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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Ruby on

I recently shaved all of mine off too! I donated mine though since it was in excellent condition :) I absolutely love mine as well. She is a very gorgeous woman.

Sophia on

If I was getting paid a lot of money, sure. If I wouldn’t look like a boy, sure. I think she always looks unhappy.

Ruby on

She is the only person I know who can wear a hairstyle like that and look absolutely classy. Not many can pull off that look. Charilze is stunningly gorgeous.


Doesn’t matter what she does, she always looks AMAZING. I still laugh at Snow White and the Huntsman….as if Kristen Stewart could ever be more beautiful than Charlize Theron (well, maybe in her Monster make up, but that is it!).

ImALadyToo on

Why do so many women feel like they need to bleach their hair the lightest shade of blonde? Most people can’t pull off the color, because it doesn’t go with their complexion, and it just destroys your hair.

Go with a shade that is at least close to your own – you’ll look much better!

Lisa on

It definitely works on her. She is beautiful no matter how her hair is styled.

Nancy on

Since the first time that I saw Charlize, I thought she was one of the most beautiful, sexy and hottest women alive!!! Hair or no hair; still gorgeous!

When I was married to my ex, he had a very bad hair fetish. He would bribe me with money to let him buzz my head. It felt so cool to touch and great for the Summer.

Dina on

Not even Charlize looks good with this haircut, or any woman in the world… or men actually.

Stacey on


ph on

she look great wit her hair short most woman cant pull tat of it suit her cheek bones

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