Halle Berry Defends Her Oscar Curls: ‘I Celebrate My Natural Hair By Allowing It To Be Wild And Free’
Kevin Mazur

Halle Berry and her hairstylist are defending the look she rocked during the Academy Awards Sunday night.

The gorgeous actress turned heads with her stunning Atelier Versace dress and flawless makeup. But it was the curls she chose to compliment the look that prompted her hair to trend social media. Many believed that she had donned an ill-shaped wig.

But Berry said she loved the look because she got to rock her natural hair on the red carpet.

“I have always marched to the beat to my own drum, and I think this red-carpet look encapsulates that,” Berry told Vogue.com. “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.”

And her longtime hairstylist, Castillo Bataille, said her natural texture was the inspiration behind the look. He is the man behind her signature pixie cut.

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“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.”

Check out how the internet reacted to her new ‘do.