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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Overland ParkSay “Merlot” to the New Year: How To Achieve the Burgundy-Inspired Hair Color

The new year is officially here, which means it’s time for a new hair color. And the hottest hair color of the season? A deep, burgundy-inspired merlot. This modern take on a classic brunette shade is perfect for anyone looking to play around with color while keeping their hair versatile and healthy-looking. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, Kansas, are always excited to experiment with vibrant red tones and are exploring the wine-inspired style below!

What Is Merlot Hair?

Merlot hair falls somewhere between auburn and burgundy, with minor hints of purple and blue. The dark red color is deep by nature but can be altered to look great on everyone and every complexion. When discussing your wishes with your stylist, it’s important to understand the slight differences between burgundy and wine to be able to communicate your vision properly. While burgundy and wine are similar colors, burgundy is a deep, reddish-brown shade with blue undertones, whereas wine or merlot is a deep, red color with purple undertones. Both shades are perfect for fall and winter, although we have to say the rich merlot is winning our vote this season!

How To Customize Your Color

Many clients taking the plunge toward merlot hair are curious how it will complement their complexion and affect their current hair color. No need to worry—merlot hair can work for anybody and everybody! While the deep hue is often described as warm, depending on how it is styled, it can actually lean more toward the cool end of the spectrum. If you have warm undertones, such as tan or olive skin and natural golden hair, request that your stylist use warmer shades of merlot with a red base. They can also add highlights such as copper or golden brown to create added dimension and make your color unique. If you have cool undertones, such as pinker, paler skin, opt for a blue or violet base, and incorporate balayage in cooler shades like an ash brown. Still not sure which shades will complement your undertones? Speak with one of our experts at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park to find your perfect shade!

Merlot Hair at the Student Salon

Are you ready to transform your hair this season? At our student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, students under the supervision of licensed educators can provide you with a custom merlot hair color that complements your unique coloring and features. Schedule an appointment with one of our stylists today to get started!


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