Most Surprising Celebrity Natural Hair Colors, Revealed

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

So it shouldn't come as a shock to find out that many of the celebrities that are known as brunettes today were born blonde and vice-versa — and some blonde and brunette stars are even natural redheads. Isn't that crazy? I bet you didn't know that while Reese Witherspoon may be legally blonde, she isn't a natural blonde or that before she became known for her highlighted ponytail, Ariana Grande's true shade was a much darker chocolate brown.

Because we know you're curious, let's take a look at a few celebrities whose famous dye jobs have all but made us forget their natural hair color. And hey, maybe their looks might actually inspire you to dye your hair.

Jessica Alba

Actor and Honest Beauty mogul Jessica Alba's natural hair color is much darker than what we typically see. She's lightened up her hair over the years, and today, she's wearing it with the most perfect brown-to-blonde ombré. Her true color is a chocolate-brown hue, which is trending today as chocolate cake hair.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has experimented with quite a few different cuts over the years but has mainly worn various shades of blonde. But just like when she played her breakout role of Hannah Montana, Cyrus's natural hair color is a beautiful brown with hints of caramel. She's stuck with the blonde for quite some time since then, which makes us wonder: Did all those years wearing the blonde Hannah Montana wig inspire the change?

Reese Witherspoon

Prepare to be shocked: Reese Witherspoon is not really legally blonde. The actress shared this adorable throwback of herself revealing that she was born with a light-brown color. We don't see Witherspoon going back to her roots anytime in the near future, but if she does, we'd be into it.

Jennifer Aniston

For as long as we can remember, Jennifer Aniston's been dirty blonde, but it turns out, she was born a brunette bombshell. Dark hair or light, we can all agree that the actor looks gorgeous with hair in both hues.

Ariana Grande

When it comes to Ariana Grande's hair, the one thing we can always count on is it being in a ponytail. Over the years, she's worn it in an array of shades, including including silver, light brown, and even lavender. Today, she wears it straight, in a medium shade of brown, but her natural color is actually this deep, nearly black dark brown, with curls for days.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry has been wearing her hair lighter with a lot more length than she did back in the day. But we will never forget the actress's most iconic look: a textured, tousled pixie in a deep shade of almost-black. And really, the hair color and makeup are the only things that indicate these photos were taken years apart, because other than that, Berry looks exactly the same.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne has probably dyed her hair every color of the rainbow at this point in her young life, which would explain why most people don't know that her natural color is actually blonde. The actress shared this baby photo of herself a while ago to prove it — and how freakin' cute was she?

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