The saying is that blondes have more fun, but these beautiful brunettes prove that phrase oh-so-wrong.
There are some women in the world who look equally as beautiful no matter what hair color they are rocking. For example, Emilia Clarke looks gorgeous as a blonde or brunette. Then again, Emilia Clarke could probably be bald and still be one of the most beautiful women in the world. She’s pretty much perfect.
Though in the case of the eleven women on this list, they can’t really pull off both colors, and especially not in the way Emilia Clarke does. It’s odd how a hair color can make such a difference in one’s appearance. Being that celebrities are often playing with their appearances, either for roles they take or just because, we’ve gotten to see these dark haired beauties with lighter locks.
While blondes are usually portrayed as “the hot girl,” brunettes aren’t always just the cynical, quirky best friends. Sometimes, brunettes are the kickass main character (Lara Croft!), which makes sense seeing as darker hair can make a woman look like a dark temptress. Like, honestly, some of the most beautiful women in the world are brunettes.
While it was cool to see what these hot brunettes looked like with blonde hair, we’re glad that they mostly went back to their darker mane. Luckily, when you’re a rich celebrity, it’s fairly easy to make drastic changes to your hair. So, these are eleven super hot brunettes who look much less attractive with lighter hair. I guess you can’t win them all…
11. Jessica Biel
While Biel has often had blonde highlights in her brunette hair, having a whole head of blonde is another thing. In 2008, she debuted her blonde locks. The change in style was for the film Easy Virtue. While being interviewed, Ellen complimented Biel and told her that she looks “great both ways,” referring to her hair. While Biel will always be a beauty, regardless of hair color, she definitely looks much better with her darker hair.
10. Kristen Stewart
If we’re being 100% honest, Kristen Stewart doesn’t look that bad with blonde hair. Actually, she looks pretty good with blonde hair TBH. The odd thing about Kristen Stewart is that although she’s known for her darker hair, she was born with blonde hair. The darker shade compliments Stewart’s looks very well. That dark hair against her fair skin scored her the role of Bella Swan in Twilight and Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. Something tells us that if she was a blondie, she might have not scored such roles.
9. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is one the most beautiful people walking this planet. The beauty has rocked blonde, red and brunette hair. It’s hard to ever really say that Jessica Alba looks bad but, truth be told, the co-founder of Honest doesn’t look her best with blonde hair. Of course, Alba has rocked some blonde highlights and looked beautiful but when she dyed her whole head blonde, we were missing the Dark Angel. The darker mane compliments her glowing, perfect complexion best.
8. Kim Kardashian
Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian is beautiful. Yes, yes, she paid for her looks and she may have had surgeries and blah, blah, blah but she’s hot so let’s all just accept that and get over it.
Now, that we’ve accepted the fact that Kim Kardashian is hot, we can all also accept the fact that Kim Kardashian is much hotter with her darker locks rather than her bleach blonde hair. Why did Kim K go over to the blonde side? Well, apparently she thought it might help her get pregnant. Yeah, we’re not sure about the logic to that either but while she was having trouble conceiving before Saint, Kim said she was done over thinking it and went blonde.
In another interview, Kim stated that Madonna was her inspiration for the do. Eh, we think the original Material Girl rocks the looks a bit better than ol’ Kim K.
7. Vanessa Hudgens
It seems that Vanessa Hudgens is doing anything she can to break free of her Disney days. One thing the beauty, who was known for her long, dark hair, did was dye her hair blonde. High School Musical no more.
Hudgens rocked her blonde hair in Spring Breakers, which was another attempt to further herself from her Disney image. While we can appreciate how difficult it is to successfully rebrand yourself when you are a celebrity, we think Hudgens looks much hotter with her darker hair.
6. Natalie Portman
Literally, is there anyone more perfect in the world than Natalie Portman? The 34-year-old seems like she is possibly the most perfect human being. Not only is she beautiful but she is a graduate of Harvard. Oh, and she also has a little thing called an Oscar. Yes, perfect she may seem but Portman does have one flaw, if you can all it that: She cannot rock blonde hair. In 2012, she rocked a full head of blonde hair, done by A-list colorist Tracey Cunningham, and she did not look as perfect as she usually does. Like we said, Natalie Portman is basically perfect, but we just prefer her as a brunette.
5. Leighton Meester
Like Kristen Stewart, Leighton Meester is another natural blonde who is better know for her brunette look. In order to land the role of Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, the natural blonde had to dye her hair brunette. Sure, it was a risky move for a young actress trying to make it in Hollywood but seeing as Gossip Girl ran for a cool six seasons, we’d say the gamble paid off.
Also like Stewart, the brunette locks actually compliments her fair skin much better than her lighter hair did. But, we’re sure Adam Brody, her husband with whom she shares a child, likes her any which way.
4. Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick has actually zigzagged through basically every hair color in the spectrum. She’s been a brunette, blonde and redhead. The 30-year-old doesn’t really have to depend on her looks considering how talented she is but being hot doesn’t hurt her career.
Kendrick has not only seen commercial success in the Twilight series and Pitch Perfect but she’s also gained herself an Oscar nomination for her performance in Up in the Air.
While this film definitely wasn’t one of her most popular, Kendrick dyed her hair blonde to star in the musical The Last Five Years. The songstress looks much better with her darker mane but her voice sounds the same either way so there’s that.
3. Anne Hathaway
How amazing does Anne Hathaway’s full, dark locks look against her fair skin? She looks like Snow White. So, why would she ever want to dye her hair blonde? You got us.
She arrived to the 2013 Met Gala looking unrecognizable with a bleach blonde look. Luckily, Hathaway is a huge star so she can easily afford to dye her hair however she pleases and shortly after, she returned to her darker look, for which we all know and love her.
2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is basically an all-round wonder woman. She stars in commercially successful movies, wins Oscars, directs films, and finds time to do humanitarian work. Oh, and on top of all of that, she’s, like, one of the sexiest women in the world and she’s married to one of the sexiest men in the world. Is there anything that Angelina can’t do? Well, yeah. She really can’t pull off blonde hair, which is odd because it’s her natural color. Her dark do just suits her seductress vibe much better. We don’t think she’d always be cast as the sexy, gun-wielding assassin in as many movies if she were rocking blonde hair all the time.
1. Zooey Dechanel
In Zooey Dechanel‘s case, her hair leap to a darker hue which got her to where is now in Hollywood. Her natural color is blonde, which she can be seen showing off in the movie Elf. In the early years of her career, she kept to her blonde roots but didn’t gain much attention. Once she switched up her look to a darker do and bangs, Zooey’s quirky hair suddenly fit her quirky characters and people started to take notice. Now, Deschanel is a Hollywood heavy hitter, from starring in indie darling (500) Days of Summer and New Girl, the latter for which she has won an Emmy and been nominated for three Golden Globes.