Brunette hair heroines: 9 Trendsetters who make us want to go dark

Find your colour inspiration from the chicest A-listers.

From rich, dark chocolate to warm honey, brunette hair colours are versatile and endlessly stylish. Plus, there’s a shade of brown out there to suit everyone. Thinking about taking the plunge and going dark this season? Here’s our top 9 trendsetters who will inspire you to become a brunette.

9 Brunette hair heroines


Alexa Chung brunette hair
Brunette hair: Alexa Chung. Credit: Getty Images

Alexa Chung

No list of inspiring brown-haired celebrities would be complete without Alexa Chung, our ultimate brunette hair icon (and all-round cool girl). Regularly experimenting with different tones and, of course, one of the pioneers of ombre highlights, fashion’s “it” girl Alexa’s luscious locks make us want to go dark without any hesitation!

Kendall Jenner brunette hair
Brunette hair: Kendall Jenner. Credit: Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner’s dark chocolate brown colour proves that going for a simple, classic look can be incredibly effective. With her long, perfectly groomed brunette hair and impeccable style, the model certainly makes us want to go dark this season.

Cara Delevingne brunette hair
Brunette hair: Cara Delevingne. Credit: Getty Images

Cara Delevingne

Although she’s now known for her effortlessly grungy dirty blonde locks, Cara Delevingne was once a brunette! The model used to have hair with warm caramel brown tones, and we loved it! Enhancing her eyes and complementing those famous thick, bushy eyebrows, her walk on the dark side proved that even naturally blonde ladies can pull off darker tresses with success.

brunette hair Nicole Scherzinger
Brunette hair: Nicole Scherzinger. Credit: Getty Images

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger never fails to look flawless, especially with this glossy, deep chocolate brown look! Take a leaf out of the singer’s book and add a few flecks of copper to create plenty of depth and movement.

Jameela Jamil brunette hair colour inspiration
Brunette hair: Jameela Jamil. Credit: Getty Images

Jameela Jamil

Quite frankly, if Jameela Jamil’s ultra glossy, dark umber hair doesn’t get you rushing to the hairdresser, we don’t know what will. Just look at that shine! Darker shades like hers reflect plenty of light, giving her hair that sleek, shiny, healthy-looking finish – and well, who doesn’t want that, right?

brunette hair Kate Middleton
Brunette hair: Kate Middleton. Credit: Getty Images

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge’s luscious chestnut brown locks never fail to make an impact, so it’s not surprising that, since she became a royal style icon, hair stylists have reported a substantial increase in the amount of clients wanting to go dark.

Susie Lau blogger brown hair
Brunette hair: Susie Lau. Credit: Getty Images

Susie Lau

As well as having a well-known fashion blog and a charmingly quirky sense of style, Susie Lau (AKA Susie Bubble) often gives us serious hair envy. Not only does her healthy-looking brunette hair look great with whatever she wears, but that signature blunt fringe is just too cute to pass up, don’t you think?

Victoria Beckham brown hair
Brunette hair: Victoria Beckham. Credit: Getty Images

Victoria Beckham

While she’s had plenty of different hairstyles through the years, and even experimented with striking blonde hues, Victoria Beckham always returns to her natural darker colour. And with her ability to look effortlessly stylish and totally groomed at the same time, she definitely deserves to feature in our list!

brunette hair Sophia Loren short and curly
Brunette hair: Sophia Loren. Credit: Getty Images

Sophia Loren

Often considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, Sophia Loren is probably the most timeless hair icon in our list. The combination of her brown curls, tanned skin and piercing green eyes is nothing short of mesmerising.

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