There’s nothing quite like a little red to heat things up and what better shades to use than burgundies? Yes, burgundy ombre is all the rage and it’s easy to see why. Red is such a head-turning color and has a wonderful reflective quality, so if you want to be noticed this is the hue you should be thinking about for your next ombre.
There are loads of shades to choose from too; anything from bright cerise to deep mahogany is fashionable and these look stunning when combined with darker brown and black colors. Take a look at these blushing hairstyles:
# 1 Magenta Magic
From the roots to the shoulders this hair is a river of lush brown locks that have a puce sheen. The secondary hue that flows into the curls is a bright magenta – perfect for a burgundy ombre.
Dark lowlights or a dark base color can really help to add zing to your style. In this picture a dark chocolate cherry hue was used for the base and on top of that streaks of deep cherry were added. This color can be seen widely on the tips. Finally, the hair was curled into loose ringlets and left to cascade down her back.
# 3 Brilliant Black and Burgundy
This ombre begins with a midnight black color on the roots. Just past the crown, the black gives way to a vivid shade of burgundy that extends all the way down into the tips with some black lowlights included for contrast. The hair was given a cantered off-center parting and styled in curls with a brush over fringe.
# 4 Multicolored Burgundy Ombre
What colors go with burgundy? All of them! This is demonstrated well in this example where she has chosen a multicolored ombre. The hues that we can see are wine red and deep brown with splashes of sandy blonde and purple added in as streaks. The result is a dynamic hairstyle full of exciting shades that has been finished by ironing the locks straight.
# 5 Blood Red
For this bold ombre, two main colors were used. Firstly, extending from the roots until the shoulders, we see an interesting dark amber brown hue that is superbly reflective. Secondly, we see a blood red hue that shades the hair to the tips. Her hair was hot ironed to give it a mirror finish.
# 6 Burgundy Ombre Balayage
Ember red is the hue that was used to color the tips of this hairstyle and isn’t it a lovely shade amidst the soft curls? The base color is a dark sable brown and we can see that a free hand technique was used to paint in blushing shades of burgundy red. Blacks and reds always work together and look even better when styled to catch the light.
# 7 Racy Reds
Although burgundy is considered to be a dark color the shades that stylists are using now have the ability to pop and really stand out. The shade that we see here has a deep pink undertone and was used to color the hair from the shoulders down. Espresso brown was used as a base color and the long locks are styled with loose ringlets.
# 8 Shiny Cerise
Look at that shine – wow! Here an eye-catching cerise shade has been dappled over a base color of midnight ruby – a dark mahogany brown with a purple undertone. The two hues complement each other and the hair was ironed super straight to create a perfectly sleek curtain of enviable locks.
# 9 Romantic Reds
The base color of this hairstyle is a raven black that has a bluish tinge that is just visible if you look closely. The reds that were chosen to go with this black are scarlet pink and golden burgundy. The locks were then styled into an updo – a large loose Dutch braid that runs along the back of her head with plenty of flyaway strands.
# 10 Scarlet Ribbons
Fishtail braids like the small one are a wonderful way to highlight shades of color. This excellently graded burgundy ombre begins with a crushed garnet at the roots that fades into maroon. It seems like the very ends of the hair are an even lighter maroon, almost raspberry pink.
# 11 Cherry Twist
This look begins with a matt black leather color that gently shades out into russet brown. This russet brown extends to the tips where the black has been used as a lowlight. Streaks of radiant cerise were added on top starting at various levels and the hair was curled into dreamy ringlets. Curling the hair allows all the colors to be seen and mixed together.
# 12 Rosy Ruby
This hair was styled with curls just on the tips, which draws attention to the warm shade of burgundy that was used to color them. As you look up you can see that the base color here is a rich midnight ruby that runs from the roots until just past the crown. Burgundy is a smart color choice for shorter hair as shades of red are striking.
# 13 Copper Shimmer
This glistening ombre hairstyle has been created using shades of burgundy and brunette. Beginning at the roots is a dark French roast color that gradually lightens until the tips, which have been treated to a dip of shimmering deep copper. The long locks were blow-dried and styled with flowing waves in the center that are surrounded by ringlets along the sides.
# 14 Burgundy to Blonde
Red takes this dark to light ombre to a whole new level! Here the color fusion begins with a fiery shade of maroon that melts into a sunset orange. The final two colors are an apricot blonde that lightens into a bright beach blonde on the ends. The hair was styled in curls and has a sexy tousled texture.
# 15 Glamour Glaze
Her hair begins with a thin layer of light brown followed by black with a purple sheen. This black hue mixes into a wine color before finally becoming crimson red on the edges. The styling was kept simple – just ironed out and given a center parting.
# 16 Dazzling Claret
A deep garnet brown has been used as the base for this glowing ombre style. This brown hue extends from the roots to the tips and the bottom portion of hair has been given a gentle wave by curling with an iron. The streaks that begin just after the crown are dazzling claret red – beautiful!
# 17 Hot Pink Melt
You’ll be turning heads if you are bold enough to experiment with a burgundy to pink ombre like this one! This look begins with deep chocolate cherry roots that have been blended into a sea of electric raspberry pink and true strawberry red streaks. Pretty spirals have been styled into the hair to highlight the color.
# 18 Perfect Burgundy Balayage
A free hand color technique will ensure that you get the best blending of shades possible. In this example of a balayage ombre, deep burgundy has been added over the sable base color. Breaking out from these two shades are wine red streaks interlaced with the darker color to provide contrast. To style, the hair has been blow dried and is worn over the shoulders with a slight curl.
# 19 Three Color Delight
This incredible color smash begins with shadow black roots that fade out into a dark shade of chestnut brown. The tips are shimmering copper burgundy and they have been styled into ringlets while the rest of the hair has a wavy texture and is styled with a short off center parting. Each shade is quite distinctive making this a dramatic look.
# 20 Magenta Flare
This chunky bob cut has been colored with a bright hue on top of a darker one, which is a very popular look. The base hue here is leather black and this shade extends into the tips. A host of bright magenta streaks that have a pink undertone have been added above the black and the hair has been styled into care-free waves.
# 21 Blissfully Berry
This burgundy ombre has subtle shading and coloring. If you look closely you can see that the roots are slightly darker than the rest of the locks and a range of magenta shades has been used to color the rest of the mane. The hair has been blow dried and style with a parting.
# 22 Sensual Spirals
The roots of this style are a matte black that is quickly covered over in a deep crimson brown. At the ends shades of claret red have been used and to provide distinction the black and brown colors are used as lowlights. The hair has been styled in romantic curls that fall forward across the shoulders.
# 23 Red Waterfall
A band of darker color just before the edges draws your attention to the length and silky condition of these gorgeous locks. Just after the crown lush mahogany color has been perfectly blended over the Havana brown roots. This color flows into another layer of the same dark brown shade once more before ending in mahogany tipped curls. Only the very edges have been curled while the rest of the locks were ironed straight.
# 24 Ruby Fusion
Swirls of bright apple red are the highlight of this red ombre. These twists of color sit on top of a base which is comprised of a deep cherry brown at the roots and a magenta shade that follows it. The curly texture and ringlets draw light into the red hues and help this hair shine.
# 25 Dark Rubies
It’s clear from the expertly blended color in this hairstyle that balayage has been used for this ombre. This hair begins with a dark chocolate brown that is blended into an almost black hue. This color extends the length of the hair and acts as a lowlight for the brilliant ruby shade on top. The hair has been cut with a straight edge at the bottom and ironed for a sleek finish.
# 26 Kiss Me Crimson
A-line bobs are the perfect canvas for any ombre, burgundy included! In this look, the hair starts with a licorice black at the tips, which flows up until the crown where a scarlet red has been melted in which continues through the remaining hair. A magenta shade has been used between these two colors to smooth the transition. Finally, the hair has been ironed straight and given a slight inward curl.
# 27 Peacock Pink
This extraordinary hairstyle pairs two contrasting shades together that create a surprisingly sexy fusion. To start a dove gray was used as a base color and over this base streaks of peacock pink and light puce have been added. Grey is seen towards the tips as well and the hair has been given a curly finish.
# 28 Berry Burst
This cheeky bob cut, with longer locks that come over to frame the face, has been colored with a cherry black on the base and a thin layer of chestnut brown can be seen along the sides. Thin streaks of mulberry have been applied over the base as well, with a thick steak at the back of the head. The hair has been styled to have a polished feel, perfect for this understated color.
# 29 Good Morning Ombre
Greet the day in chicly with a sunrise ombre like this one! Here burgundy roots give way to a glowing section of amber orange before finally fading into a sunflower yellow blonde. The hair has been styled with a center parting and cute curled locks around the face.
# 30 Flirty Red Locks
Once more, this burgundy ombre starts with leather black roots that mix into a sea of magenta and claret shaded locks. The dark color works well to draw attention to the shades of reds and the underlying purple tones and has been completed with curls and a tousled texture.
If it’s red you want, it’s red you have to have. If you are ready to spice things up a little, go ahead and experiment with a burgundy ombre. When using deep reds like these, be sure to choose colors that provide definition and draw attention to the hair such as deep browns and blacks and don’t be afraid to throw some blonde and pink streaks in as well!