Turns Out, Halle Berry Totally Fooled Us with Her Oscars Bob

The 2021 Oscars may have been over a week ago, but we’re still not over Halle Berry’s stunning new hairstyle. However, per one of Berry’s latest Instagram posts, it seems she managed to fool us all into thinking the new ’do was permanent.

While attending the Academy Awards last month, the 54-year-old actress showed up on the carpet in a lavish Dolce and Gabbana gown, featuring bright orchid colors, a sweetheart neckline and a giant bow decorating the front. In addition, she had clipped off her locks to reveal a sharp bob with baby bangs. Berry teased the microbob cut on her Instagram story, where she posted the pile of her discarded trimmings.

However, over the weekend, Berry confirmed that her shorter look was fake (gasp!). On Saturday, she shared a snapshot on Instagram with her familiar long locks. “Oscar bob ... just kidding,” she captioned the post.

Fans on Instagram were just as shocked as we were and quickly filled the comments section to voice their surprise. One user wrote, “You had us in the first half!!” While another added, “You got me! So glad that was a wig—your natural hair is gorgeous.”

There was even one follower who claimed they weren’t fooled at all, writing, “Of course! I didn’t believe it for a second!” If you say so.

Leave it to Berry to pull off any hairstyle she wants. We’re quite jealous.

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