5 Beautiful Brunette Celebrities (Brown Hair Colour Ideas for 2020)

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We’ve all heard that blondes have more fun, but what you may not know is that the phrase comes from a Rod Stewart album … way back in 1978! If you’re not counting, a cool 42 years have passed since then, and so you may be shocked to discover that a hot colour trend for 2020 is boldly brunette! Don’t believe us? Check out these celebrities and their brown hair colour styles that are proving that brunettes really do have the most fun.

1. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Brown Hair Colour

You may recall her from High School Musical, but even if you’ve seen her since then, it’s her nearly-jet-black hair that may have left the strongest impression.

No more! At the premiere of Bad Boys For Life just a few days ago, Vanessa turned up looking not only stunningly beautiful but absolutely delighted with her new caramel hair colour. Some say it’s the perfect way for her to start a new chapter after splitting with boyfriend Austin Butler, but we just think it looks amazing.

2. Rachel Bilson

brown hair colour of rachel bilsonAnother celeb who has kicked off 2020 by celebrating the beautiful light brown hair colour trend is Rachel Bilson, who debuted the look at the Golden Globes.

The fresh highlights may be golden, but the American actress’ style is actually proof that brown hair colour is here to stay in 2020.

3. Katherine Heigl

katherine heiglThink of Katherine Heigl. The actress and model in your mind are very much blonde … but not anymore! For her new Netflix series Firefly Lane, Katherine has done an amazing U-turn by debuting a stunning brunette.

But it actually isn’t her first flirtation with brown. In 2016, Katherine opted for light brown hair colour with blonde highlights, and a few years before that, she had an ash brown hair colour with a pixie cut.

4. Reese Witherspoon

Another actress who is most definitely “Legally Blonde” in your mind is Reese Witherspoon. But when Entertainment Weekly put her on the cover with Jennifer Aniston to promote their new series The Morning Show, there’s something you can’t help but have noticed – they’re both brunettes!

But we’re pretty sure Reese will revert to blonde again when Legally Blonde 3 comes out in 2020! It’s a pity because we think she looks incredible with a beautiful light brown hair colour.

Reese Witherspoon from Blonde to Brown Hair Colour

5. Ciara

Anyone who thinks brunette colour styles lack pizzazz hasn’t met the following ladies. We sometimes like to call it ‘bronde’, because it blends the best of blonde with the best of brunette. Others call it ash brown hair colour, but whatever it’s called, we’d like to give the gold medal to the singer Ciara.

However, ash brown is a favourite of names including Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Khloe Kardashian, and many others – so why not give this beautiful hair colour a whirl in 2020?


The final word: give brown some love in 2020!

So if you said goodbye to the brown hair colour trend many years ago, 2020 is a brand new chance to jump back on the brunette bandwagon! Ask the amazing master hair colourists at Lily Jackson to show you some of our favourite brown hair colour options, all the way from ash and light honey brown to caramel, dark chocolate and beyond. Our mission is to make you fall in love with being a brunette once again, so let us know what’s your brown hair fantasy is for 2020!