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    Okay, so what's the difference? I though brunette was just another word for brown?
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    I think "brunette" means dark brown when refering to hair color. Some anthropologists use the term "brunette white" to describe some Europid skin tones and I'm not sure what they mean. Olive?
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    hmm. Could someone post pictures? I'm only asking b/c it's on the user cp profile, under hair color.
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    I've always taken Brunette as being a rather generic term for someone who someone who does have blonde or red hair. At least, that seems to be the way everyone up and over here uses it.

    "Dark brown" "light brown" and the such i just figured is being more specific than just brunette.

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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    I've never considered myself to be a "brunette," but rather just someone with medium to light brown hair.

    It does seem though, based on what I have noticed in hair coloring product commercials, that brunette does seem to be considered more of a dark dark brown or black hair.

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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    if that is the case Soil, then I am a natural brunette.
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    Quote Originally Posted by Phill
    I've always taken Brunette as being a rather generic term for someone who someone who does have blonde or red hair. At least, that seems to be the way everyone up and over here uses it.

    "Dark brown" "light brown" and the such i just figured is being more specific than just brunette.
    Dictionary says! brunette dark or relatively dark pigmintation, having brown or black hair and eyes

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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    Quote Originally Posted by nemo
    Dictionary says! brunette dark or relatively dark pigmintation, having brown or black hair and eyes
    Brown it is!

    wait...black hair? How is black hair, brunette???? I thought black hair was, black hair. Did I miss something?
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    I've heard brunette white skin described as intermediate between pink-white and olive. Can anyone give details on this?

    In English, brown hair means the same as brunet/brunette. Dark brown is simply dark brown.
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    Post Re: Brown vs Brunette

    Photos anyone?
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