Halle Berry Channeled Her 'X-Men' Character with an Asymmetric Pixie Cut at the Critics Choice Awards

She paired the bold hairstyle with a sheer corset.

Halle Berry White Hair Sheer Corset Critics Choice Awards
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Last night, at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards, Halle Berry debuted a bold hairstyle that while new to the red carpet, is actually not entirely original.

The actress's extreme asymmetric pixie cut with white-blonde streaks over her dark brunette roots channeled her former X-Men character Storm. Straightened strands were perfectly coiffed on one side, while the other was trimmed very short. She paired the new 'do with a black velvet suit, a white sheer corset, peep-toe pumps, and emerald statement earrings.

She was a joined at the event by her boyfriend Van Hunt and the two were the definition of a power couple in their matching ensembles. For his part, the musician opted for a white tuxedo jacket and black trousers.

During the ceremony, Halle received the SeeHer Award and delivered an inspiring speech that even had Lady Gaga in tears. "[Storytelling] can raise our consciousness and help us think outside of ourselves and our individual circumstances," Halle said per People. "I realized that we truly need to see each other's reality — no matter how uncomfortable it makes us — so that we can stop judging and stop pointing fingers, but rather find compassion and empathy for the others."

She continued, speaking about the strife that she and many women, especially of color, face in the industry. "I've been in the business for 30 years, and I used to think that if I could play the part of a white man, then I was winning. But you know what, wanna know why that didn't work? Because, if you didn't know, I'm not a white man," she joked. "So, for those roles to work, they would have to be substantially changed. It would have to be written with the reality of my journey, in all of its beauty and all of its pain. This is why I am so grateful to be standing and living in this moment where women are standing up and we are telling our own stories."

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