We love leaning into the colder seasons. Think warm layers, cosy knits, your favourite book and cup after cup of hot chocolate. So why not let your hair colour also signal in the season?
We know what you’re thinking. Winter hair doesn’t sound nearly as fun. Images of dry, dull locks immediately spring to mind. Gone are the buttery summer highlights and fresh spring cuts. Winter hair means muted colours, messy buns and the overall feeling of “meh”.
This is where a babin’ burgundy hair makeover steps in and reimagines winter hair. Burgundy is the perfect answer to cozy-chic winter style that still makes a statement. Think of it as a way to spice up your winter hair without going too bold or crazy. It’s the perfect blend of low key and high key colour.
Burgundy hair is also known as “red pear hair” thanks to its delicious fruity red and purple tones. It’s a rich, luxurious colour that makes any winter outfit pop and complements most skin tones. We also love that it’s not a one-shade-fits-all colour. There are plenty of different burgundy tones and applications to choose from. Not only can you rock winter’s hottest hair colour trend, but you can also make it totally unique to suit your style.
Here’s how to get the look and all the double taps.
1. Oxblood or aubergine? Choose your hue.
Burgundy hues range from ultraviolet red hair colour to softer, plum tones. When choosing a shade, consider your skin’s undertones. An easy way to do this is to think about what type of jewellery suits you best. If you find silver more suited to your complexion, opt for a cool tone burgundy. If gold is your vibe, then a warm shade of burgundy will be best. Cool tones will accentuate pink or blue undertones and have more of a pinky red pop. Warm burgundy will work well with golden or peach complexions, thanks to it’s deep brown undertone.
Take a peek at some of our top inspos:
A gorgeous dark brown burgundy look with warm plum undertones.
Red velvet locks with a brighter, redder burgundy blended perfectly into a natural base.
This warm burgundy style is bright and bold from root to tip.
At first glance, Natalie La Rose’s hair could seem like a rich reddish-brown. Raspberry coloured curls can give you a more subtle burgundy style that still brings the spice.
A dreamy example of a cool plum burgundy tone. Burgundy can take on either a more red or predominantly purplish shine depending on your hair type, skin tone and product.
2. Subtle or saturated? Find your style.
Are you looking for a more muted burgundy balayage or root-to-tip colour? Or perhaps introducing subtle streaks of colour to your natural base feels more achievable.
We love highlighted burgundy tips for an instantly modern hair update.
Go for half-and-half with a dual-toned merlot makeover. Keep the underlayer of your hair a dark or natural base colour and work the burgundy into the top layers of your locks.
Celebs who have rocked the burgundy hair colour trend
We live for a little retro Ari look. Her early career burgundy locks were iconic.
It’s a yes please and thank you from us to Katy Perry’s vintage vibe burgundy hair.
Other celebs to check out for burgundy inspo include Lily Collins, RiRi, Selena Gomez, Vannessa Hudgens and Zendaya.
Once you’ve fallen in love with the endless possibilities of burgundy winter hair, it’s time to rock the look for yourself. Get your perfect shade with Renew’s vibrant hair colour collection. We recommend our 3.16 Burgundy at home colour kit that includes everything you need to get a rich burgundy makeover ASAP.