Should Charlize Theron Go Back to Blonde?

02/06/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Charlize Theron has been laying low these days, so when we saw her last week at the East of Havana screening in NYC, we were totally surprised by how different she looked. We tend to think of Charlize as a sunny blonde so it took us a minute to fully register her severely slicked back brunette hair and red lips. Clearly, she’s a beauty either way, but the looks are so different that we can’t resist comparing! Tell us: Should Charlize go back to blonde? Or do you like her new brunette locks?

P.S. While you’re thinking about haircolor, what do you think of Jessica Simpson’s new reddish-brown do? Let us know!

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salmonella on

I don’t mind the color so much, it’s just that the flat-against-the-scalp style is not flattering to her.

Hannah on

definitly blonde

Sylvia Simmons on

Definitely a better blonde!

Margaret on

She looks very sophisticated with the darker hair. I think she should leave it for awhile.

Katy on

i think she looks better as a blonde in these pics, but i do think that the brunette really makes her eyes pop. maybe she should do like a honey-brunette, that would look great. she is gorgeous either way though.

Frab on

She is so gorgeous she looks great either way- although I do prefer her blonde.

Alexandra on

Blonde, for sure!!

deb on

Charlize is beautiful regardless of her hair color or choice of lipstick – NO COMPARISON NEEDED! However, it should be a fashion don’t to let your dark roots show – you wanna go platinum – fine, but at least keep up with the peroxide instead of going around looking like a two-tone skunk.

Pat on

Charlize should stay a blond & who cares about Jessica!

Sarah on

I prefer her blonde, though she looks great either way.

sarah on

go back to BLONDE!!!

Jackie on

She looks beautiful in both pictures. I think that she looks better with her hair DOWN rather than PINNED BACK.

Nicole on

I think she looks gorgeous either way, but I think blonde does her more justice.

Becky on

i think she looks like a totally different person with brown hair. she looks good in both hair colors but i like the blond on her better.

Sydni on

I say blonde.
I think that the brunette is a little severe for her.
Blonde better suits her skin tone.

rachel b. on

personally, i like her hair blonde and not dark on Charlize Theron.

Tiffany on


Glenys on

She looks good either way, but I like the dark hair she sported in Aeon Flux. I don’t like it pulled back this tightly though. It’s too severe.

Celeste on

I think that Charlize looks million times better with darker hair. Blonde hair look country for her and she looks shophisticated with darker hair. And this dark shade don’t make her look older! Go on, girl, you look AWSOME!!!!!!

abc123 on

Maybe it’s her hairstyle, but the darker hair makes her appear older. If it weren’t for the style, I think she would look okay in either color.

Jackson on

I agree with Becky. She looks so totally different with brown hair. I’ve been seeing pictures of her and just couldn’t believe it was her. She looks great either way to me. She is such a beautiful woman!

Sarah on

Is it just me, or does the color and style age her like 10 years????

Stephanie on


Heather S. on

She’s a cute brunette, but much better as a blonde!

C on

She’s gorgeous either way.

funfun100 on

blonde, much much better. Brown makes her look secretary-ish. No offense…she’s just the stereotype secretary look with that color and style. Please go back to blonde!

Trinity on

I think that the dark would look much better in a dif style. But she looks more natural and less severe with the blonde…

BC on

well this is one girl who can pull off both hair colors and look good with either color……however the dark one makes her look older and more sophisticated….were the blond makes her look cute and playfully young …I enjoy both looks on her not everyone can pull it off!

Nicole on

I think the dark hair looks so sophisticated. I definitely prefer it over the blonde.

Courtney77 on

I love her, I think she always looks amazing.

Can’t wait for her upcoming projects.

Elda on

Beautiful and Beautiful!!

Angie on

I think she is beutiful either way, but i definatly perfer the blond,she has more of a glow that way.

Maggie on


Sarah on

BLONDE X100000!!!!!!!

Mike on

I saw her last week on 1 of the morning news/talk shows (GMA?) and to me, the color seemed to fall somewhere in between blonde and brunette. I personally prefer Charlize as a blonde (as if she’s going to ask me) but this “not light enough to be blonde but not dark enough to be brunette” look doesn’t work for me.



LL on

She’s soooo much more chic with the brunette. And it’s a nice color on her, not too dark like Cameron Diaz’s. She looks absolutely beautiful, she should leave it this way!

Naya on

Definitely brown. She looks so sophisticated, as a brunette. Being Blonde is so common in Hollywood…

Kim on

She looks sophisticated as a brunette. She should keep the new look for awhile then go lighter in the spring/summer.

libby on


Robin on

She has the kind of face and skin tone that looks equally good in both brunette and blonde hair.

Gala on

She is gorgeous but I don’t know if she has the hairline to pull off the slicked-back look! She needs some lessons from Diana Vreeland…

marie-Quebec on

she should go back to blonde, I think she looks older in brunette and it’s not good.

Crystal Beach girl on

Her and Cameron Diaz should be blonde. Cameron looks evil and old looking with that dark colour.

Tayme on

Charlize Theron is so beautiful. Seeing her transformation in “Monster” made me question whether that was really her or not. On another note…. I’m sure the dark color is okay, but you can’t really have a good glimpse, because it’s so slicked back. I’ll have to pick the blonde though. The blonde just makes her look radiant. I do have to say, her eyes are amazing with either color.

Marina on

I think she’s so pretty that any color fits her, althoug i like her without ponytail

j on

i think she looks striking w/dark hair. she should keep it.
jessica simpson looks like she’s trying to hard w/all her different looks, though.

Kristin on

She looks better blonde…the dark hair looks too severe.

Jessica on

It would look better dark if she styled it. It looks good, I think.

Megan Lorenz on

Thank God! She looks like Lilith from Cheers on the left. ha. Some people NEED to be blonde…She is one of the chosen.

A on

Way too harsh with the brunette. Go back to blonde or try a lighter shade of brown. ;)

Joshua on

I think this color makes her look very matronly and a bit too harsh. I think the blonde is more flattering with her skin tone and facial features and shape.

Kristen Y on

Play with color ladies!

brandi on

hello it is february and coolness is in…she looks amazing…

Cassy on

Charlize is beautiful no matter what color her hair is.

cecilia on

The dark hair makes her look a few years older.
I think the blonde is more appealing.

dalina on

dark or blonde!No matter…she’s sooo beautiful, and looks different with any hair-colour! The most beautiful woman of world for me .

dori on

I like her blonde hair much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So does my friend Justin

Denise on

With her face, the hair doesn’t matter!

april on

i think she looks good both ways. for me, i do my hair according to the seasons – spring/summer is lighter and fall/winter is darker. if you can swing doing that, more power to ya

Kaye M Miller on


Tracey on

Love it! Very sexy

dori on

Justin, don’t go taking all the credit like the blogging was your idea…please…

Zetta on

I think enough people have a hard time telling her and Ashley Judd apart with her blonde. The brunette is not working for me at all.

Elisama on

BRUNETTE!!!She looks younger.

smile on

Wow, is brunette the new blond? Jessica went brunette, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, or even Paris Hilton jumped on the bandwagon. It is a very cool color. I like Charlize’s dark, dark hue, but the style isn’t flattering. Soft waves would have looked nicer.

Lori on

I think the darker color is a good look for her, it gives her a more darker sophisticated look, and the blonde is good for summer,but can get away with the darker look, however, I think she should have gone with a golden brown.

Anonymousss on

hahaha she kinda luks lyk a mannequin. obviously blonde is better

beca on

I definetly think she sould go back to blonde

Notgonnatellyou on

The flat hair isn’t very appealing to her at all… so I can’t really make a judgement. If I had to compare the blonde looks so much better to me.

Laura on

Brunets are always sexier!!!!

Kristen Y on

Why can’t women swirch up there hair color and still look nice? She’s a beautiful women, so either way looks okay, as
long as she doesn’t attempt to go midnight black.

Jose on

I absolutely love the darker look. She looks sophiticated and still lood damn good. She looks great either way. She can dye her hair green and still look fabulous!

jessie on

I think she should go back to blone and that hair so tight is not hlping her image in pctues and her clothes make her look like a buisness woman

Emily on

I don’t really like her new hair color but it’s not that bad. I just really hate that hairstyle she is sporting in the picture. It doesn’t work for her.

Meaghan on


kaitlin on

I like both colors on her excpet i’m not to crazy about the flat against ther head look except in sports.

cr on

Not good…definitely better as a blonde.

i love dark chocolate on

she can pull off black, but blonde looks more fun and playful for her

Mima on

She looks better like a brunette.

kiya on

she has an aura of elegance and sophisticated beuaty

Laura on

This lady is so…. beautiful, it doesn’t matter what colour her hair is.

charlene Jones Jimenez on

Love it !!

kayla on

Definetley better as a blonde!!!

Kelcie on

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lorelay on

se looks incredible anyway, beacuse she has a really¨natural look. it´s like she was borned like this and this is the way she´ll die. extremly beautiful. that´s awful!

Grandma nature on

she is imo one of the most beautiful women in hollywood dark hair or light. i do think that it would look a lot better if it was a lighter brown

posh spice on

Dark hair is definitly better on her, the eyes are more beautiful with dark hair, more style and definition of her face. More “chic”.10/10

Kim on

I think she is absolutly beautiful either way!!!

christina on

she can has a blond a black a red a pink a green a flat a short a long hair and still looking beautiful ! she has a beautiful face with an angelique features



Caroline on

i hope she goes back to blonde! she’s looks better blonde

Charlize Theron wallpapers on

blonde for sure :)

Cole Sommella on

Charlize Theron is such a very very beautiful woman. She also has a flawless skin and i love her acting skills.

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