Why Did Jennifer Lawrence Go Short? 'My Hair Couldn't Get Any Uglier'

11/08/2013 at 08:30 AM ET

Jennifer Lawrence pixie haircut

You’ve seen the bold new cut. You’ve speculated as to whether it was a wig. But until now, you’ve only been able to wonder why Jennifer Lawrence got a pixie. Luckily, she’s just answered the question on everyone’s mind: What’s up with the short hair?

“I don’t know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length, and I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘Well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off,” the actress said during a Q&A at Yahoo Headquarters. “It just couldn’t get any uglier.”

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While we would never put ‘ugly’ and ‘J.Law’ in the same sentence, we definitely applaud the star for having the confidence to go short. But Katniss Everdeen will not be following suit — the actress’s famous Hunger Games character will maintain her long braid in the final two films.

“This isn’t how Katniss is going to look in the next movie, don’t worry,” she said. “I’m wearing a wig [in the movies].” (Meanwhile, the movie’s wig stylist is furiously searching for a wig glue that will keep it on through Lawrence’s ferocious stunts.)

The actress debuted her pixie cut on her Facebook page Wednesday, seeming to love her slightly spiky new look. PEOPLE readers however, are more torn about it.

Are you warming up to Lawrence’s pixie? Share your thoughts below!

–Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Jennifer Lawrence
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Nunyaz on

She’s a beautiful girl, but I don’t think that cut suits her. It looks like it ages her about ten years.

Jane on

She is attractive and not everyone can wear this cut well. It emphasizes her “baby fat” (and this is not a slam, just an observation) face, while at the same time, it makes her look older. Pam Anderson lost years, this young woman gained them.

katy on

She’s wrong, it got way uglier. She looks like a 40 year old.

Staci on

I think she would look really good with a different short do. This cut isn’t cute, but there are some that would be pretty,

Rebekah on

She always looks cute no matter what. However this cut reminds me of Kate Gosselin. Not trying to be mean…..Jen still is adorable

Heidi Quayle on

On Pamela Anderson it looks chic and like it should have been that way a long time ago because it suits her SO well. On Jennifer, in some pictures I’ve seen, it looks great, but in this picture as well as her original tweet, I don’t like the styling. She’ll sort it out. I get her desire for change and the girl can’t look bad in anything, so more power to her!

Todd on

I thought everyone hated Kate Gosslin’s hair ‘do and now it’s all the rage?! I guess it was an acquired taste.

CrazyCC on

No, it could get uglier and this cut proves it.

Ris on

Not good at all :(

Gina on

JL is a beautiful woman, but this cut doesn’t suit her face.

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