Brown-haired people are thought to produce more skin-protecting eumelanin and are associated with having a more even skin tone. A small amount of brown eumelanin in the absence of other pigments causes yellow blond color hair. The pigment eumelanin gives brown hair its distinctive color. In northern and central Europe medium to light brown shades are the most common, while darker shades prevail in the rest of the continent. Brown-haired people have medium-thick strands of hair. Archived from the original on 5 November The woman portrayed in Leonardo da Vinci 's most famous painting, Mona Lisa , is brunette.
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The pigment eumelanin gives brown hair its distinctive color.
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Brown hair comes in a wide variety of shades from the very darkest of brown almost black to lightest brown almost blond showing small signs of blondism. Often, natural blond or red hair will darken to a brown color over time. The woman portrayed in Leonardo da Vinci 's most famous painting, Mona Lisa , is brunette. Merriam-Webster defines "brunet" as "a person having brown or black hair"—with which they may have "a relatively dark complexion—spelled brunet when used of a boy or man and usually brunette when used of a girl or woman".