She has been shaking several shabby hairstyles in recent months.
But Willow Smith was ready for a change while filming a concert film released over the weekend on Facebook.
The 20-year-old musician shocked her fans at the end of the 48-minute concert film and documentary hybrid by having her hair tied off on stage after a performance of her single 2010 Whip My Hair.
Time for a change: Willow Smith, 20, shielded a Facebook concert film released over the weekend by having her afro shaved on stage after wrapping up a performance of her single 2010 Whip My Hair
Willow’s concert film was released on Friday to mark the release of her fourth studio album, the EP length collection recently, I Feel EVERYTHING.
In addition to the behind-the-scenes footage, she performs on stage with several cuts from the LP, including a collaboration with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
The performances were primarily performed on sound stages with new sets built for each one, and the daughter of Will Smith wrapped her virtual concert into what looked like a basement or a garage.
She sang her 2010 single Whip My Hair, which originally helped her step out of the shadow of her famous parents.
But at the end of the song, she was sitting on a stool when another person came up to her with electric rocks and started cutting off her thick afro.
Hair today, gone tomorrow: The video featured staged performances and behind-the-scenes interviews. After the last song, Willow was sitting on a stool when another person started cutting his hair
Multitasker: Even when she got her hair cut, Willow continued to rock out on her black guitar, which she cradles in her lap
Even when she got her hair cut, Willow continued to rock out on her black guitar, which she rocked in her lap.
When her impromptu stylist was done, they stepped back to reveal Willow’s sleek new close-cropped look.
‘I’m thinking of shaving my head during the Whip My Hair show,’ she said earlier in the behind – the – scenes section. ‘This will be my third time in my life shaving my head. I always shave my head at monumental times in my life when things really change. And this is definitely one of those moments. ‘
She is no stranger to dramatic public haircuts, and the first time she shaved her head was in 2012 in the middle of her Whip My Hair tour.
‘It was the perfect way to rebel,’ she told People in 2019.
The last time she cut all her hair was in March 2020, when she let herself be locked in a glass house for 24 hours as part of a performance piece for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
‘I feel like I just threw a lot of history and emotional baggage,’ she said in a subsequent episode of Red Table Talk, the Facebook talk show, she continues with her mother Jada Pinkett Smith and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones. ‘Six, seven years of emotion, I just let it go.’
New music: Willow’s concert film was released on Friday to mark the release of her fourth studio album, the EP length collection recently, I Feel EVERYTHING
Persuasion: Willow shaved her hair back once earlier this month and she told her mother Jada Pinkett Smith to shave her own head last week
The concert appears to have been previously recorded when Willow first debuted his shaved head on Instagram on July 5th.
Her new hairdresser seems to have inspired her mother Jada to try the shaved look for herself.
The mother-daughter duo snuggled together in a cute picture from earlier in the week as the Matrix Reloaded star unveiled her new hair, which was shaved even closer than Willow’s buzz cut.
‘Willow made me do it because it was time to let go, BUT … my 50s are struggling to be divinely enlightened with this shed❣️,’ Jada jumped on Instagram.
Her daughter was more philosophical and wrote, ‘A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and in the right place, and when we do not expect anything in return.’
Trying everything: Willow showed several longer hairstyles in recent weeks, including shoulder length curls and braids