Halle Berry Dyed Her Hair Purple—and Showed Off Her Natural Texture

“My hair is quite busy.”

Hallee Berry hair
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Halle Berry said it best: “I know I look like I’m doing nothing, but my hair is quite busy.” There’s no better way to prove the latter part of that point than with quite a dramatic color transformation. The Catwoman actress took to Instagram this past weekend to show off her new—and very bold—violet purple hue. But that’s not all: She also took the opportunity to show off her curly hair texture

Now, because Berry can do absolutely no wrong, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that everyone is beyond obsessed with her new look. Even Julianne Moore gave her stamp of approval and dropped a fire emoji in the comments section. Fans took up a similar tune, with one writing: “Jesus Halle that hair is honestly the most spectacular thing I’ve seen in a while. Extremely colorful and artistic!” 

While we may be talking about Halle’s hair color now, it was just a few months ago that the internet was absolutely losing it over her haircut. For the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards in March, the director debuted a pixie cut with nearly-white side bangs. The edgy cut was thought by many X-Men fans to be a subtle nod to her character, Storm, who also rocked white hair. 

Prior to her pixie era, Berry embraced a shoulder-length style with layers galore. She even took curtain bangs for a spin. On the color front, her hue fell more on the caramel end of the spectrum. Even though she kept that cut for a few years, the Moonfall star has never shied away for a style change. She’s had her hair chopped into a pixie, has taken baby bangs for a spin, and even tested out a bob. With that in mind, we can’t wait to see what look she’s going to whip out next. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.