STYLE & BEAUTY
02/27/2017 10:10 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2017

Halle Berry Celebrates Her Oscar Look, Although Many On Twitter Didn't

Her hair became a trending topic Sunday night.

Halle Berry looked seriously stunning at the Oscars on Sunday night, but Twitter couldn’t help but notice her hair. 

The star made her Oscars return with a new hairstyle, trading in her pixie cut and long waves for a curly, natural look. Her hair became a trending topic on Twitter, with some comparing her to Rachel Dolezal and expressing sympathy for people sitting behind her, according to Refinery29. 

But Berry said the look was a celebration. 

“I have always marched to the beat to my own drum, and I think this red-carpet look encapsulates that,” Berry, who wore Atelier Versace for the main event, told Vogue. “The dress is glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. With this look, I celebrate my natural hair by allowing it to be wild and free.”

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Her longtime hairstylist Castillo said he used the star’s natural texture as a base and detailed the look with a curling iron.   

“I would say I cut off at least 5 inches. It created a whole new shape,” he told InStyle. “It’s definitely a new look for her—we went for a very natural, curly, powerful asymmetrical ‘fro. This is something she’d never done before and it’s just ridiculous how good she looks.”

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