Charlize Theron just got a bowl haircut

She makes the decidedly uncool chop look chic

Marie Claire Digital News and Entertainment Editor / September 03 2019

By any measure, the good 'ol bowl cut gets a bad rap. It's the style associated with those cringe-worthy preschool kids photos that you want to bury and never resurrect. But here to change everyone's opinion on the decidedly uncool chop is Charlize TheronOver the weekend, the actress bravely took the plunge and brought her bob into bowl cut territory. On Instagram, Theron posted a photo of herself rocking a short layer of fringe that neatly wrapped around the entirety of her head. She added some dimension with honey highlights.

She's baaaaack #Fast9
She's baaaaack #Fast9

Charlize will be reprising her role as cyber-terrorist Cipher in the Fast & Furious film franchise. "She’s baaaaack #Fast9," she captioned the shot. 

According to Adir Abergel, the man responsible for Charlize's glorious cut, he was inspired by "early images" of '90s supermodel Linda Evangelista shot by photographer Peter Lindbergh, and there's definitely a resemblance between Charlize's freshly shorn locks and the pixie cut that defined Linda's career. 

I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica. I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life. #hairbyadir #charlizetheron #withvirtue
I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica. I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life. #hairbyadir #charlizetheron #withvirtue

Here's hoping Charlize plans on keeping the edgy new look post-filming. 

Want to try a new look but don't think the bowl cut's for you? Here's all the best celeb hair transformations of 2019 so far for some inspiration.

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Grace is the Digital News and Entertainment Editor at marie claire and InStyle Australia. When not stuck in a seemingly endless Instagram scroll, you'll find Grace with her head in a good book.