Jennifer Hudson Explains Her Grace Jones-Inspired Haircut

Jennifer Hudson debuts short hair on Instagram on Aug. 14 Credit: courtesy of Jennifer Hudson/Instagram

Every mane has a meaning! Jennifer Hudson revealed to Vogue exactly why and how she chopped off her pixie cut after she debuted her new look to the world via Instagram on Aug. 14.

As for the why, the Oscar-winning star, 33, said her inspiration was none other than the iconic model and singer Grace Jones, who first made the "flat-top fade" a fad in the '70s and '80s.

Hudson described her hair as "always changing," but the most recent cause for her new style was her move to NYC to star in The Color Purple on Broadway.

Whereas Hudson has top stylists at her disposal, she opted for a more personal approach and shaved her locks herself, according to Vogue. That’s right, the "Spotlight" singer took matters into her own hands as a way stay centered, she said. And the best part about her new look is the fact that it requires minimal upkeep.

To style the close crop, the mom to David Daniel Otunga Jr., 6, revealed that she uses a small drop of Pro Style gel, Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Mousse, and hair-wrapping paper to keep her flattering, face-framing style in place.

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