love island star camilla thurlow with blonde hair wearing a pink shirt

Camilla from Love Island just went brunette & our girl crush has reached whole new levels

Will you join Cam on the dark side?  

You might recall that it was only a couple of weeks ago that we reported on Love Island star Olivia Attwood trading in her flowing Barbie locks for a chic shoulder-length style after returning to the UK. However, the post-villa makeovers haven’t ended there, as this week another of the islanders has hit the salon chair!

28-year-old Camilla Thurlow (AKA Cam, Prince Harry’s rumoured ex-flame) has been busy volunteering in Greece since leaving the show, but now that she’s back in the UK she’s treated herself to some well-deserved pampering – with a stunning new hair colour to boot.

The adored star has ditched her balmy holiday bronde for a delicious chocolate brown hue and as expected, it’s nothing short of perfection! See it for yourself, below…

Love Island star Camilla Thurlow has gone brunette


Cam, who’s just returned from volunteering at refugee camps in Greece along with beau Jamie Jewitt, headed straight to Instagram to share her new look with her 1.3 million followers.

Addressing her new look, the bomb disposal expert toyed around with a Star Wars-inspired nickname, captioning the snap: “AnaCam Skywalker heading back to the dark side ??#brunette”.

As you can see from the photo (which has already racked up an impressive 175,000 likes) her hair is still long, yet the sun-kissed bronde shade we came to know her with has now been traded in for a rich, chocolate brown instead.

She also wore her new hair in loose, beachy waves, which helped to accentuate the multi-dimensional tones of her new hue, showcasing the lighter caramel highlights running through her lengths.

Editor’s tip: It’s not just blondes who need to think about the shampoo they’re using, as brunettes can benefit from a targeted colour care range, too!

Take the Toni&Guy Radiant Brunette Shampoo and Conditionerfor example. This duo is ideal for both natural and non-natural brunettes, helping to enhance the different tones in your hair, while also leaving your locks super shiny.

screenshot of love island contestant camilla thurlow with blonde highlighted hair
Back when she was a blondie on the show! Credit:

Now, you might be thinking: don’t people usually go lighter in summer and darker for autumn/winter? And yes, this is often the case, however, this year the rule has been turned on its head and we’re kind of loving it!

And fans seem to agree, with Camilla’s comments being flooded with praise for her new darker look, with people saying: “Suits you even more this colour xxx” and “Love u as a brunette”.


If you’re as as besotted with Cam’s classy new brunette hue as we are, you’ll love our Brown Hair page. There, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to go brunette yourself, including these 6 brown hair colours perfect for non-natural brunettes – enjoy!

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