Dark burgundy hair color is a red-based color that blends brown, purple, and black hues, creating a deep, rich, wine-inspired shade that leans towards the darker side. The hue is a bold, sexy undertone and livens up dark hair instantly! Shades of dark burgundy can go from cherry to purple hair.
Darker burgundy hair shows up on brown hair. Brunettes (such as black, dark brown, and medium brown hair) achieve the burgundy color easily because of their already dark mane, which results in a much cooler and rich shade of burgundy. Cool-toned complexions or pink undertones are the best matches for this shade because this hue can brighten these skin tones.
Another plus is that dyeing your strands this color doesn’t damage your hair as much compared to more vibrant shades of red. Many DIY hair dyes also achieve a deep burgundy hair color. Garnier Nutrisse has a Bold Burgundy hair dye that creates a gorgeous purple hair color. This also means that maintenance is manageable.
Although using color-safe shampoos and conditioners, heat-protectants, and moisturizing products will prolong your hair’s color, enhance its shine, and make it healthy-looking. To help you achieve this alluring hair hue, I’ve prepared only the best looks of this wine-inspired color by expert colorists.
Before your next hair appointment, check our photos of dark burgundy hair colors.
#1: Dark Violet Plum and Burgundy
This dark burgundy plum hair color was pre-lightened by doing a balayage hand paint. After drying that, I applied a violet and added a purple booster. With this burgundy tint on long hair, I recommend you use a good shampoo and conditioner. I love the Bedhead brands and Joico—no drugstore products. I have seen a lot of thinning in the hair and color not lasting as long.
#2: Chocolate Cherry-Burgundy Hair
Chocolate cherry burgundy hair is the perfect color for those who prefer the dark side. The warm tones in the hair color will also warm up the skin’s complexion. This is a relatively low-maintenance color. However, it will still require proper hair care routines to stay vibrant.
#3: Dark Berry Burgundy Balayage
A burgundy balayage makes everything transcendental, but this deep purple makes everything so ethereal, and this dark berry burgundy shade is a fun gloss for natural dark tresses.
#4: Gorgeous Burgundy and Deep Caramel Blend
Burgundy and deep caramel blends are best for women who love trying on fun colors and don’t mind maintaining colored tresses. Burgundy and caramel tones create a smooth and dimensional transition from dark to lighter hair. However, any red or burgundy shade fades quicker than most colors. Expect more visits to the salon if you want to keep a freshly colored look.
#5: Stunning Layered Dark Burgundy Hair
Layered dark burgundy hair gives any dark-haired gal richness, shine, and boldness. Burgundy tones blend naturally with brunette making it the ultimate shade if a woman prefers a bold change without adding some lightener. The rich, warm tones usually work best with warmer, darker skin tones.
#6: Bright Burgundy Highlights on Very Dark Hair
Bright burgundy highlights on very dark hair are beautiful when evenly blended with a few chunky, brighter pieces, especially around the face. Blend the color into your root for better growth maintenance with a balayage technique.
#7: Beautiful Red Velvet and Deep Burgundy
Rock a red velvet and deep burgundy hue for bright locks that will appear delectable to every person who sees them. Add a subtle base shift for a seamless balayage finish.
#8: Tawny and Burgundy Blend
Try a tawny and burgundy blend for a subtle yet filled with rich dimensions that look straight or wavy dimensions. Having tawny mixed in the formula will still help keep the richness of the color to achieve a more natural hue. This burgundy bob is perfect with soft waves and choppy ends for a modern look.
#9: Easy Deep Burgundy and Magenta Balayage
Consider a deep burgundy and magenta balayage that will shine through and pop when it catches light against a dark base. Let the color speak for itself by adding sleek waves and a shine booster like Love Touch by Evo. Women with cooler skin tones would look stunning with this plum burgundy hair color.
#10: Medium Dark Burgundy Hair Color in Balayage
Red-brown hair with loose barrel curls makes for an interesting three-dimensional burgundy hairstyle. Whether you have a mid-length or long chop, this wavy burgundy and brown hair is a must-try!
#11: Glowing Deep Maroon Red Burgundy Hair
This burgundy and maroon balayage is the next hair trend to try! Add that cellophane gloss over the dark red hair color to create a dark maroon hue and a nice glow. This maroon hair looks even shinier with a thick density and wavy style.
#12: Dark Rooted Burgundy Red Hair Color
Achieve shadow roots to show deep wine color transitions within your deep burgundy locks. When styled with loose curls, this dark burgundy hair with a root fade is perfect for casual or formal occasions. While bright burgundy hair is stylish, this shade is more versatile.
#13: Dimensional Dark Hair with Burgundy Highlights
Jazzing up dark hair with burgundy highlights doesn’t only mean putting together two colors from opposite ends. Sometimes it can be as powerful as a rich plum color with your jet-black hair.
#14: Dark Merlot Wine Burgundy With Highlights for Wavy Hair
Enjoy this dark burgandy hair with highlights! A glass of true plum wine hair goes a long way for a powerful lady.
#15: Lovely Purple Burgundy Hair
Careful hand-painting made this deep purple and burgundy color mix lovely. The tones in this burgundy purple hair color are perfect for adding a fun dimension to straight locks.
#16: Luscious Brown Hair with Burgundy Highlights
This brown hair with burgundy highlights is a rich color that people will envy! Ask your stylist for a burgundy brown balayage with brunette hues and mahogany color. Finish your hair with textured waves and a shine spray to accent the burgundy highlights on brown hair and let that lustrous color shine through.
#17: Rich Deep Burgundy Hair
A rich mauve-burgundy hue for your long, loose locks. Come through with that red-violet shine and stand out in the crowd!
#18: Simple Dark Burgundy with Blonde Highlights
Ripe burgundy plum can be an exciting color in itself. Champagne blonde highlights add warmer tints and a distinction for both colors.
#19: Dark Burgundy and Scarlet Highlights
Dark burgundy and scarlet highlights give hair pops of vivid hues and a seamless grow-out. It’s an ideal color choice for women with darker/damaged hair because it can be applied to yellow or slightly orange hair, so you don’t have to lift past a level 8/9.
To achieve this burgundy red tone, start with a dimensional rooty balayage to lighten up your hair. I mixed up some pink shades using all Pulp Riot colors and applied them in triangular panels. Also, use an Olaplex bond builder during the process to ensure your hair’s integrity.
#20: Subtle Dark Chestnut Burgundy
Dark chestnut burgundy offers a natural-looking color with a pop of fun! It’s great for ladies who want to try new tones that could be more brightly and bold.
I painted all sections and used the natural base for the root color. I added a few red-brown lowlights throughout, leaving some natural color out. Finally, I toned my painted sections to a beautiful cherry cola color.
#21: Dark Reddish Burgundy Brown with Hints of Mahogany
This dark reddish burgundy brown hair with mahogany streaks is a burnt plum root smudge feathered into deep mahogany. For at-home maintenance and styling of such dyed hair, I suggest getting a good color care shampooing range, and a beach styling spray is great for showing off the color texture and creating that effortless shabby chic look. This burgundy brown hair color would be great for any woman with a medium-to-olive complexion, and the color can be slightly tweaked to enhance your features and tan you up during the summer.
#22: Beautiful Dark Brown to Dark Burgundy Ombre
This dark brown to dark burgundy ombre is a dark burgundy hair dye that is great for women with lighter colors (balayage ombré) looking for a bold change! I’ve been calling it “raspberry truffle.” We loved the shine Redken’s color gels and shades brought to her hair, so we decided to go with a sleek glass-like finish!
These dark maroon hair tones can be low-maintenance with the right products. She took home a Viral Wash in purple to keep the tones up at home in between until she needs a root retouch with a gloss refresh.
#23: Curly Burgundy Hair
This curly burgundy hair is a balayage, a highlighting technique that allows for a softer and more natural grow out. I then used a permanent red-violet color because she wanted something more vibrant. These burgundy hair color ideas are popular among those with curls.
#24: Sexy Dark Brown Burgundy
This dark brown burgundy hair is rich in color and looks voluminous in the thickness of waves. It would be best to remember that this dark brown hair is in the red family. Reds tend to fade a bit faster than most colors. This means it’s higher maintenance, but if you want to stand out, this is the color for you!
#25: Vibrant Dark Red Burgundy Highlights on Black Hair
These dark burgundy highlights on a black base are gorgeous. To care for your black and burgundy hair at home, I recommend limiting washing to once every two days, switching to a dark-colored towel and pillowcase, and drying hair immediately with a blow dryer.
The longer your hair sits wet, the more color will be released from the hair and drip out onto your clothes/pillowcase. After two weeks of wear, using a red color-depositing shampoo or conditioner once or twice a week will help to keep your color vibrant.
#26: Very Dark and Short Burgundy Hair
Opt for very dark and short burgundy hair. The best thing about this style is the plum color I achieved using L’Oreal’s oil-based and ammonia-free line, Inoa. To maintain this very dark burgundy color, the color must be maintained every 3 to 4 weeks, and salon-quality shampoo is essential to keep fading minimal.