Charlize Theron debuted faux baby bangs at the New York City premiere of Long Shot on Tuesday night (30Apr19).
The actress, who unveiled a new bob and dyed her hair a deep chestnut shade for the Academy Awards in February, made a splash when she stepped out on the red carpet at the event held at AMC Lincoln Square, with her new fringe perfectly complementing her sharply tailored black Dior suit.
At first, some fans thought Charlize had fully committed to bangs, however, her hairstylist Adir Abergel later confirmed that the look was created using a hairpiece.
“Charlize is one of my greatest muses. It’s been so much fun working with her. A couple of months ago, we decided to take her brunette and cut her hair into a bob for the Oscars,” he told Just Jared. “I love that she is a risk taker and explores different styles. For the premiere, we wanted to push it just a little bit further, and I decided to give her some faux bangs.”
Adir, who also works with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Eva Green, went on to explain that his inspiration for Charlize’s bold bangs was an image of supermodel Linda Evangelista from the 1990s.
In addition, the hairstylist uploaded two pictures to Instagram showing him working on the 43-year-old star’s tresses prior to the premiere, and shared that he had completed the transformation by first using a hair mask from Virtue Labs before proceeding to sweep the rest of her locks into a low ponytail.
“New bangs on this muse @charlizeafrica,” he captioned one snap. “Love collaborating with this magical human. A little @virtuelabs hair mask, a little sleek ponytail and some new faux bangs and we are ready! Always have fun with your looks, hair is one of the greatest accessories.”
Long Shot, which also features Seth Rogen and June Diane Raphael, begins hitting cinemas around the world from Wednesday.