15 Stunning Medium-Brown Hair Colors for Every Skin Tone

From Jamie Chung to Issa Rae.

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While there's an entire wheel of hair color options—dark blonde, strawberry blonde, dark brown, red, and even rose gold—there's something classic, rich, and endlessly beautiful about a medium-brown. Whether it be 3D color with highlights and dimension or a single tone, below you'll find your favorite celebrities with every medium-brown hair color option.

Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung with warm, medium-brown balayage
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Jamie Chung has gone from dark to light and back again—though we're partial to this warm, medium-brown balayage mix.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae with medium-brown hair
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Issa Rae has skin you can see glowing from across the room and huge, bright eyes. However, the girl has an incredible hair color, too.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra with dimensional brunette locks
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Priyanka Chopra's brunette is perfectly done—with subtle dimension, a layered cut, and enviable texture.


Ciara with medium-brown highlights
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Ciara never lets us down with her hair—whether it's down and flowing, cropped short, or slicked back. Here, she adorns her side-parted curls with a bit of medium-brown highlights.

Cleo Wade

Cleo Wade with dimensional light blonde highlights
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Cleo Wade decorates her gorgeous curls with lighter highlights, creating a dimensional blend of browns and dirty blonde.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn with medium-brown locks
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Jourdan Dunn is another woman who isn't afraid to switch it up from time to time. Here she debuts a long, flowing 'do with medium-brown tones.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge with a chocolate brown 'do
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Lily Aldridge has been our inspiration for brunette hair since day one. Here she shows off her chocolate strands with just a bit of warmth painted on the ends.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham with brunette middle part hairstyle
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Ashley Graham does a brunette middle part like no one else on the planet—shiny and highlighted to perfection.

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber showcases rich brown locks
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Each time we come across an image of Kaia Gerber, it's no surprise that there's supermodel in her blood. Her hair, healthy, thick, and perfectly coiffed, is a rich shade of brown we can certainly get behind.


Beyoncé with highlighted, brunette locks
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While Beyoncé is mostly blonde, she'll vacillate between medium brown and a flaxen shade for various events and looks. For the 2016 Met Ball, she went darker and straighter than usual (needless to say we're obsessed with both).

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung with subtle highlights
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Alexa Chung's hair has been one of the most lusted after since shoulder-length cuts and undone waves became a thing. Her highlights are subtle-looking and natural but add an enviable punch to each carefully dyed strand.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls showcasing a brunette bedhead
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Joan Smalls shows off brunette waves and the bedhead of our dreams.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore with medium-brown waves
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Mandy Moore's hair journey has brought her from blonde, to bronde, to raven, and now to medium brown. The one constant? It always looks damn good.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen's warm blonde and brunette locks
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Chrissy Teigen's gorgeous hair is something we've come to rely on—always soft and a warm mix of dark blondes and brunette.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele's multidimensional brunette 'do
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On the darker end of the spectrum, we have Lea Michele, who offers a ton of subtle dimension using tones from raven to auburn and warm brunette.

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