Turns out, some of the most famous cuts in the world were surprisingly a result of the latter camp. Ahead, Kelly Rowland, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, and more reveal the humble beginnings of their now iconic styles.
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Kelly Rowland cut her hair back in her Destiny's Child days for similar reasons. "Each lady in the group wanted to have their own identity," she explained to ESSENCE. "I didn't want to do it. I was nervous about doing it. Tina Knowles-Lawson, our hairstylist at the time, she said, 'You would look so great with short hair.' She cut my hair, and it was so fly. I was one of a kind. Everybody had their look. Short hair was mine, and I loved it."
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Katy Perry told Ellen DeGeneres that she chopped her hair because of dye damage — but she ended up falling in love with her shorter length. “I did it about a month and change ago," she said in May. "I don’t know if you’ve ever dyed your hair too blonde, but sometimes your hair falls out when you go too blonde so that's the way I handled it. At first this was just to salvage my hair and then I was like, 'I really believe that the universe has a plan for this.'”
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And for Jennifer Lawrence, her famous pixie cut was actually a way to deal with the grow-out phase of her previous bob. "It grew to that awkward gross length and I kept putting it into a bun, so I just cut it off," she revealed to Yahoo Beauty in 2013. "It couldn't have gotten any uglier!"
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