This Just Might Be The Most Popular Hair Color in Hollywood (Ever)

Hair trends come and go but one that has remained a steady fav among A-listers? Brown hair with blonde highlights. Think about it: Whether it's a full-on ombré, subtle sombré or most recently "dirty brunette," it’s always a blend of brunette and blonde. Here, our favorite examples.

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Mandy Moore's Sun-kissed Highlights

Paired with LA's favorite cut: the shoulder-grazing lob (with beachy bends throughout, natch).

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Olivia Wilde's Golden-brown Highlights

Prefer a softer look? Olivia has a darker base with golden highlights placed strategically around her for a brightening effect.

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Jessica Alba's Caramel Brown Blend

She is Honey after all. Jessica's blend of brown and blonde hair gradually (and very subtly) lightens at her ends for a natural transition.

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Jamie Chung's Contrasted Highlights

Have naturally dark hair? Take a cue from Jamie and let your roots be. Then, introduce some blonde highlights through the mid-lengths and ends.

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Zendaya's Babylights

You nearly have to squint to see them, but that's also part of their glory. Baby-fine highlights brighten up your base and give them shiny dimension (with the easiest grow out).

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Sofia Vergara's Chestnut Blonde

Though she's certainly blessed with a naturally thick head of hair, the blonde highlights throughout make them look even lush (and lustrous). Someone give this lady a hair commercial...oh wait.

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Beyoncé's Signature Blonde And Brown Hair

Bey's worn some iteration of this combo for years now. And whether it's styled super sleek (like above) or in cascading waves, they complement her caramel complexion perfectly.

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...