Famous Brunettes With Great Hairstyles

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz. Max Mumby/Indigo for Getty

Look at that long, thick, naturally wavy hair. Who knows how much of it is real, but Penelope Cruz's hair is drop-dead gorgeous.

For this look:

Ask for caramel highlights if you have dark hair. A few strands around the face would be gorgeous. I recommend the balayage method when getting highlights on dark hair.

Long hair requires some layers to keep it from going limp and A-line (pouffy at the bottom). Ask for long layers that hit at the chin and the collarbone. Shorter hair? Start the layers at the cheekbone.

Long, side-swept bangs are flattering on thick long hair, such as Cruz's.

Don't grow your hair this long if your face is long, or oblong. This look better suits heart-face shaped girls and those with round faces. Long hair draws down an already long face.

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham's pixie haircut. Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

This gorgeous pixie cut works on  Victoria Beckham because she has super strong features. This cut works great on almost all hair textures from straight to fine to curly and coarse.

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Jennifer Aniston

Actress Jennifer Aniston on December 11, 2008. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Still the most famous mane in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston's long, piece-y waves have everyone green with envy.

To get this look:

Ask your stylist for "piece-y layers." You need layers cut into hair starting at the tip of your nose.

Highlights are a must. I suggest balayage over foil highlights. The hair painting method is much more natural and the stylist can control where the brightness goes.

To style, add a volumizing spray or mousse to towel-dried hair. Blow dry hair, scrunching to get waves.

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Singer Rihanna on June 24, 2008. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Rihanna is famous for her amazing hairstyles. She's sported all sorts of short styles in the past few years.

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Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou. Charley Gallay // Getty Images

The French actress has one of the cutest hairstyles of all time. Her pixie look is perfection.

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox. Jason Merritt // Getty Images

She's a stunner and rarely has a bad hair day.

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Beyonce Knowles

Actress, singer Beyonce Knowles on September 5, 2008. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Sorry to inform you, but Beyonce's famous locks are not her own. She's said to wear a lace front wig or extensions. However, she has appeared extension-free from time to time, showing off her natural locks in a wet look or long bob. And while she's a natural brunette, her mane is often bleached a honey blonde or lighter.

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Angelina Jolie

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Angelina is known more for her lips, her charity work, her talent and her brood of children than she is for her hair, but she's a famous brunette, nevertheless.

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Katie Holmes

Actress Katie Holmes. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Katie Holmes is one of those rare people who just looks best with short hair. Her hair color is gorgeous (she's sometimes lighter than this) and the shape suits her face.

To get this look:

If you have a round face, you can get this cut, but make sure you get a longer-version of it. Short hair only accentuates a round face.

Ask for this cut to be shorter in back, angled forward so it highlights your jawline. A few long, side-swept bangs will cover a high forehead.

If you have curly or super wavy hair, realize that you'll be straightening your hair every day to keep this style. This cut works best on women with straight hair.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts. Joe Kohen // Getty Images

Absolutely gorgeous. Julia Roberts rocks the chestnut waves, which are surely enhanced by some extensions (few of us are born with such naturally thick hair and extensions in Hollywood are as common these days as breast implants).

You can get clip-ons or a weave. There are many versions, but they all cost hundreds of dollars and up. 

Once the extensions are in, you'll need to wave your hair. 

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Salma Hayek

Actress Salma Hayek. Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

Not everyone can wear stick-straight hair parted in the middle, but Salma Hayek sure can. You can get Hayek's high gloss in a bottle, but it's shown off best when straightened with a flat-iron.

For this look:

This is all-over color with no highlights. Ask your colorist about a glaze after you get your hair colored. It brings out depth in your hair color.

This cut suits most face shapes and works at many lengths. It's a great cut to grow out, and in this economy, getting a cut that will last a few months is important.

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Jennifer Lopez

Actress Jennifer Lopez. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

This is a favorite cut on Jennifer Lopez. The color and the layers are lovely

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Jennifer Garner

Actress Jennifer Garner. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Jennifer Garner's hair isn't her finest point. She is usually pictured running about in sweats and a ponytail. She is better known for her chiseled cheekbones, her bee-stung lips and her girl-next-door personality. But she is a famous brunette, so she makes the list.

To get this look:

Start with a volumizer or texturizer on towel-dried hair. Brush product through hair (women typically miss this step). Blow-dry your hair with a boar bristle round brush and finish by curling hair with a large-barrel curling iron.

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Giselle Bundchen

Model Giselle Bundchen. Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images

Giselle's hair is on the verge of being golden here, which means she barely makes this list. Still, Bundchen's dark locks are brightened just enough that they aren't blonde.

For this look, blow-dry hair straight but don't dry it all the way. Let it air dry at the end so it has just the right amount of wave (most hair has some natural wave in it).

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Kim Kardashian

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She tried to be a blonde for about five minutes and then reality star Kim Kardashian immediately dyed her hair dark again.

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Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci. Neilson Barnard // Getty Images

Christina is known for her blunt bangs and her great hairstyles. This cut shows off her amazing eyes.

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Halle Berry & Her Pixie Hairstyle

Halle Berry's pixie hairstyle is perfect for round face shapes. David Livingston // Getty Images

Halle famously cut her long hair short years ago, grew it out and then cut it again. She looks amazing in this pixie hairstyle.

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman. Matt Carr// Getty Images

Natalie looks lovely no matter her hairstyle. She's tried out the pixie and grew her hair long and always looks awesome.

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson. Andrew H. Walker // Getty Images

Jennifer Hudson's hairstyle here is lovely.

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Jessica Biel

Really more famous for her relationship with Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel is also known for her gorgeous "bronde" (blonde/brunette) locks.