Charlize Theron Says Goodbye to Her Bowl Cut With a Shorter

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There isn’t a single hair transformation Charlize Theron hasn’t looked gorgeous trying. If I told you that she’d had her natural hair removed so she could transplant Astroturf in its place, you wouldn’t even need to pictures to know in your heart that she’d pull it off like the eternal stunner she is. Well, her latest hairstyle switch may not be that dramatic, but it’s still a huge change from the bowl cut she’s been sporting for the last couple of months.

In case you missed it, Theron surprised everyone in September when she revealed that stylist Adir Abergel and colorist Shannon Gallacher had transformed her dark brown bob into a bowl cut with “wheaty blonde” highlights and a dark undercut and roots. But even though Theron completely changed the bowl cut’s reputation from that of the haircut every little boy has in their first-grade school photo to incredibly chic style for grown-ass A-listers, it seems even she has grown a bit tired of it, looking to Abergel for her latest change.

“Always love changing up this humans hair. New color. Swept back. New vibe,” Abergel wrote in the caption of a photo he posted of Theron to Instagram on Friday, the night she was being honored at the American Cinematheque Awards in Beverly Hills. In it, we see the “new color” Abergel refers to is a bright yet soft, buttery blonde — a big step away from the high-contrast bronde she’d been wearing with the bowl cut. And speaking of the bowl cut, it’s hardly recognizable the way it has been styled as a pushed-back, just-messy-enough look that suggests it’s no longer all one length.

In his Instagram stories, Abergel notes that he created the look with the help of the Restorative Treatment Mask (an Allure editor favorite) and Volumizing Primer from Virtue Labs, of which he’s the creative director.

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