From golden brown and caramel tones to deep coffee, chestnut and chocolate shades, brunette hair has a whole spectrum of colour to explore, with options that’ll suit every skin tone. So whether you’re a long-time brunette looking for an update, a balayage queen ready for something deeper, or a blonde who’s ready to cross over to the darker side, we’ve got brown hair colours you’ll love. And who better to inspire your new shade than some of the most famous brunettes on the planet? Keep scrolling to see our pick of the best A-list brunette hair colours.
Meghan adds warmth to her cool black-brown shade thanks to subtle copper-toned highlights.
She might be sporting bleach blonde at the moment, but Selena Gomez’s dark locks fading into chestnut tips will always be a winner with us.
If you want to lighten up dark brown hair, try a deep, caramel bronde like Jessica Alba. Blending bronze with chocolate hues will help to keep things feeling rich.
Go for a delicious shade of mahogany like Solange if you want dip your toe into a warm, reddish brown.
The perfect shade of golden brown, Emma Watson’s hair colour marries light and deep gold tones to add depth.
If golden hues aren’t your thing, switch up your shade with a rusty copper like Taraji P. Henson instead.
When it comes all-over shades of cool black-brown, keep things ultra glossy like Yara Shahidi.
Sitting on the border between blonde and brunette, Jennifer Aniston’s wheaty hue is the perfect starting point if you want to transition your locks to the dark side.
Alexa may flit between an array of brunette hues, but this light caramel colour is one of our favourites.
Arguably the most famous head of hair in Britain, Kate’s is a cool light brown tone that’ll suit skin types prone to redness.
If warm shades tend to clash with your complexion, try a cool coffee bean shade like EmRata.
The queen of balayage, Jessica Biel’s strands always nail sun-kissed brown perfectly. The key is to not pick shades that are ‘too blonde’ compared with your natural brunette, and add lighter sections in sparingly.
Kendall’s dark shade of espresso has a few delicate slices of deep chocolate brown woven the ends, to stop things looking flat.
Ciara’s locks expertly slice her dark brown roots with rich honey and deep caramel tones, to lighten to look and keep things feeling multi-tonal.
If your hair has natural red or chestnut tones, embrace them like Julia Roberts with a brunette shade that just about straddles the brown/red spectrum.