Tia Mowry
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We got the inside scoop behind Tia & Tamera star Tia Mowry’s new pixie cut. “My son really inspired the change,” the actress told us at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills. “[The birth of] my son has given me a whole new perspective and outlook on life. I’m not the same person I was before. Hair comes with a lot of experiences and emotions: It’s out with the old and in with the new.” While the arrival of Cree, now a year old, gave her the idea for the big change, Mowry turned to the photos of a few gorgeous gals who work the cut so beautifully for the actual look. “Rihanna and Halle Berry look amazing with their haircuts, so I was like, ‘Why not?!’” she said, then let out a gasp as she noticed Berry herself just across the room. Tell us: Do you like her new look?

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— Lindzi Scharf