Charlize Theron's Bowl Cut Just Made The Throwback Trend Look Cool Again
From Timothée Chalamet's angular chop in the new trailer for The King, to Harry Styles' messy updated fringe, men of Hollywood are getting bold with the shears as summer comes to a close — and now a leading lady has hopped onboard. If you're itching for a daring switch-up for the season ahead, allow Charlize Theron's bowl cut to convince you to take the plunge. The Academy Award-winning actor debuted the edgy new look on Instagram on Mon., captioning the photo "She’s baaaaack," in reference to the return of her character, Cipher, in Fast & Furious 9.
It's always amazing to watch Theron transform into an array of badass roles, and this far-out haircut is further proof of the South African beauty's unending versatility. From blunt brown bobs to luscious blonde waves, the 44-year-old has rocked it all, and there's nothing the mother-of-two can't pull off.
Her latest beauty transformation, courtesy of hairstylist Adir Abergel, is one of her most daring yet — and was inspired by iconic supermodel Linda Evangelista's choppy 'do in the '90s, captured by the late, legendary fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh. With the bold and angular haircut getting rave reviews from social media followers and the media, it turned out to be the perfect way to pay homage to the renowned photographer's most recognizable work.
The throwback shape isn't the only questionable trend Theron manages to pull off effortlessly with this bold new look. The cut also features distinctive tones, with a dark brown shaved undercut contrasting against honey blonde highlights. Could this be the encouragement we need to revive nostalgic hair trends we never thought would see the light of day?
Even if you're not yet ready to go all-out with two-toned colorways or a full-blown bowl cut, you can still play around with texture with the help of shape-enhancing styling products. Stay within your level of comfortability in terms of which piece-y chop you go for, and incorporate The Zoe Report's selection of pliable products below, for an edgy, offbeat foray into fall.
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Work this buildable clay into the ends of your pixie cut for a touch of actor-approved edge.
Keep the effects of humidity at bay with this frizz-fighting gel that will keep curls lively yet manageable.
Tame flyaways and manipulate texture with this fiber-forming cream from Bed Head.