Chestnut-Brown Hair Is Universally Flattering, and These Celebrities Prove It

Updated 11/04/19

Don't get us wrong—it's cool and all to experiment with hair colors, if that's your thing. But you’ve got to admit that it’s hard to deny the eye-catching depth of rich brunette hair. Whether you're looking to make a major change by going fully chestnut brown or just want to subtly transition through a few touches of the warm, delicious color, there’s no doubt that going brown will take your look to the next level. 

The classic color, which just so happens to look good on everyone, comes in many variations. And depending on your preference, there are many shades, from deep mahogany to sultry chestnut, that are guaranteed to make heads turn everywhere you go.

For a bit of inspiration, we’ve created a curated gallery of stunning, celeb-inspired chestnut-brown hairstyles to get your wheels turning.

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Solange Knowles rewrote the rules at the 59th Grammy Awards when she stepped on the red carpet with these structural, cocoa-brown curls.

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The short, sassy cut Lily Collins donned at the Vanity Fair Oscars party is a major yes for brunettes everywhere.

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Ciara's loose, chocolate-tone waves fall just right.

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Mary-Kate Olsen kept her chestnut-lit strands sleek and simple at the CFDA Fashion Awards. 

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Rihanna revealed dip-dyed honey brown locks at the 55th Grammy Awards, and they were absolutely perfect.

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Emily Ratajkowski's chestnut brown waves and center part are oozing with sex appeal.

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This chestnut-brown style worn by Jessica Biel at the 2013 Met Gala is sleek and ultra chic.

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Zendaya showed up to the 2017 Met Gala rocking this iconic, chestnut-colored natural style and it's a moment many won't soon forget.

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Ashley Graham looked like the model she is with these side-swept chocolate-brown locks.

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Kristen Stewart's espresso curls are both rich and romantic.

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Logan Browning's mahogany-colored curls are what dreams are made of.

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Gabrielle Union's highlighted curls prove that honey and chestnut brown look so good together.

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Ava DuVernay ruled the red carpet with her striking chocolate-brown dreadlocks.

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Emma Watson twisted her brunette locks up into this dreamy updo for Disney's Beauty and the Beast premiere.

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Miranda Kerr's brunette bob was the star of the show at Vanity Fair's Oscars party. 

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Rooney Mara's swept-back style is incredibly gorgeous in dark chocolate brown.

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Nathalie Emmanuel glammed-up her chocolate-toned curls by pinning them in the back and letting them frame her face in the front.

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Lily Aldridge lightened up her deep brunette roots with hints of honey for a two-toned look that's absolutely perfect.

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The sultry brown curls Jourdan Dunn wore to the GQ Men of the Year Awards are definitely saved in our archives.

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Selena Gomez wore these back-grazing curls at the Grammys, proving that balayage brunettes are here to stay.

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Salma Hayek's jet black-meets-brunette hair is a major mood.

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Chrissy Teigen paired her wavy lob with flawless hints of honey brown.

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Shay Mitchell looked absolutely stunning with these barrel-curled, honey brown-dipped strands. 

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Julia Roberts' reddish-brown waves and center part suited her so well. 

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Jennifer Lopez was #hairgoals personified thanks to these bold blonde highlights paired with chestnut-brown hair.

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Anne Hathaway's chic chestnut cut with side-wept bangs are the perfect pairing.

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Jessica Alba was super dreamy with these glamorous chestnut brown curls that look lit from within.

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Jennifer Lawrence wore her true brown strands in a whimsical updo at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Priyanka Chopra looked effortlessly cool in this rich brown, half-braided lob.

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Eva Longoria's side-swept chestnut curls are wanded to perfection.

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