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10 Flattering Burgundy Hair Colors That Will Transform Your Look

When in doubt, go red!
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They say red isn’t a color for the faint of heart, and we totally agree! A crimson ‘do is striking as it is gorgeous and it’s the perfect color to get if you want to stand out. But what if you’d like to go red but not become so much of a head-turner? Is there a shade that could work? The short answer is yes!

If you’d like to go red but are not a fan of anything too bright like orange, or would like to shy aware from cartoony hues like a bold ruby, then why not opt for burgundy? According to celebrity hairstylist Jing Monis, “Burgundy hair color is a deep red color created with the combination of brown and purple color.” The unique sophisticated shade is perfect for those who’d like to try something new without the fear of peacocking. Don’t fret, though—there’s not only one shade of burgundy to choose from! In fact, this color is more versatile than you think!

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Although according to Jing, the brighter the burgundy shade of your choice, the fairer your skin tone must be. This is because the hue creates quite an obvious contrast that can either make cool and yellowish yet deep skin tones look washed out. Meanwhile, if you’ve got a lighter complexion with a warm undertone, the reds will make your skin look rosier. But at the end of the day, we encourage you to pick the color that would make you feel truly confident. 

But if you don’t know where to look, or what burgundy shade you should definitely try, we rounded up a list of colors that you should consider the next time you visit your colorist!

10 Flattering Burgundy Hair Colors You Should Try

  1. Pink Burgundy Brown

    Not a fan of a bright burgundy hue? Opt for a brown shade in a rich mahogany that has a subtle wash of old rose pink. This color is perfect for girls with warm undertones! (Photo source)

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  2. Rich Burgundy Red 

    This is a bright shade of burgundy that's closest to a brick hue but you can still see a hint of purple showing through. If you have pale to medium tones, we suggest you try this color to brighten up your complexion! This shade adds a beautiful contrast to your skin that’ll definitely make it pop even more. (Photo source)

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  3. Midnight Burgundy Violet 

    If you’re leaning towards violet hues, then consider this color. This shade is also pretty safe to get since it’s subtle and just adds an interesting wash of color to your tresses. But if you’re looking for a more dimensional finish, ask your stylist to render this a balayage instead! (Photo source)

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  4. Rose Pink Burgundy

    This rosé-colored shade is a must for girls looking to soften their features and exude a classic sense of femininity. The color is gorgeous on long layered hair since it makes the tresses look healthier and shinier, too! Be warned, though—in order for a color to be this bright, pre-lightening is definitely required. (Photo source)

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  5. Warm Brown Burgundy

    A touch of deep red actually works to tone down the rust-colored hues of a solid brown dye job. Consider this color if you’re going for something really natural but would like to refrain from your tresses looking unkept, thanks to your hair’s naturally orange undertones. (Photo source)

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  6. Two-Toned Pink and Burgundy 

    We believe that two-toned hair color styles are not going anywhere anytime soon! That said, consider this stylish dye job that combines a flattering shade of pink and rich wine burgundy. (Photo source)

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  7. A Purple Burgundy Mix

    Purples can be a tricky color to wear since it doesn’t really do much to enhance your skin tone if you’ve got yellow or cool undertones. However, it works beautifully for those with more warmth in their complexion. A deep shade like this requires a layered haircut to really show off the color’s nuances. (Photo source)

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  8. Ash Burgundy 

    If you’re looking for a cool iteration of burgundy, then add a wash of ash purple to your dye job. This creates a soft dreamy tone that works well even if you’ve got yellow undertones, whether you’re light- to medium-skinned. (Photo source)

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  9. Deep Ash Burgundy 

    Still got a preference for ash hues? Go subtle and tone down that purple burgundy shade to work as a subtle tint over your ash brown base. You can opt for this color if you’re looking for something that’s relatively easy to manage since the color will fade out beautifully without you needing to touch it up. (Photo source)

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  10. Wine Burgundy

    A red wine shade exudes sophistication. When in doubt, consider this color that levels up even a simple one-length haircut. The best part? You don’t even need highlights to make your ‘do look rich and thick! (Photo source)

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