This Might Be the Most Googled Hair Color Ever, and Here's Why

Updated 06/06/19

We can always count on Hollywood A-listers and high-fashion models to show us the latest and greatest hair trends. From paparazzi shots to red carpets to runways, there's one hair color, in particular, that's so pervasive, it just might be the most popular of all time. You may have seen it on the likes of Beyoncé, Hailey Baldwin, and Chrissy Teigen. It's universally flattery, easy to maintain, and appropriate for every season (though especially in summer).

And the hair color is…brown with blonde highlights, also known as bronde. This look can take so many different forms, including balayage, ombré, and lowlights. Keep scrolling to see the 50 most stunning sunkissed looks.

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Hailey Baldwin is a showstopper with this hair color. Her locks start off a deep chestnut brown color at the roots, flowing out to golden blonde mid-length all the way to the ends. The wet-look style emphasizes the beautiful contrast.

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Cleo Wade's brown curls are highlighted with a touch of honey blonde. It looks striking with her glowy skin and bright turquoise eye shadow. 

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Supermodel Doutzen Kroes is famously blonde, but she's clearly no less of a stunner in a golden brown shade. The unfussy texture and the wet look at the roots is a fashion-forward combination—and we'd expect nothing less from Doutzy. 

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Olivia Wilde's brown hair is accented with blonde highlights framing her face. Throw some loose waves into the mix, and this look gives off a beachy vibe, yet it's still polished.

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Sofía Vergara's waterfall locks are what dreams are made of. Highlighted throughout with a subtle warm blonde, her hair looks thick, healthy, and lustrous. 

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Lucy Hale puts an unexpected twist on the traditional undulating highlights by keeping the top layer of her hair a sandy blonde shade and the bottom half a rich mahogany.

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Kate Beckinsale's lovely shade of auburn comes courtesy of highlights and lowlights. Can we also talk about that shine though? Reach for Sachajuan Shine Serum ($33) to replicate. 

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Leona Lewis' ombré look goes from dark brown to golden blonde, accentuating the true, glorious beauty of her natural hair.

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Khloé Kardashian wears a warm undulating brown-blonde shade with long, loose waves. Try using the Beachwaver Pro ($199) for a similar effect. 

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Nikki Reed's blonde balayage highlights are subtle and gorgeous all at once. 

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Like the model herself, Miranda Kerr's ashy blonde highlights are a breath of fresh air. To get this look, add body at the roots with Verb Volume Spray ($16). 

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Jamie Chung's sun-bleached highlights and dark brows are high-impact, and we love it.

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With dark brown roots and ash blonde highlights, Ciara's balayage look is perfection.

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Jessica Biel's warm highlights and breezy waves are low maintenance in the best way possible.

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If you have naturally dark brown hair and want to stay true to your brunette roots, do as Lily Aldridge does and opt for a few caramel blonde highlights toward the front of your hair. 

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Alessandra Ambrosio wears her brown/blonde hair in glamorous barrel waves on the red carpet. 

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Jennifer Lopez's blunt and textured lob is so vibrant with ample blonde highlights. Use a spray like Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray ($28) for similar definition. 

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Heidi Klum's perfect blonde highlights give her hair so much dimension.

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Drew Barrymore's relaxed, wavy texture and golden blonde highlights make her the original trendsetter for a boho, beachy look.

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Giselle Bündchen's ombré hair is one of the many things that makes her a true sunkissed Brazilian bombshell. 

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Vanessa Hudgens's deep brown hair is dip-dyed a dark blonde shade that complements her skin tone beautifully. 

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Rose Byrne's subtle ombré pairs well with her hip razor-cut bob. 

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Brown hair with blonde highlights has been Jennifer Aniston's calling card ever since the early days when we all first fell for the star.

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Jessica Alba's chestnut hair with honey blonde highlights is her signature look, and it's timeless.

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Queen Bey has almost always worn blonde and brown hair, which looks so good against her caramel complexion.

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Chrissy Teigen looks dreamy with her Old-Hollywood glamour curls. Golden-blonde and brown highlights take this look to the next level. 

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Jourdan Dunn is one of our favorite hair chameleons because she seriously looks great in every style. The supermodel has experimented with several hair colors, but this chin-length bob has our hearts. The way her brown hair fades into a light blonde gives this a gradual ombré effect. 

Halle Berry with a topknot and bangs
 

Halle Berry's honey-blonde highlights, topknot, and bangs are fitting for a woman who is forever ageless.

Cara Delevingne with short, slicked-back hair
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She's always changing it up, but one of our favorite Cara Delevingne looks is this slicked-back cropped cut that shows her brunette hair highlighted with blonde tones.

Nicole Richie
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Nicole Richie's natural hair features golden highlights. Her headwrap adds a glam touch to her look.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
 

Rosie Huntington Whiteley literally looks flawless with this sleek style that shows the symmetry of her blonde highlights.

Serena Williams
 

Serena Williams' natural hair is giving us goddess vibes. The gradience from black to dark brown to a bronzey blonde adds even more drama to her luscious curls.

Alexa Chung
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It's no secret that we're obsessed with Alexa Chung's hair. Who else can make bedhead look this good? The grown-out blonde tips are so effortlessly cool in that ingenue type of way.

Miley Cyrus in a red dress and a high ponytail
 

Miley Cyrus' tight, high ponytail shows the dimension of her blonde highlights.

Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester's half-up hairstyle with dip-dyed blonde highlights is fresh and on trend.

Jennifer Hudson
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Caramel highlights on Jennifer Hudson's flat-ironed hair look lovely against her skin tone. We love the side-part that emphasizes the deep shade of her roots.

Elizabeth Olsen
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Light brown hair with subtle blonde highlights is a classy look. Elizabeth Olsen shows how it's done.

Mandy Moore
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The contrast of Mandy Moore's ombré makes her look like a real stunner.

Rachel Bilson
 

Rachel Bilson's caramel highlights and easy waves are quintessentially California.

Emilia Clarke
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We love Emilia Clarke as both a down-to-earth brunette (her natural hair hue) and a platinum-haired queen. Here she combines a bit of both with a modern pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway
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One of Hollywood's favorite brunettes, Anne Hathaway keeps her hair mostly brown here with just a touch of blonde on the ends for vibrancy.

Natalie Portman
 

Natalie Portman's low-key blonde highlights are a classic look for a classic beauty.

Olivia Palermo
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Olivia Palermo's balayage adds a golden glow to her brunette locks.

Zendaya
 

Warm blonde highlights and a thick fringe is one of Zendaya's many coveted looks.

Ashley Tisdale
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Ashley Tisdale's cool-toned ombré is undeniably pretty.

Hilary Duff with a topknot, wearing red
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Hilary Duff often opts for a signature blonde look, but her dark roots and topknot are refreshing.

Rashida Jones
 

Rashida Jones with shiny balayage highlights is everything.

Tyra Banks
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Tyra Banks is the queen of caramel highlights. This wet look with natural waves is a gorgeous contrast to her smoky eyes.

Jennifer Garner
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Jennifer Garner is a vision with subtle golden highlights and long face-framing layers.

Behati Prinsloo
 

Behati Prinsloo's ombré transitions into long, flaxen highlights.

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