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Charlize Theron's pixie cut is growing out and we can't help but stare

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

The dream 'do for short-haired gals

Charlize Theron has epitomized Hollywood glamour and sex appeal for years and if you ask us, her sexy factor only increased after she chopped her locks into a trendy pixie cut.

The dream 'do for short-haired gals

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Now that she's growing out the 'do, Charlize is experimenting a lot with her hair, and she recently wore her locks in a cropped curly 'do for a red carpet event. Eager to copy the look, we turned to Marc Mena, Senior Stylist at the Warren-Tricomi Salon in NYC, to get the step-by-step tips. Have fun styling!

The dream 'do for short-haired gals

Photo credit: FayesVision/

Get the look

  1. In order to get Charlize’s look, the key is to blow dry hair smooth first. Once hair is blown out, curl 1-inch sections of hair with a 3/4-inch curling iron. Make sure you are curling everything in the same direction. Editor's note: For added body and shine, wash hair first with Suave Natural Infusion Seaweed All Day Body Shampoo & Conditioner.
  2. Once you finish curling, spray with non-aerosol hairspray and then brush out using a flat paddle brush.
  3. To get added shine, use a pomade like Keratin Complex Iconic Polish. Put a pea-size amount in your hand and rub until the product has almost dissolved in your hand. Then run fingers through your hair, starting with the back and working your way forward.
  4. At the end, use fingers to style hair into the shape you want.

More 'dos we adore

Zendaya's sleek ponytail
Kendra Wilkinson's cute braid
Kristin Cavallari's loose waves

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