Halle Berry's fabulous, wild mane of curls was everything on the Oscars 2017 red carpet. Hers was another of my favourite looks of the night, tied with Olivia Culpo's lavender smoky eyes. That artfully untamed sexy halo paired with earthy, natural makeup, and that bold, edgy yet glamorous Atelier Versace gown... Halle pulled off a magic combination of understated and over-the-top.
But not everyone was of the same opinion. Some felt her hair was out of control, some felt it was inappropriate, some felt it was just plain messy, unworthy of the Academy Awards. At least one person complained that Halle's hair wasn't "fluffed out evenly." (Its uneven-ness was part of its success for me – it's a very editorial look, something you'd see in Vogue or any other top beauty magazine shoot.)
And some questioned whether it was really all Halle's hair.
Apparently it is; her stylist Castillo Bataille says the look took two weeks to develop.
As well, the 50-year-old star's been wearing her hair like this for a while. Earlier this year, she was spotted out on the town with an untamed, rock-star version of this style, and not a stitch of makeup.
She also posted this striking shot on Instagram almost two months ago.
I have such beauty envy right now. I couldn't love this look more.
What do you think, though? Do you see the editorial beauty? Or do you just see a mess?