20 Types Of Brown Hair To Consider For Summer If You Don't Want To Go Blonde

Just when I thought I had to go blonde for summer in my mission for a major makeover, I realized that there are countless types of brown hair I could opt for instead that would result in just as drastic of a hair change. In fact, there are more hues of brunette than there are blonde. From Rachel Bilson's natural dark brown 'do to Jessica Alba's almost blonde brunette, here are 20 types of brown to consider when dying your hair this summer, because it's just as fun to be a brunette as it is to be a blonde!

Cool Dark Brunette

Zoe Saldana has dark brunette hair with cool tones.


Bright Golden Brown

Sofia Vergara’s bright, golden brown hair makes her eyes really pop.


Dark Brown with Chocolate Highlights

Sandra Bullock chose to add chocolate highlights to her dark brown locks.


Dark Brown

Rachel Bilson is a great example of pure, natural dark brown.

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Cool Almost Black

Mila Kunis’ look is so dark that it is almost black, but not quite there.


Toffee Ash Brown

Lily Aldridge’s brunette locks are the perfect ashy, toffee shade.

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Soft Black

Demi Moore's super dark tresses are more black than they are brown.

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Reddish Mahogany Brown

Lily Collins’ reddish mahogany brown hair makes her dark eyebrows look even more amazing than they already are.

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Reddish Brown

Emma Watson has subtly experimented with hair colors over the years, but her reddish brown locks prove that Mrs. Ron Weasley is still a part of her.

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Waves of Caramel

Miranda Kerr’s caramel brown tresses always look gorgeous!


Chestnut Brown

Kate Middleton is the perfect example of chestnut brown hair.

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Layers of Honey

Jessica Alba’s layers of honey are iconic.

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Auburn Streaks

Kerry Washington added auburn streaks to her dark brown locks.

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Midnight Brown

Camilla Belle’s hair is so dark and so rich.

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Dark Mahogany Brown

Victoria Beckham has dark brown hair with red tones as well.

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Dark Brown with Light Brown Highlights

Joan Smalls rocks light brown highlights in her dark brown locks.

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Ink Brown

We've all probably said "Vanessa Hudgens Hair Goals" at least once in our lives.

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Black Honey

Jessica Biel’s hair is a dark shade for sure, but it still feels bright and warm like honey.

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Rich Chocolate

Lea Michele’s hair is a great example of what true chocolate locks look like.

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So Light Brown That It's Basically Blonde

Olivia Palermo has gone from blonde to brunette so many times we are not sure what color her hair is. Doesn’t matter, though, because it's still gorgeous!

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