Why Did Brandy Cut Her Hair? 'I Just Feel Like a Woman!'

02/28/2014 at 09:32 AM ET

Brandy haircutGetty; FilmMagic

We’re vocal proponents of celebrities debuting major hair changes on the red carpet, so when we say Brandy rocking a brand-new bob at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon Thursday, we had to track her down and get the scoop. As it turns out, the cut couldn’t have been any fresher — she had just gotten it cut that morning.

And she was almost as surprised as we were by the change; she’d gone in not knowing she’d walk out with a bob. “All I did know was that I wanted a side part,” she said, but then she decided to go for the big chop while sitting in stylist Jasmine Ashley’s chair. “I just don’t want long hair anymore right now.”

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So what inspired her big hair switch-up? “I turned 35 and I just wanted to try something new,” she said. “I feel 35. I just feel like a woman.” And she says the new do is a perfect match for how she’s feeling — she’s not even doing a double-take in front of the mirror. “I am not thrown at all! I feel like this is me. This is me right now.”

She promises that you won’t be seeing many more major changes in the coming weeks — she’s going “a little edgier, but not too much … ’cause my face is edgy as it is,” she says. “I got the high cheek bones and we gotta keep it soft. But I love it and I want to maybe curl it and not wear it straight. I just want to try something new.”

See more shots of the star’s new cut below, and tell us: What do you think of Brandy with a bob? How should she wear it next?

–Alex Apatoff

New hair -@bcstarr, new haircut-@jazzashley, beat face- @rennyvasquez 🌞#blessed #35 #Godswill

A photo posted by B R AN D Y (@4everbrandy) on

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Hair Changes
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Koko on

You mean weave right ?

Meri on

Beautiful face. Pull off any cut.

Jenb on

Who would know this woman is 35??? She just doesn’t age at all and she is a beast when it comes to singing. Her vocals are just out of nowhere.

Kelly on

Slow news day? She had like three inches cut off. Whoopie!!!

A on

That does actually look like her hair (and not a weave @koko) but still its like barely an inch difference? Her hair was only long in the front anyways, this isn’t drastic at all….

Guest on

Oh geez, is that supposed to be the before and after pic? I thought they had posted only after pics. Silly story.

laila on

It’s not that drastic but I don’t Luke the style on her personally.

laila on


kimdione on

Doesn’t matter whether its a weave or natural,its beautiful & so is Brandy! She is aging fabulously!

guest on

looks like a weave. pay attention to the part. we all know she had allegedly what looked like alopecia allegedly.

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