Reyad Fritas, a celebrity colorist at Frédéric Fekkai Fifth Avenue Salon, once told us that anyone could go brunette if they wanted to. "Brunette will make your eyes and skin tone pop more than any other hair color," Fritas said. (Disclaimer: Dark brunette should not be confused with black, as he explains that black is an artificial hair color.)
Is it a bold claim that dark brunette might be the universal color? Maybe. But we rounded up 10 instances that make a really strong case for it. Click through to see which celebs are wearing this shade.
Mila Kunis wears a razor-sharp dark brunette lob with subtle light brown highlights at the tips.
Zendaya's natural curls are a deep dark brunette with a subtle tint of light brown at the top.
Laura Harrier's dark brown hair color also comes off with a lighter shade of brown when it hits natural sunlight.
Shay Mitchell's pin-straight dark brunette hair color is paired with caramel highlights.
Kendall Jenner wears her dark brunette hair in this retro '50s style.
Rooney Mara proves that the darkest brunette color won't be too harsh for fair skin.
Meghan Markle's dark brunette hair also has lighter highlights intertwined toward the tips.
Lupita Nyong'o wears her dark brunette shade in its beautiful natural state.
Naomi Campbell's signature long, straight hair is the perfect shade of the darkest brunette.
No highlights or a tint of a lighter brunette shade here. Adriana Lima's hair is one shade of dark brunette, and it's stunning.
Viola Davis sports a chocolate brown shade in waved bob.
Bella Hadid wears her dark brown hair with brown and red tones in a high pony.
Next up, check out how to choose the best shade of brunette for your skin tone.