Halle Berry Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle
Halle Berry Sassy Pixie
Short Hairstyle
Karen Marie Shelton - Copyright - All Rights Reserved.
Revised Date: 11/21/10

Introduction

Halle Berry
Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle
2010 Golden Globes Award

Although Christoph Walz received the best supporting actor award at the 2010 Golden Globe awards for "Inglourious Basterds" it was Halle Berry (Maria Halle Berry) who received the lion's share of attention on the stage.

Why?  Looking breathtakingly beautiful with a redo of her 1996 -2004 iconic super short pixie haircut, the 43-year-old actress wore a stunning onyx black silk bias cut gown with lace inserts by Kaufman Franco.

Note:  Visit the HairBotuique.com Halle Berry Photo Gallery - Check out Halle Berry's different hairstyles.

The Kaufman Franco was low cut in the front and the back and on the Red Carpet she poised to show off her amazing sexy back.

Halle accessorized with Kimberly McDonald earrings and bracelet, Christian Louboutin shoes and Irit Design oxidized sterling silver and pave diamond chain link bracelet.

Since giving birth to her daughter, Halle hasn't been strutting her stuff much on the Red Carpets.  The Fabulous In Her Forties actress has been working on a variety of projects keeping her busy. 

The star recently released her second fragrance, Pure Orchid.  Halle told People Magazine the new fragrance will have notes of jungle cactus flower, blackberry creme and tonka bean, which sounds yummy.  

Halle is also working on special projects with her longtime friend Oprah Winfrey in addition to various acting roles including her newest role playing famous jewel their Doris Payne in the movie, “Who is Doris Payne?”

Back To Halle's Pixie

Halle Berry
Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle
2010 Golden Globes Award

Halle can rock a pixie haircut better than anyone because of her striking face, stunning eyes, stellar skin tone and luscious lips.  Her current pixie cut is ultra-short closely hugging her head along the sides.  Her haircut is longer on top and styled with soft spikes.

Adding Halle's spikes is easy for anyone with a pixie haircut.  Use a hair gel or cream to slick down the sides.  Use a medium-hold spray or mist throughout the crown.

Halle recently told People Magazine her easy fix for when she's having a bad hair day is to "wear a hat." 

The stunning star is known for wearing knit newsboy caps which are very flattering with her face shape.

Halle also said "when you have short hair you can't hide."  She noted "you have to accep who you are.  It's a good thing!"

Halle Berry's Hairstyle 411

Over the years Halle has worn her beautiful brunette hair in a dizzying array of hairstyles from long and stick straight to full of ringlets.

Halle has been to known to wear her tresses in alternating tousled and sleek styles ranging from super short to very long.  Her short pixie crop which she first rocked in 2002, is a fan favorite.

Changing up her Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle is as easy as changing the styling products she uses.

Halle Berry
Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle
2010 Golden Globes Award

For her recent Red Carpet appearances her hair has been styled  in a finger tousled style.  Her 2010 Golden Globes Award hairstyle was brushed up and off her forehead with lots of body and some volume built in around the crown.

Sometimes Halle likes to add a very thin headband to dress up her short style with great results.

For less formal off-camera events she often wears her hair more casually tousled.

Hairstyle:  Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle

Since her hair is so short, it's obvious Halle doesn't utilize any type of wigs or add-on hair for her various cropped hairstyles.  

In the past when she wore her hair longer, she acknowledged she wore hair extensions.

Hairstyle Color:  Warm Milk Chocolate base

Hairstyle Highlights/Lowlights:  If you look closely you will see what appears to be ribbons of slightly lighter caramel highlights with deeper chestnut lowlights which gives Halle's hair warmth, depth and volume.

The lighter caramel highlights interwoven around Halle's hairline and strategically placed against the milk chocolate brunette base also helps to bring out a beautiful shine while showcasing Halle's gorgeous eyes, skin and lips.

Halle Berry
Sassy Pixie Short Hairstyle
2010 Golden Globes Award

Texture:  Halle appears to have medium thick hair in excellent shape with lots of natural curl and wave.  Her pixie is comprised of skillfully placed layer throughout the interiors and around the perimeters of her super short hairstyle.

Wearing her hair super short works with her naturally curly hair since it is so short there's not enough length for curls to form.  It's also possible Halle has her hair chemically relaxed or straightened to keep it sleeker.

Fringe:  Halle rarely wears a fringe which may be due to the fact her hair is so short or the texture is naturally curly and wavy.  There doesn't appear to be enough length to her current pixie hairstyle to fashion into any type of fringe.

Sometimes Halle's hair is brushed off her hairline in such a style that no obvious part is clearly visible.  She also plays with soft peaks of hair along the hairline brushed up into an edgy spike.

Face Shape:  Halle's face shape is a combination between oval and heart shaped.

She has well-defined cheekbones and a slightly pointed chin.  Her eyebrows are gorgeous and perfectly frame her chocolate brown eyes.

Halle Bullock
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Pressroom
03-10-2002

Hairstyle Works Best:  Halle's hairstyle works best for tresses which are ear length or above either all one length or with layers. 

The best texture for recreating this hairstyle is straighter hair with some bend or natural waves.  

Of course tight curls might not work with this hairstyle, but very light curls which can be temporarily straightened could be an option.  The hairstyle can be copied with or without a fringe.  However, a fringe would be problematic for those with naturally curly tresses.

Hair Tools Required:  This style can be easily air dryed and finger tousled.  It's basically a wet, tousle and go hairstyle.

If you prefer a more finished or textured look you can utilize a blow dryer, small barrel curling iron or flat iron, 100% boar bristle round brush, long tail comb, leave-in conditioner, defrisant, styling spray and/or cream, sculpting hairspray, shine spray and/or serum drops. 

Hair wax is optional for creating different textures.  If you want lots of volume you may want to consider using a volumizing program with shampoo and root spray.

To add strategically placed volume, fullness and/or length you may wish, if your base hair is long enough, to play with clip-in hair extensions, clip in fringes or a clip-in pony for a completely different look.

Steal Halle's Hair Style

This style is idea for short to very short tresses which are medium in thickness.  Follow the steps below to re-create Halle's tousled or sleek choppy hair style:

Start with a short precision hair cut which is all one length or with very slight layers throughout.

1.  Start by washing your hair in lukewarm water with a product designed to add back moisture and to treat colored or highlighted hair with tender loving care. 

Halle Berry
at the 9th Annual
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Los Angeles, CA
March 9, 2003

2.  Rinse hair well and then apply a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner focusing the products on the areas of the hair that are most dry or damaged.  If your hair is fine or thin you may wish to skip this option.

3.  For extra conditioning substitute the rinse-out conditioner with a deep conditioner that is allowed to soak down into the hair's shaft.

4.  Finish with a cool/cold rinse to lock in moisture and add additional shine.

5.  Towel blot to remove excess moisture.  Apply a conditioning detangling spray or leave-in conditioner and detangle strands with a wide tooth comb working from the ends to the roots.  Create either a center or side part, depending on how you wish to style your hair.

Note:  If your hair is prone to frizzing apply a defrisant product or mix with your other styling products.  Many celebrities are big fans of Phytodefrisant.

6.  For fullness, lift and volume throughout the crown, apply a volume enhancing product to the roots.  Distribute a straightening balm to the rest of the strands distributing from below the roots to the ends.

7.  Use a long tail comb to create desired part. Separate strands into 1" to 2 1/2" sections and blow dry with a boar's bristle round brush.   For added volume you may wish to consider a vent brush. Blow dry the top sections of hair using fingers to lift individual top strands and direct the air flow from ends to roots. 

Halle Falco
Halle Berry at the 54th Annual Directors Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on 3/09/2002.

Note:  If hair is naturally curly, do not use fingers to blow dry since this can add to frizz.  Use a boar's bristle brush instead.

8.  When hair is completely dry you may opt to touch up the strands with a straightening iron to achieve sleeker panels of hair. 

Or you may prefer to use a curling iron (or hot rollers) to turn under the ends or add more volume and lift to the crown area.

9.  Apply a shine serum, shine spray or hair cream to seal in moisture and add a soft shine similar to Halle's.  Hairspray is optional.

Summary

Halle Berry was last seen as Audrey Burke in the 2007 film "Things We Lost In The Fire."  Several upcoming films are the works for 2010 and 2011.

Halle is rumored to be appearing in the films, "The Surrogate", "Who Is Doris Payne", "Tulia" and "Class Act."  The movie "Frankie and Alice" was finished in 2009 and is expected to be released in 2010.  She is also rumored to be starring in "Dark Tide" in 2011 and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" in 2011.

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Original Publication Date:  01/18/10 - Revised Publication Date:  11/21/10

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