The Best Brown Hair Colors That Are Anything But Mousy

Wendy Rodewald
The Best Brown Hair Colors That Are Anything But Mousy
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Blondes may get the fun-loving rep, but if you ask us, there's nothing better than brown hair done right. With rich tones, shimmering highlights and glossy finishes, these brunettes are in a league of their own.

Best Medium Brown Hair

With the slightest highlights blended in, Selena Gomez's shiny brunette mane catches the light on the red carpet.

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Best Ombré

Olivia Wilde's lighter-at-the-tips color features ash tones that suit her cool coloring.

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Best Chestnut Brown Hair

Her pretty pink blush isn't the only thing that's giving Lily Collins' skin a glow. With just the slightest hint of red tones, her warm brown hair color enlivens her fair complexion.

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Best Reddish Brown Hair

Kate Mara's glossy auburn locks give us serious color envy — and help to bring out her beautiful brown eyes.

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Best Golden Brown Hair

Jessica Alba's colorist is a pro at painting on highlights. Ask yours to use the balayage technique for a similar effect.

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Best Chocolate Brown Hair

Contrasted with her fair skin, Zooey Deschanel's dark brown hair gives her a Snow White sort of vibe.

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Best "Bronde"

Jennifer Lopez's hue straddles the line between brunette and blonde, with a rich brown base shade boosted with golden highlights.

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Best Dark Brown Hair

We love how Jennifer Hudson's coffee-colored hair gets slightly lighter — and warmer — at the ends.

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