Charlize Theron Transforms Her Blonde Bob into a Shaggy Brunette Mullet — See Her New Edgy Cut! 

Charlize Theron debuted a bold rock ‘n’ roll hairstyle achieved by celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel and celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham

Charlize Theron Transforms her Blonde Bob Into a Shaggy '70s Brunette Mullet
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Charlize Theron is now an atomic brunette!

On Saturday June 11, the actress hosted her annual Africa Outreach Project Block Party and debuted a new hairstyle and hue at the event.

The Bombshell star transformed her signature blonde bob into a dark brown shaggy mullet, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist and Virtue Labs creative director Adir Abergel and celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham.

The hairdo featured a longer pixie cut, accentuated at the back with textured layers done by twisting and turning random tendrils and waving the hair with a one-inch curling iron. She also donned a fresh set of wispy bangs. "I am coining this look 'The Mixte', which is a reinvention of the traditional mullet," Abergel said.

As for the color, Cunningham and Abergel wanted to go for a rich dark shade to emphasize the actress' eyes. "Sometimes we think we need to go light for summer but going dark can bring out the color of your eyes and frame your face," Abergel added.

Theron teamed her bold new look with an effortlessly chic and classic ensemble — a white button-up blouse, bootcut jeans, black stilettos and a chic clutch. She also added a touch of edge with a silver chain link necklace and rectangle hoop earrings.

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This isn't the first time Theron has switched up her trademark blonde.

During the 2019 Oscars, she showcased a dark chestnut shade, which was cut into an impromptu chin-length bob and styled with a deep side part. Abergel, who achieved the look, posted Theron's transformation on Instagram writing, "Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir."

It also wouldn't be the first time the actress, 46, has taken a bold risk with her hair.

In 2020, she posted a behind-the-scenes video on Twitter of herself shaving her head as she prepared to take on her role as Furiosa in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. In the clip, which has garnered over one million views, her blonde locks dropped to the floor as dramatic music played in the background.

During the annual Africa Outreach Project fundraising event, Theron also opened up about her family life in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

"They're just so tall," she shared of her two daughters August, 7, and Jackson 10. "My 10-year-old is like under my chin and I don't know what's going on. But they're happy, and they're healthy, and they're very happy that it's summer."

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She also revealed some of their hobbies, which includes dance. "They're so dance-obsessed," she said. "They've forced me into becoming a dance mom, which is like, just so insane, but that's what I am now. I'm literally just an Uber driver, and I show up to recitals. That's it."

Mamoudou Athie and Charlize Theron speak onstage during Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) Block Party at Universal Studios Backlot on June 11, 2022 in Universal City, California
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The School for Good and Evil star took a moment to highlight her organization's successes too.

"In 2018 we launched our youth leadership scholarship and we have 23 students now in the second and third year of university, studying everything from judicial law to chiropractors," she said of the organization, which she started in 2007. "So you know, I think we would have never done that starting out, but it was something that was so evident to us."

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