Dark burgundy hair color is a red based color that blends brown, purple and black hues, creating a deep and rich wine-inspired shade that leans towards the darker side. What’s obsessive about this mysterious hue is that it adds a bold, sexy undertone and livens up a dark hair instantly! Shades of dark burgundy can go from cherry to purple hair.
Darker burgundy hair absolutely shows up on brown hair. In fact, brunettes (such as black, dark brown, and medium brown hair) achieve this color easily because of their already dark mane that results in a much cooler and rich shade of burgundy. Cool toned complexions or those having pink undertones are the best matches for this shade because of how this hue can brighten up these skin tones.
Rihanna’s, Ariana Grande’s, and Megan Mullally’s statement dark burgundy manes should be enough to inspire you to get this celebrity-favorite color! There are plenty of shades of burgundy to rock from spring to winter.
Another plus is that dyeing your strands this color doesn’t damage your hair as much compared to more vibrant shades of red. There are also many DIY hair dyes to 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 not that demanding.
Although, using color-safe shampoos and conditioners, heat-protectants, and moisturizing products will not just prolong your hair’s color but also 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 done by expert colorists.
Before your next hair appointment, check our photos of dark burgundy hair colors before your next visit to the salon!
Dark Berry Burgundy
A burgundy balayage makes everything transcendental, but this deep purple makes everything so ethereal.
Dark Burgundy Hair Color in Balayage
Red-brown on loose barrel curls make for an interesting three-dimensional burgundy hairstyle.
Deep Maroon Red Burgundy Hair
Add that cellophane gloss over the dark red color to create dark maroon hair and get a nice glow that will last.
Achieve shadow roots to show deep wine color transitions within your deep burgundy locks.
Dark Hair with Burgundy Highlights
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.
Dark Merlot Wine With Highlights
Enjoy this dark burgundy hair with highlights. A glass of true plum wine hair goes a long way for a powerful lady!
Purple Burgundy Hair
A berry-grape day to you, dear! Careful painting to each streak made this deep purple color mix lovely.
Brown Hair with Burgundy Highlights
Don’t hate, appreciate this mahogany color curated by the lovely colorist Rebekah!
Deep Dark Burgundy
A rich mauve color for your long, loose locks. Come through with that red-violet shine!
Dark Burgundy with Blonde Highlights
Ripe plum can be an exciting color in itself. Champagne yellow adds a distinction for both colors.
Dark Reddish Brown Mahogany
This dark reddish brown mahogany color was created by senior stylist Caley Farrer of Albany, AK. It’s a burnt plum root smudge feathered into deep mahogany.
For at home maintenance and styling, Caley suggests getting “a good color care shampooing range (we use Kerastase) and a beach styling spray (L’Oréal Wildstylers Powder in Lotion) are great for showing off the color texture and creating that effortless shabby chic look.”
She adds, “this color would be great for anyone who has a medium to olive complexion, and the color can be slightly tweaked to enhance your features and tan you up during the summer.”
Dark Brown to Dark Burgundy Ombre
This dark brown to dark burgundy ombre was created by color specialist in Canton, OH. “I’ve been calling it “raspberry truffle”. We loved the shine that Redken color gels and shades brought to her hair, so we decided to go with a sleek glass-like finish!”
“A dark burgundy hair dye is great for women with lighter colors (balayage ombré) who are looking for a bold change! This look 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 and a gloss refresh,” she adds.
Curly Burgundy Hair
Hairstylist Hanna Leighty of Lee’s Summit, MO created this curly burgundy hair. “For the color, I did a balayage, which is a technique of highlighting that allows for a softer and more natural grow out. I then used a permanent red violet color because she wanted something a little more vibrant.”
When asked why she did the color this way, she said, “I chose to do the color this way because the client wanted a burgundy style and color that was low maintenance. I would recommend the color for women with a neutral or warm skin tone.”
Really Dark Plum
This really dark plum hair color was created by stylist Alma Castro of Madera, CA. “I pre-lightened it by doing a balayage hand paint. After drying that, I applied a violet and added a purple booster.”
With this type of burgundy tint, Alma recommends 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,” she states.
Dark Brown Burgundy
This dark brown burgundy is rich in color and voluminous in the thickness of her curls/hair. It was created by stylist Juanita Lopez of San Diego, CA.
Juanita says, “you need to keep in mind that it’s 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!”
Dark Burgundy Highlights on a Black Base
These dark burgundy highlights on a black base were created by hair apprentice Kara Mizu of Honolulu, HI.
“This look is a dark burgundy balayage hair color with pops of red violet ribbons cascading throughout. My favorite part of this look is the dimensional reds flowing together into a tousled wave,” says Mizu.
She goes on to say, “the colors used can be made darker to be more conservative or brighter for extra pop. Because colors fade and become dull over time (especially with fashion shades), I would let the client know during the consultation that a black and burgundy hair like this requires a totally new hair care regimen. Maintaining this look includes home care as well as regular toning in the salon.”
To care for your black burgundy hair at home care, Kara recommends limiting washing to once every two days, switching to a dark colored towel and pillowcase, using cooler water when washing, and drying hair immediately with a blow dryer.
She adds, “the longer the 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 color vibrant.”
Very Dark and Short Burgundy Hair
This very dark and short burgundy hair was created by color specialist Laura Schaeffer of Doylestown, PA. “the best thing about this style is the plum color I was able to achieve using L’Oreal’s oil based and ammonia free line, Inoa,” she says.
To maintain this very dark burgundy color, she states, “the color needs to be maintained every 3 to 4 weeks, and salon quality shampoo is essential to keep fading minimal.”