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Oscar Jackman gets a new look

07/07/2007 at 09:08 PM ET

Hugh Jackman and wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, took their children Oscar Maximilian, 7, and Ava Eliot, 2 tomorrow, to get Oscar’s hair cut at MU Salon in Sydney on Saturday morning. After the cut, the stylist straightened Oscar’s hair with a flat iron, which explains his new look upon leaving the salon!

You may notice Oscar is wearing a cast on his right arm — he recently broke it after a fall from a tree.

CrocsOscar wears Cayman Crocs in black ($25).


Source: Just Jared

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Kaywil on

Why on earth would they want to do that? Let the self-hatred begin…

Isabel on

I don’t understand…so they took him to a salon to get his naturally curly hair straightened. Like a blowout? Maybe it’s just me but this is the first time I’ve heard of a child getting his hair straightened.

Sarah’s note: Shannon’s post as it was originally written was a little misleading, so I rewrote it. Oscar got his hair cut; after it was cut, the stylist straightened it with a flat iron (see pics at JJ). The curls will be back the next time he washes his hair.

stephanie on

ive never seen him before, but he is really handsome. he’ll grow up to be just as good looking as his father. (and, i don’t mind the hair, i don’t think it will make the ‘self-hatred begin’ — whatever that means)

FC on

It’s just hair. And just like it’s mentioned, his regular curly hair will be back as soon as he washes his hair again. The look is temporary, not permanent or even life-threatening.

Oscar is an adorable kid. I think this is the first time I’ve seen him up close. :)

Mary on

I have a sister who hated her hair when she was very young ( around the age of this boy).. and she would be very upset all the time with it. Her dream was to have the hair straight even if everyone said she was just beautiful with curls.

I dont know if is the same case, but I think a kid with his age can have a say on what he wants to his hair to look like and I think for parents sometimes it may be very difficult to convince otherwise.

Sarita on

I think they make a beautiful family.

About the hair: it was probably just for fun, everyone wants something different with their hair now and then. I don’t see why that would cause self-hatred. If straightening your hair causes that wouldn’t that mean that most African American women in the USA are full of self hatred?

brannon on

How fun! What a handsome child!

Bren on

Mary, my sister was the same way. I had the striaght long hair and she had the short curly hair because those damn curls would never let her hair get long they just sprung right up. I think its ok as long as a parent tells them how special they are naturally. I can understand the controversy but I think kids are going to watch to experiment. Like when a little girl crimps or curls her hair it never seems to get as much of a reaction as a child who straightens his or her hair.

melanie on

My daughters constantly ask me to flat iron their pretty curls. They are 9 and 5. It takes hours, so we usually only do it every few months. No matter what we say, they want straight hair! Then I think back to all the perms I begged my mom to let me have, so I could have curls. ;)
Anyway, Oscar is as handsome as he wants to be, isn’t he?!

Lilybett on

I don’t think it’s an issue. Some kids love the hairdresser and experimenting. My 13 year old brother had a cut and asked to get it straightened “to see what it would look like”. We thought he looked a little silly, but he thought it was cool. He now wants to borrow my straightening iron.

Xan on

Wow! I know he’s technically adopted, but to me he looks just like his dad!(Both are gorgeous:)

Kaywilz on

Just because “African American” women do it doesn’t mean it is without controversy and a long history of issues. It takes a little googling (maybe one try) to find out the issues behind straightening hair. That’s all. It has to do with ideals. It’s just like the uproar I see when pre-teen girls start to wear suggestive clothing and how everyone is concerned about them being “sexed up”…it speaks to a greater social issue about what these girls are trying to mimic. I don’t understand why that concept gets lost when it comes to discussing hair. Would you say that mimicking Paris Hilton at age 9 raises a girl’s self-esteem? Is it just experimenting? I wonder…

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