Burgundy hair might be the most magical and mysterious of all the various red-adjacent hair colors. Burgundy, wine, and maroon hair colors are all part of this family of shades that are deep, cool, and unique without being in your face. They make us think of a delicious slice of red velvet cake or a glass of complex cabernet sauvignon.
Maroon and burgundy hair color shades can be part of all kinds of looks and images, with some famous examples being so diverse as to include Game of Thrones’ witchy Melisandre, sophisticated class act Sharon Osbourne, and R&B bad girl Rihanna. No matter who it is from whom you take your inspiration, it is undeniable that women with burgundy hair are complex characters that will never fade into the background.
To help you achieve a fascinating maroon, wine, or burgundy hair color, we’ve created the most thorough guide on the Internet. To start off, we’ll help you choose the perfect shade of burgundy or maroon for your skin tone. We’ll explain how you can dye your hair burgundy at home, and also give some tips on how to maintain it once it’s been colored.
We’ve also covered how to remove burgundy hair dye, although honestly, why would you want to? We’ve also got makeup and fashion tips aplenty, since burgundy is more than just a hair color – it absolutely demands a look. To finish things off, as always, we want to get you inspired with some of the hottest burgundy, maroon, and wine hair color examples.
Burgundy Hair Color Shades: Contents
Choosing the Best Burgundy Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
To choose the right maroon, wine, or burgundy hair color for you, it is first and foremost important to understand what these colors are, and what are their undertones.
• First and foremost, we have burgundy hair. Burgundy is a dark shade of brownish red that has a touch of purple to it, making it more of a cool color. It is not quite as purple as eggplant, for example. The name comes from the Burgundy region of France, which is famous for its wine.
The most popular burgundy hair shades are: Cabarnet, which is a deep redder burgundy color, Claret, which is a reddish color with hints of brown, Cordovan, which has more brown pigments than true burgundy, Cranberry, which has pink notes, Maroon, which is a chestnut red color, and Merlot, which is a touch lighter and a bit redder than burgundy.
• Then we have the maroon hair color. Maroon is a neutral yet dark red tone that has a bit of brown mixed in. It is neither warm nor cool, but instead it just sits in the middle.
• Then we have the wine hair color, which is also neutral and dark like maroon hair, but has much more red pigment to it and a lot less brown.
Wine, Maroon and Burgundy Hair Color Shades for Warm Skin Undertones
The next thing you want to do is identify your skin’s own undertone. You can figure out your undertone most easily by looking at your veins, and seeing what color they seem to be through your skin.
If your skin is warm toned, this means that it has a more yellow undertone, so your veins will appear a little greenish or blue-green. In that case, it is better to stick to more neutral shades like maroon or wine, which will look vivid without clashing.
Burgundy hair, on the other hand, can make very warm skin appear sallow. This is especially true for light warm skin tones – the darker your skin tone is, the less likely it is that burgundy hair will make you look sallow.
The same applies to olive skin, which can be recognized by very green veins, even though it’s debatable whether olive is cool or warm. Regardless, what is clear that is olive skin can look almost truly green when placed next to red-purple shades like burgundy.
This is because green and purple are opposites on the color wheel, and they tend to bring each other out when placed together. This is a nice effect for color blocking clothes, but it just doesn’t work for hair and skin.
Wine, Maroon and Burgundy Hair Color Shades for Cool Skin Undertones
If your skin is cool toned, meaning that you have a pink undertone, which you can recognize by more purple-toned veins, you can play around with both the cooler burgundy hair color shades and with the neutrals like maroon and wine hair color.
The same applies if you have truly neutral skin, which can be recognized because the veins will appear more bluish.
How light or dark your skin may be actually doesn’t matter too much. Fair and deep skin tones alike tend to look great with burgundy and wine hair colors.
That being said, if your skin is very pale, then deep burgundy hair might give you a bit of a dark, gothy effect, while if your skin is very dark, then wine hair color will have a very balanced and therefore slightly less dramatic effect.
Take this into account when choosing your particular shade of burgundy hair dye, but be happy to know that there are no specific rules here!
How to Dye Hair Burgundy at Home?
The great thing about burgundy hair is that it normally doesn’t require pre-bleaching. With lighter hair colors, you have to use both bleach and burgundy hair dye to the get the right shade, but since a burgundy or maroon hair color is already so deep, burgundy hair dye is all it will normally take to achieve a gorgeous result.
With that being said, only an expert hair stylist can really give you complex burgundy hair with a mixture of lighter and darker tones that will make your hair look shiny, healthy, and voluminous.
When we dye our hair at home with a single color, the effect is always going to be a little flatter than what a colorist can achieve by creating highlights and lowlights with different shades of burgundy hair dye.
At home you might be able to achieve a balayage, which is something you can consider if you only want a touch of burgundy or maroon hair color and if you don’t want to have to re-dye your roots every few weeks. Read our article to learn how to dye your hair at home in the balayage technique instead of dyeing your hair all one solid color.
• Get your hair in good shape for hair dyeing by not washing it too much, and perhaps by fortifying it with a nourishing hair mask or treatment.
• Before you start you might want to do a strand test to make sure you really will end up with the burgundy hair color you want. You can also do a patch test to check if you might have an allergic reaction to the hair dye.
Tips on Going from Blonde or Ginger to Burgundy
On lighter hair, burgundy hair dye can fade down to a pink after a few washes, while on ginger hair, it will look redder than it would on a brunette. To get your dye looking truer to its color you will likely want to first add more pigment to your hair by dyeing it a medium brown. This will give a base of darkness from which your burgundy hair will look more saturated.
Tips on Going from Brunette to Burgundy
If you’re a brunette and want a low-fuss dyeing process, aim for a burgundy or wine hair color that is not much darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Hair dye doesn’t lighten hair, it just tints it, which is why it is normally quite easy to go from brown to burgundy hair.
If your hair is extremely dark, and you are hoping for a slightly lighter burgundy shade, it is possible you may have to bleach your hair a touch before dyeing it, or you might simply want to use a 30-strength developer instead of the normally recommended 20.
As always, you are best off going to a professional, as achieving such precise colors at home can be difficult, especially if you don’t have much experience dyeing your hair.
Tools of the Trade for Burgundy Hair
• Hair dye or dyes if you’d like to make your own color mix. A burgundy hair dye box kit will be easiest, especially if you’re starting out with medium or light brown hair. However, it won’t give you as much control over the final color. We recommend Feria by L’Oreal, which is available on Amazon or Ulta Beauty.
• If you’re not going to the box kit route you will need a developer at strength 20 for light and medium hair or 30 for transforming very dark hair.
• Hair coloring brush
• Mixing bowl or bottle
• Plastic gloves
• Old button-up shirt
• Hair clips
• Color-safe hair conditioner
• Shower cap or plastic bag
• Petroleum jelly
Step 1: Burgundy Hair Dyeing Process – Prepping
• Start by assembling all of the things you will need for dyeing your hair burgundy. Great cooks know that this is the secret to a perfect dish the same way colorists know that this is a must for a perfect dyeing process.
• Start off by mixing your burgundy hair color and developer together, as they will need some time to develop. Follow the instructions on the packaging to figure out exact amounts, and either mix the two products in a bowl with your applicator brush, or place them both into a dyeing bottle and shake it up to mix.
• Put on a sacrificial shirt that you don’t mind covering in burgundy hair dye (a button-up is best for easy removal), slip on your plastic gloves, and cover the perimeter of your hair and ears with petroleum jelly to prevent your skin getting stained red or purple.
• Part your hair into the sections in which you intend on dyeing it. I usually recommend splitting it into four sections by parting from the center of the forehead and again from ear to ear and the crown.
• Clip up each section with its own separate hair clip.
Step 2: Apply the Burgundy Hair Dye
• Start off by dyeing the front sections of your hair, in order to give them a bit more processing time.
• Unclip one of the front sections of your hair, and separate out a small section of hair near the front that is about 2.5 cm in thickness.
• Starting at the root of the section, begin applying the burgundy hair dye. With your applicator brush or with your gloved finger pull the hair dye down from the roots towards the end of the hair. If necessary, apply more dye in order to cover the full length of the hair.
• Massage that section of hair with your fingers in order to really work the burgundy hair dye into the hair, and to fully cover each strand of hair.
• Separate out the next 2.5-cm hair section, and repeat the dyeing process. Keep doing this until that whole section of hair is covered in dye, and then clip it back up.
• Take down from the clip the next front section of hair, and repeat the whole burgundy hair dyeing process again. Once that section is done and clipped up, go on to unclipping the next section, and then the next.
• Hang on to what’s left of your burgundy hair dye – you might need it again after your shower for corrections.
Step 3: Hair Dye Processing Time
• Once your whole head is covered in burgundy hair dye, it is time to let the dye process. This usually takes between 25-45 minutes, so read the packaging of your hair dye to figure out how much time you need.
• To trap it in heat and prevent making a mess while your hair is processing, cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag for the duration of the processing time.
• Once the processing time has elapsed, hop in the shower to rinse out the dye. This is the moment when you’ll be happy you chose a button-up shirt, since it’ll be easy to remove without disturbing the hair.
• Turn on the tap to a lukewarm temperature, as hot water can damage your freshly dyed hair.
• With nothing but the lukewarm water, rinse out as much of the burgundy hair dye as you can.
• Once the water is mostly running clear, apply hair conditioner to your hair and leave it in for 3-4 minutes and then rinse. The hair conditioner will soften and fortify your hair, and will also help to remove a bit of that excess burgundy hair dye without actually stripping the color from your hair.
• Once you’re done, get out of the shower. Use an old cotton T-shirt or a soft towel to gently blot the excess moisture from your hair, but without rubbing it. Avoiding blow-drying your hair, as it is very sensitive immediately after the dyeing process.
• Once your hair has mostly air-dried, examine it in the mirror. If you see any missing areas, you can go in with the burgundy hair dye you’ve kept, and make some corrections. If you’re happy, then enjoy your new burgundy hair look!
How to Maintain Your Burgundy Hair Color?
The various shades of red hair, including burgundy and maroon, seem to fade out much more quickly than other hair colors. That is why good maintenance is so important, both for keeping your burgundy hair color looking fresh and for keeping your hair in a healthy condition overall.
• The less you shampoo your hair, the healthier it will be. This is doubly true if you’ve dyed your hair into a quick-fading shade like burgundy hair dye. If you can get away with only washing once or twice a week that would be ideal, but definitely do not wash your hair more than every other day!
• When you do shampoo your hair, make sure to make the switch to a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates are the harsh cleansing agents that you will find in most shampoos, and they can seriously dry out the hair and speed up the fading of color, so avoid them as much as you can.
• If your scalp is not on the oily side, you can even give up on shampoo altogether and try co-washing – a technique that relies on your hair conditioner to do all the cleaning, and that tends to be the gentlest option for dyed or damaged hair.
• Regularly treat your burgundy hair with a color-depositing conditioner like the Aveda Madder Root Conditioner, which is available at Nordstrom. The conditioner will keep your burgundy hair color vivid and intense while also keeping the hair soft and nourished.
• Hot water can open the cuticle of the hair more than cold water, and in that process, it can remove hair dye. Because of this, only wash your hair in lukewarm water, and avoid high temperatures. As an added bonus, your skin will also thank you!
• The hair loses both proteins and moisture once it’s been dyed, which makes it weak and brittle. Regularly masking maroon hair with deep nourishing treatments is key to increasing its strength. The best choice is protein treatments, especially if they also contain some coconut oil for hair.
• Heat will always damage your hair, but this is doubly true if your hair has been dyed, in which case the heat can also speed up burgundy hair color fading. Try to avoid heat styling your hair altogether, but if you must then make sure to use some sort of heat protecting spray or oil beforehand.
• In order to help you go longer in between hair washes, use a dry shampoo that will absorb oils from your scalp and keep your hair looking clean for longer without stripping its color. Our favorite dry shampoo is made by Bumble and Bumble, and is available at Sephora.
• You should also protect your burgundy hair color from the harmful UV sun rays and chlorinated water by wearing a hat while out and about, and a swim cap while in the pool.
How to Remove Burgundy Hair Dye?
Maroon and burgundy hair color shades can be difficult to remove, but if you want to change your hair color, it is unfortunately impossible to simply dye over them. You need to strip the hair of the burgundy or wine hair color in order to dye it a new color.
If it’s not a case of wanting a change but a case of regret – once you saw what the burgundy hair looked like on you, you realized it didn’t suit you or that you weren’t into it – then you need to act fact. The sooner you go through with these steps, the more thoroughly the burgundy hair dye will be removed.
• Start off by washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo. This is basically the only time I’ll ever recommend using a product that contains sulfates. Other color-fading options for hair washing that may work are dandruff shampoo or dishwashing soap.
• Next, you want to do a color removing treatment. There are two directions you can go in for this. The first is to use a store-bought color remover that contains a bit of bleach, like the L’Oreal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover from Amazon or Ulta Beauty. Don’t expect the color remover to bring you back to your original color – it will simply remove as much burgundy pigment as possible, in order to prepare your hair for the next dyeing session. While the color remover works well, it doesn’t smell very good, and it does significantly dry out the hair.
• The second option is nearly as effective as using a color remover, but it is much gentler on the hair and it doesn’t involve any bleach. The added bonus is that it’s a fun DIY recipe! All it’ll require is your clarifying shampoo of choice and some vitamin C powder. You can either buy vitamin C powder as is, or buy vitamin C pills that can be crushed into a powder.
In a bowl, mix together a spoonful of vitamin C powder with an equal amount of clarifying shampoo – you want to make enough so that you can cover all of your hair, so make more if your hair is long.
Apply this mixture to your hair while it is damp, making sure to thoroughly cover every strand. Once your whole head is covered, put on a shower cap, and let it sit on your head for an hour. Once the time elapses, rinse it out in the shower. A lot of the burgundy hair dye will be removed, and your hair will not get too damaged.
• Once you’ve stripped as much of the color out as possible, give your hair some TLC! All of these products are quite harsh, and they will dry out your hair. Use a deep conditioning mask that is rich in hydrators, emollients, and proteins to restore shine, moisture, and protein in your hair.
• Once the burgundy hair color has faded as much as possible, and your hair has had a few days to relax, you can now redye your hair whatever new color your heart desires.
Makeup Tips for Wine Red/ Maroon/ Burgundy Hair
Whether you go for a dramatic burgundy hair color or embrace a toned-down wine hair look, you want to adjust your makeup accordingly to create harmonious looks.
Complexion Makeup for Burgundy Hair
Burgundy, maroon, and wine hair color types can often bring out some less-flattering colors out of the skin. If your skin has even a hint of redness, acne, or sensitivity, the switch to burgundy hair color might prompt you to up your foundation game a touch.
If you were using a tinted moisturizer, you might want to switch to a medium-coverage foundation, while if you were using a medium-coverage foundation you might want to move up to full coverage. Unfortunately, maroon hair requires that the rest of your look be a bit more extreme.
Additionally, you run the risk of maroon hair making your complexion seem a little pale or flat, especially if you are on the lighter side of the foundation spectrum. If that’s the case, consider upping your bronzer or contour game to give your face a bit more color and dimension.
When it comes to blush colors, you actually have a lot of options. Since your hair is now in the red family, but is either neutral or cool, neutral blush shades like raspberry as well as pink and violet-leaning cool tones will look awesome.
Plums are a great choice, if your skin is a little darker. You can also still use peaches and coral-colored blushes, particularly if your skin has a warm undertone, since the subtle contrast with the neutral or cool hair can actually be quite lovely.
Eyebrow Makeup for Burgundy Hair
When it comes to eyebrows, you have a few different directions you can go in. In general, it is best to switch over to a slightly cooler eyebrow shade, since burgundy hair is on the cool side of red.
One option that tends to fit everyone across the board is using a shade that leans towards auburn (i.e. a brown with a lot of red undertones) that is just a shade or two lighter than your hair color, although if your skin is on the darker side you might want an auburn that matches your hair or is maybe even a touch darker.
There is some flexibility here, since wine hair color isn’t exactly natural, so no matter what color you end up using you’re not going to fool anyone. If that’s your attitude and you don’t think your eyebrows have to match your hair, you can simply use a neutral chocolate brown or cool taupe brow product.
That being said, avoid overly warm or yellow-based brown and taupe eyebrow fillers, as they’ll directly clash against your hair.
Eye Makeup for Burgundy Hair
Now we get to the fun part! Treat your new burgundy or maroon hair color as a chance to play around with a totally new color palette for your eye makeup, and try and have fun thinking about how different color combinations will look with your hair color. Remember that in addition to working with your hair, you should also be working with your outfit when choosing eye makeup colors.
I think monochromatic plum, mauve, and wine looks are particularly beautiful when paired with wine or burgundy hair color, especially if the lips are kept understated. Bronzes, rose golds, and coppers can also work nicely, especially if the hair is dyed a warmer maroon tone.
Neutrals and earth tones in matte, metallic, and shimmery finishes are also good choices, and they tend to go well with any hair color or outfit. On the lighter side of shades, for highlighting and applying to the lid, you can try beige, cream or champagne, while taupe, light brown, and chocolate can all work for the crease. A typical charcoal or black smoky eye is never a bad idea, either.
If you’re feeling daring, however, then you can certainly play around with color! If you want to wear brighter colors, it’s best to avoid burgundy’s complementary shade, which is a mix of yellow and green, and instead opt for colors that are a few steps away from it on the color wheel, like teal or yellow.
For blends of color, sunset eyes tend to be particularly fetching against burgundy hair. If you’re looking at more muted colors (jewel tones in particular), then you have a lot of freedom to combine different shades.
Lip Makeup for Burgundy Hair
Since your hair is now a shade of red, matching lips can be the toughest, since chances are we’re talking about colors that are in the same color family.
If you like monochromatic drama, you can opt for a dark lipstick shade that is a burgundy or maroon similar to your hair matched with burgundy nails. The effect can look very striking and glamorous. Otherwise, if you want to play it safe, stick to neutral lipstick shades, including nudes, roses, and raspberries.
Very warm shades like brick or orange can have a unique and bright contrast against your hair, much like a coral blush would, while magentas and violets will play nicely with the cool tones of your burgundy hair.
It’s with a red lip when things can get a little difficult. It is easier to match a sultry red lip to a neutral maroon or wine hair shade, but with burgundy hair it might require trying a few different shades of red. General rule of thumb is to stick to matching undertones, so a cool blue-red lipstick will work better than a true red against cool-toned burgundy hair.
If you are a true makeup lover, then actually forget about all of these suggestions. Some of the hottest makeup looks right now are all about extreme lip colors: matte lavenders, blues, blacks, and even greens. Wear whatever lippie makes you happy.
Fashion Tips for Burgundy Hair
• Remember that your burgundy hair is now part of your look, so when you put colors together for an outfit remember that burgundy will always be part of your color scheme.
• If you’d rather play it safe and not have to think about color theory, stick to neutrals. Black is always classy, but you can also wear white, beige, cream, khaki, and brown (though not all together).
• Monochromatic looks worn with burgundy or maroon hair can have a very romantic effect. One combination that springs to mind is pairing a dusty rose blouse with mauve denim pants. Your burgundy hair will finish off the look.
• Colors that look good on their own when combined with maroon or burgundy hair include yellow, orange, teal, forest green, and blue. Purple can look great with burgundy, while red is better to save for maroon or wine hair.
• Be careful with olives and yellow greens. They are complementary shades to your hair, which means they can look awesome with it or they can seriously clash against it, so be mindful.
63 Burgundy Hair Color Ideas to Try: Wine Red, Maroon Hair Color Shades
Did we convince you to go burgundy or maroon this season? If not yet, skim through the amazing burgundy hair color photos, including wine and maroon hair shades that will inspire you!
1. Deep and Romantic Maroon Hair Color
We’re starting off our inspiration list with a bang, as this is a take on burgundy hair color created by none other than Guy Tang. The expert skill is clear from the perfect blend of darker and lighter shades of maroon and wine hair dye, which make for a dynamic and complex look.
2. Burgundy and Wine Floral ‘Do
Just looking at this hair is getting me feeling a little drunk! This is a daring blend of cooler burgundy hair dye with some brighter wine hair color, over a chocolate brown base that can be glimpsed with the help of the cheeky floral side bun.
3. Chocolate and Burgundy Piecey Locks
This is another Guy Tang creation, this time showing how well burgundy hair color blends with neutral chocolate browns. It’s an extremely cool, purple-heavy take on burgundy hair that will grow out nicely thanks to natural chocolate roots.
4. Maroon and Red Wine Hair
A deep curl instantly makes any hair look extra romantic, including this fiery blend of wine and maroon hair colors. This complex look features an inner layer of more natural maroon, with the outer part dyed a vivid wine shade, for a touch of drama.
5. Wine and Burgundy Marcel Wave
Talk about an extreme take on a classy look! The Marcel wave is already closely associated with deep red shades, because it leads to a smoldering look. The extra intensity here comes from the length and from the contrast between the top half, which starts off a deep burgundy hair color and transforms into a brighter red wine hair color.
6. Rich Maroon and Cranberry Curls
The maroon hair color in this wavy look makes for a wonderfully rich base. A few streaks of cranberry, a lighter take on burgundy hair, give brightness and playfulness to the mostly elegant look.
7. Tousled Burgundy Hair
Don’t be afraid to get wild with burgundy hair! These super shiny locks are the result of lighter and darker burgundy hair color blends, which is why they look sexy rather than messy even when tousled.
8. Vivid Wine Balayage
This wine hair color is almost vivid and bright enough to seem like a true red, but a touch of darkness keeps it grounded. It gives the most delicious contrast as a heavy balayage over nearly black roots.
9. Complex Burgundy Sombre
Deep roots are always a clever choice, and they happen to pair quite nicely with burgundy hair color shades. The lower half of this hair encompasses both a light cranberry burgundy and a deeper true burgundy, for some additional sophistication.
10. Undercover Cool Burgundy Hair
With such bright touches of wine red color, it’s possible to miss the cool tone of burgundy hair dye acting as the super-volumizing lowlight. It’s a vivacious blend of colors that shows that burgundy and wine hair can work even during warmer seasons.
11. High-Octane Maroon Hair
Look at that gleaming hair! Just because maroon hair has a brown undertone, it really doesn’t mean it’s a dull shade. It can gleam and stand out as much as its more extreme cousins!
12. Deep Burgundy Balayage
This gorgeous take on burgundy hair is a more intense, heavy-handed balayage that looks effortlessly natural but is actually anything but that. It takes an expert hand to achieve such a flawless color.
13. Wear It Claret
Claret is one of the lighter takes on burgundy hair color, and it works wonderfully as an all-over color, especially if you’re starting out with light brown hair. We love it here, where it was styled simply but with a gleam.
14. Many Shades of Burgundy Hair
Even though these expertly waved locks barely reach past the shoulders, all the different burgundy hair colors are still represented here. A deeper burgundy is predominant and blended with a touch of eggplant, but a rich wine shade adds life near the top!
15. Red Wine Graduated Bob
This hair is giving me art school vibes. The textured graduated bob is as chic as it gets, while the vivacious wine hair color shade makes it just a little bit hotter and more youthful, exactly as an innovative co-ed should look.
16. Black Cherry Wine Curls
The black and red color scheme is eternally meaningful, and when it comes to hair it has a dark, witchy vibe. This dark blend of nearly black roots with red wine highlights is curled to give a soft feel, but it’s still undeniably mysterious.
17. Forest Berry Burgundy Swirl
These extra-cool takes on burgundy hair instantly remind me of delicious berry shakes, with blackberries and raspberries swirling together for a delicious monochromatic look. This is another look that proves that all colors look extra gorgeous when the hair is waved!
18. Maroon Mermaid Locks
I imagine that if Ariel had an older, wiser sister that would have been able to warn her away from making a bad deal with Ursula the sea-witch, she would have had this kind of reasonable maroon hair color that still holds a touch of mermaid feistiness.
19. Muted Burgundy Curls
This softer take on burgundy hair has a metallic feel, thanks to a muted yet light variation on the shade. It works well with the lush, curly locks, though it might appear flat on very straight hair. Also of note – darker roots mean that maintaining this hair will be a breeze!
20. Vivid Burgundy Wave
This is burgundy hair bordering on magenta – it’s just that bright and energetic! If you are aiming for a really striking look and are not afraid of leaning into an anime vibe, this is a color definitely worth trying.
21. Mulled Wine Balayage
What’s a winter holiday party without a warm mug of mulled wine? This wine hair color makes for a perfect Christmas look, with a lively and warm balayage that goes down as easy as the cinnamon-y beverage.
22. Garnet Burgundy Wave
This sophisticated take on burgundy hair has a retro vibe thanks to an elegant Marcel wave, but believe me, achieving this type of jewel-toned hair was not possible with old school hair dyeing technique. This level of gleam and shine requires an expert!
23. Fantasy Burgundy Sombre
There is a lot going on with this burgundy hairstyle, so let’s take a moment to truly celebrate it! These naturally lengthy locks are sporting a fantastical sombre, with the ends dyed with a vivid burgundy hair color that borders on magenta. This is a look that can be worn for a while without dyeing, since the top half remains a natural chocolate brown.
24. Maroon and Wine Long Bob
We love a piecey long bob, especially when it’s colored in such beautiful shades of wine and maroon hair colors. The hair is dyed in medium-sized pieces that make for a more separated, beachy style despite the deep colors.
25. Chestnut Maroon Balayage
The maroon hair color is a lovely way of subtly complementing deeper chestnut and brown tones, as this balayage showcases. The dark brown curls are warmed up and made more festive with the aid of the chocolatey-red shade.
26. Cranberry Wine Colormelt
This dark to light colormelt is rich yet bright, giving us a real range of burgundy hair colors. It starts off a dark maroon hair color near the roots and fades down to a bright, joyful cranberry wine shade.
27. Bronzed Maroon Colormelt
You can combine your natural brunette roots with a cascade of warm, metallic maroon that has just a hint of bronze to it, for a perfect winter colormelt. The fun thing about this look is the balayage technique employed at the center of the hair, for a much more natural color switch.
28. Multi-Tone Red Wine Hair
We love a semi-updo for showing off exactly how complex wine and burgundy hair color shades can be. Using a heavy hand with the balayage technique, this look mixes a pale cool burgundy with lots of reddish wine tones over natural brown hair, for a gorgeously complex effect.
29. Deep Sea Mermaid Waves
This deep, bright maroon hair color is giving heavy Ariel vibes because of the warm mixture of browns and reds in it. It is a perfect color for anyone who wants to rock that mermaid shade but on a darker scale.
30. Burgundy and Maroon Extensions
That’s right, maroon and burgundy hair can also be achieved with the help of hair extensions! This very dark take on the shades looks beautiful with the extra length and lush curl of the added pieces.
31. Deep Wine Waves
Few things are as compelling as very shiny hair. The deep wine-infused burgundy hair color seems to gleam thanks to a clever blend of tones, while the feathery waves certainly don’t hurt!
32. Bronzed Ends Maroon Hair
Sometimes the magic of a new burgundy hair color only comes out through the styling. These lovely curled ends really show off how well bronze touches can offset a darker maroon base.
33. Feathery Burgundy Cabernet
This is a perfect dark yet colorful take on burgundy hair that totally eschews brown. We normally associate feathery hair styling with lighter shades, but this deep, red-heavy burgundy hairstyle works really well with the feathery waves.
34. Glossy Chocolate and Wine Hair
No color ever looks bad when the hair is super glossy, but even without the shine this blend of irresistible chocolate and vibrant wine hair color would blow us away. This multi-dimensional look features very thin highlights and lowlights, for a metallic effect.
35. Wine-Tipped Maroon Waves
This is another super glossy example, this time of maroon hair color. Because of the depth and darkness of the base, the wine-tipped ends look almost neon bright!
36. Banging’ Red Wine Waves
This high-shine take on the red wine burgundy hair color is sumptuous and lush, and shows that the various burgundy shades pair well with banged hairstyles. A subtle beachy wave adds to the effortless beauty of this style.
37. Extended Red Wine Balayage
Sometimes the secret to the perfect hairdo is a set of curly extensions, but they don’t always have to be identical to your hair. While the hair itself is dyed into a gorgeous red wine balayage, the extensions were colored with a burgundy hair color that offsets things perfectly.
38. Chocolate Burgundy Hair
This seamless color correction makes us feel steamy! The burgundy hair color looks deep and lush, with a barely detectable hint of chocolate brown adding depth and balance.
39. Red Wine and Rosé Hair
A hint of warmth and brightness in this look gives a rose gold vibe, but it’s really all about the maroon and burgundy hair color base that is deepened by the light touches. A bit of hair glaze will help you achieve this glossy look.
40. Burgundy Bombshell Balayage
Low-effort yet high-impact was the way to go with this bombshell-perfect balayage. A thread of deep wine burgundy hair color runs over the dark brown locks, like a thin stream of magma heating things up significantly.
41. Garnet and Maroon Graduated Bob
If you’d like to add volume to a graduated bob, then a monochrome balayage is absolutely the way to go. Healthy maroon roots are classy, but the bright garnet color streaks add both dimension and excitement.
42. Maroon and Cranberry Glimmer
Still debating which shade makes for the best base? I think it’s clear that a maroon hair color works perfectly along the roots, because it pairs well with all kinds of bright balayages, including this shiny cranberry.
43. Red Wine Cool Down
This muted take on burgundy hair is refreshingly smooth, with tight waves breaking up a very clean dye job and adding some fun. The shade itself is very cool, sitting somewhere between wine and burgundy.
44. Maroon and Wine Colormelt
This warm and delicious colormelt is putting us in an autumnal mood, with deep maroon roots gleaming as bright as you can imagine, and vivid red wine ends firing us up. What’s the secret here for all that gloss? Olaplex, of course.
45. Burgundy Oil Slick
I love the oil slick effect well-colored hair gets when it’s styled straight. Here, the mix of cool burgundy hair color with hints of browns and reds makes for a unique take on the effect and shows that dyed hair doesn’t always have to be curled.
46. Burgundy and Cranberry Medusa Curls
Something about these winding and twisting curls is giving me a Medusa-serpents-in-the-hair vibe, especially with the almost solid metallic sheen that the various shades of burgundy hair color have.
47. Burgundy Plum Curls
These are the kind of curls you just want to take a deep dive into! The burgundy and plum hair colors have that sheen that’s worth obsessing over, particularly because the brightest shades were concentrated at the center of the hair for that voluminous effect.
48. Burgundy Fireball Lob
The feathery waves in this long bob were dyed the more dramatic bright burgundy hair shade, giving a fiery effect to a deep brunette base. It’s a great way of going from dark brown to high-octane burgundy dramatically but without transforming your whole look.
49. Cabernet Sombre
Long bob haircuts are perfect contenders for sombre hair coloring, because all of that color can be taken in with a single look. The top half of the hair is a cool blue-black that gets warmed up with the red wine hair color of the bottom half.
50. Wind Down with Burgundy Hair
No color ever looks bad when the loose hair is impossibly long and sumptuously lush, but it certainly doesn’t hurt when the dye job incorporates rich chocolate tones with shiny burgundy hair color.
51. Red Velvet Long Bob
This red velvet hair looks so sumptuous we’d like to give it a bite – but then again, it also looks so soft that perhaps we’d like to have a nap in it. Either way, this velvety take on the wine hair color is utterly magnificent.
52. Maroon and Merlot Colormelt
This delicious colormelt is giving us a wonderful take on the burgundy hair color, with a nearly dark black at the roots that seamlessly changes into a maroon, which becomes a vivid red wine hair color at the ends.
53. Layered Burgundy Long Bob
Shoulder-length layered hair is such a reasonable hairstyle, so burgundy hair color is a great little innovation that adds a unique yet still sophisticated touch to the look. This hair is solidly colored, but different tones ensure it’ll look robust and healthy.
54. Subtle Chocolate Maroon Balayage
This is brunette with a twist. This razor cut graduated style is showcasing a really subtle take on burgundy hair that looks like a simple chocolate brown color at first glance. The added warmth of the maroon makes this a perfect autumn style.
55. Cool Wine Colormelt
Sitting somewhere between a colormelt and a balayage, this hairstyle is all about the softness and luxurious of maroon, wine, and burgundy hair color shades. It effortlessly combines all of them, in a natural highlighting and lowlighting technique.
56. Hot Wine Melt
These lush waves look extra hot – think melted magma, but darker and cooler! A vein of chocolate brown runs through this colormelt for extra dimension, while a hint of cool burgundy hair dye at the tips gives a witchy twist.
57. Brick Red Wine Balayage
This is probably the warmest take on the burgundy hair color that you’ll see here, with just a hint of orange in it that makes it all the more perfect for autumn. These balayage highlights could almost fool folks into thinking you’re a redhead, even though the bulk of the hair is still a natural brunette tone.
58. Sleek Burgundy Lob
It’s only when the hair is slicked into a straight style that you can tell how much work goes into highlighting the hair, especially with burgundy hair dye. These gorgeous streaks of burgundy elevate a natural brunette to the extreme.
59. Ruby Wine Balayage
This brighter take on red wine hair color is very nearly summer-y! This ruby red shade is just warm enough to pair with natural honey brown roots.
60. Dark Witch Waves
Ready to cast a magic spell? With burgundy locks like this, you might find yourself in the mood to turn some princess into toads. This blend of lighter and darker purple-red hues is astonishing.
61. Maroon Princess Curls
Princess curls are irresistible, especially in such a lush and delicious burgundy hair shade. The hair looks soft enough to cuddle in, and the brown-red tone is warm and comforting.
62. Red Wine Streaks
Red wine streaks through dark brown hair are a popular choice, since they instantly warm up a look and add drama. However, each one of these looks is a little different, because the size of the streaks has a surprising impact on the hair’s texture.
63. Strawberry Wine Curls
Like a tasty glass of strawberry wine, this hairstyle is making us feel a little tipsy! It’s a really bright take on a red wine balayage, with curly locks of burgundy hair color blending seamlessly into a chocolate brown base.
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HOW TO: DARK BURGUNDY HAIR DYE AT HOME
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Here’s my newest, winter hair colour! Burgundy is back!
Hair colour details:
ARUAL’ Hair dyes and developpers
60ml 5.77 Intense light violet brown
60ml 4.67 Medium violet red brown
120 ml 20 vol developper
Applied evenly on the hair, starting with the roots and going all over the ends.
I left the colour on for 45 minutes, and then washed it with Arual’ UNIK
Colour Care shampoo and mask.
These are professional, salon quality dyes, so you’ll most like find the colours done at a hair salon.
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