Halle Berry’s arrival at the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards in March reminded everyone in attendance of one thing: she’s not afraid to rock a bold new look. Berry showed up to the award show with a brand-new hairstyle, which happens to be one of 2022’s biggest hair trends: a buzzed bixie cut.
Now, after wearing the style for a few months, Berry decided to give her look yet another upgrade. In a video posted on Instagram on Nov. 18 with the caption, “how it started vs how it’s going,” the actor turned her head to showcase a series of lines shaved into the buzzed section of her hair. At the end of the clip, she says, “Thank you, Ohre,” shouting out hairstylist Ohre Kilpatrick.
A bixie cut is “shorter than a bob, longer than a pixie, and with the hair off the neck and midface,” April Peele, a hairstylist at Salon SCK, previously told POPSUGAR. Instead of keeping it traditional, Berry opted to buzz the side of her head and chose to dye it a two-toned color with platinum blond on top and a dark brown underneath.
Berry has most recently been seen rocking shoulder-length dirty-blond hair with curtain bangs, so this new look is quite a dramatic change. However, she’s has been known to try extreme looks for special occasions like this. At the 2021 Oscars, she hit the red carpet sporting a dramatic A-line microbob with matching bangs.
Take a closer look at her new haircut below.