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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

Olivia Palermo's Brunette Look That Fans Envy

Model and television personality Olivia Palermo is a style icon best known for her impeccable elegance for effortlessly wearing on-trend designs without looking like she is trying too hard. Palermo, who got her first break in the MTV television show “The City” in 2008, has maintained her signature brunette hair since the beginning. Her brunette-meets-bronde hair with just the right amount of sun-kissed highlights perfectly complements her delicate features (via Byrdie) — no wonder we all want to look like her!

So how does Palermo maintain those glossy locks that are often staring back at us on Instagram? In an interview with Vogue in 2014, she shared that she is pretty loyal when it comes to hair and has been going to Andre Davis at the Julien Farel Salon for her cut and to colorist Abby Haliti for color that perfect brunette hue for years. “When choosing a color for highlights, it’s important to take inspiration images with you, but you also need to pick a tone that speaks to your specific skin color,” she said.

Palermo also shared that she sometimes takes time off processing her hair and gets a trim every other month to keep it looking healthy and glossy. Over the years, we have seen that Palermo doesn’t get too adventurous with her hair color, yet she also maintains classy, on-trend locks that have a massive following. No wonder Palermo’s locks are always camera-ready.

Olivia Palermo’s expensive brunette hair is a gorgeous combination of golden and caramel

If you love keeping up with hair trends, you may have seen that celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid are going darker for the cooler months with the expensive brunette hair trend. According to celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith (via Glamour), this look is about adding depth and dimension to your dark hair to make it look expensive without one flat color all over.

According to Refinery29, the secret to Palermo’s multidimensional brown hair is all about adding brighter and bolder shades of brown without choosing one flat color all over. Her trendy shoulder-grazing sun-kissed brown hair is also easier to maintain than blonde. Palermo told Vogue, “In terms of everyday maintenance, I’m a big fan of Julien Farel Vitamin Restore treatment. It brings the PH balance back to my hair and is great for anti-aging. I also use a great clarifying shampoo from Phyto, and then dry shampoo is great for a cooler look.” She is also a fan of L’Oréal hair products. So if you are looking to go brunette for the winter, you know you can trust these products because she uses them herself.

If you are interested in trying out this sophisticated trend, make sure to discuss whether warmer or cooler tones are more flattering because you can choose from a range of coffee, caramel, copper, ash, or taupe. It looks like the brunettes might start having more fun than blondes.

Originally published at on December 2, 2021.


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