Fug the Makeover: Jada Pinkett Smith


The haircut bug is going around:

The thing is, Jada has done the full pixie before and it actually looks great, from what I remember. The shaved underbelly with the ponytail she’s working here — or whatever the heck it is — just looks weird for the sake of weird, like she’s the villain in a grungy post-apocalyptic movie that mixes elements of Fast and the Furious, Max Max, and Bring It On. I would watch that movie, but I don’t know if I think anyone should live it.

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Comments (35):

  1. Leelee
    +15

    I don’t know if it’s the backcombed front of the ponytail or the little bouncy roll at the end of it, but I am getting the overwhelming feeling that her style icon here was Seabiscuit. At least her face is gorgeous as usual.

    I’m quite over the sporadically shaved head look. I feel like Cassie did it about a million years ago (and it’s literally the only thing I remember Cassie for), and Jada Pinkett Smith should never look like she’s behind a trend.

    • meggiemoo
      +3

      And she has seriously monkeyed with her face…

    • ohsohappy
      +1

      I LOVE SEABISCUIT! When my 17yo q-horse, Holly, lets loose and we finally come to a stop, I reach around her neck and tell her “That’s my lil Seabiscuit”. :D

  2. Alicia
    +6

    It’s awful in and of itself, but on her it looks good. I’m cracking up at Leelee’s Seabiscuit comment though!

  3. Lizzy
    +13

    Dang, why couldn’t she have just gotten bangs like every other actress?
    Wes Studi circa ‘Last of the Mohicans’ should not be your style inspiration.

  4.  Orange Clouds
    +11

    I think it looks kind of badass and I certainly approve of that.

  5. VanceMan
    +8

    I can’t be the only person who saw that hairstyle and thought of Annabella Lwin and Bow Wow Wow (as in “I Want Candy”): http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Archive/Search/2012/4/19/1334836569143/Annabella-Lwin-of-Bow-Wow-008.jpg

    • LoriK
      +3

      No, you are not. That song got stuck in my head the minute I saw this.

      • michelle
        +3

        I had a BFF that did this exact haircut in 1985. The only difference was the amount of eyeliner she wore at the same time! That and she would turn it into a complete Mohawk about 3 feet high for parties.

        • LB
          0

          Yes to both of these things. Now I want candy and I’m reminiscing about a purple mohawk from the mid ’80s. Not mine, but my friend.

  6. Mimi
    +2
    •  legally blonde
      0

      In those pictures, it looks like Jaden needs to take a page from big brother and put a smile on his face!

    • Lizzy
      +4

      OK, in those photos she looks like the male lead singer of Living Color. Braids are not an improvement.

  7. kickassmomnyc
    +17

    She looks awful, she looks older, she looks harder. Not good at all.

  8.  Miss Louise
    +15

    This is deeply unflattering and extremely try-hard.

  9. deee
    0

    So what is the just hanging round the house version of this? Is it like a reverse Bozo cut? A bunch of hair coming out the top and no hair around the edges? wtf?

    • Jilly
      +1

      When Bucky Covington had this haircut on American Idol someone told me it’s a River Rat. I understand the point is to keep your long hair from getting too bulky/hot in the summer and taking too long to dry.

      It looked better on him.

      •  Jen S. 2.0
        0

        Oh. My. Lord. I was trying to find a way not to hate this (well, her face is lovely; it’s different; she’s having fun with it), but now that you have turned it into refried BUCKY COVINGTON, it’s over. **gagging**

  10. Greena
    +4

    Her face look different…. Did she do something? Cheek implants?
    And no to the hair

  11. HelenBackAgain
    +2

    Well, Jada IS in a band, which is kind of… punk jazz? That sounds cracked, I know, but I don’t know what else to call it. So I think this hair is for the stage. Here’s a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apLShiqjLmg

    But she doesn’t appear to have the wardrobe to go with it. Here she is with the rocked out hair, wearing a sexy but completely conventional dress. If you’re going to do this to your head, I think you need to commit and go there with the clothes as well.

  12. Soapstef
    +1

    Anybody remember this scary piece of work:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZPZ_RM43v90/SXzEHDBIyHI/AAAAAAAAABs/dyJ3pQGW2fI/s1600-h/bears9.jpg

    If they plan to remake it in live action…Jada is perfect.

  13. nobody much
    +1

    definitely falls under the ‘what was she thinking?’ category. Maybe her hairstylist thought we’d all forgotten about all those other ppl with those styles +20 yrs ago and is trying to set a ‘new’ trend?

  14. Melinda
    0

    Is it possible this is for a movie?? That would be the only reason this is acceptable.

  15. BrownEyedBetty
    +1

    Bad ‘Doo or Good ‘Doo: she is a beautiful woman.

  16. Donna N
    +3

    I’m feeling it. She has a great head shape and this shows off her gorgeous face, too. It’s refreshing to see someone looking different in Hollywood.

  17. Gretchen
    0

    If the side bits weren’t bleached to a wierd flesh tone I think it would look better.
    I’m hating her dress though – her poor boobies are all smooshed into a semi monoboob pancake thing.
    It looks like someone jury-rigged a body cast out of upholstry fabric off an old couch.. Ick.

  18. Lux
    +3

    “Awful” merely begins to describe what I think this hairstyle is.

  19. Maria L.
    +1

    Fug rhymes with UGH which is how I feel about this hair.

  20. Katkat
    0

    What really freaks me out is that the hairdresser bleached the sides. I mean, this happened ON PURPOSE. Someone actually thought this could look good.

  21. TonyG
    +4

    Is she using Willow’s hair stylist now? One should never take their styling cues from their kids.

  22. Sandra
    +2

    Jada, you’re a grown-@ss woman and you look ridiculous. Leave the hair shenanigans to the kids.

  23. Janie
    +3

    All the skaters and stoner-dudes I knew in 1993 called and they want their haircut back.

  24. Heather S.
    +1

    It’s just trying a bit too hard to be “edgy” and comes off as just tough. I know Jada is little and that may make her try harder to look like a tough chick, but there’s nothing wrong with being pretty too.

  25.  M
    +6

    How does she get the squirrel to cling to her head?

  26. tigers4us
    +1

    I’m thinking ’90s. Also, it ages her.