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19 Times Charlize Theron Inspired Us To Cut Our Hair Short

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The super short haircut Charlize Theron debuted at the 2013 Academy Awards is one of the most iconic pixies of our time. With her blonde locks closely cropped to her head, the actress' natural beauty shined bright.

For the past 15 years, celebrity hairstylist Enzo Angileri has been the mane man behind most of Theron's looks, including that Oscars pixie. The stylist attributes his ability to create standout hairstyles to developing deep bonds with his clients.

"Women are jumping too much from one hairdresser to the other, and then they end up with the consequences," he told The Huffington Post. "Because most hairdressers desire to fulfill their own ego, they do things that may not be in the best interest of the client. Only those that you have a relationship with will be able to achieve a great result, because they know what you'll want."

Theron has since grown out her short hair, seemingly effortlessly. According to Angileri, the trick was trimming and adjusting it every step of the way. "Any woman who wants to grow out her hair should have a hairdresser that achieves a new look little by little," he said.

And with Theron, the objective is always to keep it simple even when the occasion calls for a bit more glamour. "She doesn’t need a gimmick," said Angileri. "I'm not pushing it ever."

So, in celebration of Theron's 40th birthday today, August 7, we're taking a look back at her short hair journey -- starting from that blonde pixie at the Oscars to her most recent lob hairstyle.

What's your favorite Charlize Theron short hair moment? Tell us in the comments section!

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