Jennifer Hudson's Pixie Haircut: Let's Discuss

10/28/2013 at 02:06 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson short hairGreystar/Polaris;Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

The last time Jennifer Hudson went short we debated whether or not it was a wig. This time, we’re pretty sure it’s the real deal.

The singer debuted a sleek pixie at BET’s Black Girls Rock event in Newark on Saturday, which showed off her striking features. And judging by the side view (see here) it definitely looks like a major chop, not a wig. Hudson selected a V-neck Balmain mini and lace-up Christian Louboutin boots to complete her new look. (If that coy grin is any indication, we think she feels pretty confident without her long strands.)

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At the VMAs in August, Hudson sported a chin-length asymmetrical bob with a deep side part, but she quickly returned to her long, flowing hair. We hope her latest short style sticks around for a while.

How about you? We want to know:

–Brittany Talarico

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rina on

NEWS FLASH… that long flowing hair was actually a ridiculous hair weave…

maybellineny queen on

Reblogged this on Maybelline Queen.

Guest on

Walk like a man, talk like a man, look like a man….


My 2 Cents on

Like my stylist says (and he was trained in Paris) few people can wear a cut like that, and of the few that can, most don’t have the guts. So good for Jennifer – she does look amazing. Long hair is so predictable and unexciting, personality isn’t required for that style just need a scrunchie or bobby pins.

Shanna on

This is comical. The first time People Magazine features a haircut that actually shows significant difference in length, they are referring to a black woman who didn’t have to chop off any real hair to begin with. I know some overly sensitive fool is going to assume I am racist, but guess what…I’m BLACK! I surely hope People Magazine knows that Jennifer Hudson will probably pull a Beyonce in a week and get extensions. Us black women go through weaves like candy. Now I can’t believe I’m saying this but I respect Miley for keeping her short length.

Tina on

So she took out her weave and cut what was left of her hair. It looks cute. I don’t care how much weight she loses or what she does to her hair, I still don’t think she’s cute in the face.

Suzanne on

Gorgeous! She looks beautiful with short hair. Good choice

Katie on

Honestly, the snarkiness on some of the threads on PEOPLE are beyond exhausting. Look, Jennifer Hudson is pretty, and the truth is, some of you posters are still smarting from the fact she actually lost weight, got healthy, looks fabulous with long OR short hair, and the worst part of these pictures is the skin tight LBD, which doesn’t really look good on anyone, unless you are going for “the stripper” look. Jennifer is gorgeous either way, and Shanna is right; black women go through wigs and weaves like water and if white women had the guts, they would step out there and do it, as well!!

Lissa on

Love it !!!!!

Kica on

I could care LESS whether she weaves it up or not…she looks fabulous, healthy and happy. The rest of you haters….well haters gotta hate huh?

Ann on

Um, she didn’t so much get a haircut as just take out her weave!

k on

The length is fine. It shows off her bone structure. But the style is a little severe. Maybe a little texturizing would solve that.

Terri on

I don’t think it suits her. Makes her face look huge.

Kris on

The short hair is beautiful, the lipstick not so much.

Jean on

People< you are so funny. You mean that now we can see her real hair. She's get rid of the weave. LOL

petercjp on

Exactly…she just took the weave out…really PEOPLE…

Kat on

She seems older. Blech.

Jean Smith on

I also think Jennifer’s short hair makes her looks years younger. Plus it is much easier to care for.


it doesn’t matter what she does….still ugly as sin!

Aloha777 on

I think she can pull it off.

Marcia on

I love it.

KellieBelle on

It’s funny that people assume that ALL black women “go through weaves like water” as one commenter posted and that black women that wear weaves have no hair of their own. I recently saw a picture of Angela Simmons (Rev Run’s daughter) wearing her own natural hair and it’s halfway down her back. She (like many other black women) wears weaves because it allows her versatility in trying and wearing different styles without having to cut or damage her own natural hair and not because she doesn’t have any hair of her own. My own hair is down to the middle of my back, and I’ve also tried weaves and extensions here and there for the same reasons. For those of you saying that Jennifer’s hair before was a weave, lol thank you for stating the obvious…she was never claiming her previous hairstyle to be all natural so comments like that are unnecessary and redundant. No one knows how long her hair was before she changed it to this new style and it’s ridiculous that people are more focused on “outing” her on the fact that she wore a weave prior to this than the actual subject of this article – her new hairstyle. Sad that people have to be so petty. This isn’t my favorite style on her but it’s still a cute haircut and I give her credit for not being afraid to make a bold change♡

Nae on

It’s a lace front wig! You can see the glue around the edges….

Pia Razon on

I think she’s coming out of the closet.

Lisa on

For all of you haters, you should look at the video of her auditions from American Idol, she had her hair in a longer natural style that Simon took issue with, so no haters ALL BLACK WOMEN DO NOT HAVE WEAVES. You people kill me with your little narrow minded stero types. And just for the record white girls wear weave to!

Teknosbeka on

If her goal was to look ~15 years older, mission accomplished.

Smithy on

I love it! Her features are so prominent that long hair makes her look like a Muppet . Short hair is sexy.

Tsk Tsk on

Why does People magazine post articles like this? Because ridiculous people will make ridiculous comments about whether it was a weave or a haircut broadcasting how we are judgemental, divided, and have an opinion about the dummiest things…like a hairdo. It’s attention…and they get it because you give it them! and I’m giving it by making this comment. Geez!!

Ross on

Well, the transition is complete …. she is now a full HE.

Tony Sid on

This woman would look hot with her head shaved!

Annie Mouse on

Nope. These pixie cuts almost always add at least ten years to a woman’s appearance. They just don’t flatter. End of story.

James on

Not every black woman in the world has a weave. A lot actually have long hair.

Grace on

This is a wig. I know Jennifer Hudson’s wig stylist. Her name is Babe Savage. She is phenomenal. Love the look!!

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