Mariska Hargitay Got a '70s-Style Haircut and New Curtain Bangs: See the Look

Mariska Hargitay, the star of Law & Order: SVU, recently revealed her new haircut on Instagram. She opted for a '70s-style chop with curtain bangs, giving her a fabulous new look. The actress mentioned that her usual hairstyle caters to her character, Captain Olivia Benson, on SVU. With Season 24 wrapped up, Hargitay took the opportunity to experiment with her hair during her well-deserved downtime. As fans eagerly anticipate Season 25, they'll have to wait and see if the curtain bangs make an appearance. In the meantime, they can catch up on Law & Order: SVU on Peacock.

In addition to a new haircut, Mariska Hargitay also recently got herself a new degree: an honorary doctorate from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which she dedicated to assault survivors. 

"I want to dedicate this Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to the survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse that Joyful Heart is privileged to serve," Hargitay wrote on Instagram after receiving the honor. "To graduate means 'to move up to a more advanced level.' Let us all continue graduating for the rest of our lives, and move up to more advanced levels of understanding, empathy, and compassion — and perhaps most importantly, higher levels of the willingness and ability to LISTEN."

Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) appears in Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Episode 9. Photo: Cara Howe/NBC She continued, "For the much-needed growth and change needed in the criminal justice system, let's listen—truly, deeply, radically listen — to the real experts: the survivors."

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