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11 Celebs With Chocolate Brown Hair to Serve as Color Inspiration

While we love baby blonde highlights and platinum dye jobs (we see you, Karlie Kloss), dark, rich chocolate brown hair is also undeniably sexy. It can complement your features, bringing out green, hazel, and brown eyes; not to mention it looks totally gorgeous with a golden, bronzey makeup look. That, and it's especially inviting for a fall hair transformation. 

Here are 11 of our favorite brunettes to serve as inspiration for your next salon visit.


Ashley Graham

Worn with a natural wave and deep-side part, Ashley Graham's chocolate brown hair looks rich, shiny, and natural against her cool complexion.


Zendaya is the queen of switching up her hairstyle, each one more iconic than the last—but we're especially feeling this high pony half-up look with warm, light-reflecting highlights.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski and her signature cool-tone hair are the antithesis to the notion that blondes have more fun. From Paris runways to red carpets, she's a showstopper, for sure.

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Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill is another model known for her chocolate brown hair, usually twisted, wind-blown, and paired with a red lip. And those dark brows—absolutely striking.

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Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes's warm brown hair with golden highlights so perfectly complements her equally glowing complexion. This tight, high ponytail shows the beauty of balayage.

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Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore has mastered practically every hair hue on the spectrum but has stuck with a rich espresso and a few bronzey highlights for the long haul. It's a classic look for fair-skinned beauties.

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Kaia Gerber

Good genes are in full effect here. Is Kaia Gerber not the spitting image of her supermodel mother Cindy Crawford? Just like her mom's, her thick, luscious brown hair gives off major glamazon vibes.

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Victoria Beckham

One thing we love about Victoria Beckham: She has the sharpest ever sense of what she likes and what works for her. Her timeless brown hair is one of those things. Like many celebs, she had a stint as a blonde, but Posh is clearly a brunette at heart.

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Issa Rae

We're absolutely captivated by Issa Rae—her wit, beauty, and, naturally, her glorious natural hair. Here, the CoverGirl ambassador shows off the chocolate brown color with curls and an award-winning smile.

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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld's straight, middle-parted hair is one of the first things we think of when strong, long brunette locks come into the conversation.

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid's color vacillates from raven to chocolate and right back again. She's a true brunette dream girl, and we'll be copying her hair until the end of time.

Lucy Hale
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Lucy Hale

Our forever crush Lucy Hale is another gal who's experimented with everything from the blackest hair to blonde highlights. We're fans of all her trendy looks, but this just might be her sweet spot.

Emilia Clarke in a red dress and with short, brown hair
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Emilia Clarke

Many of us know Emilia Clarke best as the legendary platinum-haired Mother of Dragons (R.I.P. Game of Thrones), but it's common knowledge these days that she's a true brunette—and we love it.

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