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10 Celebrities' Natural Hair Color, Revealed!

You might be surprised by some of these...
  • 10 Celebrities' Natural Hair Color, Revealed!
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  • Scarlett Johansson Now
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    Scarlett Johansson

    Now: Blonde

    The actress is known for being a blonde bombshell—emphasis on the word blonde, thanks to colorist Lori Goddard Clarke. Her natural color, however…

  • Scarlett Johansson Before
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    Natural Color: Brunette a beautiful, coffee-colored brown! With her vampy red lip, ScarJo was always ahead of the trend, even back in the day.

  • Kristen Stewart Now
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    Kristen Stewart

    Now: Red-Orange

    Stewart’s signature brown locks became iconic after her role as Bella in the Twilight franchise—until recently, when she went bright orange for her role in the upcoming film American Ultra.

  • Kristen Stewart before
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    Photo: SGranitz/Getty

    Natural Color: Dirty Blonde

    Everyone is buzzing about of her latest chop, but we think she was just getting in touch with her 12-year-old self. Now if only she’d try her natural dirty-blonde again.

  • Katy Perry now
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    Katy Perry

    Now: Black (And Green)

    Before her most recent sea-green color (courtesy of Nina K and Brant Mayfield at Chris McMillan Salon), Perry was known for her jet-black hair.

  • Katy Perry before
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    Natural Color: Blonde

    Her natural hair color? Sun-kissed blonde. Also: most adorable yearbook photo of all time?

  • Emma Stone now
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    Emma Stone

    Now: Red

    Stone’s red locks are her signature, thanks to celeb colorist Tracey Cunningham.

  • Emma Stone before
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    Natural Color: Blonde

    Being a redhead suits Stone so well, most people are shocked to find out she’s actually a natural blonde.

  • Olivia Wilde now
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    Olivia Wilde

    Now: Brunette

    “I spent the first couple years of my career as a very blonde blonde,” Wilde told Into The Gloss. “And then I went brunette for a role, and suddenly all my offers changed—the types of roles people approached me with totally changed…The color I have now feels most like me, which is really just a combination of everything it’s been: brown, with some blonder ends.” The colorist responsible for her beautiful balayage? George Papanikolas.

  • Olivia Wilde before
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    Photo: Gregory Pace/Getty

    Natural Color: Blonde

    Wilde’s “blonde blonde” days landed her much different roles, like “the really pretty girl” or “the sexy hot chick,” as she tells Into The Gloss.

  • Anna Paquin now
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    Anna Paquin

    Now: Blonde

    Tracey Cunningham is once again the colorist responsible for coaxing Paquin’s hair to the brilliant blonde it is today.

  • Anna Paquin before
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    Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty

    Natural Color: Dark Brown

    Though her natural locks are drastically different, Paquin’s winsome smile has stayed the same through the years.

  • Zooey Deschanel now
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    Zooey Deschanel

    Now: Dark Brown

    Deschanel’s bouncy chocolate locks are a huge part of her quirky personality, and come from the skilled hands of Kazumi Morton of Jonathan & George Salon.


  • Zooey Deschanel before
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    Photo: S Granitz/Getty

    Natural Color: Blonde

    Her natural blonde hair color made an appearance in the 2003 film Elf—one of the only roles where she’s strayed from her deep brunette strands.

  • Leighton Meester now
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    Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty
    Leighton Meester

    Now: Chestnut Brown

    Meester dyed her natural hair a glossy brown for her breakout role as Blair Waldorf on the hit CW show, Gossip Girl.

  • Leighton Meester before
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    Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/Getty

    Natural Color: Blonde

    Who would have guessed this bright-eyed blonde would eventually play a conniving-yet-lovable socialite?

  • Charlize Theron now
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    Photo: Pascal Le Segretain /Getty
    Charlize Theron

    Now: Platinum Blonde

    Another one of Tracey Cunningham’s leading ladies, Theron’s platinum blonde locks are her signature (along with her totally ageless skin).

  • Charlize Theron before
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    Photo: Gallo Images/Getty

    Natural Color: Brunette

    It’s been 22 years since this photo was taken, but the only thing that really seems to have changed is Theron’s hair color.


    Were you surprised by any of these hair color revelations? Tell us in the comments!

As the saying goes—with great hair color comes great responsibility. One key change, and a budding actress, singer, or model can catapult into stardom. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Keep scrolling to see 10 celebs who changed their hair color and took their career to the next level!

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