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36 Types of Straight Brunette Hairstyles for Women (Photos)

Check out these many different types of straight brunette hairstyles for women. You'll love this collection if you have brunette hair and are looking for straight hair ideas.

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Check out hundreds of photos of women with straight, brunette hairstyles below.

This extensive gallery features women of all ages with all hair types and face shapes.

We add to this gallery almost daily so be sure to check back often.  You can also use our extensive menus to narrow your search further.

Did you know that out of all the hair types that you possibly know of, brunette or brown is the thickest? That’s’ right, and comparing the average number of hair on their head, brunettes are believed to have around 100,000 strands of hair while redheads have about 80,000.

Brown is also apparently the most common hair color found all over the world, with the exception of Finland and Sweden where just 20 percent of the entire population is believed to have brunette hair.

The Story behind Brunet and Brunette

Interestingly, even hair colors have gender specific diminutives where Brunet and Brunette stems from the French ‘brun’ which literally means brown, as a way of saying “brown haired”.

Brun was also originally used as a means to refer to dark complexion since brunettes naturally have dark-colored hair. While brunette now include both men and women, the male form “brunet” is rarely used in today’s time.

The phenomenon behind gender-specific words for hair color and masculine and feminine variations simply occur due to the same double standards that are associated between hair color, female sexuality, and personality characteristics, particularly in the case of blondes.

On a more amusing note though, it is said that a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair that was dark brown in color was sold for or $11,905 in 2007. Crazy, isn’t it?

Straight Brunette Hairstyles for Women

If you have gorgeous straight and brunette hair, and are looking for ways to style them, below is our gallery featuring a variety of stunning hairstyle ideas for you to take inspiration from.

This is a classic example of a straight brunette hairstyle with healthy locks of hair flowing down on both sides and a poof in the front. This kind of style gives the hair great volume and structure.

This is a classic example of a straight brunette hairstyle with healthy locks of hair flowing down on both sides and a poof in the front. This kind of style gives the hair great volume and structure.

This is an absolutely gorgeous hairstyle with a side parting and more than half of the hair thrown over to the left side. If you have thick and voluminous hair, this style is perfect for you.

This is an absolutely gorgeous hairstyle with a side parting and more than half of the hair thrown over to the left side. If you have thick and voluminous hair, this style is perfect for you.

If you have a knack for experimenting with your hair, try this hairstyle. It is a very unique style with middle parted bangs and thick sections of long, gorgeous hair on both sides of the face.

If you have a knack for experimenting with your hair, try this hairstyle. It is a very unique style with middle parted bangs and thick sections of long, gorgeous hair on both sides of the face.

For all those people who prefer to do something very basic and low-key with their hair, this style is going to suit them the best. It is a very simple straight hairstyle with a middle parting and half the face covered with hair on both sides of the face.

For all those people who prefer to do something very basic and low-key with their hair, this style is going to suit them the best. It is a very simple straight hairstyle with a middle parting and half the face covered with hair on both sides of the face.

This is a beautiful hairstyle with a side parting that has been extended more than usual from the left side, in a way that the hair covers more than half the face from the other side.

This is a beautiful hairstyle with a side parting that has been extended more than usual from the left side, in a way that the hair covers more than half the face from the other side.

If you don’t like super-straight hair, try this hairstyle which is also very straight but it has been cut into subtle layers that give the hair a wavy look from the top. It also has a neat side parting, giving the face a much angled look.

If you don’t like super-straight hair, try this hairstyle which is also very straight but it has been cut into subtle layers that give the hair a wavy look from the top. It also has a neat side parting, giving the face a much-angled look.

This is another classic hairstyle with super straight and sleek hair that has been gathered together on both sides. It also has very neatly cut straight fringes in the front, making it look really cute and funky.

This is another classic hairstyle with super straight and sleek hair that has been gathered together on both sides. It also has very neatly cut straight fringes in the front, making it look really cute and funky.

Another hairstyle with fringes, however, this one has very thick straight fringes that end right above the eyebrows, continuing into long, straight hair that gracefully fall over both shoulders.

Another hairstyle with fringes, however, this one has very thick straight fringes that end right above the eyebrows, continuing into long, straight hair that gracefully fall over both shoulders.

This is a super voluminous straight hairstyle with a side parting that appears to cover half the face from one side and have been let loose from the other side.

This is a super voluminous straight hairstyle with a side parting that appears to cover half the face from one side and have been let loose from the other side.

 

This is a mix of straight and wavy with half a middle parting and super straight hair till mid length, followed by slightly curled-wavy hair, giving it a gorgeous finish. This hairstyle is perfect for parties and evening dinners.

This is a mix of straight and wavy with half a middle parting and super straight hair till mid length, followed by slightly curled-wavy hair, giving it a gorgeous finish. This hairstyle is perfect for parties and evening dinners.

This is a truly dazzling and dramatic-looking hairstyle with a simple middle parting, but with one exception. The hair seems to have been styled in a way that it doesn’t stick flat to the face but is super bouncy, voluminous and appear to flow in an outward direction.

This is a truly dazzling and dramatic-looking hairstyle with a simple middle parting, but with one exception. The hair seems to have been styled in a way that it doesn’t stick flat to the face but is super bouncy, voluminous and appear to flow in an outward direction.

This hairstyle has certain edginess to it and is also quite unique. It has a side parting and half the hair has been pulled together from one side while on the other half; the remaining hair has been thrown towards the back.

This hairstyle has a certain edginess to it and is also quite unique. It has a side parting and half the hair has been pulled together from one side while on the other half; the remaining hair has been thrown towards the back.

This has to be one of the most distinctive looking hairstyles out there in which all the hair has been pulled to one side with a side parting. Towards the end, the hair seems to have been parted in small sections, giving it a very clean, crisp texture.

This has to be one of the most distinctive-looking hairstyles out there in which all the hair has been pulled to one side with a side parting. Towards the end, the hair seems to have been parted in small sections, giving it a very clean, crisp texture.

This is a classic, funky brunette angled bob with thick fringe-bangs in the front. The hair is super voluminous from the back and appears to be a little poofed up, giving the hair a very modern, trendy touch.

This is a classic, funky brunette angled bob with thick fringe-bangs in the front. The hair is super voluminous from the back and appears to be a little poofed up, giving the hair a very modern, trendy touch.

If you love short hair that is not too short but is still super stylish, this is the hairstyle for you. It is a shoulder length hairstyle with classic side bangs in the front and the hair has been styled in a way that it moves inwards, towards the face than outwards and away.

If you love short hair that is not too short but is still super stylish, this is the hairstyle for you. It is a shoulder-length hairstyle with classic side bangs in the front and the hair has been styled in a way that it moves inwards, towards the face than outwards and away.

If bold and daring is your style, you ought to get this hairstyle. Trendy and classy best describe this style which looks like a Mohawk, except that all the top hair has been brought towards the front of the face in a V-shape. The hair also seems to have been cut in layers, giving it slight volume and texture.

If bold and daring is your style, you ought to get this hairstyle. Trendy and classy best describe this style which looks like a Mohawk, except that all the top hair has been brought towards the front of the face in a V-shape.  The hair also seems to have been cut in layers, giving it a slight volume and texture.

This is another gorgeous brunette bob with a side parting and equal length from both sides. The hair has been back-combed from the top that make it look slightly thick and voluminous.

This is another gorgeous brunette bob with a side parting and equal length from both sides. The hair has been back-combed from the top that makes it look slightly thick and voluminous.

With sleek, straight and equal length bangs in the front and all the remaining hair been thrown towards the back, this hairstyle is just stunning and is perfect for anyone with a fairly small face.

With sleek, straight and equal length bangs in the front and all the remaining hair been thrown towards the back, this hairstyle is just stunning and is perfect for anyone with a fairly small face.

This is the famous and beautiful Mila Kunis rocking her side swept straight hairstyle with super sleek and straight hair, giving it some edge and texture.

This is the famous and beautiful Mila Kunis rocking her side-swept straight hairstyle with super sleek and straight hair, giving it some edge and texture.

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If you love celebrity hair goals, you will simple love this simple and low-key straight hairstyle by Natalie Portman. The hair has simply been thrown backwards with a sleek side parting. Perhaps, if you wish to show off those pretty dangling earrings, this hairstyle is certainly meant for you!

If you love celebrity hair goals, you will simply love this simple and low-key straight hairstyle by Natalie Portman. The hair has simply been thrown backward with a sleek side parting. Perhaps, if you wish to show off those pretty dangling earrings, this hairstyle is certainly meant for you!

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Alexandra Daddario at ”Burying The Ex’ photocall during the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2014, in Venice.

Alexandra Daddario at ”Burying The Ex’ photocall during the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2014, in Venice.

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Kristen Stewart, Twilight’s super star has definitely given bold and loud hair goals to all the girls and women out there. She flawlessly dons this uber-chic and stylish hairstyle that is basically a bob but all the hair has been gelled towards the back. This is an excellent choice for chiseled and sharp face features.

Kristen Stewart, Twilight’s superstar has definitely given bold and loud hair goals to all the girls and women out there. She flawlessly dons this uber-chic and stylish hairstyle that is basically a bob but all the hair has been gelled towards the back. This is an excellent choice for chiseled and sharp facial features.

While you may have loved Sandra Bullock in her excellent movie “The Proposal”, you will love her even more for this gorgeous straight brunette hairstyle of hers. It is nothing but a clean and classy long bob with a very sharp middle parting. The hair appears to have been styled slightly inwards, towards the face. Beautiful and modern are two words that best describe this hairstyle.

While you may have loved Sandra Bullock in her excellent movie “The Proposal”, you will love her even more for this gorgeous straight brunette hairstyle of hers. It is nothing but a clean and classy long bob with a very sharp middle parting. The hair appears to have been styled slightly inwards, towards the face. Beautiful and modern are two words that best describe this hairstyle.

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Scarlett Johansson wore a simple floral dress with her straight medium-length bob hairstyle with highlights at the premiere of LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS on August 15, 2001, in New York City.

Scarlett Johansson wore a simple floral dress with her straight medium-length bob hairstyle with highlights at the premiere of LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS on August 15, 2001, in New York City.

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Halle Berry kept it casual and simple with a blouse and jeans outfit at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards in UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA on April 02, 2005. She paired this with a long and straight highlighted hairstyle with side-swept bangs.

Halle Berry kept it casual and simple with a blouse and jeans outfit at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards in UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA on April 02, 2005. She paired this with a long and straight highlighted hairstyle with side-swept bangs.

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On October 2, 2009, Beyonce Knowles wore a blue ruffled dress along with a sleek straight side-parted hairstyle at Billboard’s Women in Music Brunch, The Pierre Hotel, New York, NY.

On October 2, 2009, Beyonce Knowles wore a blue ruffled dress along with a sleek straight side-parted hairstyle at Billboard’s Women in Music Brunch, The Pierre Hotel, New York, NY.

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Angelina Jolie wore a big brown tan jacket with her long and loose silky straight hair with highlights at the Los Angeles Premiere of “Beowulf” held at the Westwood Village Theater in Westwood, California, the United States on November 5, 2007.

Angelina Jolie wore a big brown tan jacket with her long and loose silky straight hair with highlights at the Los Angeles Premiere of “Beowulf” held at the Westwood Village Theater in Westwood, California, the United States on November 5, 2007.

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On September 7, 2016, actress Natalie Portman attended the photocall for ‘Jackie’ during the 73rd Venice Film Festival. She was quite lovely in her floral blouse that she paired with a loose and highlighted shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights.

On September 7, 2016, actress Natalie Portman attended the photocall for ‘Jackie’ during the 73rd Venice Film Festival. She was quite lovely in her floral blouse that she paired with a loose and highlighted shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights.

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A young Vanessa Anne Hudgens attended the “Thunderbirds” Premiere held at the Universal Studios Cinemas in Universal City, California on July 24, 2004. She was lovely in her blue outfit to pair with her medium-length straight hair incorporated with a flower on the side.

A young Vanessa Anne Hudgens attended the “Thunderbirds” Premiere held at the Universal Studios Cinemas in Universal City, California on July 24, 2004. She was lovely in her blue outfit to pair with her medium-length straight hair incorporated with a flower on the side.

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On July 31, 2016, Actress Jessica Alba wore a simple yet charming black dress with her medium-length and straight brown hairstyle that is loose and highlighted at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

On July 31, 2016, Actress Jessica Alba wore a simple yet charming black dress with her medium-length and straight brown hairstyle that is loose and highlighted at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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This “New Girl” star has certainly been giving ‘new’ hair goals to all girls and women, especially with this super adorable and regal-looking bob that seems to have come right out of the Victorian era. The hair has been curled inwards and has a subtle side parting with long bangs covering half the forehead.

This “New Girl” star has certainly been giving ‘new’ hair goals to all girls and women, especially with this super adorable and regal-looking bob that seems to have come right out of the Victorian era. The hair has been curled inwards and has a subtle side parting with long bangs covering half the forehead.

The gorgeous Anne Hathaway isn’t just beautiful but also super fashionable. She is totally rocking this super short bob that is almost chin-length and has a soft parting in the middle. From one side a lock of hair in the front has been given a slightly look to give the hair more volume and texture.

The gorgeous Anne Hathaway isn’t just beautiful but also super fashionable. She is totally rocking this super short bob that is almost chin-length and has a soft parting in the middle. From one side a lock of hair in the front has been given a slightly look to give the hair more volume and texture.

Jessica Biel looks like an absolute diva with her super stylish straight, brunette hairstyle. This hairstyle has long individual locks of hair that aren’t too straight or sleek but sport a messier look. The addition of angled bangs in the front gives it a super chic touch that looks very trendy and modish. Have you picked out your favorite yet?

Jessica Biel looks like an absolute diva with her super-stylish straight, brunette hairstyle. This hairstyle has long individual locks of hair that aren’t too straight or sleek but sport a messier look. The addition of angled bangs in the front gives it a super chic touch that looks very trendy and modish.

Emily Blunt has certainly always been a fan-favorite, but more so because of her stunning hair styles. This is her super chic and classy long bob with a parting in the middle and the hair has been swept slightly away from the face on both sides. The addition of subtle lowlights to her brunette hair simply elevates the look, making it even prettier.

Emily Blunt has certainly always been a fan-favorite, but more so because of her stunning hairstyles. This is her super chic and classy long bob with a parting in the middle and the hair has been swept slightly away from the face on both sides. The addition of subtle lowlights to her brunette hair simply elevates the look, making it even prettier.


Have you picked out your favorite yet?

Thanks for checking out our site.

We hope you found some inspiration for your straight, brunette style, whether you’re looking to style your hair or are planning on a cut.

Works with many styles and types

It goes without saying that this style is very common given brunette is one of the most popular hair colors.  As you can see in the above gallery there are many different options including:

Layers:  straight with layers is always a great look, but more so for certain face shapes such as a square or round face shape.

Bob:  bobs are medium-length straight cuts and are very much in style.  Go for layers or no layers.

Bangs:  With straight hair, you can opt for many types of bangs options.

Thick or fine hair: Whether you have thick or fine hair, this combination can work, although different styles may be better than others depending on the exact thickness or degree of fine your hair is.

Does straight hair work for older women with brunette hair?

Yes, but usually it’s on the shorter side such as a bob, especially a layered bob.  Older women tend to incorporate plenty of layering in their hair to add body and volume.

Just the beginning point

Chances are if you have straight brunette hair, you’ll definitely want to incorporate additional styling to it because it’s not exactly very precise.  Our gallery is broad and includes many ideas and that’s the point… to give you plenty of examples.




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17 Examples and Types of Long Brunette Hairstyles for Women (Photos)

17 examples of different types of long brunette hairstyles for women.

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Check out these amazing long hairstyles for women with brunette hair.

Brunette hair color is a very common hair color.  Long, like short, is a common length although there isn’t a specific length to qualify as long.  To armpits and lower/longer is, however, a typical length that qualifies as long.

Get inspired by the following gallery.

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Julia Roberts exhibited her long brunette hair that’s styled in big, soft curls during the premiere of “Eat Pray Love” at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 10, 2010.

Julia Roberts exhibited her long brunette hair that’s styled in big, soft curls during the premiere of “Eat Pray Love” at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 10, 2010.

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Sandra Bullock kept it simple and elegant with her long straight curtain hair with highlights at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last March 4, 2018.

Sandra Bullock kept it simple and elegant with her long straight curtain hair with highlights at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last March 4, 2018.

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Alexandra Daddario at the HBO Primetime Emmy Awards After-Party at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015, in West Hollywood, CA.

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On October 09, 2018, Tyra Banks attended the 2018 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. She wore a quirky yet stylish ensemble outfit that paired well with her long and side-swept wavy hairstyle.

On October 09, 2018, Tyra Banks attended the 2018 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. She wore a quirky yet stylish ensemble outfit that paired well with her long and side-swept wavy hairstyle.

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Emilia Clarke looks beautiful at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on January 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Emilia Clarke looks beautiful at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on January 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Miley Cyrus’ shiny black sequined dress complemented her loose tousled wavy hairstyle with highlights and layers during the Rock in Rio Concert in Arganda del Rey on June 6, 2010 in Madrid.

Miley Cyrus’ shiny black sequined dress complemented her loose tousled wavy hairstyle with highlights and layers during the Rock in Rio Concert in Arganda del Rey on June 6, 2010, in Madrid.

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Selena Gomez emphasized her beautiful side-swept curly hairstyle with a simple black dress at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on August 30, 2015.

Selena Gomez emphasized her beautiful side-swept curly hairstyle with a simple black dress at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on August 30, 2015.

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Kim Kardashian dyed her black locks with a honey blonde shade during the Teen Choice Awards 2009 at Gibson Amphitheater on August 9, 2009.

Kim Kardashian dyed her black locks with a honey blonde shade during the Teen Choice Awards 2009 at Gibson Amphitheater on August 9, 2009.

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Scarlett Johansson went for a vintage look to her nude dress and dark half-up hairstyle at the CARTIER Declare Your LOVE Day VIP Cocktail Reception, Cartier store in New York, NY on June 08, 2006.

Scarlett Johansson went for a vintage look to her nude dress and dark half-up hairstyle at the CARTIER Declare Your LOVE Day VIP Cocktail Reception, Cartier store in New York, NY on June 08, 2006.

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Beyonce Knowles arrived for the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA sporting a long wavy brown hairstyle that she paired with a black lace gown.

Beyonce Knowles arrived for the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA sporting a long wavy brown hairstyle that she paired with a black lace gown.

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On December 2, 2004, actress Angelina Jolie was at the Los Angeles premiere of Hotel Rwanda in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a simple black casual outfit with her long and tousled wavy hairstyle.

On December 2, 2004, actress Angelina Jolie was at the Los Angeles premiere of Hotel Rwanda in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a simple black casual outfit with her long and tousled wavy hairstyle.

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Angelina Jolie looked cool in her edgy black leather jacket and long, loose wavy brunette hairstyle on her shoulders while promoting the movie ‘Salt’ on Day 1 of Comicon in San Diego, California on July 22, 2010.

Angelina Jolie looked cool in her edgy black leather jacket and long, loose wavy brunette hairstyle on her shoulders while promoting the movie ‘Salt’ on Day 1 of Comicon in San Diego, California on July 22, 2010.

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Natalie Portman attended the 30th Israel Film Festival Gala Awards on November 9, 2016, in Beverly Hills, CA. She wore a striped outfit to match her simple make-up and long flippy half-up hairstyle with side-swept bangs.

Natalie Portman attended the 30th Israel Film Festival Gala Awards on November 9, 2016, in Beverly Hills, CA. She wore a striped outfit to match her simple make-up and long flippy half-up hairstyle with side-swept bangs.

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Cara Delevingne’s stunning black dress was perfectly paired with her long and highlight wavy brunette hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at The Weinstein Company / Netflix Golden Globes After Party at a Beverly Hilton Adjacent on January 11, 2015.

Cara Delevingne’s stunning black dress was perfectly paired with her long and highlight wavy brunette hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at The Weinstein Company / Netflix Golden Globes After Party at a Beverly Hilton Adjacent on January 11, 2015.

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Demi Lovato paired her stunning silver sequined dress with a long and curly highlighted hairstyle that was loose and tousled on her shoulders at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the LA Live on August 28, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Demi Lovato paired her stunning silver sequined dress with a long and curly highlighted hairstyle that was loose and tousled on her shoulders at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the LA Live on August 28, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

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Jessica Alba attended the Victoria Beckham For Target Launch Event at a Private Residence on April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. She was seen wearing a lovely white patterned blouse to go with her straight brown hair in a half-up hairstyle.

Jessica Alba attended the Victoria Beckham For Target Launch Event at a Private Residence on April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. She was seen wearing a lovely white patterned blouse to go with her straight brown hair in a half-up hairstyle.

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What is considered long hair?

This is a very typical question.  I’m sure there are varying answers.  The answer we like his hair that goes down to armpits or longer is consider long hair.

Hair from chin to armpits is medium-length.

Hair no longer than chin is short.

Within that scale you get very short and very long.

What’s sexier? Long or short hair?

While researching this gallery, we were amazed that this is a question many women have.  I guess it makes sense.  The trouble with it is that it’s impossible to answer.

Some people might find long hair sexier on some women.  The same people might find short hair sexier on other people.

The point is there are many subjective tastes involved.  There’s the actual appearance of the women who may look sexier with long or short hair.  Then there’s the opinion of the person who looks at the woman.

I think generally, the consensus is that longer hair is sexier, but that’s based on nothing than speculation.  Besides, such a conclusion is nonsense.  Many women look incredibly sexy with short hair.

Is long hair still in style?

Yes, yes, yes!

Okay, it’s in style for women.  It’s not really in style for men like it was in the 1990s or 1970s.

Since it’s been nearly 20 years since it’s been in style for men, chances are it’ll come in style again soon.

At the time this was originally published, long, bushy beards were at the tail end of being in style (at least I think it’s the tail end).

But for women, long hair is still very much in style.  I don’t foresee that ever going away.

Can long hair hurt a career for women?

Some women have this concern, especially if they have long curly hair.

I think it’s nonsense.  I’m not saying go to a corporate workplace with out-of-control messy hair.  Everyone should be well-groomed.  However, you don’t need to plaster it down.

My opinion is bolstered by Kat Griffen, founder of Corporette who in response to whether long, curly hair is bad for the career wrote: “For my $.02: There is nothing unprofessional about curly hair” (read question and answer here).




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Check out this amazing gallery featuring many different types of short hairstyles for women with brunette hair color. All ages. Includes celebrities.

Welcome to our gallery showcasing short hairstyles for women with brunette hair.

Brunette, unsurprisingly is one of the most common hair colors.  Short is a popular length, especially for women in their 40’s and older… but that doesn’t mean younger women don’t opt for a shorter cut.

Below is our fabulous set of photos that highlight this specific hairstyle and cut.

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All those who love jet-straight and sleek hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is Mila Kunis looking amazing in this smooth and shiny bob that sports an equal, single length. It has a clean side parting, and the hair from one side has been swept all the way back while from the other side it has been set loose in front of the face.

All those who love jet-straight and sleek hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is Mila Kunis looking amazing in this smooth and shiny bob that sports an equal, single length. It has a clean side parting, and the hair from one side has been swept all the way back while from the other side it has been set loose in front of the face.

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If you don’t like letting your short hair down and loose, perhaps tie it up like Kate Beckinsale here into a beautiful, messy bun-like hairdo. This hairstyle looks like a hybrid version of a chignon and a bun with curled and twisted hair. There is a single twirl of hair on one side that has been let loose in order to give the hair some dimension. If you don’t like letting your short hair down and loose, perhaps tie it up like Kate Beckinsale here into a beautiful, messy bun-like hairdo. This hairstyle looks like a hybrid version of a chignon and a bun with curled and twisted hair. There is a single twirl of hair on one side that has been let loose in order to give the hair some dimension.

Emily Blunt looks spectacular in her amazing short, brunette hair. Although this hairstyle is super simple, it still manages to stand out. It is a classic bob that has been styled in a certain angle to give the hair an elevated look.

Emily Blunt looks spectacular in her amazing short, brunette hair. Although this hairstyle is super simple, it still manages to stand out. It is a classic bob that has been styled in a certain angle to give the hair an elevated look.

Gemma Arterton takes the classic short bob to a whole new level with her unique touch to a simple hairstyle. Her hair seems blow-dried, which gives the hair significant volume, texture, and a bouncy appearance. There are also different layers in the hair that gives it a ruffled look. Gemma Arterton takes the classic short bob to a whole new level with her unique touch to a simple hairstyle. Her hair seems blow-dried, which gives the hair significant volume, texture, and a bouncy appearance. There are also different layers in the hair that gives it a ruffled look.

This is the gorgeous Alison Brie looking like a diva in this short hairstyle. It is a super short bob with slightly waved and curled hair that looks super bouncy and full of volume.

This is the gorgeous Alison Brie looking like a diva in this short hairstyle. It is a super short bob with slightly waved and curled hair that looks super bouncy and full of volume.

Here is another short and tied hairstyle by none other than Emily blunt. This is best for days when you don’t feel like letting your hair down so you might as well just pin it in a cute bun at the back of your head and part it from the middle in the front to give it that regal look. Here is another short and tied hairstyle by none other than Emily blunt. This is best for days when you don’t feel like letting your hair down so you might as well just pin it in a cute bun at the back of your head and part it from the middle in the front to give it that regal look.

If you have a knack for experimenting with hair, perhaps take a leaf out of Kristen Stewart’s book. She absolutely rocks this super bold pixie-hairstyle that has a huge lock of hair swept to the side, and all the hair from other areas seem to have been tightly gelled back. This hairstyle certainly requires some guts and isn’t for the weak!If you have a knack for experimenting with hair, perhaps take a leaf out of Kristen Stewart’s book. She absolutely rocks this super bold pixie-hairstyle that has a huge lock of hair swept to the side, and all the hair from other areas seem to have been tightly gelled back. This hairstyle certainly requires some guts and isn’t for the weak!

Jenna Dewan blows fans away with this incredible hairstyle that is so simple yet looks amazing. It has a sleek middle parting followed by jet straight hair all over. The front two strands of hair appear to be slightly wavy that add a little volume to the hair.

Jenna Dewan blows fans away with this incredible hairstyle that is so simple yet looks amazing. It has a sleek middle parting followed by jet straight hair all over. The front two strands of hair appear to be slightly wavy that adds a little volume to the hair.

Emma Watson looks like a dream come true in her beautiful short hairstyle. All her hair has been pinned towards the back except from one side where knotted ringlets of small strands of hair have been let loose near the forehead. Emma Watson looks like a dream come true in her beautiful short hairstyle. All her hair has been pinned towards the back except from one side where knotted ringlets of small strands of hair have been let loose near the forehead.

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Joey King looks the epitome of cute in this adorable short hairstyle of hers. This hairstyle has equal length short hair with baby bangs-like fringes in the front that look absolutely pretty. It also gives the face a very young, fresh and an innocent look.Joey King looks the epitome of cute in this adorable short hairstyle of hers. This hairstyle has equal length short hair with baby bangs-like fringes in the front that look absolutely pretty. It also gives the face a very young, fresh and innocent look.

Lily Collins sets amazing hair goals and also shows us how to turn ordinary short hairstyle into an extraordinary one. Although it is one of those simple and classic short bobs, she has transformed it into an amazing look. It has a side parting followed by large, rounded curls at the bottom that make it look super voluminous and bouncy.

Lily Collins sets amazing hair goals and also shows us how to turn ordinary short hairstyle into an extraordinary one. Although it is one of those simple and classic short bobs, she has transformed it into an amazing look. It has a side parting followed by large, rounded curls at the bottom that make it look super voluminous and bouncy.

The famous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star, Alyson Hannigan looks great in this short hairstyle. It’s a bob hairstyle with very subtle and slight waves going on all over the hair.

The famous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star, Alyson Hannigan looks great in this short hairstyle. It’s a bob hairstyle with very subtle and slight waves going on all over the hair.

Tyra Banks’ beautiful pixie cut hairstyle with a wavy side-swept hairstyle at the ABC TCA Summer Press Tour 2015 Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Tyra Banks’ beautiful pixie cut hairstyle with a wavy side-swept hairstyle at the ABC TCA Summer Press Tour 2015 Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Scarlett Johansson paired colorful eye shadow with her strapless silver sequined dress and side-swept short hairstyle with waves at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 23, 2018.

Scarlett Johansson paired colorful eye shadow with her strapless silver sequined dress and side-swept short hairstyle with waves at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 23, 2018.

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On March 10, 2002, Actress Halle Berry wore an elegant white dress with her lovely necklace and tousled pixie hairstyle at the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

On March 10, 2002, Actress Halle Berry wore an elegant white dress with her lovely necklace and tousled pixie hairstyle at the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna’s simple makeup and white dress went great with her side-swept short brown hairstyles with a shaved side at the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards in Carnegie Hall, New York, NY on November 9, 2009.

Rihanna’s simple makeup and white dress went great with her side-swept short brown hairstyles with a shaved side at the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards in Carnegie Hall, New York, NY on November 9, 2009.

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Natalie Portman was at the WE Day California 2019 on April 25, 2019, in Inglewood, CA. She came wearing a black smart casual outfit to match her simple make-up and loose layered bob hairstyle with a slight tousle and long side bangs.

Natalie Portman was at the WE Day California 2019 on April 25, 2019, in Inglewood, CA. She came wearing a black smart casual outfit to match her simple make-up and loose layered bob hairstyle with a slight tousle and long side bangs.

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Cara Delevingne attended the Comic-Con 2016 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets PhotoCall on July 21, 2016, in San Diego, CA. She was quite charming with her simple smart casual outfit to match with her loose shoulder-length sandy blond hairstyle with waves.

Cara Delevingne attended the Comic-Con 2016 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets PhotoCall on July 21, 2016, in San Diego, CA. She was quite charming with her simple smart casual outfit to match with her loose shoulder-length sandy blond hairstyle with waves.

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Jessica Alba wore a lovely beige dress to pair with her short tousled and highlighted hairstyle that has side-swept bangs at the 2015 Impact Awards Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 17, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Jessica Alba wore a lovely beige dress to pair with her short tousled and highlighted hairstyle that has side-swept bangs at the 2015 Impact Awards Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 17, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA.

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This is a super chic and unique hairstyle that is similar to a pixie-cut, except that a thick, sleek lock of hair is falling on the face on one side and from the other side; the hair has been pinned behind the ear.This is a super chic and unique hairstyle that is similar to a pixie-cut, except that a thick, sleek lock of hair is falling on the face on one side and from the other side; the hair has been pinned behind the ear.

Bob haircuts have been trending since quite a while now so here is another angled bob hairstyle that appears to be a slightly longer from one side and a tad shorter from the other end. It is a clean, classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off!Bob haircuts have been trending since quite a while now so here is another angled bob hairstyle that appears to be a slightly longer from one side and a tad shorter from the other end. It is a clean, classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off!

If your hair game is all about being bold and feisty, this hairstyle is for you. It is a super short, pixie-like style with a side parting and layers of voluminous layer styled together on a single side. If you have sleek and chiseled facial features, you can pull this off effortlessly.If your hair game is all about being bold and feisty, this hairstyle is for you. It is a super short, pixie-like style with a side parting and layers of voluminous layer styled together on a single side. If you have sleek and chiseled facial features, you can pull this off effortlessly.

For anyone looking to give their hair a major transformation, this hairstyle is meant for you. It is yet another sleek-looking short pixie cut with all the hair thrown towards one side of the face. The front has ultra straight layers of hair that fall on top of each other, giving the hair some dimension and elevationFor anyone looking to give their hair a major transformation, this hairstyle is meant for you. It is yet another sleek-looking short pixie cut with all the hair thrown towards one side of the face. The front has ultra-straight layers of hair that fall on top of each other, giving the hair some dimension and elevation

This has to be one of the most stunning and absolutely chic bobs that go from short in the back to slightly longer in the front. It also appears to be a super voluminous style with short bangs in the front to give the hair a little texture.

This has to be one of the most stunning and absolutely chic bobs that go from short in the back to slightly longer in the front. It also appears to be a super voluminous style with short bangs in the front to give the hair a little texture.

If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.

If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.

If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.

This is one of those bold and daring short hairstyles that not everyone can pull off easily. It is an extremely short hairdo with beautiful waves like curls that appear to be super bouncy and voluminous. The hair has quite a texture to it that gives it an airy kind of an effect.

This is one of those bold and daring short hairstyles that not everyone can pull off easily. It is an extremely short hairdo with beautiful waves like curls that appear to be super bouncy and voluminous. The hair has quite a texture to it that gives it an airy kind of an effect.

This hairstyle is for those who don’t like putting in too much effort for their hair but also want to look stylish and chic. This is a super sleek, flat and straight bob with a neat side parting and equal length hair at the bottom. This style is simple yet looks really good.

This hairstyle is for those who don’t like putting in too much effort for their hair but also want to look stylish and chic. This is a super sleek, flat and straight bob with a neat side parting and equal length hair at the bottom. This style is simple yet looks really good.

Here is another bob hairstyle, yet so distinct and different from the rest. This is a kind of a messy short bob with tousled hair at the top followed by soft waves-like curls that look healthy and flowy.

Here is another bob hairstyle, yet so distinct and different from the rest. This is a kind of a messy short bob with tousled hair at the top followed by soft waves-like curls that look healthy and flowy.

This is an absolutely breathtaking short hairstyle with a lot of layers of short hair on top of each other that are super straight, sleek and glossy. The hair length is till the nape of the check which is what really that gives it the edgy kind of a look.

This is an absolutely breathtaking short hairstyle with a lot of layers of short hair on top of each other that are super straight, sleek and glossy. The hair length is till the nape of the check which is what really that gives it the edgy kind of a look.

Pick your favorite short hairstyle from this gallery and get ready to have a few heads turn your way!


Why go short?

It’s a good question, but as women get older, hair can get a bit thinner which doesn’t look as good when long.  Also, shorter hair is much more manageable.  When it’s long, styling time is much longer.

Short is not a precise term.  It can be a bob or a shoulder-length layered cut.  It can also be very short akin to a man’s cut which can look striking as well.

That said, long hair offers a lot more styling options such as upstyle, ponytail, braids, etc.  This can be fun and it’s an easy way to completely change your look day-to-day.

What about being a brunette?

There’s not much of a decision here.  Brunette is one of the most common natural hairstyles.  While many brunettes opt to dye hair blonde, most don’t.  In fact, some blondes dye it brunette.

In fact, for many women, I think brunette looks better; a natural brunette can look a little odd when opting to dye it blonde.  It just doesn’t fit well.

Adding Highlights

Another way to add some depth and texture to a brunette hair color is to add highlights.  While going straight blonde can look a bit odd, a short brunette with highlights can offer a bit of interest without resulting in an odd look.

Shades of brown

Brunette or brown isn’t just one shade.  There are many shades.  Sometimes it’s referred to light, medium or dark brown.  In other instances, there may be a more sophisticated name applied such as:

  • Golden brown;
  • Honey brown;
  • Caramel;
  • Cocoa;
  • Sandy;
  • Dark chocolate;
  • Light ash;
  • Sun-kissed;
  • Dark;
  • Light;
  • Milk-chocolate;
  • Red-brown;
  • Cappucino;
  • Chestnut;
  • Dark ash;
  • Chocolate cherry;
  • Cola;
  • Plumb; and
  • Mahogany.

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What should you do?

Check out our gallery above and find a look that you’re looking for.  The variety is enormous and we strive to provide a varied set of options so you can get a lot of ideas. Pay attention to face types as well because face types can certainly dictate what type of hair cut you should get.




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