Burgundy hair is as flattering for long-time redheads as it is for natural brunettes and blondes. This bold red hair color features a variety of sub-shades, one more enticing than the other. Thus, if you’re looking to refresh your hair color and add a subtle red wine note, try burgundy hair.
Our collection of 30 burgundy hair ideas should be a great starting point in your search. We hope you find what you’re looking for. Even more so considering that there is one shade of burgundy hair out there for everyone. Merry choosing!
1. Burgundy Hair: Deep Burgundy Hair Dye
This is one of the most intense burgundy shades out there. With a noble red wine note, this red hair color is elegant and refined, yet edgy. If your hair long and rich, wear it silky smooth. No other style helps bring out the refined notes of this burgundy hair shade than simply styled hair.
2. Burgundy Red on Light Brown Hair
This rich burgundy color was achieved using an ion hair dye. This is one of the burgundy hues that’s the best fit for brunettes and brown-haired girls. It’s a subtle combination of plum red and chocolate brown or maroon hair. Try it on for an elegant and captivating look.
3. Burgundy Hair and Chocolate Brown
The chocolate hair color is enhanced by the burgundy undertones. An ideal hair color to brighten porcelain white skin and bring out the rich blue or green eye color. Notice the light burgundy highlights framing the face.
4. Dark Burgundy Hair Color
A bold hair color for a bold hairstyle. This short haircut is certainly edgy. Yet the dark burgundy hair adds an even more style-forward note. Dark burgundy hair color may not be suitable for more conservative environments. But the delicious cherry and plum overtones recommend it at least as a summer vacation hair color. Mind you, you may be tempted to keep it on forever.
5. Burgundy Plum Hair Color
A gorgeous vintage look achieved with the help of this chic purple burgundy hair color. A powdered yet rich color like this one suits blue and green-eyed girls with pale skin. While in sync with the skin tone, burgundy plum is ideal to brighten and enhance.
6. Burgundy Violet Hair
Deep burgundy hair can also be met in this mesmerizing burgundy violet shade. A rich and elegant burgundy hue that’s bound to make a statement. Upgrade your personal style with a full rich hair color that will make you noticed wherever you go.
7. Burgundy and Blonde
If burgundy is too strong of a hair color for you, ease into it by adding softer shades to the mix. Burgundy and blonde are almost complementary colors, depending on which end of the spectrum each of the two belongs to. This girl is donning a beautiful soft shade of burgundy, softened even further by the natural blonde ends and undertones. A perfect beginner’s step towards achieving the coveted burgundy hair.
8. Burgundy and Black Hair: Ariana Grande
Ariana also eases into burgundy hair by wearing a cherry hue-infused burgundy color. However, she doesn’t go for full-length burgundy but chooses to combine burgundy with her natural coal black hair color. The combination may sound tacky to some. Yet, since both colors are rather colder, they complement each other beautifully.
9. Burgundy Brown Hair Color
Another instance of a soft burgundy color, this time perfectly suited to both the natural hair color of the girl and the brown color of her eyes. Her complexion too is complemented by the softer nuance of burgundy hair. As burgundy remains a strong color, it is recommended that the makeup and the styling of the hair are kept to a minimum.
10. Burgundy Red Hair
This shade plays on the warmer end of the spectrum as far as the burgundy hair color chart is concerned. This burgundy red burgundy hair color really reminds of a glass of the purest rest wine. Notice how a warmer shade of burgundy is ideal for warmer complexion and medium skin tones.
11. Burgundy and Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair
If you’re not sure burgundy is your color but you would still like to try it on for size, playing with several colors at the same time is the best way to go. Look at this skillful balayage that uses burgundy and blonde highlights and lowlights to add depth to the natural dark hair. Not only do these hues add depth to dark hair, but they also brighten it.
12. Dark Red Hair
Rihanna can’t be caught with a faulty hairstyle or hair color. We can’t remember one single instance when she didn’t look her best sporting any color of the rainbow. This burgundy red hair color is among the many the diva has sported.
Thus, if you’re looking for cues on how to wear or style your hair, just take a look at Rihanna. She’s been flaunting this color on her natural coiled mane, on a pixie cut, on a faux hawk cut, on long silky smooth hair and much more. You can pull it off with such lovely inspiration!
13. Black and Burgundy Hair
Unlike the previous example featuring black and burgundy hair, this time, the burgundy shade shimmers violet, not reddish hues. Nonetheless, the blend is still pleasing and highly recommended. Find your shade and become the inspiration for others.
14. Blonde and Burgundy Hair
One way to refresh your blonde hair color, whether it’s dirty blonde, ash blonde or platinum blonde is to add a contrasting color. This is a gorgeous example of blonde and burgundy balayage. The burgundy hair with highlights features elegant yet playful colors.
15. Light Burgundy Hair: Emma Stone
Emma is yet another Hollywood beauty who has flaunted every shade of red hair there is. We should add that she looks gorgeous regardless of what shade she is wearing. However, this light burgundy shade is rarely donned so successfully. Pair with matching makeup that isn’t too dramatic and you got yourself a winning stylish combination.
16. Burgundy Highlights on Black Hair
A black-burgundy ombre enhanced by the burgundy highlights that are at least two tones lighter than the base. Notice the transition between the different shades of burgundy. The one closer to the roots is almost as dark as the base of the ombre. Then gradually, the hues brighten to reach an almost cherry color at the ends.
17. Punk Look: Blonde Hair with Burgundy Highlights
When burnt platinum blonde meets burgundy purple hair, this statement look is in the cards. Of course, much depends on the styling, as the same hair color blend can be successfully flaunted during business meetings or in more formal environments. Don’t shy away from trying on a look that serves more than one purpose.
18. Burgundy Hair: Short Hairstyle
You don’t need long wavy locks to rock burgundy hair. Shorter hairstyles are perfectly suitable for this as well. Whether you choose to color all the hair in a burgundy shade or add burgundy highlights, you’re guaranteed a unique and flattering look. This short bob becomes a statement hairstyle due to the purple burgundy base color enhanced by lighter burgundy highlights.
19. Sophisticated Burgundy Ombre Hair
Another sophisticated look achieved with the faded violet burgundy hair color. We adore the swift transition from dark ash brown to the ashy burgundy hair color. It is so swift that it looks almost natural. To exploit this hair color at its full potential, style in vintage loose curls.
20. Burgundy Hair Color
When burgundy hair started being advertised as a big hit, it was as an autumn color. Now, it has slowly but surely taken over each season. The sophisticated wine-reminiscent hues ranging from colder to warmer make burgundy hair a perfect match whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter.
21. Red Burgundy Hair
This sophisticated berries-like burgundy hair color is ideal for warmer complexion and medium skin tones. A glass of red wine, a red dress and the femme fatale vintage look is complete. Of course, you may want to reconsider the styling of your burgundy hair if this look is what you’re going for.
22. Maroon Hair Color
We hope we clarified by now that burgundy hair looks as great on brunettes as it does on natural blondes or redheads. This maroon burgundy nuance can be achieved by dyeing your hair. Nonetheless, if your natural hair color is maroon, the results are even better.
23. Short Burgundy Hair
It is fascinating to observe just how suitable burgundy is for the most sophisticated and elegant haircuts. Can you imagine this blunt bob and the perfect bangs in any other hue than this burgundy purple hair color? We know we can’t.
24. Deep Burgundy Hair Color: Rihanna
We could keep talking about Rihanna and how she sports burgundy hair. Instead, we give you another example of deep burgundy hair, almost crimson. The ends are purple burgundy, just to keep in the same chromatic area.
25. Layered Burgundy Hair
A layered haircut has the great advantage that it can enhance the luminosity of your hair color. In addition to adding volume to your hair and creating an easy to style structure, layers are used to brighten up hair colors. Notice how the layered burgundy hair shimmers with all the different hues embedded in this refined hair color.
26. Dark Purple Hair Color
Another women’s hairstyle featuring a gorgeous and sophisticated dark burgundy hair color. If your skin tone isn’t fair, choose a different, milder shade of violet burgundy. This one is really reserved for porcelain white skin tones as it brightens.
27. Burgundy Brown Hair Color
If you sport natural brown hair, then this red shade of burgundy will complement your brown hair beautifully. Depending on the intensity of the brown base, you will get different results. Nonetheless, the lovely plum notes of this hair color for women will prevail no matter how dark the brown hair color is.
28. Light Burgundy and Brown Hair
Remember the light burgundy hair color sported by Emma Stone? This burgundy hair color is very similar and has been applied to a light brown base. Depending on your preferences for women’s hairstyles, you can opt for darker shades of burgundy hair. Nonetheless, if you are a natural blonde, lighter burgundy hues are preferable.
29. Burgundy and Blonde Hair
If burgundy as a block color doesn’t suit your complexion and skin tone, try a different option. This is a gorgeous example in which burgundy highlights add depth to the blonde hues. The best thing about experimenting with colors for women’s hairstyles like this is that you can ask your hairstylist to include as many burgundy nuances as you wish. However, for both undertones and overtones, don’t go more than two shades above or below the base color. The contrast will be strong and the hair color won’t have the same soft chic note.
30. Burgundy Hair with Blonde Highlights
This is reverse ombre that uses blonde as an under-color for a change. While the base is a rich purple burgundy shade, the undertones are blonde. This technique ensures your hair color looks vivid and stylish at all times. The blonde ends highlight the styling and brighten the burgundy base color.
We hope you found your hair color inspiration with these 30 burgundy hair ideas. If you’re still not sure about trying on a sophisticated burgundy shade or a more playful red burgundy one, ease into it by starting with highlights.
Alternatively, use semi-permanent dyes. They will wash away naturally and they’re really not demanding in terms of maintenance. Ask your hairstylist for the best advice regarding the burgundy hair dye you should choose. Keep in mind that the burgundy palette is as rich as any other. Some shades complement fair and medium skin tones, while others complement darker skin tones. Nonetheless, burgundy hair is an ideal statement color flattering for brunettes, redheads or blondes.