Mullet like singer Nena: Charlize Theron makes the fringed shag cut the hairstyle trend of 2022...
Is she really her? Charlize Theron was almost unrecognizable at a recent Africa Outreach Project event in California! No wonder, because the actress has undergone a real type change: Instead of the blonde, half-length hair that Theron has been wearing for a long time, she now shows herself with a fringed shag cut.
From a buzzcut to pixie and all sorts of bob variations to wavy manes: Charlize Theron has tried out many hairstyles over the course of her career and it was not uncommon for these to be based on a film role (just think of her razor-short hair in "Mad Max"). The Oscar winner also changed her hair color several times, although she is mostly thought of as a blonde.
However, we see her current hairstyle on the actress for the first time. With her fringed, shoulder-length, almost black hair, Charlize Theron may evoke Nena associations in one or the other at first glance, and in fact, that's not too far-fetched. After all, similar cuts were already popular in the 70s and 90s and are currently celebrating their big comeback.
As a so-called shag cut, Charlize Theron's current haircut has been back on our radar for some time. For the hairstyle trend, which first appeared in the 70s, the hair is cut to about shoulder length and heavily layered, with the layers remaining unevenly long and fringed and the cut is given a casual undone look. The shag cut often also includes an overly long fringe that hangs down to the eyes and transitions into layers on the sides. It is either parted in the middle and sorted to the left and right – as with the trend hairstyle curtain bangs – or simply tousled through the middle.
No question, the shag cut turns its wearer into real rock stars! If they aren't already - after all, Billie Eilish in particular is a big fan of the retro hairstyle and wore it first in blonde, but currently in the same dark brown as Charlize Theron.
But references to the Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó can also be drawn when looking at Charlize Theron's new hairstyle. The star from the Netflix hit series "Money Heist" made a similarly fringed, shoulder-length hairstyle her trademark, which became the hairstyle trend of the hour in 2022 as "Mixie". As the name suggests, this is a combination of the ultra-short pixie (on the top of the head) with a mullet, i.e. a mullet cut.
The big difference in Charlize Theron's hairstyle? Úrsula Corberó goes with the mixie on a fringed, but straight cut micro fringe, which gives the hairstyle a different look. Based on all these examples, however, we can without a doubt state that: Whether pronounced or only discreetly hinted at - mullet cuts are back and the basis for 99 trend hairstyles on their way to the horizon ... or something like that.