What is burgundy?
Is your hair naturally red, brown or black? In that case, with a few purple tones added in, you could be well on your way to having beautifully burgundy locks! Burgundy basically means any of those three with a dash of purple here and there, or a slightly purple tinge all over.
Work with your natural colour
If you’re planning to dye your hair burgundy or emphasise your existing purple tones, what technique you go for will be dependent on your natural colour. With darker hair, you can maybe afford to use a more heavy permanent colour, since your already dark tones will soak up the dye, leaving you will a purple glow. Redheads can maybe use a temporary dye which will create a really natural multi-tone look. The temporary dye will help to darken your hair, leading to the rich, red wine look.
If you have blonde hair, you will most likely require an in-between colour before dying your hair burgundy, especially if your hair is particularly light, to make sure you end up with the colour you originally intended to get. A fiery red/purple shade will look great with blonde to complement the yellow tone.
Pick the right shade for you!
There are so many shades of burgundy available, so before dying your hair check on colour charts to see which shade you want. Some of the most popular shades are similar colours to red wines, so if you like the look of Shiraz then there will be plenty of colours to suit that! The red wine colours look very striking against pale skin, so if you are very fair then your burgundy hair will totally pop. If your complexion is more pink-tinged, you can try one of the pinky shades available, which will look amazing set against a purple foundation. If you’re not afraid to be a bit more daring, you can try a more vibrant cherry shade – think Rihanna on the cover of LOUD!
If you’d rather not commit to dying all of your hair, why not try the super-cool dip-dye effect, and try some burgundy shades at the tips? This will look incredible when tied up into a bun, as the different strands will all mesh together to create a layered and multi-coloured effect. You could also go for a streak to test how the burgundy looks, and this will look amazing in plaits.
Famous burgundy hairdos.
Burgundy is a popular colour for celebs, with many famous women giving it go. Rihanna’s LOUD album cover shows how gorgeous reddy-burgundy can look in tight, corkscrew curls, whereas Selena Gomez’s burgundy hair looked stunning in a relaxed curl. Mermaid waves look beautiful in burgundy, and Ariana Grande is proof of how lovely it can look straight. Whatever style you go for, making burgundy hair look striking and attractive should be easy!