Sydney Sweeney’s Embracing Her Natural Hair Color

She looks like a different person as a brunette.

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Sydney Sweeney can pull off any hair color in the book. Proof: She’s spent the greater part of her career as a honey blonde. She took red hair for a spin while filming National Anthem last year. And, now, she’s embracing her natural, brunette hue.  

Earlier this week, the actress was photographed on-set in Australia while filming for her new survival thriller movie, Eden. The movie, which also stars Vanessa Kirby, Ana de Armas, and Jude Law, follows a series of unsolved disappearances in the Galapagos circa the 1930s. The picture snapped of the filming process leaves a lot to unpack—including the presence of a donkey—but, it’s the Euphoria star’s dramatic hair transformation that stole all of our attention. Her long locks were styled with a deep side part and swept into a low bun at the nape of her neck. 

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Unsurprisingly, Sweeney pulls off the chocolate brown hue flawlessly—it is her natural hair color after all. The good news: This means the movie’s beauty requirements are perfectly in line with her personal hair goals. 

“I’m just now starting my hair care journey,” the actress told Marie Claire last month. “It's been a road. My hair just goes through so much coloring. In the last two years, I went from growing my hair out completely, to dyeing it blonde, and then red. A month later I had to go blonde again and my hair started falling out. It’s been absolutely terrible.” 

She’s been “trying to let it grow out as much as possible” and using hair strengthening treatments, such as the beloved Kerastase Elixir Ultime, to get her tresses back to a healthy state. Judging by this photo, her strategy seems to be working.  

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.