It’s been a while since we last saw Charlize Theron, and in that time, she’s undergone a stunning new hair transformation. We say new, but it’s actually a return to an old favorite: the platinum-blonde bob.
On February 28, the Mad Max: Fury Road actor unveiled the new ‘do in Paris at the Dior autumn/winter 2023 show, looking timeless and elegant in a maxi fringe dress with a black coat just as long. One of Hollywood’s iconic blondes, in the summer of 2022, Theron made headlines when she unveiled a brand new bitter chocolate shade.
At the time, her dark hair had just grazed her shoulders with piece-y bangs. But ever the chameleon — in the past, she’s sported everything from a buzz cut to a bowl cut, with all manner of choppy bobs and shoulder-length styles in between — she has once again returned to her roots with a soft, chin-grazing bob.
The bob in question was styled simply with a side part and loose waves that added a glorious texture to the chin-grazing length. She paired the choppy hair with simple makeup, black-rimmed eyes, and bronzed cheeks, which let her new hair enjoy all the spotlight.
Though we loved Theron with nearly pitch-black hair, we can’t deny that blonde is just made for her. So we’re excited to see her return to the light hue. There’s no telling how long her new blonde bob is here to say, but in the meantime, we will be admiring it. Maybe blondes do have more fun.
This story originally appeared on vogue.co.uk.