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.
To help you achieve a fascinating maroon, wine, or burgundy hair color, we’ve created the most thorough guide on the Internet. In this article, as always, we want to get you inspired with some of the hottest burgundy, maroon, and wine hair color examples. 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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