Charlize Theron Buzzed Her Own Hair - And Loved It

07/29/2013 at 12:14 PM ET

Charlize Theron shaved headZuma; Getty

Most women can’t imagine shaving off all their hair, let alone actually doing it themselves. Charlize Theron is not most women.

Shaving her head for her role in Fury Road felt “great!” she tells InStyle. “I had just finished two press tours and my hair was destroyed from heat damage, so I was glad to get rid of it. I was also a new mom and just loved the idea of not having to style my hair every morning. The timing was perfect.”

And in her enthusiasm, she took things a step further than other stars who had shaved their head for roles (think Anne Hathaway, whose stylist put on a dress to cut her hair on screen in Les Misérables).

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“I realized there was no way around it,” she says of realizing her hair had to go for a role. “[The director] didn’t want to be the bad guy … so I finally called him and was like, ‘I need to shave my head, right?’ … Buzzed it with a razor [myself]!”

But since then, the star has let her hair grow out into a pretty, sideswept pixie that she complements with just a few beauty products (see her faves here). And like Ms. Hathaway, we’re loving her short haircut even more than her long one — we wonder if the busy mom’s latest look is here to stay.

Tell us: Would you ever shave off your hair? What do you think about her latest look?

–Alex Apatoff

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Ugonna Wosu on

looks amazing!

MVP on

Hair or no hair – she is gorgeous!!

juanita glass on

She’s so beautiful,she can rock anything…..

Karen on

Love it – she looks amazing with short hair with those cheekbones!

Good Tx Girl on

LOVE the pixie!

BBB on

Didn’t work for Anne Hathaway because of her really strong features, but Charlize looks pretty great. Still love her most in long hair (esp. when it’s styled with soft waves for red carpet events) but she looks great with short hair.

Kathie on

omg i would looooooooooove to shave my head. hair is such a pain in the ass. but i still need a husband so i can’t do it yet.

Dawn on

It does not matter, she is a beautiful woman with and without hair. Not many women can pull this off

Journey on

She is absolutely beautiful and she would be gogeous with a bald head. Would I shave my hair for a movie role? You bet! I’m not vain, hair grows back and in the mean time, there are lots of lovely wigs out there, so why not? I have always worn my hair short as it looks much better, so shaving it off wouldn’t be that drastic for me.

bearcawdy on

love her hair short and blonde!

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