“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence presented at the GLAAD Media Awards show in Los Angeles Saturday, but it isn’t only her presenting flub that is getting buzz, it’s the Oscar winner's new, shorter do.
The 22-year-old actress debuted a much shorter, shoulder-length hairstyle at the award show while presenting the flagship Advocate for Change award to former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Hairstylist to the stars and Lawrence’s go-to hair dresser, Mark Townsend, told Harper's Bazaar Sunday that the haircut was a last-minute, spontaneous decision.
“Yesterday, Jennifer showed up an hour before call time and as she opened the door she was like, ‘Mark, I want to cut it all off.’ I was like ‘What?’ Are we allowed to do that? And she said, ‘Of course, it’s my hair!” said Townsend.
Lawrence was recently spotted rocking a big blonde bouffant on the the set of her latest film, “American Hustle," in Boston, opposite her “Silver Linings Playboy” and “Serena” co-star, Bradley Cooper.
While many celebrities have been spotted sporting a bob recently, Townsend said Lawrence was interested in creating her own unique look.
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“She didn’t want the conventional asymmetrical bob. She wanted tons of layers—so we went with a full-on shag, with bangs and a lot of face-framing layers,” said Townsend, who said he achieved the look using thinning shears.
“She doesn’t have to worry about keeping frizzy down. She can just rock her natural texture,” he said, telling fans on Twitter that he was terrified to mess up the star’s locks.
While fans of the actress are already complimenting the stylist on the shorter look, Townsend said Lawrence was the biggest fan of all.
“As I cut, I lost track of how many times she said, ‘I love it!’ She was super excited. It’s the shortest her hair has been her whole life," he said.
Townsend recently styled Lawrence’s hair for her Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People” cover. He also styled her for the Oscars in March, in which Lawrence infamously fell while walking on stage to accept her Academy Award for best actress.
Lawrence first made headlines following her GLAAD appearance this weekend after referring to the former president Bill Clinton as “Gil.”
“Of all the things to mess up,” said Lawrence, visibly embarrassed. “His name!"