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?

My favorite thing about this red-violet, burgundy wine hair color is how 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!

Any product recommendations?

The products I would recommend are the Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair System. I love their shampoo, conditioner, and the Triple Rescue Thermal Protection Spray that is infused with quinoa. It keeps your color vibrant and prevents fading for up to nine weeks!

Any tips?

To maintain the vibrant burgundy tones of this color, I recommend coming 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.

Pinot Noir with Bangs

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


How would you describe this look?

The first thing that I see is a wonderful bottle of wine, maybe Pinot noir.

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

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 look.

Shiraz Wine LOB

Shiraz LOB
Instagram @c00lidc

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


How would you describe this look?

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

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

Though the color is dark, reds do fade quickly, so I definitely 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 look?

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

I recommended 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 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 magenta
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

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

Black and Burgundy Hair Dip Dye
Instagram @mrmonrooe

Q&A with style creator, Michael Gessow
Assistant Stylist @ SLASH Salon Academy in Santa Monica, CA


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this black burgundy hairstyle is how the vibrant burgundy balayage piece threw out the color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You don’t need too much to have a nice pop of color. I mostly tried to focus on skin tone and not having too much maintenance.

Blonde and Burgundy

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


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Burgundy Brown Raisin

Burgundy Brown 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 look?

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 look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best way to maintain this color is to use recommended color shampoo and conditioner at home.

The right shampoo and conditioner will enable to help to enhance the color and also give a long lasting on the 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 look?

These burgundy tresses has 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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 sulphate 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?

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

What’s your best advice for this?

I’d recommend using 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.

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 @hairbynoora

Swoon over this deep burgundy hair color! If you have thick and straight locks, these deep burgundy highlights are sure to look superb on you. Style it with waves to accentuate the shade, too. See that full-bodied finish? That’s the magic creates by the depth of the burgundy hue, matched with a mid-length cut.

Chocolate Brown Burgundy

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 wants to liven up and enrich their dark locks.

Plum Burgundy

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?

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

What’s your best advice?

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

Olive skin tones look great in this color too!

This color looks great on any length but looks better on thicker hair.

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

Chocolate Merlot

chocolate merlot
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 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

Dark Red Wine Hair Color
Alicia Layne / Instagram

Q&A with Creator, Alicia Layne

Hairstylist @ Salon Bordeaux in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this?

My favorite thing about this look is the subtly of the dark burgundy wine colored balayage and how it blends into her naturally dark hair.

What’s your best advice?

I also like to put a violet toning conditioner on all my wine-haired ladies.

I like how the violet brings out the purple tones in the color. For that, I definitely recommend Blonde Angel by Kevin Murphy.

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

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

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 color.

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

Deep Port Wine
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!

My tips to you for recreating this color is stick to your RV! (Red-violets).

Dark to Light Burgundy Ombre

dark to light burgundy ombre
Instagram @artistrybynatalie

Add a pop of fun color to your long, black hair! This dark to light burgundy ombre offers a chic and edgy payoff, especially if jazzed up with waves. Like any other hair color, this reddish-brown tone needs maintenance, too! 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, stay away from being a redhead altogether. Red hair color could enhance the redness in your skin.

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 looks very stunning from every angle!

Bordeaux Burgundy

Bordeaux curly burgundy hair
Instagram / @yenmingg

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


How would you describe this?

I described this look as Bordeaux for Your Hair because it’s a rich and dimensional look 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.

I always recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo for any color-treated hair.

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

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

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 look.

What’s your best advice?

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

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