Honey-Brown Hair Is Highly Photogenic—Here's Proof

Updated 12/11/18

There are only a couple of hair colors that can be described as universally flattering. To us, those are platinum blonde (surprising, we know) and honey-colored. For some reason, these two shades seem to fit every single person who wears them. Other colors, however, look better or worse depending on each person's unique skin tone. 

When we say honey-colored hair, we mean honey blonde or honey brown—either variation that incorporates the creamy, golden hue of honey. Maybe it's because it looks bright and youthful or maybe it's because it brings natural-looking warmth to the hair. Either way, we're convinced that honey-colored hair is the most photogenic. Yep, it's official. We called it. Keep scrolling to see all the proof you need. 

Jennifer Lopez has been wearing varying shades of honey-brown hair throughout most of her career. If it's not broken, don't fix it, right?

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Here's another golden-brown hue on Jennifer Lopez. Could it be that her hair color is one of the reasons she looks so youthful?

Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver is another celeb who immediately comes to mind when we think of honey-brown hair.

She often wears her honey-brown hair in loose waves, which is right on-brand with her Victoria's Secret background.

Gigi Hadid cycles between bright blonde and muted brunette. This photo, which was taken while she was traveling in Greece, shows her subtle honey highlights. 

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Even though Beyoncé is known for her long, flowing hair as of late, she dabbled in short hair too. We love how her chin-length bob with a center part and defined honey-colored curls.

Jessica Alba's honey-brown hair is always sleek and shiny. We recommend using a product like Sachajuan Shine Serum ($33) for a similar result. 

Sarah Hyland
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One of our favorite hair looks by Sarah Hyland is this one, in which she wore her seamless honey-brown ombré strands tied up in a soft half-up, half-down hairstyle. 

Even though Hilary Duff recently went icy platinum blonde, we still remember her honey-colored locks fondly. 

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We like the fact that Ciara's honey-brown hair starts out dark brown at the root before slowly and seamlessly turning golden blonde at the ends. 

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We must say, honey brown is our favorite shade on Ciara. Whether her hair is long or short, it complements her skin tone so well, no?

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Sarah Jessica Parker's hair has been a similar golden shade since the days of Sex and the City. If it's good enough for Carrie Bradshaw then it's good enough for us. 

Chrissy Teigen
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Chrissy Teigen's warm-toned locks bring out the golden tones in her skin, which makes her look bright and radiant.

Olivia Palermo
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Olivia Palermo's hair is darker than it's been in a while, but it still fits the honey-brown category thanks to super-subtle balayage highlights. 

Jourdan Dunn
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We have one word and one word only for Jourdan Dunn's monochromatic lob: illuminated. Her strands are so sleek and shiny that they look like they're lit from within. 

Rashida Jones
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Rashida Jones paired her famous bangs with sleek, shoulder-length strands at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Her bangs are dark, which emboldens the look of her hair's ombré color transition.

Chloe Grace Moretz
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Chloë Grace Moretz's light-brown/blonde hair is the actual color of the fresh honey we buy at the farmers market on Sundays. We're obsessed.

Tia Mowry regularly experiments by painting golden highlights in her naturally dark hair. We're partial to this pretty balayage. 

Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens switches up her style like we do our daily makeup looks. This shoulder-length, honey-brown lob will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

Jessica Biel
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We'll end the list with Jessica Biel and her perfectly polished honey-brown waves. Look closely and you'll see that her highlights are evenly dispersed across the top layer of her hair for a naturally sun-kissed effect.

Next, check out "illuminated brunette," which is similar to honey-brown hair but slightly different. It just so happens to be Brazil's buzziest hair color of the moment. 

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