Alicia Silverstone Long Wavy Brunette Hairstyle

Added: 15 Nov 2015
Alicia Silverstone will be forever known for her role as Cher, the lovable but ditzy blonde from Clueless, which has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years. Silverstone's die hard fans will do a double-take when they see her new hair style with a darker hair color, but what will the final verdict be - is her new color modern and mature? Or just plain mousy?

Actresses often change their hair color when they are looking for new roles or trying to change the media's perception of them. Silverstone is probably desperate to shake off the bubble gum blonde look, and her new darker shade definitely gives off a more mature vibe. But, it also takes away some of her sparkle. It could be down to the actual tone of her hair, which seems auburn on the ends and dark ash blonde at the roots, but this color seems to make her blend in with the crowd. Alicia is also going neutral with her makeup, and wearing earthy brown based tones to coordinate with her new shade.

What do you think of Alicia's new color? Should she stay on the dark side or get back to her Clueless blonde roots?

The Hairstyle

One side of this hairdo is tucked behind the ear leaving the opposite side out to fall over the shoulder showing off the soft waves dressed through the mid-lengths to ends. This look is easy to re-create with the right tools and needs product to tame fly-away hair. Regular trims is needed every 4-6 weeks to prevent split ends.

Alicia Silverstone looks fabulous here in simple long silky waves. Alicia is a fan of classic, longer hairstyles which are ideal for her heart-shaped face and fine hair type. The layers and waves in this ‘do give her hair an infusion of body and volume which is essential for her hair type as it tends to fall flat. The side part and grown out fringe also works well for her high, broad forehead, but she would also suit bangs too. Tucking the hair behind the ear on one side is an easy way to add some extra style to a simple long ‘do like this one, plus it shows off her gorgeous earrings.

Alicia is a natural ash blonde. She has a fair, cool complexion and blue eyes which makes her suited to ash and beige tones the best. Here, she maintains her natural color at the roots while the ends have a buttery blonde tone. This gives her hair a beachy look , and it brightens up her complexion and eye color.

Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Direct your hair into position while applying the finishing products.
mousse, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

step 2

A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

step 3

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

step 4

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

step 5

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the left. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

step 6

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

step 7

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 8

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 9

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

step 10

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.