Update: After sharing that she wore a $15,000 Tiffany & Co. bracelet to cover her grown-in roots, Charlize Theron followed up her SAG Awards appearance with another hilarious revelation: "Such an amazing night - thanks for having me SAG Awards!" the actress and nominee wrote on Instagram. "And yes, getting that bracelet out of my hair was a disaster." Adir Abergel, who sewed the piece through her braided part with needle and silver thread, reposted her caption to his own Instagram Stories with a laughing emoji saying, "Sorry boo."
This story was originally published January 19, 2020.
The next time you don't have time to get to the salon to refresh your hair color, you could reach for a temporary root fix — or you could raid your jewelry box like Charlize Theron.
For the 2020 SAG Awards, the actress walked the red carpet with her hair pulled back into a sleek bun with a straight row of diamonds anchoring her strong center part. During her red carpet interview, Theron revealed that her glittery hair accessory was intentionally placed to cover up her grown-in roots. "I didn't have time to do my roots," she said. Instead, her longtime stylist, Adir Abergel, suggested redirecting people's attention with a diamond Tiffany & Co. bracelet.
"First off, I saw her incredible Givenchy gown, and it reminded me of the 1920s, so my brain immediately wanted to give her short haircut a new twist," Abergel told Refinery29. "We had no time to dye her roots, so I was like, Ok let's put on a bracelet."
To secure her diamond jewels, Abergel phoned a friend who was skilled at teeny cornrows to create a single plait along Theron's part. "Then I sewed the bracelet onto the actual braid to secure it in place," he says. To finish the look, Abergel smoothed his client's hair with Virtue Healing Oil (Adir is the creative director for the brand) and locked it in with the Dyson Supersonic diffuser. The final look is further proof that skipping a salon appointment or two isn't the end of the world once you have a Tiffany's bracelet (or a cute knockoff).
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