17 Jaw-Dropping Dark Burgundy Hair Colors You Have to See

The best dark burgundy hair colors

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.

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 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 dark 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. Pick a delectable shade from one of these trendy photos of dark burgundy hair colors and experience its bewitching magic!

Dark Burgundy Hair Color in Balayage

Dark red burgundy hair color
Instagram @beautybybethanyanne

Red-brown on loose barrel curls make for an interesting three-dimensional hairstyle.

Deep Maroon Red Burgundy Hair

Deep dark burgundy maroon red color
Instagram @keanna.washhousesalonsllc

Add that cellophane gloss over the red to get a nice glow that will last.

Dark Berry Burgundy

Dark berry hair color
Instagram @iamerictsering

Balayage makes everything transcendental, but this deep purple makes everything so ethereal.

Dark Rooted

Dark rooted hair color
Instagram @bettina.jnzn

Achieve shadow roots to show deep wine color transitions within your strands.

Dark Hair with Burgundy Highlights

Burgundy Highlights
Instagram @tejahscreativestyles

Highlights does not 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

Dark burgundy with highlights
Instagram @kimstylesme

A glass of true plum wine hair goes a long way for a powerful lady!

Purple Burgundy Hair

Dark purple hair color
Instagram @lzhouseofhair

A berry-grape day to you, dear! Careful painting to each streak made this deep purple color mix lovely.

Brown Hair with Burgundy Highlights

Dark Brown Hair with Burgundy Highlights
Instagram @live.love.create47

Don’t hate, appreciate this mahogany color curated by the lovely colorist Rebekah!

Deep Dark Burgundy

Deep Burgundy hair color
Instagram @beautyby_brittanyjean

A rich mauve color for your long, loose locks. Come through with that red-violet shine!

Dark Burgundy with Blonde Highlights

Dark Burgundy with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @jlucywoods

Ripe plum can be an exciting color in itself. Champagne yellow adds a distinction for both colors.

Dark Reddish Brown Mahogany

Reddish Brown Mahogany
Instagram @caley_at_clhnb

Q&A with style creator, Caley Farrer
Senior Stylist @ Cathy Lee Hair & Beauty in Albany, AK

How would you describe this look?

This look is a burnt plum root smudge feathered into deep mahogany. I think my favorite thing about this look is how it looks so complex in color but is actually a really simple and affordable service that can enhance anyone’s monotonous hair color without much maintenance. 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Dark Brown to Dark Burgundy Ombre
Instagram @ctoyyy

Q&A with style creator, Christie Toy
Color Specialist @ Artistry Salon in Canton, OH


How would you describe this look?

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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s great for clients 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!

Curly Burgundy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Hanna Leighty
Hairstylist @ Hair Artist Studio in Lee’s Summit, MO


How would you describe this look?

This look has a lot of diversity. The cut is an undercut on the sides and back with a disconnected part that can be styled many different ways. Since she has curly hair I did the cut without a lot of tension meaning that the curls will lay more evenly.

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. I chose to do the color the way that I did because the client wanted a style and color that was low maintenance.

I chose the DevaCurl line in styling her hair. First, I clarified her hair with build-up buster to be sure that there was no barrier preventing moisture from getting into the hair. I then used DevaCurl’s Original line to shampoo and condition the hair. I then followed with DevaCurl Styling Cream and Light Defining Gel. I chose the styling cream to hydrate and enhance her natural curls, and the light defining gel to lick in the moisture while her hair dried. The most important thing for curly hair is hydration.

The best thing about this style is the diversity that I mentioned earlier as well as the simplicity of the styling process. She could wear her hair parted to either side or push it back for an edgier look. Also, in using the DevaCurl line to style all she needs to do is apply the products to wet hair and let it air dry. This is great for someone looking for a low maintenance style. Also since curly hair is more fragile it’s great that this style requires no heat styling and all of the products I used to contribute to the health of her hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep in mind skin tone and face shape. I would recommend the color for someone with a neutral or warm skin tone. In my professional opinion, I think the shape of this cut is best suited for someone with a round, oval, square, or heart-shaped face. I say this because of the angle towards the face. That being said with modification to the front of the haircut, something similar could work for other face shapes.

This style is also great for someone looking for a low maintenance style and color. It is well suited for someone with a busy lifestyle or someone who simply doesn’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair.

This style could also work well for multiple hair types. I have done many similar cuts on clients with different hair texture. It just requires slight changes to the cutting technique and product choices. For example, on someone with straight hair, I would texturize the hair rather than using blunt cuts as I did with curly hair. Also, I would choose products to add volume rather than control.

Really Dark Plum

Q&A with style creator, Alma Castro
Stylist / Makeup Artist @ The Exquisite Beauty Salon in Madera, CA


How would you describe this look?

We started with her telling me she wanted plum. I pre-lightened it by doing a balayage hand paint. After drying that, I applied a violet and added a purple booster. She loved her color and said I got it right on point. I gave her a long layer and framed around the face to give it a little more style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With this type of tones, 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 thining in the hair and color not lasting as long.

Dark Brown Burgundy

Dark Brown Burgundy
Instagram @juanita_lopz

Q&A with style creator, Juanita Lopez
Stylist @ Rock Your Look Salon in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is rich in color and voluminous in the thickness of her curls/hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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 Black Base

Dark Burgundy Highlights on Black Hair
Instagram @karamizuhair

Q&A with style creator, Kara Mizu
Hair Apprentice @ Salon 808 in Honolulu, HI


How would you describe this look?

This look is a subtle burgundy balayage with pops of red violet ribbons cascading throughout. My favorite part of this look is seeing her soft long layers and dimensional reds flow together into a tousled wave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great look for anyone looking for a fun change. 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 look like this requires a totally new hair care regimen. Maintaining this look includes home care as well as regular toning in the salon.

If the client isn’t currently using a salon grade color safe shampoo and conditioner, he or she will need to purchase those to avoid undoing hours of work in a couple of washes. I’d also recommend 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 (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

Q&A with style creator, Laura Schaeffer
Blonde/Color Specialist @ EB Salon & Color Studio in Doylestown, PA


How would you describe this look?

My client came to me asking for a look that said “Italian designer.” For her haircut, my inspiration came from the classic Vidal Sassoon cuts as well as modern micro-bobs. My favorite thing about this style is the plum color I was able to achieve using L’Oreal’s oil based and ammonia free line, Inoa.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look suits someone with an edgy or high fashion lifestyle. It’s best on hair that is naturally straight and a little bit fine. Both the cut and color needs to be maintained every 3 to 4 weeks, and salon quality shampoo is essential to keep fading minimal.