Think rich coffee, chocolate, espresso and ebony tones...
These days, the saying ‘blondes have more fun’ is pretty out of date. Stars like Bella Hadid, Dakota Johnson and Kiera Knightley are all the proof the world needs that women with brunette hairstyles have just as good a time as those with blonde hairstyles.
Alright, this is written by a brunette. I’m biased. But in all seriousness, rich brown tones can look just as good as platinum blonde, as the red carpet has demonstrated time and time again.
Take fashion mogul Victoria Beckham for example. Aside from a brief stint as a blonde years ago (we all remember her iconic wedding pictures), VB is firmly a brown-haired beauty, often wearing her locks in her signature updo.
And she’s not the only famous brunette to work hair updos on the reg. Emma Watson and Kendall Jenner are also well-versed in the elegance of an up style for awards season, red carpet premieres and parties.
Then of course, there are the brown-haired supermodels proving that it’s never been all about the blondes. Naomi Campbell’s sleek, dark tresses have been giving us life for decades now, while Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen are icons when it comes to brunette hairstyles. And many of the Victoria’s Secret Angel squad are all flying the flag for brown-haired girls everywhere (thanks Adriana, Irina, Alessandra and co).
Not a natural brunette? Be sure to use one of the best hair masks at least once a week to maintain its colour and glossiness, and choose the best dry shampoo for dark hair to store in your beauty arsenal for in between days. This will keep your brown locks as rich and lustrous as possible.
Consider this your one-stop destination for brown hair inspiration, from styling ideas to colour trends.
Haven’t found quite what you’re looking for yet? See all the chicest brunette celeb styles here to inspire your next chop.
‘The Face’ judge and model extraordinaire Naomi Campbell always looks completely perfect with her long dark tresses. We love this face-framing straight style.
Bella Hadid seamlessly works the tightly scraped back power pony (is it any wonder we envy her?)
Solange Knowles ups the ante with a seriously curly ‘do. She keeps the rest of her look neutral to ensure her hair stays the main focus.
Kendall Jenner brushes the top section of her dark hair back, leaving the rest loose at Las Vegas’ Billboard Music Awards.
By allowing a few loose strands to break free, Victoria Beckham works a relaxed take on the traditional neat updos.
You can’t go wrong with a super tight, sky high ponytail, as Kerry Washington well knows.
Baby faced model Miranda always looks perfectly put together. She hit a glamour high at the Met Ball with this Hollywood Golden Age-influenced curled style – which is perfectly finished with her deep red lips.
Rose Byrne’s wavy lob is the hottest hairstyle of the moment – we love the colour detail here.
Humans star Gemma Chan looks typically gorg here, showing off her glossy brunette locks while attending the Royal Television Society awards in London.
Though some of us are still see her as Hermione Granger, Emma sure knows how to work a red carpet with classically glamourous up-dos and minimal make-up.