Brunette babes – are you thinking of giving your hair a makeover with a new colour or cut? Take inspiration from some of our favourite brunette celebrity hairstyles.

Penelope Cruz
Penelope is the epitome of sexy Spanish style. Her beautiful, thick hair doesn’t need much styling, and she usually keeps it long with a few layers to frame the face

If you’re a brunette looking for a hair makeover like Penelope, ask your stylist to lighten or darken your hair in a rich, chocolate hue, with highlights in complimentary caramel tones.


Angelina Jolie
Angelina has a gorgeous mane of dark brown hair and never does much to it, at best styling a long fringe which brings all the attention to her mesmerising eyes. If your hair is long like Angelina’s, make sure you have a regular trim to keep it healthy, and ask your stylist to cut layers around the face so it doesn’t fall flat and lifeless. Consider a fringe like Angelina’s which can be brushed to the side or pinned back for versatility.


Salma Hayek
Salma has naturally wavy hair, and while she’s lightened it to golden brown hues before, she looks best when her hair is dark and glossy, making her eyes pop. We love the below-shoulder length, which can be scooped up into an effortless bun, or kept loose and wavy at night. Apply a little volumiser cream and blow dry with a large barrel brush.


Jennifer Garner
Busy mum Jennifer Garner has gorgeous medium-thick brown hair, and doesn’t need to do much to make it look fab. She’s not a fan of over styling, usually wearing it down.

To get Jennifer’s be achy waves, simply run a curling iron through the hair and brush out carefully so the waves are soft and not too defined. Brush your fringe to the side, and run a shine serum through the hair.


Alyssa Milano
Long before Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, Alyssa Milano was the original pixie cut queen. Her uber-short chop perfectly framed her face, bringing the attention to her beautiful features (those eyes! Those lips!).

To get a similar style to Alyssa, ask your stylist to create choppy pixie cut that will be easy to style with a little styling wax or texturing spray.

Which brunette celebrity has your favourite hairstyle?