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Why Did Brandy Cut Her Hair? 'I Just Feel Like a Woman!'

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We’re vocal proponents of celebrities debuting major hair changes on the red carpet, so when we say Brandy rocking a brand-new bob at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon Thursday, we had to track her down and get the scoop. As it turns out, the cut couldn’t have been any fresher — she had just gotten it cut that morning.

And she was almost as surprised as we were by the change; she’d gone in not knowing she’d walk out with a bob. “All I did know was that I wanted a side part,” she said, but then she decided to go for the big chop while sitting in stylist Jasmine Ashley’s chair. “I just don’t want long hair anymore right now.”

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So what inspired her big hair switch-up? “I turned 35 and I just wanted to try something new,” she said. “I feel 35. I just feel like a woman.” And she says the new do is a perfect match for how she’s feeling — she’s not even doing a double-take in front of the mirror. “I am not thrown at all! I feel like this is me. This is me right now.”

She promises that you won’t be seeing many more major changes in the coming weeks — she’s going “a little edgier, but not too much … ’cause my face is edgy as it is,” she says. “I got the high cheek bones and we gotta keep it soft. But I love it and I want to maybe curl it and not wear it straight. I just want to try something new.”

See more shots of the star’s new cut below, and tell us: What do you think of Brandy with a bob? How should she wear it next?

–Alex Apatoff

New hair -@bcstarr, new haircut-@jazzashley, beat face- @rennyvasquez 🌞#blessed #35 #Godswill

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