Charlize Theron: See How Her Red Carpet Style Has Changed


Even though she’s been nominated for an Oscar and had a role in one of the highest-grossing films ever made, Charlize Theron has always been a bit of an underdog. She was born in South Africa to two models (and thus has always had some interesting hairstyles), but that hasn’t stopped her from getting the best of the best when it comes to hair care. While her style may not be as iconic or instantly recognizable as say, Salma Hayek’s, it’s still pretty damn awesome!

A Twisty Curl and Red Lipstick (1999)

In 1999, Charlize Theron was still getting her start in Hollywood. She played Sybil Danning in the film version of The Cider House Rules and she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her red carpet style at the time was very simple: she wore a dress by Christian Lacroix and wore her hair down with a twisty curl that peeked out from under her updo. She finished off this look with red lipstick on her lips, making it clear that this was not just any old red carpet event—it was a special occasion!

The Princess-Worthy Gown (2000)

The Princess-Worthy Gown (2000)

The actress wore a princess-worthy gown on the red carpet at the 2000 Academy Awards. This was during her rise to fame, when she was doing movies like Aeon Flux and Monster in law.

The Old-Hollywood Updo (2000)

The Old-Hollywood Updo (2000)

Charlize Theron’s hair is in an updo, which is a style that involves pulling your hair up into a bun on top of your head. This look can be achieved with either a small or large hair elastic, depending on how much you have to work with. You’ll want to make sure that you pull the elastic just tight enough so that it doesn’t slip out of place but still has enough room for movement when needed. If possible, try using pins or clips at each end of the elastic so there’s no chance for them to come undone during transport between locations or backstage at awards shows like this one!

The Golden Globes 2013

Charlize wore a Dior dress at the Golden Globes 2013. The dress was black and white, with a high neckline, high slit in front and back, and thigh-high slits on either side of her derriere.

The outfit was very fitted around her upper body—it didn’t leave much room for movement or breathing!

The Dreamy Dior Dress (2014)

The Dreamy Dior Dress (2014)

The color of this dress is so dreamy. It’s a beautiful blue hue, and it looks great on Charlize because she has such a pale complexion. This dress also fits her perfectly, which makes it easy to wear without feeling like you have to hide your curves or wear Spanx underneath it. The length of this dress falls right at mid-thigh, giving you the illusion that you aren’t wearing anything underneath it—which can be tricky when trying to look good while doing your best not to flash anyone in public! Lastly, this adorable number is made out of silk satin with lace detailing throughout as well as pockets for your phone or lip gloss…or maybe even both!

The Brunette Marilyn (2015)

Charlize Theron is one of the most beautiful actresses on the planet. You might even say she’s divine. While she has always been known for her amazing style, it wasn’t until 2015 that she started to look like a goddess in every sense of the word.

In The Brunette Marilyn—her first movie since 2010’s Snow White and the Huntsman—Charlize plays someone who looks exactly like Marilyn Monroe, down to her signature blonde hair color and porcelain skin tone. The role was so perfect for Theron that it earned her Best Actress Academy Award nomination at this year’s ceremony: She beat out fellow A-list actresses such as Brie Larson ( Room ) and Saoirse Ronan ( Lady Bird ).

The Shaggy Lob (2016)

Shaggy lob is a long bob with a shaggy texture. In other words, it has some loose strands that hang down from the top of your head. This hairstyle looks great on anyone looking for something more casual and fun than a classic look like Jen’s hair in “Gone Girl.”

Shaggy Lob Hairstyles:

  • Long Bob with Bangs or Lowlocks (2017) – Charlize Theron wore this hairstyle to the Globes ceremony where she was nominated for Best Actress in 2017. You can see her wearing this style in many photos from the event; I loved how pretty it was!
  • Shaggy Lob With Side Swept Bangs (2016) – In 2016, Charlize Theron wore this shaggy lob at an event celebrating her film Mad Max: Fury Road which made me fall in love all over again!

The Blond Pixie (2017)

The blond pixie cut was a popular hairstyle for Charlize Theron in the mid 2000s, which is also when she started to wear hair color. At this time, her red carpet style was glamourous and sexy but still conservative. She wore many different outfits to show off her figure while still maintaining a natural look with minimal makeup.

A year later, Charlize Theron went back to wearing her original brunette locks but with a few changes: shorter layers brought out more of her natural beauty (which we love), an inverted tuck gave it an edgier vibe, and she paired it with some polished court shoes instead of sandals or flats like before!

Charlize’s hair is so good.

Charlize Theron is a great actress, but there’s no denying that her hair is always on point. Her blonde highlights and sleek bob are just so stylish—and what’s more stylish than some red carpet glamour?

You can see the evolution of Charlize’s style in these photos from the recent Emmys:


As you can see, Charlize Theron has changed her look over the years. The actress has had a few different hairstyles over the years and she’s always looked good. Now that she’s in her thirties, we hope that Charlize takes steps to keep her hair looking as good as it does when she was younger.