Hair color is such a trivial thing, yet in showbiz it can make or break your career. A lot of times the famous celebrities you know and love have changed their hair color in order to further their career and achieve success. Being blonde will make the chances of getting the role of a romantic interest in a film way more likely. Being a brunette, however might get you a strong, determined female character in a movie. We’re not saying those are the rules, but these things happen quite often. Actresses are often required to change their hair color for a role, but on occasion they just do it for fun. Let’s take a look at 10 celebs who have been both blonde and brunette and you can decide for yourself which suited them more.
1. Kim Kardashian
We’re used to Kim having thick, dark locks. She changed her hairstyles a lot, cutting her hair into a long bob, growing it out, having bangs, curling, straightening, slicking and braiding her hair in a multitude of ways, but the fact that her hair is dark remained a constant. Until that one time when she went blonde, slicked her hair back at the sides and looked a bit like Draco Malfoy. But despite all the jokes and memes, with a normal hairstyle she looks cute as a blonde, don’t you think?
2. Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin was a brunette at the beginning of her career, but perhaps that silver strand of hair she got for X-Men is what made her change her look. She looks great with both hair colors, but as a blonde she just looks somehow more powerful. Or is it just me?
3. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer looks awesome as a brunette in Hunger Games. She looks strong, badass and like a girl on a mission. However, a blonde long bob instantly made her look more elegant, classy and grown up, in the best way possible.
4. Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson was sporting blonde locks for a while there, and we didn’t really pay much attention to it. But the minute she became a brunette she came into the spotlight. Yes, the role of Anastasia in 50 Shades of Grey might’ve had something to do with it, but don’t you think she just looks better with dark hair? Like her facial features just stand out more, instead of hiding in a sea of beige.
It’s hard to call Emma Stone a brunette, even at her darkest hair color. Like, yeah, sure it’s dark, but it’s dark red, you know what I mean? However, she definitely went blonde for a couple of roles. And while she looks great either way, she’ll always be an adorable redhead in our hearts.
6. Scarlett Johansson
Oh Scarlett, she’s so beautiful it doesn’t really matter what color her hair is. That woman is capable of doing whatever she wants with her hair, yet she always comes out looking fabulous. Having said that, she does seem to look best as a blonde. Her luscious blonde locks, combined with her beauty and charm just scream old-school Hollywood beauty.
7. Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr, the famous Victoria’s Secret Angel, what can we say about her. She looks phenomenal both as a blonde and as a brunette. But having dark hair does add a bit of character to her looks.
Rihanna is famous for changing her hairstyle and hair color more often than anyone in showbiz. She’s done it all. Short hair, long hair, bobs, highlights, blonde, brunette, redhead. She looks great any way she goes, but we all have a Rihanna hairstyle that we like the most. Which one is your favorite?
9. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway had long dark hair for most of her career as an actress. In the recent years she has changed up her hairstyles a lot, wearing it short, having a bob and playing around with bangs, but it was that time she went blonde that had the most shocking effect on her fans. Her short blonde hair looked very stylish when she chose to wear it up with a lot of volume and sort of slicked back sides. But she does like being a brunette more, as evident by the fact that she went back to having dark hair recently.
10. Emma Watson
There will probably always be a part of us that associated Emma Watson with bushy haired Hermione, but she did go through a lot of hair transformations. She was a blonde for a good while, but her decision to become a brunette definitely made her look more grown up, and more as a strong, confident woman, rather than a child star in Hollywood.