Tia Mowry Debuts Super-Short Pixie Cut: "I Cried!"

Celebrity Beauty Oct. 13, 2012 AT 12:30PM
Tia Mowry-Hardrict arrives at Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women event on October 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict arrives at Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women event on October 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

Tia Mowry loves her new pixie-cut -- but she did shed a few tears at first!

"I cried! I'm just going to be honest with you, I definitely cried," Mowry, 34, told Us Weekly Thursday of her short new 'do at the Ingenuity Event for the launch of their first-ever Washable Playard in NYC. "I really wasn't expecting the shock value. "A lot of people ask me, 'What advice would you give to women who want to chop it off?' I said, 'Don;t think about it because if you do you won't do it.' But it's very liberating and it definitely saves time." 

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The Sister, Sister welcomed her first child, son Cree Taylor, with husband Cory Hardrict, 32, on June 28, 2011. One of the benefits of her pixie-cut is that it saves the busy mom time getting ready in the morning.

Tia Mowry attends a
Tia Mowry attends a "Curls" haircare party on April 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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"I am so happy that I decided to cut my hair. It literally takes me three minutes to do my hair," she said. "I get out of the shower, put some conditioner in it, and it's just 'let's go' and I love that! I think it's very very important to find products that allow us to be able to have more time to do things like that."

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And Mowry will be spending that extra time with her son -- not at the gym.

"I was shocked that my belly didn't completely go down," she confessed to Us. "I was so used to seeing so many women in the media flaunting their bodies 4 weeks after having a baby -- and kudos to those who have genes that they can get right back into shape 2 weeks, 4 weeks after having a baby. But that never happened to me, and I remember going to my doctor asking why. 'Why didn't my belly go down right away?' And she was like, 'Tia, it takes up to a year.' So, I wish somebody would have been honest with me about that."

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"And it's okay for you to not have to be in the gym every single day to try to lose your weight," she added. "Because for me personally, I like to spend most of my time with my child [to] savor these moments because they're not a little tiny baby forever."

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