Halle Berry has rocked a number of hairstyles over the years, but it's her signature pixie cut that has become iconic.

So, it's no wonder the internet was abuzz when the superstar actress debuted a longer and much curlier hairstyle a few weeks ago.

Is it a wig? Have her pending nuptials sparked a drastic makeover? What was going on?

Well, Halle cleared up all our queries in a recent interview with ELLE.com, where she talked about her marvelous mane and that perplexing 'do switcheroo.

"I love short hair—that’s me, that’s who I am. I just feel confident and feel like my best self when I have short hair," Halle told ELLE. "But it’s fun to change sometimes. I get a little bored and, as a woman, I want to change my shoes, my outfit, and my hair. And thanks to extensions, it’s easy to do."

And as any serious faux hair patron, or in this case Oscar-winning actress, knows--you have to master the art of color and texture matching to really make the style believable.

"The trick is that you have to get hair that looks like it’s actually growing out of your head—it has to be the same texture as your natural hair," Halle added. "My hair is naturally curly like this, so you’re not able to see where the extensions begin."

Check out Halle's new longer curly style and a dedication to her iconic "Halle" 'do in the slideshow below.
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  • 2011 FiFi Awards - Backstage

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Actress Halle Berry poses backstage at the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

  • Halle Berry Celebrity Golf Classic With Grey Goose

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Halle Berry attends the Halle Berry celebrity golf classic with Grey Goose at Wilshire Country Club on April 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Grey Goose)

  • 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction And Gala - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 17: Actress Halle Berry attends the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII - Inside

    PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 19: Honoree Halle Berry attends Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 19, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)

  • 42nd NAACP Image Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Halle Berry, winner of the award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for 'Frankie & Alice', poses in the press room at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Actress Halle Berry arrives on the red c

    Actress Halle Berry arrives on the red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of "Frankie And Alice" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Actress Halle Berry attends the premiere of 'Frankie and Alice' at the Egyptian Theatre on November 30, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • AFI FEST 2010 Presented By Audi - "On Acting" A Conversation With Halle Berry - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Halle Berry arrives at 'On Acting' A Conversation With Halle Berry during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actress Halle Berry attends the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)