Starlets are in the fortunate position of being able to change up their locks at the drop of a dime. Many of our favourite celebrities have opted for panther brown locks and swapped to sun-dipped blonde hues but which look suited them best?

Scarlett Johansson

The modern day Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett is the ultimate blonde babe. Her signature blonde locks have led to comparisons with the legendary blonde icon herself. As a brunette Scarlett is still breathtakingly beautiful but loses some of her allure. We love Scarlett as a timelessly classic blonde icon. It suits her buttermilk skin tone and bright blue eyes all the better!

Kim Kardashian

Famed for her cascading ribbons of chocolate brown hair, Kim modified her mane with golden blonde hues. The look worked surprisingly well with her large dark eyes and olive skin, but there’s no doubt that Kimmy K looks far superior with her raven dark tresses.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron is Queen of the surfy beach babe blonde look. The colour makes her blue eyes pop and suits her tan complexion. As a brunette Cameron is equally stunning, adding depth to her twinkling baby blues and a sense of sophistication to her goofball, girl next door allure. Cameron is one of those rare ladies who looks equally ravishing in both colours making this too close to call! Purely for the sake of familiarity, we’d advise Cameron to remain a breathtaking blonde.

Jennifer Lawrence

Famous for her role of Katniss in the Hunger Games franchise, we are used to seeing Jen with dark locks which adds depth to her blue eyes and cream complexion. As a blonde, Jen amps up her sex appeal a notch with an alluring softness that transforms her entirely. In this case: blonde is the victor.

Nelly Furtado

Those bright turquoise eyes are typically framed with dark locks but when Nelly went blonde it was a bit of a shock! The brassy tone she opted for clashed a little with her naturally olive complexion making her look years older than her age. We much prefer Nelly with her darker hair – it makes her eyes dazzle all the more!

Half and Half

Some indecisive celebs can’t decide if they want to be blondes or brunettes. Thank goodness for the ombre! Khloe Kardashian, Cheryl Cole, Rachel Bilson and Olivia Wilde are all fans of the ravishing half and half style that lends darker locks lightened ends for a beach babe finish. The ombre look always works better on long, thick tresses – a look which can be achieved with hair extensions if you aren’t blessed with it naturally.