appointment.

Shampooing about 2 times a week would be ideal.

Re-toning would be about every 6-8 weeks.

Dark Burgundy Pixie Cut

Dark Burgundy Pixie Cut
Instagram @djrcolor

This mesmerizing dark burgundy red pixie cut with sharp edges couldn’t be any bolder without a stunning plum hue.

Though it requires maintenance if you wanna keep the cut and color for a long time, it’s definitely a worthy head-turner look to own.

Layered Boysenberry + Burgundy Locks

Layered Boysenberry + Burgundy Locks
Instagram @kalex.stylist

This shade of burgundy red hair looks gorgeous on lengthy waves and pale complexions.

Try this as an ombre with your natural black hair if you want a taste of this sweet rich color.

Dark Burgundy with Magenta Highlights

Dark burgundy with magenta highlights
Instagram @_beautybybree

A rich luscious dark burgundy hairstyle suits any skin color, warm or cold, so the only thing you need to rock this bold dashing color is confidence!

Subtle burgundy red wine highlights and flirty big waves on brown hair would create the dimension needed to complete one of the most gorgeous hairstyles here.

Medium Length Mauve Burgundy Hair Color

Medium Length Mauve Burgundy Hair Color
Instagram @annemazing_hair

Who would’ve thought that a metallic mauve and a rich mahogany base would blend smoothly and amazingly?

No matter what your skin tone is, this super pretty burgundy hair dye would surely look perfect on you!

Black and Burgundy Dip Dye

Here’s a black and burgundy dip dye hair trend that adds a soft yet edgy upgrade to a mid-length cut. The balayage creates a seamless blend of shades. For the burgundy hue to pop even brighter, waves on ends do wonders, for sure. Try this burgundy hairstyle to bring out instant gloss to dark tresses.

Q&A with style creator, Haley Krumm
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Haley in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this?

This black and burgundy hair dye is a low-maintenance color to a more purple tone. The foilyage technique was used to lighten the hair. Previous at-home coloring left a lot of warm red tones through the ends of the hair. If that’s your case, use it to your advantage and create this juicy berry color!

This burgundy hair color is a warm purple, merlot to marionberry. Color can be so open to interpretation, sometimes, and the important part is this color is warmer in hue.

What’s your best advice?

It’s more low-maintenance than highlights or all-over colors, because of the applied technique. There are no harsh lines of demarcation.
With any color service, make sure you’re doing your at-home care! Color-safe shampoos, heat protectants, and washing the hair in cooler water. All of those things help to preserve your burgundy color hair.

Blonde and Burgundy Hair Color

Q&A with style creator, Anais Valdez
Hairstylist / Founder @ Ella Hair Loft in Fallbrook, CA


How would you describe this?

This blonde and red burgundy hair was inspired by the beautiful colors of spring flowers.

It’s styled with easy flowing waves that help the color intertwined and pop with its contrasting colors.

What’s your best advice?

This fun hair dye and burgundy style is a perfect way to add some fresh and fun change to your hair.

Burgundy Brown Raisin Hair Color

Burgundy Brown Raisin Hair Color
Instagram @emilytee_sc

Q&A with style creator, Emily Tee
Senior Hairstylist @ Shawn Cutler in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


How would you describe this?

This burgundy brown hair color is the look of today’s balayage!

Instead of doing the entire head which is very high maintenance, you can overlay a color onto highlights or a balayage for a softer, more wearable rich shade of burgundy.

What’s your best advice?

The best way to maintain burgundy color hairstyles is to use the recommended color shampoo and conditioner at home.

The right shampoo and conditioner will enable you to help to enhance the rich burgundy hair color and also give a long-lasting hair condition.

Burgundy + Mahogany Blend

Burgunday + Mahogany Blend
Instagram @tashas_handm

Q&A with creator, Tasha Kummer
Master Colorist @ Mane Tamers Salon in Greenville, SC


How would you describe this?

These burgundy tresses have the ultimate dimension with shades of red, brown, and bursts of violet all blended together to give it a great mahogany tone with burgundy lowlights.

The mahogany mixed with honey really complement each other.

What’s your best advice?

When a color has red in it, you have to schedule your appointments every 6-8 weeks.

Use a shampoo that is salt-free and sulfate-free that is good for the hair color used. It’s best to use a shampoo that your stylist recommends.

Burgundy with Blonde Highlights

burgundy with blonde highlights
Instagram @platinumblondestudios

Trendy and stunning—what’s not to love about this burgundy hair with blonde highlights? These vibrant tones are making a statement! Pair a shade of burgundy with blonde highlights to provide your long tresses a new, unique edge. This high-contrast look flatters fair to medium complexions.

Dark Cabernet to Neon Tangerine Orange

Dark Cabernet to Neon Tangerine Orange Ombre
Kheyli Tristen / Instagram

Style by Kheyli Tristen
Hair & Make-up Artist in Pasadena, CA


How would you describe?

This is a rich, dark cherry burgundy shade that fades into a neon tangerine orange at the tips.

What’s your best advice?

Use a red and orange color wash at home to replenish the color.

A woman with a lighter or a tan complexion can pull this color off, which means all types of hair can wear it as well. It’s a stunning hair color for brown skin.

When it comes to maintaining hair color (especially fashion colors like this), leaving the hair’s natural oils is healthy, and washing with cold water prevents the color from washing out so quickly.

Deep Burgundy Highlights

deep burgundy highlights
Instagram @lisacaveneehair

Those deep burgundy highlights on dark hair create a black cherry effect. The result? Fabulous! The depth of the burgundy color is what makes it sophisticated and classic. Waves within the deep burgundy hair color, accentuate the highlights.

Chocolate Brown Burgundy Bob

Chocolate Brown Burgundy Bob
Carissa Callaway / Instagram

Style by Carissa Callaway
Hairstylist @ Divine Salon and Spa in Ripon, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a chocolate spice inspired long bob is a rich burgundy hue.

What’s your best advice?

This color is ideal for any ladies who want to liven up and enrich their dark locks.

Plum Burgundy Hair Color

Plum Burgundy Hair Color
Instagram @hair_by_emali

After the salon, taking care of a plum burgundy color can be as easy as one, two, three nowadays.

Keep some purple shampoo (and other products) with you, go in for regular touch-ups, and enjoy the color!

Zinfandel with Purple Highlights

zinfandel with purple highlights
Instagram @little_lele_scissorhands

Down for a hair idea that’s one-of-a-kind? Why not rock such long and rich burgundy hair? Dark roots plus a shade of zinfandel with purple highlights—what a vibrant color melt! Added waves and curls create a more dramatic result. To keep its shine, use a red shampoo which deposits red tones into the hair.

Burgundy Highlights on Black Hair

Burgundy Highlights on Black Hair
Taylor Hatley / Instagram

Q&A with Creator, Taylor Hatley

Owner/Stylist @ Hair Unlimited Beauty Saloon in Albemarle, NC


How would you describe this?

These are subtle burgundy highlights on black hair while the fade moves from a dark brown to deep dark burgundy!

What’s your best advice?

If you have a lighter natural hair color level than what’s in this photo, it may look washed out.

Olive skin tones look great on hair with burgundy highlights, too!

For recreating the dark burgundy hair with highlights, pre-lighten if you want a more vivid outcome. Then overlap the root color and the burgundy shade.

Chocolate Merlot Burgundy Hair

chocolate merlot burgundy hair
Instagram @hairby_calliej

If looking for a way to incorporate any burgundy hues to your style, this is a chic one that you’ll love! The depth and richness of a chocolate merlot hair color give long hair a flattering result. Red and burgundy shades tend to fade quickly, so sulfate-free hair products will be useful.

Dark Red Wine Burgundy Hair

Dark Red Wine Burgundy Hair Color
Alicia Layne / Instagram

Q&A with Creator, Alicia Layne

Hairstylist @ Salon Bordeaux in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this?

This dark burgundy wine colored balayage blends into the naturally dark hair.

What’s your best advice?

Use a violet toning conditioner if you’re a wine-haired lady.

The violet brings out the purple tones in the color. For that, use Blonde Angel by Kevin Murphy.

A burgundy color works well as a balayage on darker hair, too.

Try the violet conditioner on a dark red hair color, and you’ll be surprised at how pretty the results are. Red is famous for fading the fastest, so see your stylist to refresh the color.

Rich Burgundy A-Line Bob

Rich Burgundy A-Line Bob
Elian Crabari / Instagram

Q&A with Creator, Elian Cribari

Hairstylist @ Ricca Donna Salon in Orange, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a rich burgundy A-line bob with wearability of the style and all the dimensions in the color.

What’s your best advice?

Keep up with your root touch-ups and try an all over semi-permanent gloss to keep the richness of the burgendy hair.

You’ll also want to use a good shampoo and conditioner like Kerasilk Color by Goldwell, as well as a hair serum like Kerasilk Protective Oil by Goldwell to use after towel drying.

Burgundy Hair with Highlights

Burgundy Hair with Highlights
Instagram @carlybighamhairstylist

This sweet hair dyeing combo features burgundy highlights that not only add depth to the color, it also makes the brown-red shade more vibrant.

Deep Port Wine Burgundy Hair

Deep Port Wine Burgundy Hair
Monica Silacci / Instagram

Q&A with Creator, Monica Silacci

Hairstylist @ Salon Stilo in Burlingame, CA


How would you describe this?

This burgundy hair haircut is classy and sultry at the same time, like a glass of fine port wine.

What’s your best advice?

Try Oribe’s Beautiful Color line to keep your color vibrant and prevent fading.

Some women may also use a red depositing shampoo from time to time, but if the color has faded out too much, it may be time for a glaze!

For recreating this color, stick to your RV! (Red-violets).

Dark to Light Burgundy Ombre

dark to light burgundy ombre
Instagram @tmhairdesign

Rock this dark to light burgundy ombre hair and show your love for classic styles! This trend features a reddish-brown tone to flatter fair to medium skin complexions. The catch in wearing this burgundy ombre mane is that it demands high maintenance. Use a UV protective styling balm or thermal protection spray to prevent color from fading in the sun. If you have acne-prone skin or have a lot of red pigmentation, it’s best to stay away from being a redhead altogether.

Light Burgundy Tint

Light Burgundy Tint
Instagram @thesalonno.1

Are you a natural redhead who simply wishes to intensify her (already sensational) hair color?

Follow Ariel’s lead and amp up your hue by heading to the salon for a light burgundy red color gloss. N

Maroon Burgundy for Short Hair

maroon burgundy for short hair
Instagram @studio417salon

Wants to give your bob a different twist? This trend offers hints of maroon burgundy for short hair like yours. With waves, the highlights are creating a dramatic result. This maroon hair color looks very stunning from every angle!

Bordeaux Curly Burgundy Hair

Bordeaux curly burgundy hair
Instagram / @yenmingg

Q&A with Creator, Michelle Hsiung
Hairstylist @ Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a Bordeaux for Your Hair because it’s a rich and dimensional color with tons of warm burgundy hues.

What’s your best advice?

There are so many different shades of burgundy to choose from, and all can be customized for most skin tones.

Use a sulfate-free shampoo for any color-treated hair, especially burgundy tinted hair.

Keep up with maintenance by coming in for a gloss to freshen up the color and keep a vibrant and shiny appearance!

Black and Burgundy Balayage

black and burgundy balayage
Instagram @jayvonriedel

If you’re thinking of classing up your black mane with pops of a dark wine color, go for it! Get that dazzling, natural-looking result with a black and burgundy balayage. This subtle burgundy style won’t let your straight, fine locks to appear unexciting. When styling, curl the mid-lengths but leave the ends out for a softer touch.

Burgundy Meets Blackberry Jam Hair Color

Bugundy Meets Blackberry Jam Hair Color
Instagram / @beautyby_larissa

Q&A with Creator, Larissa Angelopoulos
Hairstylist @ Cooper&Strop Hair Parlor in Apple Valley,CA


How would you describe this?

This burgundy hue is fun and confident, but not too bold.

Women with jobs who aren’t allowed to have fashion colors can still express themselves through their hair with this burgundy tint.

What’s your best advice?

Olive and tan completions go great with this burgundy tone of color.

Women with naturally dark hair rock this color well because in most cases they already have lots of underlying red pigment.