Reyad Fritas, celebrity hair colorist and owner of the luxury salon Suite Reyad, once told us that anyone (yes, 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. Indeed, dark brown hair isn't meant to blend into a crowd; it's a way to define your best facial features and compliment your skin tone. We have good reason to believe that dark brown hair looks good on just about anyone, and looks just as lovely in the sweltering summer months as it does on dark winter days.
Is it a bold claim that dark brunette might be the universal color? Perhaps. With these 20 celebrity examples, however, we might be able to prove our theory. Scroll to see which celebs are our dark-brown hair ambassadors.
Mila's glamorous look includes a dramatic side part, with all of her rich, umber tresses swept over to one side. To get Mila's silky shine without any pesky frizz or flyaways, apply a pump of John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum ($10).
Zendaya's natural curls are a deep, dark brunette, with a subtle tint of light brown at the top of her head. The dark hue is a perfect compliment to her bright, rosy ensemble and glossy lip.
Emily Ratajkowski's brunette locks have an easy, relaxed feel. We like that half of her hair is pushed back behind her ears, an the other half tumbles in front. If you want to obtain this sleek, yet carefree look (even on the hottest, most humid days) finish your hair routine with a spritz of Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum ($7).
Shay Mitchell's long, pin-straight dark brunette hair is melded with caramel highlights. If this length is the epitome of your hair goals, try Playa's Ritual Hair Oil ($38). Not only does it lock-in moisture and help repair damaged hair, but it infuses the hair with essential antioxidants and nutrients that will help it grow faster and healthier.
We've always loved Kendall Jenner's dark walnut hue, and couldn't be more obsessed with this unfussy, yet polished bun. With the ends of her hair loose, this look definitively adds some playfulness to a more formal event.
Rooney Mara proves that even the darkest brunette color won't be too harsh for fair skin. Rooney's clean middle part and pulled back style allows one of the biggest hair trends of the moment to shine: the statement headband.
While lobs have certainly been a popular hair trend, Rashida Jones reminds us that the classic bob never goes out of style. Paired with feathery bangs and gold statement earrings, her dark-brown locks look polished yet relaxed.
The 90's double top knots are making a major comeback, and just by looking at Constance Wu's take, it's not hard to see why. Her dark-brown locks are twisted up in symmetrical buns, with loose, wavy strands falling around her face. If you join in on the top knot craze, keep them intact with L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray ($13).
Viola Davis's bouncy ringlets are a rich, dark-walnut shade, which brings a toasty warmth to her chic black ensemble and classic red lip. To keep your curls hydrated and free of frizz like Viola, try Bumble and bumble's Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil ($30).
Elizabeth Olsen's dark-brown locks are slicked back and tucked behind her ears, bringing full attention to her bright-red lip shade. Paired with a chic white suit, Olsen fully pulls off a classic, elegant look. Use OUAI's Matte Pomade ($24) if you want to mimic Olsen's slicked-back style.
Jamie Chung takes the classic gray suit and elevates it with bold, black eyeliner, light-gray eyeshadow, and letting a few strands of her wavy, dark-auburn locks fall gracefully next to her face.
Adriana Lima is serving us old Hollywood galmour with this look. Her deeply dark brunette hair is parted at the side and pinned back, with big, sculped waves. Paired with a cat eye and dark-red lip, this style is perfect for a special night out.