Light brown hair might sound basic, but as some of our favorite celebrities demonstrate, it’s actually anything but. In fact, we’d argue it is one of the most
versatile hair colors you can try, as light brown colors can easily veer lighter ( blonder) or darker (toward reds and chocolates) with some strategic customization and magic from your colorist.
Since celebrities are known to be notorious color chameleons, and since pretty much every member of the A-list has dabbled in light brown hair (remember what we said about its versatility?!), we’re looking to them for ultimate color inspiration this season. From subtle and shimmery to
highlighted and dramatic, we found 24 examples of light brown hair colors that are celebrity-approved and ready and willing to be screenshot and saved for your next color appointment. Keep scrolling!
Beyoncé is the forever queen of bronde—the perfect mix of brown and blonde.
Iman’s shimmering light brown highlights put the spotlight on her stunning bone structure.
Long and layered, Jourdan Dunn’s luscious waves coupled with her subdued light brown hair color caught our eye.
Gisele can do no wrong in our book—her signature color looks like it was bleached from the Brazilian sun.
Mandy Moore has since gone darker, but we still have eyes for this summer-perfect take on a light brown color. The key? Mega-lightened ends!
We loved Leighton Meester’s fearlessness to go platinum blonde, but we’ll always love her with light brown hair best. We blame our infatuation with Blair Waldorf.
We’re always made speechless by Ciara’s major hair moments, but we’re especially enchanted by her light brown highlights maximized by her gorgeous texture.
Laverne Cox always nails the happy medium between blonde and brown.
One could argue Lucy Hale’s sleek locks border blonde, but we think her strands are just dark enough to be considered light brown. And we’re obsessed.
Chrissy Teigen usually has more highlights, but we’re into her more recent look, which is light brown color served straight up (with mermaid waves, naturally).
Miley Cyrus goes back and forth between blonde and brown, but glossy light brown curls seem to be her favorite signature.
Jamie Chung never strays from subtle takes on her trademark light brown locks. Here, blonde highlights strategically face-frame.
Halle Berry’s take on the color trend? Chocolate brown base with a pretty smattering of light brown throughout.
We’re jealous of model Jasmine Sanders perfect curls and slightly flaxen brown hair.
Tyra might be one of the most iconic supermodels in history, and she’s not afraid to experiment when it comes to her hair color. We’re into the almost-wet look, which highlights her glossy contrast.
With a darker base and blonder ends, Jessica Alba always rocks a fresh take on the ombré trend. Plus, her low-maintenance braid is perfect for summer.
We’re not sure what we’re more keen on—Elizabeth Olsen’s sleek, fringey cut or her natural light brown hair color.
On the road back from a bright platinum pixie, Cara Delevingne is now wearing a chic bob, complemented by dimensional brown shades.
Suki Waterhouse always manages to make her blonde-brown strands look effortless and a tiny bit retro. We lover her feathery look here.
We never know where to begin with J.Lo. And as much as we’re drooling over her Ariana-esque ponytail, we love her tonal brown color just as much.
Lily-Rose Depp’s ashy light brown color is at the top of our must-have summer color list.
Winnie Harlow always keeps us guessing regarding her next hair look. Here, she wears a grungey grown-out look that somehow still looks polished and glamorous.
Josephine Skriver shines with her signature light brown, almost-red color. We’re pretty sure she’s never strayed! Looking for more brown hair color inspiration? Here are the best highlighted looks we’ve seen on Instagram this season.