Halle Berry landed the cover of InStyle magazine’s November 2012 issue. Inside, she dished on topics ranging from beauty to aging.
One topic she spoke about is her hair, saying, “I think I am at my best when my hair is short. It’s easier to take care of and more of who I am. Women are conditioned to think we need long hair. I see that happening with my daughter. She is so in love with her hair right now. She says, ‘Look, Mommy — it’s so long!’ As women, we think it defines us, and we learn that at a young age.”
She also addressed Hollywood’s obsession with age. “Throughout my career I have been talked out of things I wanted to do, and when I look back I think, ‘I should have followed my instincts.’ I relied on others to guide me because I thought they knew better. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to trust myself. Don’t stress about your age or fight it. Appreciate the young women who look like you once did, but don’t strive to be like them. You’re moving into a new phase of your life — embrace it. That’s what I hope to do.”
It’s probably easy to talk about aging when you look like this and you’re only a mere four years away from turning 50.