Table of Contents
- Charlize Theron’s Turtleneck Isn’t a Regular Turtleneck, It’s a Cool Turtleneck
- As Charlize Theron debuts a new blonde hue, a look back at her hair evolution
- Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen on teaming up for ‘Long Shot’
- See Charlize Theron’s bangs through the years:
- Charlize Theron Hits the Oscars Red Carpet in a Dramatic Backless Dress and New Brunette Hair
- Charlize Theron Evolved Her Looks on the Red Carpet
Charlize Theron’s Turtleneck Isn’t a Regular Turtleneck, It’s a Cool Turtleneck
Following her 2004 Best Actress win for her transformative role as Aileen Wuornos in Monster, Charlize Theron has been a staple on the Oscars red carpet. Whether as a presenter or nominee (Theron was also nominated for her 2006 role in North Country), Theron knows how to make a statement on the red carpet.
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At last night’s Oscars, Theron hit the carpet sporting not just a brand new brunette bob, but a periwinkle Dior turtleneck gown with an open back. She highlighted the high neckline with cascading layered necklaces and a bright orange lip.
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Theron’s past Oscars red carpet appearances have proven the Tully actress is a fan of a gown with a train, like this red Dior Haute Couture dress with a plunging neckline.
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Then of course there was the gold metallic Gucci gown — with 593 Chopard diamonds — Theron wore to accept her 2006 Best Actress win.
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She also memorably rocked a Dior gown to the 2017 Oscars, and a killer 2013 Oscars look where she paired a Christian Dior Couture gown with her blonde pixie cut.
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Keep on keeping on, Charlize.
Charlize Theron is no stranger to changing up her hairstyle but she turned up to the 91st Oscars red carpet debuting a COMPLETELY brand new hair do.
Foregoing her usual blonde tresses, the Academy Award-winning actress turned heads with a completely dark brunette look. And it wasn’t just a colour change, the actress also had a dramatic chop, too.
And while people might assume the actress did the dramatic hair transformation for a role, according to her hair stylist’s Instagram page, it might have actually been a last-minute decision.
“Decided to chop it all off before the big moment,” writes Adir Abergel.
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Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir
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Charlize is presenting an award tonight but is no stranger to the Academy Awards. The South African actress won an Oscar back in 2004 for her role in Monster and was nominated again two years later for North Country.
She paired her dramatic new look with a gorgeous gown from Dior.
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See below the rest of the amazing red carpet looks from the 2019 Oscars.
Go ahead and cancel that appointment with your colorist.
On Sunday evening, Charlize Theron walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards looking absolutely radiant from head to toe. And that included her middle part and visible roots which she hid with a chic jewelry hack.
“I didn’t have time to do my roots,” Theron explained during a red-carpet interview. But not only did she still look supremely cool with her dark roots blending into her platinum hair; she kicked things up a notch by accentuating said roots with a stunning set of Tiffany diamonds.
“The look is a futuristic take on 1920s glamour,” said celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who did the Bombshell actor’s glam for the night, in a statement. “The minute I saw the clean lines of Charlize’s two-piece outfit, I knew that I wanted the hair to mimic the qualities of the fabric—shiny and reflective. I added a powerful and modern detail to the look, with a diamond tennis bracelet for that extra shine and modern feel.”
The Tiffany Victoria Line Bracelet Theron wore as a hair accessory is worth a whopping $15,500. The entire bracelet comes with a total carat weight of 2.90.
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According to Abergel, he created the look using Virtue Labs Healing Oil to help smooth away any flyaways. Next, he applied Virtue Labs Un-Frizz cream for an ultra-glossy finish. To secure the Tiffany piece, Abergel laid in a small French braid to ensure the diamonds could be anchored well to stay in place.
Theron’s beauty experts finished off her glamorous Givenchy red-carpet look with a full face of Dior products. According to Dior, Theron used the Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Serum-Lotion to soothe her skin before applying Dior Forever Skin Glow, Forever Skin Correct, the line’s Backstage Contour Palette Universal, and Backstage Rosy Glow Blush.
Go ahead and try the look yourself, even if you have to sub in a faux diamond bracelet.
As Charlize Theron debuts a new blonde hue, a look back at her hair evolution
All eyes were on Charlie Theron at last night’s Golden Globes, not only because the actor was in the running for the best actress in a drama award but because she put on stellar performance on the red carpet.
The Bombshell star may have lost out to Renee Zellweger for the award but she triumphed in the style stakes, looking incredible in a green Dior gown and showing off a luxe new hair look.Charlize Theron arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 5, 2020 (Jordan Strauss/AP/PA)
“We have seen Charlize with iterations of the bowl cut for the last few months,” said hair stylist Adir Abergel, the man behind the new ‘do.
“This new variation of her short style takes the bowl cut in a new direction with a golden blonde hue.
“I was inspired by the beautiful movement of the dress that had Grecian influence yet had a modern structured bodice.
“I wanted to mimic that in the hair by creating a golden toned style with architecture lines and movement.”
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There aren’t many Hollywood stars who can pull off a bowl cut, but then the South African born actor has always loved experimenting with hair, switching from long to short and blonde to brunette frequently throughout her career.
Here we look back at Charlize Theron’s hair evolution…
2000: Cropped curlsAt the 72nd Annual Academy Awards (Michael Crabtree/PA)
Theron is no stranger to a super-short hair style. At the start of her career, the actor sported a tousled crop in her natural hair colour, light brown.
2003: Fringe benefitsPosing for photographers during a photocall to promote ‘The Italian Job’ (Myung Jung Kim/PA)
Before long, Theron had gone icy blonde and grown her hair out to a typically 2000s shoulder-length layered style with a face-framing fringe.
2006: Bouffant babeHer look at the 78th Annual Academy Awards (Ian West/PA)
In the mid-2000s, Theron experimented on the red carpet with sleek ponytails and chignons.
One of her most memorable hair styles was at the 2006 Academy Awards, when she chose a voluminous bouffant up-do reminiscent of another blonde movie icon, Brigitte Bardot.
2008: Long locksAt the 65th Venice Film Festival (Yui Mok/PA)
Theron kept her longer locks for several years, choosing a softer, honey-blonde shade and a side-swept fringe with gentle waves.
2013: Pixie cropArriving for the 85th Academy Awards (Ian West/PA)
After shaving her head in 2012 for her role in Mad Max: Fury Road, Theron unveiled her shortest ever red carpet hair style the following year at the Oscars, her grown out buzz cut dyed blonde and styled into a cool textured pixie crop.
2018: The ‘Lob’Making a speech during the Aids 2018 summit (Gareth Fuller/PA)
The ‘lob’ or long bob has become a Hollywood A-lister favourite, so it’s no surprise that Theron has also tried the trend, opting for a bright blonde shoulder-length cut with choppy waves.
2019: Brunette bombshellAttending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2019 (Ian West/PA)
Theron surprised everyone at last year’s Oscars when she ditched her blonde locks in favour of a deep chocolate brown bob.
“I wanted a sexy, side-swept bob that was luxurious, timeless and chic,” explained hair stylist Adir Abergel.
For that hue, which was done by colourist Tracey Cunningham, Abergel wanted, “a luxe and rich shade of brown that would enhance those gorgeous blue eyes”.
Charlize Theron has never shied away from daring hairstyles. After all, this is the woman who shaved her head for a role in “Mad Max” and rocked a pixie cut like no other. But the award-winning actress might just have outdone herself with her latest mane move.
The “Long Shot” star rocked some seriously blunt micro-bangs (baby bangs) on the red carpet last night, and we almost didn’t recognize her.
Charlize Theron debuted her faux baby bangs at the premiere of “Long Shot.” Evan Agostini / AP
After ogling the 43-year-old’s new fringe from every angle, we had to wonder: Were her new bangs real? Or just temporary? Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too long to find out, because Theron’s go-to hairstylist, Adir Abergel, soon revealed that he used faux bangs on the star.
It’s not uncommon for stars to test drive a new ‘do on the red carpet, so we’re not surprised Theron only went for faux bangs. She’s still probably getting used to her last drastic hair change: going from blond to brunette in February.
A red lip complemented her new hairstyle and her gorgeous blue gown.WireImage
Baby bangs have always been a somewhat polarizing look, with Courtney Cox’s “Scream 3” bangs serving as a comedic hair horror story for years.
In “Scream 3,” Cox sported choppy baby bangs.Alamy Stock Photo
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All kidding aside, Theron certainly rocked the look with her signature attitude, and looked pretty darn amazing, if you ask us. And if she chooses to make the look permanent one day, we won’t be upset!
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See Charlize Theron’s bangs through the years:
Charlize Theron at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinema in Los Angeles in 1997.WireImage
Theron looked sleek and sharp with a pixie featuring just the slightest bang at the “Mad City” premiere in 1997.
The South African actress went for long hair and bangs in 2000.WireImage
At the 2000 premier of “Reindeer Games,” the actress showed us how to rock long, bouncy bangs in style.
Sweet and sideswept
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The actress debuted an uncharacteristic dark hue at the 2004 Golden Globes, and sported some sideswept fringe.
Chic in curls
She went a bit retro with this curly hairstyle.Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage
Theron channeled an old Hollywood star with this cute curly look, complete with wavy bangs, in 2006.
Long and lovely
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In 2014, the actress flirted with long, sideswept bangs that partially shielded her eyes.
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Theron knows how to frame her face perfectly with a touch of fringe.
Charlize Theron Hits the Oscars Red Carpet in a Dramatic Backless Dress and New Brunette Hair
All eyes were on Charlize Theron‘s daring new ‘do at the Academy Awards.
The actress, who is known for her signature blonde hair color, debuted a deep chestnut hue on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night.
Theron’s hairstylist Adir Abergel also decided to chop her hair into a chic chin-length bob styled in a deep side part tucked behind one ear for the occasion. “Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir,” Abergel captioned a photo on Instagram.
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The Oscar presenter paired her eye-catching new hair change with a stunning Dior Haute Couture gown. From the front, the long-sleeve periwinkle confection looks sleek and sophisticated, but from behind the backless design captivated all the attention.
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She completed the stunning look with an on trend orange-red lip and a dazzling diamond Bulgari serpent necklace.
The second Theron hit the red carpet, fans went wild over her brunette ‘do on social media. “Charlize Theron cut and dyed her hair and I love it, also a beautiful Dior dress!!” one person wrote on Twitter.
Charlize Theron cut and dyed her hair I love it, also a beautiful Dior dress!! 😍 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/AWNJ4DIrtK
— Sarah 🥀 (@Sarahwinterman) February 25, 2019
Is Charlize Theron trying to kill us ? Because it’s working! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/LcLE2tFIq1
— lawrence (@brieIarsonn) February 25, 2019
Another fan said, “Is Charlize Theron trying to kill us ? Because it’s working! #Oscars.”
The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.
Charlize Theron is fully committed to her craft. As one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors, she has tackled a wide range of projects that prove she can transform into just about any character. A prime example is when she portrayed the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster, for which she won her first Academy Award. More recently, she piled on the prosthetics to play a freakishly convincing Megyn Kelly in 2019’s Bombshell, a role that earned her a Best Actress nod at the Oscars this year. Ahead of the big ceremony, Vogue caught up with Theron’s longtime stylist, Leslie Fremar, to discuss how these extreme film roles affect the star’s red carpet style.
Fremar began working with Theron in 2008, when the actor was embarking on her press tour for Hancock, costarring Will Smith. Since then, the stylist has seen Theron undergo many style transformations, often as a result of the roles she takes on. “She’s a rebel in her craft,” said Fremar. “She will cut her hair off or gain 70 pounds—she really transforms for her work, and I have to embrace whatever is happening with her aesthetic at the time.” One notable change along their journey together was when Theron shaved her head for her turn as Imperator Furiosa in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Fremar said that character brought a new edge into her style that she continues to play with today. “Sometimes when she has this beach blonde, flowing hair, it starts to feel more California—and then when the hair comes off, it’s a little bit more androgynous or tougher,” Fremar said. (Since Mad Max, Theron has continued rocking pixies or even a bowl cut).
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While Theron’s dramatic character choices can greatly influence her red carpet appearance, Fremar has managed through it all to maintain a certain consistency on the step and repeat. The stylist often dresses Theron in polished blazers and tailoring, a signature aesthetic that Theron continued during her recent Bombshell press tour. Together, they looked to labels such as Dior (Theron’s most-worn label), Givenchy, Celine, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and more—all fashion houses that have a focus on clean lines and minimalism. Fremar says their current appreciation for quiet elegance has evolved over time. “People’s style evolves with age,” said Fremar. “Charlize and I happen to be the same age, so I think we have been evolving together.”
Another thing that has evolved throughout Theron’s career is her ongoing relationship with Dior. The French fashion house has a long history of dressing the star. Today, Fremar appreciates designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s easy wearability. “Maria’s clothes are just so wearable,” said Fremar. “If you go into the store, you want to buy everything. There’s T-shirts and there’s really well-tailored jackets. These are things that Charlize likes to wear in her everyday, and then when you style them with hair and makeup, that’s really what elevates the look past this everyday feeling.” As for Dior’s couture offering, Fremar’s long-standing relationship with the label always ensures a fits-like-a-glove end result. “They’ve been making her dresses for so long, they have her mannequin,” Fremar said. “They really care and know what works on her, so it’s always a relief to make clothes with them for evening.”
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But while Fremar and Theron have developed a signature style, they don’t shy away from taking risks either. This awards season, Fremar has experimented with unexpected shapes and bold colors. At the Golden Globes, for instance, they worked with Dior on a design that was a departure from Theron’s love of black: a draped column gown with shocking green accents. “We’d been touring Bombshell since September, and through many fittings had said to me, ‘At one point, I’d like to wear something really green and vibrant,’” said Fremar. “It just felt really original, and in this form, it’s actually hard to be original.”
At the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Theron also elevated her look with an unexpected net top. “That mesh top was meant to be worn under the green Golden Globes dress, and then we decided we wanted to leave it with a little more flesh,” said Fremar. “When we were getting ready for the Palm Springs Film Festival, she was like, ‘Maybe the the mesh would make it a little more retro.’ We ended up using this couture shirt under a ready-to-wear piece.”
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As for what to expect for the remaining red carpets of awards season? Fremar said that whatever Theron wears, she will continue to support original, thoughtful design—a stylist’s dream. “She appreciates it as a craft,” Fremar said. “She doesn’t think of it as superficial; she really understands how much work and and time and craftsmanship goes into making clothes. And she wears costumes for a living, so she she just appreciates what clothes can do for a person and character.” When prodded for a potential hint of what Theron will wear next, Fremar offered this tiny nugget. “We’ll see some color, metallics,” she said. “She just wants to mix it up—she likes change, clearly. She definitely keeps me on my toes.”
Charlize Theron Evolved Her Looks on the Red Carpet
Stylist Leslie Fremar kept looks fresh for Charlize Theron’s “Bombshell” tour: “The clothes don’t wear her, she really wears the clothes well.”
“I really thought I was watching Megyn Kelly,” says stylist Leslie Fremar of “Bombshell” star . “I was impressed with just how transformative she really is.” Through the press tour, she transformed on the style front, too. “She has this really evolving hair that she’s been changing a lot for different roles. She went from having really dark to lighter hair, cutting it into a bowl and now into a platinum, really short style, so I think that’s been driving the inspiration with the outfits.” She pulled the black-and- white Governors Awards look from the Tom Ford show. “It was cool and effortless, and I think that’s what she liked about it.”
The Dior show inspired Theron’s dramatic look for the “Bombshell” L.A. premiere. “ did all these incredible black laces and embroideries, and there was one look in particular that we loved and ended up changing to suit Charlize’s body,” Fremar says. “We just lowered the V and shortened the skirt.” Theron added two different-length Dior earrings. “Charlize loves jewelry — I’ve never met anyone who loves jewelry as much as her,” she says. “Fine jewelry, costume jewelry, you name it. She likes this asymmetrical idea with her short hair, so we’ve been playing that up.”
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“She had mentioned to me that she was loving green,” says Fremar, who relayed the idea to Dior. “They
came back with this kelly-green swatch that we thought felt really original and special. We wanted something vibrant and it felt fresh. White, black, red — those are the typical colors you see, so we thought,‘Let’s try it.’” Her Tiffany &
Co. necklace with a “huge emerald” was set in diamonds and sapphires — “which you don’t really see that often.” Uniqueness now is a difficult feat: “It’s hard to be original with everything being on Instagram and social media, so
I think people are taking risks and trying to create something you haven’t seen before.”
Celine’s Hedi Slimane made the silver dress Theron wore to the Critics’ Choice Awards. “It’s very heavy and hand-embroidered, really amazing,” she says. “We decided to wear the tuxedo jacket last minute — we felt like it toughened it up a little bit, and made it feel more like an evening tuxedo. She loved the shoes, too — they’re half black, half silver.” Fremar is on her 65th press look for “Bombshell.” “So we’re just trying to keep it fresh and moving, and making her feel good is the ultimate goal.” Theron’s looks are as strong and empowering as the character she portrays: “She just is that type of person, so I think it translates in her clothes.”