A Ranked List of Julia Roberts’ Best (And Worst) Hair Color Moments

America’s sweetheart, Julia Roberts, turns 46 this week—though you wouldn’t believe it, she looks so darn good—and we’re celebrating in true Daily Makeover fashion by taking a look back at some of her best and worst hair color moments. Outside of her spectacular smile, her hair has long been one of her most winsome features—though she certainly has made some missteps over the years (who hasn’t?). While we mostly associate Julia with her auburn ringlets, she’s worn quite a number of hair colors over the years—from honey-blonde to deep brown. See the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in our ranked list!

63rd Annual Academy Awards

8. In 1991, Julia attempted to match her own hair to then-boyfriend Kiefer Sutherland’s sandy-blond locks. The result? A horribly unflattering dye job in a rather unnatural honey-blonde shade.

World Premiere of "Ocean's Eleven"

7. The actress tried blonde again in 2001, but she still didn’t get the shade quite right.

Seventh Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

6. In early 2001, Julia went in the complete opposite direction and picked a color that was way too dark for her complexion. The effect is more witchy than sexy.

28th Annual People's Choice Awards - General Photo Room

5. In 2002, Julia made a return to her signature auburn shade. Unfortunately, the color gives the impression that she used an out-of-the-box shade at home, and it came out with too many much red in it.

1998 Bafta Film Awards

4. This 1998 brunette color was much more flattering on Julia. Look how her eyes pop!

21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney - Press Room

3. Finally! In 2006 the actress found a blonde hue with lots of highlights that really suited her.

"Eat Pray Love" New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals

2. This color is the perfect brunette shade for fall—lush, with just a bit of lightness towards the ends.

Richard Gere And Julia Roberts In 'Pretty Woman'

1. Truly, nothing beats her classic “Pretty Woman” color—the perfect combination of auburn with a touch of natural-looking lightness at the ends. This look remains Roberts’ all-time best hair color moment.

What’s your take? Which of her hair colors do you love most?

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