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Poll: What Do You Think of Willow Smith's Edgy New Haircut?

12/16/2009 at 10:00 AM ET

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Taking her beauty cues from pop singers/stylesetters Rihanna and Cassie, Willow Smith, 9, debuted an edgy new hairstyle last week while hanging out with her parents and big bro, Jaden, at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and concert in Oslo, Norway.

The daring tween — with the presumed sign-off from parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — went for an asymmetrical (one side shaved, one side shoulder length) style. We think it looks super cute, but we’re not sure we’re ready for this to become a trend for the kiddie set.

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fay on

a) it’s hair, it grows back

b) she just have a small portion shaved, so theoretically, she could change her part and totally cover it up

c) she wears braids in her hair often as well, so after that side grows out a bit, she could get braids…

no problems

fay on

a) it’s hair, it grows back

b) she just have a small portion shaved, so theoretically, she could change her part and totally cover it up

c) she wears braids in her hair often as well, so after that side grows out a bit, she could get braids…

no problems

Lila on

I hate this look, on kids and adults. I think it looks terrible.

Lila on

I hate this look, on kids and adults. I think it looks terrible.

Mrs. R. on

When I was 9, a lot of girls wore their hair in HUGE bangs and puffy perms a la debbie gibson & tiffany.
I see no difference here.
Hair grows, children change their minds and grow out of phases. It’s not worth getting too worked up about.

Mrs. R. on

When I was 9, a lot of girls wore their hair in HUGE bangs and puffy perms a la debbie gibson & tiffany.
I see no difference here.
Hair grows, children change their minds and grow out of phases. It’s not worth getting too worked up about.

Lara on

How edgy is it really when there is obviously enough hair to cover the shaved parts..lol!

Lara on

How edgy is it really when there is obviously enough hair to cover the shaved parts..lol!

Kelly on

Hair is a very personal thing. I think you need to give children freedom to choose their own hairstyles and express themselves. As someone else pointed out, it is just hair and it grows back, so I really don’t think you should deny a kid this little bit of experimentation.

Kelly on

Hair is a very personal thing. I think you need to give children freedom to choose their own hairstyles and express themselves. As someone else pointed out, it is just hair and it grows back, so I really don’t think you should deny a kid this little bit of experimentation.

Renee on

I love it! It’s just hair.. she looks like mini Rihanna

Renee on

I love it! It’s just hair.. she looks like mini Rihanna

TheChaser on

I think she looks awesome. If she’s got the confidence, even at that age to pull off such a daring look – more power to her.
It’s nice to see a girl with her own sense of style.

TheChaser on

I think she looks awesome. If she’s got the confidence, even at that age to pull off such a daring look – more power to her.
It’s nice to see a girl with her own sense of style.

loveya on

Umm, Im not convinced that it is even shaved. Just looks sleeked back. There’s no hint of scalp or anything on the “shaved” side. I don’t believe it.

loveya on

Umm, Im not convinced that it is even shaved. Just looks sleeked back. There’s no hint of scalp or anything on the “shaved” side. I don’t believe it.

TORI on

Not attractive at all for any age!!!!

TORI on

Not attractive at all for any age!!!!

Mira on

She is totally adorable! Such a beautiful girl.
I don’t see anything wrong or even “edgy” with this look at all.

Mira on

She is totally adorable! Such a beautiful girl.
I don’t see anything wrong or even “edgy” with this look at all.

Electra on

Its clearly shaved. Nothing wrong with the haircut, but I would really have a problem with my daughter idolizing cassie or rihanna that much. They are awful role models. I would keep my daughters interaction with their music/interviews to a minimum.

Electra on

Its clearly shaved. Nothing wrong with the haircut, but I would really have a problem with my daughter idolizing cassie or rihanna that much. They are awful role models. I would keep my daughters interaction with their music/interviews to a minimum.

Erin on

I WISH someone had saved me from my high school pictures (1985-89)! Compared to what I was rocking, WIllow looks fantastic. Plus, she’s saving money on the Aquanet!

Erin on

I WISH someone had saved me from my high school pictures (1985-89)! Compared to what I was rocking, WIllow looks fantastic. Plus, she’s saving money on the Aquanet!

Sunshine on

She is BEAUTIFUL! I don’t find it edgy at all, just trendy. It’s only hair. It grows, and can be changed again easily. If she likes it and feels good about it, that is what’s important.
I would much rather see tween girls with trendy or even edgy hairstyles than in inappropriate, overtly sexy or revealing clothing.

Sunshine on

She is BEAUTIFUL! I don’t find it edgy at all, just trendy. It’s only hair. It grows, and can be changed again easily. If she likes it and feels good about it, that is what’s important.
I would much rather see tween girls with trendy or even edgy hairstyles than in inappropriate, overtly sexy or revealing clothing.

AJ on

I think it’s cute. Remember this is just one way her hair can be styled. She has plenty of hair to style it other ways and cover up the shaved side. No big deal. It’s actually quite a versatile look.

AJ on

I think it’s cute. Remember this is just one way her hair can be styled. She has plenty of hair to style it other ways and cover up the shaved side. No big deal. It’s actually quite a versatile look.

Gia on

I think it definatley looks cool and she must ooze confidence so if its a hairstyle she wants i say go for it!! Plus hair grows!
Personally I dont think i would let my child (if im blessed with them) have their hair shaved, but i have very long hair which i love so slightly biased!
Anyway there’s no denying Willow looks like a superstar!

Gia on

I think it definatley looks cool and she must ooze confidence so if its a hairstyle she wants i say go for it!! Plus hair grows!
Personally I dont think i would let my child (if im blessed with them) have their hair shaved, but i have very long hair which i love so slightly biased!
Anyway there’s no denying Willow looks like a superstar!

Allie-Rose on

I’m not a fan of the look but it looks cute on Willow

Allie-Rose on

I’m not a fan of the look but it looks cute on Willow

Star on

When I first glimpsed at the picture, I thought it was the petite model Sundai from America’s Next Top Model!

Star on

When I first glimpsed at the picture, I thought it was the petite model Sundai from America’s Next Top Model!

Nettrice on

The Smiths are teaching their kids to be FEARLESS. Their are expressing their individual selves in front of global audience and I LOVE it! At an early age my mother let me experiment with my hair (and cooking) and I had straight As, perfect attendance, and went further than many of my peers/relatives because I was allowed to take risks and express myself.

Bravo Jada and Will!

Nettrice on

The Smiths are teaching their kids to be FEARLESS. Their are expressing their individual selves in front of global audience and I LOVE it! At an early age my mother let me experiment with my hair (and cooking) and I had straight As, perfect attendance, and went further than many of my peers/relatives because I was allowed to take risks and express myself.

Bravo Jada and Will!

mrsh on

I remember when I was younger, there was a trend of shaving the bottom part of the hair (on girls). So when they would put their hair in a ponytail, the bottom half would be exposed and buzzed, but when it was worn down, you couldn’t tell. I had a few friends who did their hair that way.

mrsh on

I remember when I was younger, there was a trend of shaving the bottom part of the hair (on girls). So when they would put their hair in a ponytail, the bottom half would be exposed and buzzed, but when it was worn down, you couldn’t tell. I had a few friends who did their hair that way.

MissMissy on

I’m not a big fan of this hairstyle in general–but I have to say, it looks super-cute on her.

And hair is just hair. Really. *Shrug*

MissMissy on

I’m not a big fan of this hairstyle in general–but I have to say, it looks super-cute on her.

And hair is just hair. Really. *Shrug*

Joanna on

Never on my daughter, but I think Willow looks gorgeous! She has such a pretty face and this haircut really shows it off. She may find later on that her pictures look dated, but so what?

As for my daughter, the rationale is this: until she really can make an informed decision about things like this she will go by “What Would Mommy Do?” And as much as I think Willow looks great, I would never do this myself… I’m much more conservative I guess.

Joanna on

Never on my daughter, but I think Willow looks gorgeous! She has such a pretty face and this haircut really shows it off. She may find later on that her pictures look dated, but so what?

As for my daughter, the rationale is this: until she really can make an informed decision about things like this she will go by “What Would Mommy Do?” And as much as I think Willow looks great, I would never do this myself… I’m much more conservative I guess.

KC on

When I was 8 my mom allowed me to cut my very blonde hair into a “chili bowl” – remember those? All because my guy friend Randy had one and I thought it was cool. I HATED IT, but it was a lesson as well. I maybe trim my hair twice a year now, and grow it out to donate it to Locks of Love. Point being – it’s freedom of expression and if my child thought she could handle it, then I’d have no problem allowing it. Although I don’t think that particular style would look good on her very fine, blonde hair. :-)

KC on

When I was 8 my mom allowed me to cut my very blonde hair into a “chili bowl” – remember those? All because my guy friend Randy had one and I thought it was cool. I HATED IT, but it was a lesson as well. I maybe trim my hair twice a year now, and grow it out to donate it to Locks of Love. Point being – it’s freedom of expression and if my child thought she could handle it, then I’d have no problem allowing it. Although I don’t think that particular style would look good on her very fine, blonde hair. :-)

Lau on

I don’t like the cut personally, but I don’t think there’s much to talk about here; if the girl wanted the haircut and mum and dad said it was okay, then everything’s good!

Lau on

I don’t like the cut personally, but I don’t think there’s much to talk about here; if the girl wanted the haircut and mum and dad said it was okay, then everything’s good!

Blah Blah on

I don’t like this haircut. I looks ugly to me. BUT I would let my kid do this cut, since I’m not the one who has to wear this. Something i would definitely not allow is dyeing. That’s a little bit to much at this age.

Blah Blah on

I don’t like this haircut. I looks ugly to me. BUT I would let my kid do this cut, since I’m not the one who has to wear this. Something i would definitely not allow is dyeing. That’s a little bit to much at this age.

macrisvc on

omg…that second pic its like watching mini Will!!! she looks exactly like him…btw she is rocking that haircut

macrisvc on

omg…that second pic its like watching mini Will!!! she looks exactly like him…btw she is rocking that haircut

Alice on

While I don’t care for the cut, I’ve got to admit it looks rather cute on Willow.

Alice on

While I don’t care for the cut, I’ve got to admit it looks rather cute on Willow.

Sherry on

The haircut WOULD be cute, except it accentuates her prominent ears. At least she has a budding sense of fashion. Have fun with it!

Sherry on

The haircut WOULD be cute, except it accentuates her prominent ears. At least she has a budding sense of fashion. Have fun with it!

Jen on

Personally its soooo nice to see a 9yr old w/some style and who is well groomed (I like the hair), clean and presentable….I can’t tell you how many times I am out and I see kids of that age looking like they just dragged themselves out of bed (at 5pm at night)…our friends kids who are both around that age don’t even shower on a regular basis……

So IMO – I think she looks awesome and if she was my daughter I would be happy to let her get her hair cut like that!!!

Jen on

Personally its soooo nice to see a 9yr old w/some style and who is well groomed (I like the hair), clean and presentable….I can’t tell you how many times I am out and I see kids of that age looking like they just dragged themselves out of bed (at 5pm at night)…our friends kids who are both around that age don’t even shower on a regular basis……

So IMO – I think she looks awesome and if she was my daughter I would be happy to let her get her hair cut like that!!!

Alice on

I love this look on Willow and I don’t think there should be an age concern for ANY haircut as long as it’s just this – a cut. If a 5-year-old wants one haircut over another why not, it’s no damage to them. But dyeing or chemically strengthening hair doesn’t seem too appropriate on a child. They’ll have all the time in the world to damage their hair when they’re grown up.
I know in Willow’s case it’s a bit special as it’s hard to do anything with her hair type without strengthening it but stil… she could braid it or something instead. Jada probably knows much more about it than I do though so if she thinks it’s okay for her daughter, not my business. As I said, it does look great.

Alice on

I love this look on Willow and I don’t think there should be an age concern for ANY haircut as long as it’s just this – a cut. If a 5-year-old wants one haircut over another why not, it’s no damage to them. But dyeing or chemically strengthening hair doesn’t seem too appropriate on a child. They’ll have all the time in the world to damage their hair when they’re grown up.
I know in Willow’s case it’s a bit special as it’s hard to do anything with her hair type without strengthening it but stil… she could braid it or something instead. Jada probably knows much more about it than I do though so if she thinks it’s okay for her daughter, not my business. As I said, it does look great.

Natasha on

Don’t like it.

Natasha on

Don’t like it.

mimi on

First, I’m not a fan of the haircut on adults so it goes without saying that I would not like it on kids. And African Americans have a particular problem given the fact we use relaxers. So basically, one side of her head has chemicals and the other not. In other words, one half will be in better condition. Parents today have vested their own egos in their children and as a result, kids have way too much ego and attitude. You can’t learn anything in that state and childhood is supposed to be a time for learning at least the basics. With all the so-called ‘evolved parenting’ approaches, our society has degenerated and become less civilized. She’s a cute kid, but both Willow and her brother have way too much attitude. They may have wealth and fame, but they’ll be lacking in humanity.

mimi on

First, I’m not a fan of the haircut on adults so it goes without saying that I would not like it on kids. And African Americans have a particular problem given the fact we use relaxers. So basically, one side of her head has chemicals and the other not. In other words, one half will be in better condition. Parents today have vested their own egos in their children and as a result, kids have way too much ego and attitude. You can’t learn anything in that state and childhood is supposed to be a time for learning at least the basics. With all the so-called ‘evolved parenting’ approaches, our society has degenerated and become less civilized. She’s a cute kid, but both Willow and her brother have way too much attitude. They may have wealth and fame, but they’ll be lacking in humanity.

Robin on

I had my hair like this 12 years ago! Its not a big deal….it is only hair & it does grow back! She looks cute! Go ahead Willow!!

mom to 3 boys on

does it matter what we think? what matters is is SHE likes it.

Robin on

I had my hair like this 12 years ago! Its not a big deal….it is only hair & it does grow back! She looks cute! Go ahead Willow!!

mom to 3 boys on

does it matter what we think? what matters is is SHE likes it.

Shannon on

I personally think the cut makes her look very good, it’s a good style for her, although I personally don’t like it at all, and would never let my own child wear it. Same with Rihanna-looks good on her, but I don’t like it. At least Willow is old enough to have made the choice for herself as to what she wants to do with her hair. She is a very pretty girl, and she seems like she has got fearlessness and confidence to spare- Will and Jada seem to eb doing a great job!

Shannon on

I personally think the cut makes her look very good, it’s a good style for her, although I personally don’t like it at all, and would never let my own child wear it. Same with Rihanna-looks good on her, but I don’t like it. At least Willow is old enough to have made the choice for herself as to what she wants to do with her hair. She is a very pretty girl, and she seems like she has got fearlessness and confidence to spare- Will and Jada seem to eb doing a great job!

daniela on

@ Natasha: “DITTO!”

daniela on

@ Natasha: “DITTO!”

J.D. on

Willow is rocking that haircut so I have no problem with it. I think she looks really beautiful.

J.D. on

Willow is rocking that haircut so I have no problem with it. I think she looks really beautiful.

Electra on

Yeah thats interesting. I never though a hairstyle of inappropriate for a child. I mean bob, layers, its all going to look childish because of who its on. The ONLY time I’ve felt a child look ridiculous with an adult haircut was this little 10 year old who was on Oprah and had the Kate Gosselin. Did anyone else see that?

Electra on

Yeah thats interesting. I never though a hairstyle of inappropriate for a child. I mean bob, layers, its all going to look childish because of who its on. The ONLY time I’ve felt a child look ridiculous with an adult haircut was this little 10 year old who was on Oprah and had the Kate Gosselin. Did anyone else see that?

Tia Byrd on

She has her father’s ears so they have to be real careful when it comes to shaving one side of her head other than that, it’s cute.

Tia Byrd on

She has her father’s ears so they have to be real careful when it comes to shaving one side of her head other than that, it’s cute.

Brandi on

It’s just hair, it’ll grow back. I think it’s a harmless way to experiment with your look. She looks fine.

Brandi on

It’s just hair, it’ll grow back. I think it’s a harmless way to experiment with your look. She looks fine.

dani on

it reminds me of a younger, more hip version of kate gosselin’s hairdo.

dani on

it reminds me of a younger, more hip version of kate gosselin’s hairdo.

Nettrice on

Mimi, being FEARLESS can be a good thing. I disagree with attitude/ego being always being a bad thing. In the best of scenarios it leads to self-assurance and self-confidence. All kids in their formative/early years are developing a sense of themselves and, unfortunately, in many African-American families self-expression, risk-taking, and being different is squashed.

I feel the same way about Angel Murphy Brown’s fro-hawk.

Nettrice on

Mimi, being FEARLESS can be a good thing. I disagree with attitude/ego being always being a bad thing. In the best of scenarios it leads to self-assurance and self-confidence. All kids in their formative/early years are developing a sense of themselves and, unfortunately, in many African-American families self-expression, risk-taking, and being different is squashed.

I feel the same way about Angel Murphy Brown’s fro-hawk.

brannon on

ha electra – seen Oprah like once in the past year and it was that episode – i couldn’t stop staring at that kid and was horrified someone did that to her hair!!! that being said – If willow and her parents are happy, so be it. i think she looks super cute.

brannon on

ha electra – seen Oprah like once in the past year and it was that episode – i couldn’t stop staring at that kid and was horrified someone did that to her hair!!! that being said – If willow and her parents are happy, so be it. i think she looks super cute.

janet on

And pretty soon she will be wearing clothes that show everything because that is the power of RiRi. The Rihanna reign just won’t let up, (lol.

janet on

And pretty soon she will be wearing clothes that show everything because that is the power of RiRi. The Rihanna reign just won’t let up, (lol.

Anon on

Wow, she really looks like a mini-Rihanna

Anon on

Wow, she really looks like a mini-Rihanna

Blue on

She looks adorable. It can’t be any worse then the mullets, rat tails, spiral perms and wall-o-bangs of the 80′s. I look back at my childhood pictures and cringe :-)

Blue on

She looks adorable. It can’t be any worse then the mullets, rat tails, spiral perms and wall-o-bangs of the 80′s. I look back at my childhood pictures and cringe :-)

Delaina on

I agree with PP – freedom of expression!! My 3 year old is already telling me how she wants her hair – in pig tails, pulled back, in a pony tail, etc. I imagine my little diva will have even more opinions about her hair by the time she turns nine.

But most importantly – WOW!!!!!! Willow is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Delaina on

I agree with PP – freedom of expression!! My 3 year old is already telling me how she wants her hair – in pig tails, pulled back, in a pony tail, etc. I imagine my little diva will have even more opinions about her hair by the time she turns nine.

But most importantly – WOW!!!!!! Willow is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

lovemynieces on

I have no problem with the hairstyle. I think CBB should have a post where we all post our pictures of hairstyles our parents choose for us or the hairstyles we choose for ourselves:) so that the judgemental folks on here can see that it’s not the end of the world when a kid has a interesting not “normal” hairstyle. It’s a right of passage, I was about her age when I talked my parents into a Wave Nuvo,think Jerry Curl… Not cute, but I thought I was the cutest thing ever with my curl. not to mention the blue weave I got in college. Kids need to have a sense of themselves and hair and clothes is just part of the exploration.

lovemynieces on

I have no problem with the hairstyle. I think CBB should have a post where we all post our pictures of hairstyles our parents choose for us or the hairstyles we choose for ourselves:) so that the judgemental folks on here can see that it’s not the end of the world when a kid has a interesting not “normal” hairstyle. It’s a right of passage, I was about her age when I talked my parents into a Wave Nuvo,think Jerry Curl… Not cute, but I thought I was the cutest thing ever with my curl. not to mention the blue weave I got in college. Kids need to have a sense of themselves and hair and clothes is just part of the exploration.

cat on

Willoe is obviously an adorable child, and she would look pretty even if she were bald, but I think 9 is way too young to have such a hair cut. It works for Rihanna.

cat on

Willoe is obviously an adorable child, and she would look pretty even if she were bald, but I think 9 is way too young to have such a hair cut. It works for Rihanna.

m-dot on

I like the look on her. She’s growing up to be a real beauty, and if she’s confident enough to rock a style of her choice, then go for it!

m-dot on

I like the look on her. She’s growing up to be a real beauty, and if she’s confident enough to rock a style of her choice, then go for it!

Tazina on

It looks cute. Hair is so much fun. All sorts of things can be done to it and you know it will grow back.

Tazina on

It looks cute. Hair is so much fun. All sorts of things can be done to it and you know it will grow back.

JC on

Rhianna was not the first one with this hairstyle. I don’t think that anyone can say for sure that Willow got the idea from her or that she even looks to her as a role model (same goes for Cassie). Personally, I’ve never liked this style, but I have to say that it looks good on Willow.

Leni chose her hair cut at what, 3? Nothing wrong with that and nothing wrong with this IMO.

JC on

Rhianna was not the first one with this hairstyle. I don’t think that anyone can say for sure that Willow got the idea from her or that she even looks to her as a role model (same goes for Cassie). Personally, I’ve never liked this style, but I have to say that it looks good on Willow.

Leni chose her hair cut at what, 3? Nothing wrong with that and nothing wrong with this IMO.

Brianne on

I like her hairstyle! It’s cool, and it makes her look like a mini Rihanna!!!

Brianne on

I like her hairstyle! It’s cool, and it makes her look like a mini Rihanna!!!

Mommyof3 on

Ughh, I dispise this “do” I don’t like it on Willow and I have never liked it on Rihannah. I seriously can’t believe some “hairstylist” cut this and said BAM there ya go! It looks more like they accidentally forgot to shave the rest of the head or something..lol
Oh well, it’s her hair not mine…but if it were my daughter I’d shave the rest in her sleep..LOL
(ok let the “hate filled comments rollllll”)

Mommyof3 on

Ughh, I dispise this “do” I don’t like it on Willow and I have never liked it on Rihannah. I seriously can’t believe some “hairstylist” cut this and said BAM there ya go! It looks more like they accidentally forgot to shave the rest of the head or something..lol
Oh well, it’s her hair not mine…but if it were my daughter I’d shave the rest in her sleep..LOL
(ok let the “hate filled comments rollllll”)

L on

Not sure why anyone would want to emulate Rihanna. But I think Willow pulls it off beautifully…she is the spitting image of her dad & that isn’t a terrible thing! Work it Willow!

L on

Not sure why anyone would want to emulate Rihanna. But I think Willow pulls it off beautifully…she is the spitting image of her dad & that isn’t a terrible thing! Work it Willow!

Tams8312 on

To me, it’s just hair but if you were to ask my parents 20 years ago the same question they’d be in an uproar. I remember being around 8 years and wanted to have short hair. I didn’t like long hair because it got in the way and had to be brushed regularly. Anywho my parents forbade from having short hair because it was too boyish, and made me get a mullet as a compromise. It was terrible. Long story short…they also didn’t let me do a few other things because of their conservative views which in turn caused me to come at Christmas my first year away at university with 3 new ear piercings, a naval ring and highlighted hair. They were a bit ticked but they also said as long as you live in our house you have to follow our rules. Well let’s just say I was no longer in their house.

The point is, I think you should let your children make their own decisions regardless of age or they will rebel when they’re older and it may be more extreme than what I did. Besides, it’s only hair, it’ll grow back.

Tams8312 on

To me, it’s just hair but if you were to ask my parents 20 years ago the same question they’d be in an uproar. I remember being around 8 years and wanted to have short hair. I didn’t like long hair because it got in the way and had to be brushed regularly. Anywho my parents forbade from having short hair because it was too boyish, and made me get a mullet as a compromise. It was terrible. Long story short…they also didn’t let me do a few other things because of their conservative views which in turn caused me to come at Christmas my first year away at university with 3 new ear piercings, a naval ring and highlighted hair. They were a bit ticked but they also said as long as you live in our house you have to follow our rules. Well let’s just say I was no longer in their house.

The point is, I think you should let your children make their own decisions regardless of age or they will rebel when they’re older and it may be more extreme than what I did. Besides, it’s only hair, it’ll grow back.

theiturbanfashionista on

very rihanna style!

theiturbanfashionista on

very rihanna style!

Lauren on

I don’t think i would agree to letting my daughter shave a fourth of her head at any age, but i see nothing wrong with it..

Lauren on

I don’t think i would agree to letting my daughter shave a fourth of her head at any age, but i see nothing wrong with it..

RibbonInTheSky on

Mimi

…you have got to be kidding me. Lacking in humanity? You based that off of some pictures and their hairstyles? Interesting. I think someitmes people mistake a healthy self-confidence for “attitude”. Having low-self esteem and being afraid to express yourself does no good for anyone. I hope that I can raise my children to be fearful of no one, includeing themselves, but absolutely respectful of everyone. That’s what I see when I look at these kids.

I admit that Willow and Jaden are very expressive and full of personality but seriously did you expect anything less from children of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith? I believe that Willow and Jaden are just a product of their environment. They have been raised by not one but two parents who are very intelligent, talented and who themselves seem to be very confident as well as full of personality and their OWN style. Neither of them seem to be the “conform to” or “copy-cat” type (i.e. Jada – black women who started her own rock group). They are very much their own individuals who both are known to break barriers and I’m not at all surprised that their children are the same. Their high level of self-confidence does not equal “lacking in humanity” as you called it. But you have your opinion and I have mine.

If you will, read the following that Jackie Chan said about Jaden while they were filming their movie. “Not only was he hard working, he was respectful, focused and really good! I couldn’t believe it. His intelligence, maturity and great physical prowess impressed me. What also impressed me about Jaden is that he comes from an affluent and famous family, and you would never guess that when you interact with him. I went to Will and shook his hands, telling him how proud I was that he had raised such a good boy. I know that Jaden is going to be a big movie star some day. He has all the qualities to become successful in whatever he does in the future. I wish I had a son like this” This is only part of what he said. And he did not say these things because he was asked on the spot, he said them freely in his own PERSONAL blog.

Here is something else I read about the pair lately:
Siblings and actors Jaden,11, and Willow,8, Smith have teamed up with a global initiative called Project Zambi to help raise awareness for children orphaned by AIDS.

“Willow and I joined Project Zambi to represent all the kids out there who want to make the world a better place,” Jaden said. “We want to encourage kids everywhere to lend a hand and join us in spreading the word about how much children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa need our help.”

“Project Zambi is about kids and for kids, and it’s so important that we all learn to take care of each other,” Willow added. “Even from the other side of the world, kids in Africa will know they have friends who care about them.”

I just don’t see what you see. They seem like great kids. And very fun.

RibbonInTheSky on

Mimi

…you have got to be kidding me. Lacking in humanity? You based that off of some pictures and their hairstyles? Interesting. I think someitmes people mistake a healthy self-confidence for “attitude”. Having low-self esteem and being afraid to express yourself does no good for anyone. I hope that I can raise my children to be fearful of no one, includeing themselves, but absolutely respectful of everyone. That’s what I see when I look at these kids.

I admit that Willow and Jaden are very expressive and full of personality but seriously did you expect anything less from children of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith? I believe that Willow and Jaden are just a product of their environment. They have been raised by not one but two parents who are very intelligent, talented and who themselves seem to be very confident as well as full of personality and their OWN style. Neither of them seem to be the “conform to” or “copy-cat” type (i.e. Jada – black women who started her own rock group). They are very much their own individuals who both are known to break barriers and I’m not at all surprised that their children are the same. Their high level of self-confidence does not equal “lacking in humanity” as you called it. But you have your opinion and I have mine.

If you will, read the following that Jackie Chan said about Jaden while they were filming their movie. “Not only was he hard working, he was respectful, focused and really good! I couldn’t believe it. His intelligence, maturity and great physical prowess impressed me. What also impressed me about Jaden is that he comes from an affluent and famous family, and you would never guess that when you interact with him. I went to Will and shook his hands, telling him how proud I was that he had raised such a good boy. I know that Jaden is going to be a big movie star some day. He has all the qualities to become successful in whatever he does in the future. I wish I had a son like this” This is only part of what he said. And he did not say these things because he was asked on the spot, he said them freely in his own PERSONAL blog.

Here is something else I read about the pair lately:
Siblings and actors Jaden,11, and Willow,8, Smith have teamed up with a global initiative called Project Zambi to help raise awareness for children orphaned by AIDS.

“Willow and I joined Project Zambi to represent all the kids out there who want to make the world a better place,” Jaden said. “We want to encourage kids everywhere to lend a hand and join us in spreading the word about how much children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa need our help.”

“Project Zambi is about kids and for kids, and it’s so important that we all learn to take care of each other,” Willow added. “Even from the other side of the world, kids in Africa will know they have friends who care about them.”

I just don’t see what you see. They seem like great kids. And very fun.

Kim on

Reminds me of Angel, Scary Spice’s daughter, hairdo a bit, not a fan really think its a bit edgy and grownup for a girl her age!

Kim on

Reminds me of Angel, Scary Spice’s daughter, hairdo a bit, not a fan really think its a bit edgy and grownup for a girl her age!

JustMe on

Mimi- I *totally agree* with you- my thoughts exactly!

JustMe on

Mimi- I *totally agree* with you- my thoughts exactly!

Nanny-Emma on

I think she looks lovely. Love it!

Nanny-Emma on

I think she looks lovely. Love it!

Lauren on

I think it looks really pretty on her!

Lauren on

I think it looks really pretty on her!

tish on

It looks cute on Willow and I like it. Now as for my own child….I couldn’t say. Willow lives in another world that us “regular” folks so things celebs and their children can get away with, isn’t something we can always emulate.

Hair does grow back. And I’m a 25 year old Black female with a SHORT boy cut…all my hair is gone…so I do believe in the freedom of not becoming your hair, as India.Arie said.

tish on

It looks cute on Willow and I like it. Now as for my own child….I couldn’t say. Willow lives in another world that us “regular” folks so things celebs and their children can get away with, isn’t something we can always emulate.

Hair does grow back. And I’m a 25 year old Black female with a SHORT boy cut…all my hair is gone…so I do believe in the freedom of not becoming your hair, as India.Arie said.

Christina on

Mimi,

I hope you realize not all African-Americans use chemicals to straighten their hair. There is absolutely no reason to believe one side of Willow’s head is relaxed and the other is not. They could have simple blown it out and curled it. Or pressed it. My daughter wears her hair straight and she’s never had a relaxer. And to think that just because kids express themselves with different hairstyles or certain types of clothing they lack manners, or “humanity” is ludicrous. Will and Jada seem like great parents and great people and I am sure they are teaching their children to be great people as well. Willow is young, if she wants to experiment with her looks and her parents are fine with it, then more power to them. That’s their kid and until she’s of age, its their call.

Christina on

Mimi,

I hope you realize not all African-Americans use chemicals to straighten their hair. There is absolutely no reason to believe one side of Willow’s head is relaxed and the other is not. They could have simple blown it out and curled it. Or pressed it. My daughter wears her hair straight and she’s never had a relaxer. And to think that just because kids express themselves with different hairstyles or certain types of clothing they lack manners, or “humanity” is ludicrous. Will and Jada seem like great parents and great people and I am sure they are teaching their children to be great people as well. Willow is young, if she wants to experiment with her looks and her parents are fine with it, then more power to them. That’s their kid and until she’s of age, its their call.

Mrs.B on

I saw this haircut for the first time on Kate Lanphear, the style director of US Elle magazine, long before Rihanna. It’s not a new haircut-I used to shaved the bottom half of my hair when I was a teenager and def it’s not worst then permes in the 80′s.

Willow looks adorable!

Mrs.B on

I saw this haircut for the first time on Kate Lanphear, the style director of US Elle magazine, long before Rihanna. It’s not a new haircut-I used to shaved the bottom half of my hair when I was a teenager and def it’s not worst then permes in the 80′s.

Willow looks adorable!

Lola on

Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad. I’m not a fan of this hairstyle on really little kids, but nine years old is old enough to have a hairstyle like this. As long as she’s not doing it just to be “cool” or so that boys will like her, I see nothing wrong. The only reason I might be hesitant about my nine-year-old daughter (if I had one) doing this is that nine-year-olds tend to make impulsive decisions that they regret later. If I had a daughter who really wanted to do it, had thought it through for a while, and was absolutely sure she wouldn’t regret it, I would say go for it!

Lola on

Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad. I’m not a fan of this hairstyle on really little kids, but nine years old is old enough to have a hairstyle like this. As long as she’s not doing it just to be “cool” or so that boys will like her, I see nothing wrong. The only reason I might be hesitant about my nine-year-old daughter (if I had one) doing this is that nine-year-olds tend to make impulsive decisions that they regret later. If I had a daughter who really wanted to do it, had thought it through for a while, and was absolutely sure she wouldn’t regret it, I would say go for it!

Kat on

She’s nine… at nine, kids know how they want their hair to be… so why not?

I don’t approve of dying hair (except for cultural reasons… aka… Maddox Jolie Pitt and his brother, Pax) on children… but once they are in high school, as long as they don’t go overboard and ruin their hair with it, why not?

And with hair cutting, once they are old enough to know what they want and not regret it… why not?

Kat on

She’s nine… at nine, kids know how they want their hair to be… so why not?

I don’t approve of dying hair (except for cultural reasons… aka… Maddox Jolie Pitt and his brother, Pax) on children… but once they are in high school, as long as they don’t go overboard and ruin their hair with it, why not?

And with hair cutting, once they are old enough to know what they want and not regret it… why not?

Bancie1031 on

NO!!!!

Bancie1031 on

NO!!!!

Zoe on

I don’t care about her hairstyle, because she is so gorgeous any hairstyle will suit her!!! Probably a future Super Model on the make!!!

Zoe on

I don’t care about her hairstyle, because she is so gorgeous any hairstyle will suit her!!! Probably a future Super Model on the make!!!

Carrie Jo on

I think Willow’s hair looks adorable on her. If it were my daughter I would want to talk to her about how she’ll feel when she wants to grow it out and it goes through that awkward phase. I would want her to understand that while she loves it now, she might not love it while she’s growing it out.

Carrie Jo on

I think Willow’s hair looks adorable on her. If it were my daughter I would want to talk to her about how she’ll feel when she wants to grow it out and it goes through that awkward phase. I would want her to understand that while she loves it now, she might not love it while she’s growing it out.

Jennifer on

I personally wouldn’t let my kid shave the side of her head, but it’s the parents decision and I do think it’s edgy and cute on her, so I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t judge the parents, especially celeb parents…kids in Hollywood can get away lots more with wearing trendy and edgier styles and all. It’s like a little separate universe! I would be worried that my kid would come home in tears from being teased if she wore her hair like this, but in Hollywood you know..anything goes. And I think it’s really nice that these kids experience some of that freedom and can express themselves. These kids make red carpet appearances after all..we’re not talking your average 9 year olds here! :)

Can I just say though, that she is the SPITTING IMAGE of Will Smith!! OMG, she does not look like her Mom at all, she looks exactly like Dad. She’s so pretty!

Jennifer on

I personally wouldn’t let my kid shave the side of her head, but it’s the parents decision and I do think it’s edgy and cute on her, so I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t judge the parents, especially celeb parents…kids in Hollywood can get away lots more with wearing trendy and edgier styles and all. It’s like a little separate universe! I would be worried that my kid would come home in tears from being teased if she wore her hair like this, but in Hollywood you know..anything goes. And I think it’s really nice that these kids experience some of that freedom and can express themselves. These kids make red carpet appearances after all..we’re not talking your average 9 year olds here! :)

Can I just say though, that she is the SPITTING IMAGE of Will Smith!! OMG, she does not look like her Mom at all, she looks exactly like Dad. She’s so pretty!

FC on

I only fuss when it’s a baby and their hair is hacked off/dyed/whatever. I know it’s none of my business, but I’d rather wait until the child had an opinion on what they wanted before I did anything too severe with their hair. If they asked if they could cut it however, I’d let them. No harm, no foul. I had that same option when I was around this age. I wanted a hairstyle like a singer I knew—a pixie cut—and my mother allowed me to cut my hair off.

But, Willow is a preteen who obviously doesn’t mind experimenting. Though, at first glance in that first photo that was posted a few days ago I thought she’d simply slicked back the rest of her hair. Seeing the side view, it looks cute on her. It’s not as severe as Rihanna or Cassie who have it either razor-close (Rihanna) or bald completely (Cassie). Willow’s a beautiful girl and has a face that can rock the super short or long hair, just like her mama, Jada.

FC on

I only fuss when it’s a baby and their hair is hacked off/dyed/whatever. I know it’s none of my business, but I’d rather wait until the child had an opinion on what they wanted before I did anything too severe with their hair. If they asked if they could cut it however, I’d let them. No harm, no foul. I had that same option when I was around this age. I wanted a hairstyle like a singer I knew—a pixie cut—and my mother allowed me to cut my hair off.

But, Willow is a preteen who obviously doesn’t mind experimenting. Though, at first glance in that first photo that was posted a few days ago I thought she’d simply slicked back the rest of her hair. Seeing the side view, it looks cute on her. It’s not as severe as Rihanna or Cassie who have it either razor-close (Rihanna) or bald completely (Cassie). Willow’s a beautiful girl and has a face that can rock the super short or long hair, just like her mama, Jada.

JM on

it’s not at all a hairstyle i think looks attractive, but what does my opinion matter? it’s her hair and she should wear it how she wants. bravo to will and jada for allowing their kids to express themselves. i mean, it’s hair… you know why restrain your kids? if this is what she wants, it’s not hurting anyone, it’s nice that she is confident enough to do something daring and express herself.

JM on

it’s not at all a hairstyle i think looks attractive, but what does my opinion matter? it’s her hair and she should wear it how she wants. bravo to will and jada for allowing their kids to express themselves. i mean, it’s hair… you know why restrain your kids? if this is what she wants, it’s not hurting anyone, it’s nice that she is confident enough to do something daring and express herself.

Liz on

The hairstyle looks very cute on Willow, but personally I won’t let my daughter ‘shave’ her hair. lol

Liz on

The hairstyle looks very cute on Willow, but personally I won’t let my daughter ‘shave’ her hair. lol

marie on

She looks like a mini Will.

marie on

She looks like a mini Will.

Electra on

Kat- Maddox and Pax dye their hair for religious reasons??

Electra on

Kat- Maddox and Pax dye their hair for religious reasons??

hcecilia on

@ MIMI: While I understand what you are saying, you need to really keep in mind that Will and Jada (both active parents) have more money to take more time off from their respective careers than the average parent. It’s quite okay for a kid to develop their own sense of self, but it’s the parent’s responsibility to make sure there’s that offset that they will not always get what they want from their attitude.
And about the African American hair, I have relaxed my hair since twelve and while I understand the repercussions, my hair is healthier today than it was in my high school years because I take care of my hair. With everything one does with their hair, proper care will keep is healthy and happy.

hcecilia on

@ MIMI: While I understand what you are saying, you need to really keep in mind that Will and Jada (both active parents) have more money to take more time off from their respective careers than the average parent. It’s quite okay for a kid to develop their own sense of self, but it’s the parent’s responsibility to make sure there’s that offset that they will not always get what they want from their attitude.
And about the African American hair, I have relaxed my hair since twelve and while I understand the repercussions, my hair is healthier today than it was in my high school years because I take care of my hair. With everything one does with their hair, proper care will keep is healthy and happy.

Amber on

This was the haircut to get when I was in high school in the early 90s for all of the stoner skateboarders. Needless to say, I don’t think it looks good at all, nor would I let a little child get her hair cut like that. And once again, just because an adult would choose to cut their hair like this does not mean it is something that a child should be allowed to do!

Amber on

This was the haircut to get when I was in high school in the early 90s for all of the stoner skateboarders. Needless to say, I don’t think it looks good at all, nor would I let a little child get her hair cut like that. And once again, just because an adult would choose to cut their hair like this does not mean it is something that a child should be allowed to do!

Riley on

Inappropriate…period.

Riley on

Inappropriate…period.

Sabrina on

I think it’s cute, and come on, it’s just hair! It’s not the end of the world! I am grateful that my mom let me experiment with my hair a great deal. (I’ve dyed, dreadlocked and mohawked!)

Sabrina on

I think it’s cute, and come on, it’s just hair! It’s not the end of the world! I am grateful that my mom let me experiment with my hair a great deal. (I’ve dyed, dreadlocked and mohawked!)

emilyc on

It looks super cute on her. She’s a gorgeous little girl and looks like she has the personality to pull it off!

emilyc on

It looks super cute on her. She’s a gorgeous little girl and looks like she has the personality to pull it off!

CelebBabyLover on

Electra- Kat said CULTURAL reasons, not religious reasons. Also, to your first comment, regarding Rihanna being a horrible role model….are you saying this because of the domestic abuse incident? Well, guess what, she did not ask to be abused by her now ex-boyfriend!

I’m not at all saying this is what you (or other commentors who have said similar things) were trying to do, but I hate it when people blame abuse victims for being abused! No one asks for or deserves abuse, no one! How a human being can treat another human being in such a horrible way (i.e., being abusive) is beyond me!

All of that said, moving on to Willow’s hair cut…I think it looks great on her! :)

CelebBabyLover on

Electra- Kat said CULTURAL reasons, not religious reasons. Also, to your first comment, regarding Rihanna being a horrible role model….are you saying this because of the domestic abuse incident? Well, guess what, she did not ask to be abused by her now ex-boyfriend!

I’m not at all saying this is what you (or other commentors who have said similar things) were trying to do, but I hate it when people blame abuse victims for being abused! No one asks for or deserves abuse, no one! How a human being can treat another human being in such a horrible way (i.e., being abusive) is beyond me!

All of that said, moving on to Willow’s hair cut…I think it looks great on her! :)

Eliza on

She is gorgeous but I would personally not approve of that hairstyle on a 9-year-old

Eliza on

She is gorgeous but I would personally not approve of that hairstyle on a 9-year-old

Olivia on

This haircut is hardly new. I had it in the eighties. I also had a “rat tail” which IMO is way worse. Lighten up, it’s only hair… it’ll grow back.

Olivia on

This haircut is hardly new. I had it in the eighties. I also had a “rat tail” which IMO is way worse. Lighten up, it’s only hair… it’ll grow back.

Brownsugar1313 on

It is definitely cute on her but for me personally also being a black female, our hair is something we would give an arm and a leg to grow strong and healthy and vibrant.

We go through so much with our hair and spend MILLIONS of dollars trying to have what some in the black community call ‘good hair.’

That being said, knowing just how long it takes for my hair to grow and stay strong and healthy, had I achieved tresses as long as mini Jada, there is no way I would opt for a style like that.

That being said, Jada has good genes and I’m not sure if she is part something else but her hair grows pretty quickly and as such Willow’s hair will grow back just as fast.

I just wish I were that brave. Besides having a hairdo like that takes maintenance and for me that means spending half my salary at the salon making sure it looks good.

But she is a kid, it will grow back and she is a cutie so she can pretty much rock any hair do :)

Brownsugar1313 on

It is definitely cute on her but for me personally also being a black female, our hair is something we would give an arm and a leg to grow strong and healthy and vibrant.

We go through so much with our hair and spend MILLIONS of dollars trying to have what some in the black community call ‘good hair.’

That being said, knowing just how long it takes for my hair to grow and stay strong and healthy, had I achieved tresses as long as mini Jada, there is no way I would opt for a style like that.

That being said, Jada has good genes and I’m not sure if she is part something else but her hair grows pretty quickly and as such Willow’s hair will grow back just as fast.

I just wish I were that brave. Besides having a hairdo like that takes maintenance and for me that means spending half my salary at the salon making sure it looks good.

But she is a kid, it will grow back and she is a cutie so she can pretty much rock any hair do :)

JessicaC on

It’s just hair so I don’t understand how a haircut could be labeled “inappropriate”. However, I do think it’s a hideous haircut-child or adult!

JessicaC on

It’s just hair so I don’t understand how a haircut could be labeled “inappropriate”. However, I do think it’s a hideous haircut-child or adult!

Isabella on

CelebBabyLover…you’re serious? You can’t see why Rihanna is not someone people would want their little girls looking up to? I can assure there are a lot of reasons for that, and it’s nothing to do with the domestic abuse issue, which Electra didn’t even mention so I don’t even know why you jumped to that conclusion.

As for the topic at hand, I personally think the style looks silly on children and adults alike, but I agree with most others here: it’s hair. It’ll grow back, trust me. It’s good to let kids go through their little phases because it helps them learn and grow and become individuals. As long as they’re not doing anything damaging to it (chemicals, heat, etc.) then I say let them experiment to an extent.

Isabella on

CelebBabyLover…you’re serious? You can’t see why Rihanna is not someone people would want their little girls looking up to? I can assure there are a lot of reasons for that, and it’s nothing to do with the domestic abuse issue, which Electra didn’t even mention so I don’t even know why you jumped to that conclusion.

As for the topic at hand, I personally think the style looks silly on children and adults alike, but I agree with most others here: it’s hair. It’ll grow back, trust me. It’s good to let kids go through their little phases because it helps them learn and grow and become individuals. As long as they’re not doing anything damaging to it (chemicals, heat, etc.) then I say let them experiment to an extent.

Elizabeth on

It looks great on her! I don’t understand the inappropriate comments. You should only see some of the clothes I’ve seen parents let their nine year olds wear! Now that’s inappropriate! But I don’t get how a hairstyle is inappropriate.

Elizabeth on

It looks great on her! I don’t understand the inappropriate comments. You should only see some of the clothes I’ve seen parents let their nine year olds wear! Now that’s inappropriate! But I don’t get how a hairstyle is inappropriate.

Terri on

Love it!

Terri on

Love it!

Riley on

JessicaC…”inappropriate” to allow your child to look like it’s Halloween when it isn’t! LOL

Riley on

JessicaC…”inappropriate” to allow your child to look like it’s Halloween when it isn’t! LOL

Electra on

Celebritybabylover-

I don’t know why you would assume I was talking about her domestic abuse, I wasn’t. Rihanna’s image has gotten darker and more vulgar as time has her career goes on. This month she’s in a magazine covering her vagina with her hands with her nipples exposed, sprawling and crawling on the floor. A few weeks ago, she was on the radio and said something about not having sex with someone who wasn’t heavily endowed. When children like a celebrity they try to find out as much about them as possible, those aren’t things I’d want my child to see or hear.

Electra on

Celebritybabylover-

I don’t know why you would assume I was talking about her domestic abuse, I wasn’t. Rihanna’s image has gotten darker and more vulgar as time has her career goes on. This month she’s in a magazine covering her vagina with her hands with her nipples exposed, sprawling and crawling on the floor. A few weeks ago, she was on the radio and said something about not having sex with someone who wasn’t heavily endowed. When children like a celebrity they try to find out as much about them as possible, those aren’t things I’d want my child to see or hear.

sinclair on

“Parents today have vested their own egos in their children and as a result, kids have way too much ego and attitude. You can’t learn anything in that state and childhood is supposed to be a time for learning at least the basics. With all the so-called ‘evolved parenting’ approaches, our society has degenerated and become less civilized. She’s a cute kid, but both Willow and her brother have way too much attitude. They may have wealth and fame, but they’ll be lacking in humanity.”

Mimi, you have hit the nail on the head in so many ways. I do not know what it is, but this family has never done it for me. They are attractive and put on a good outward show, but to me, these kids are too into themselves–Jaden in particular. His dad needs to stop pumping up his head at such an early age. The nepotism that is already happening is appalling, really. Jaden is cast in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ and now he is the new Karate Kid. Could we please let some unknowns in the door?! Danggg. I’m already tired of the Smith/Pinkett dynasty!!

Back to the humility:
“Here is something else I read about the pair lately:
Siblings and actors Jaden,11, and Willow,8, Smith have teamed up with a global initiative called Project Zambi to help raise awareness for children orphaned by AIDS.

“Willow and I joined Project Zambi to represent all the kids out there who want to make the world a better place,” Jaden said. “We want to encourage kids everywhere to lend a hand and join us in spreading the word about how much children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa need our help.””

RibbonInTheSky, while I applaud Willow and Jaden’s participation and involvement, it smells too much of the celeb-bandwagon behavior as of late, which is further remininscent of the 80′s bandwagon let’s-all-save-poor-Africa stuff. Someone once told me “Do good, but not because you want someone to tell you that you are doing good.” It is a fine line, and I just see these kids being groomed in the Hollywood-give-to-charity-be-in-the-spotlight upbringing. It is too much. Have your kids work for what they get. And yes, Jaden was hardworking while on set with Jackie Chan, but should we be applauding? His parents’ names and recognition got him in the door! Please.

Truthfully, these kids need to be in school and out of the limelight until they are older and can truly earn their roles. Anyway, that won’t be happening anytime soon, since Hollywood is baby/kid-obsessed and all about keeping it in the family. Jada Pinkett, I will say, definitely seems stern and steadfast in her devotion to making sure the kids have their heads on straight, at least in interviews she gives, but I just feel all of this spotlight is too much too soon.

sinclair on

“Parents today have vested their own egos in their children and as a result, kids have way too much ego and attitude. You can’t learn anything in that state and childhood is supposed to be a time for learning at least the basics. With all the so-called ‘evolved parenting’ approaches, our society has degenerated and become less civilized. She’s a cute kid, but both Willow and her brother have way too much attitude. They may have wealth and fame, but they’ll be lacking in humanity.”

Mimi, you have hit the nail on the head in so many ways. I do not know what it is, but this family has never done it for me. They are attractive and put on a good outward show, but to me, these kids are too into themselves–Jaden in particular. His dad needs to stop pumping up his head at such an early age. The nepotism that is already happening is appalling, really. Jaden is cast in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ and now he is the new Karate Kid. Could we please let some unknowns in the door?! Danggg. I’m already tired of the Smith/Pinkett dynasty!!

Back to the humility:
“Here is something else I read about the pair lately:
Siblings and actors Jaden,11, and Willow,8, Smith have teamed up with a global initiative called Project Zambi to help raise awareness for children orphaned by AIDS.

“Willow and I joined Project Zambi to represent all the kids out there who want to make the world a better place,” Jaden said. “We want to encourage kids everywhere to lend a hand and join us in spreading the word about how much children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa need our help.””

RibbonInTheSky, while I applaud Willow and Jaden’s participation and involvement, it smells too much of the celeb-bandwagon behavior as of late, which is further remininscent of the 80′s bandwagon let’s-all-save-poor-Africa stuff. Someone once told me “Do good, but not because you want someone to tell you that you are doing good.” It is a fine line, and I just see these kids being groomed in the Hollywood-give-to-charity-be-in-the-spotlight upbringing. It is too much. Have your kids work for what they get. And yes, Jaden was hardworking while on set with Jackie Chan, but should we be applauding? His parents’ names and recognition got him in the door! Please.

Truthfully, these kids need to be in school and out of the limelight until they are older and can truly earn their roles. Anyway, that won’t be happening anytime soon, since Hollywood is baby/kid-obsessed and all about keeping it in the family. Jada Pinkett, I will say, definitely seems stern and steadfast in her devotion to making sure the kids have their heads on straight, at least in interviews she gives, but I just feel all of this spotlight is too much too soon.

kourtnei on

I LOVE the look, ON HER, personally. Like it has been stated, I wasn’t too “thrilled” with it on certain adults, ie Cassie, but when Lala Vasquez did it I liked it. So really, imo it depends on the person. To me, Cassie didn’t have the “personality” to pull it off, it was like she did it for attention, where as Willow looks ADORABLE!

She has that free spirit, I’m taking life by the horns, type of vibe so it fits her perfectly! And as far as if I’d let my daughters try it, I say why not?! Life is all about choices, PERSONAL decisions, not about how others view you or what they will say! If they, my 5 year old or 2 month old, got older and said they wanted to try it, I’d simply ask why, was it a “everyone else is doing it decision” or more of, ” I like it let’s try it”. Either way I’d let them, if they didn’t like it once it was done, I’d buy them hats lol. Point being….it’s hair! It’ll grow back and eventually the style won’t be in anymore, but having the opportunity to make your own decisions, and find out what you do and do not like, is what’s most important when it comes down to raising a responsibile, independent, well-rounded child. How can you expect a child to grow if you put limits on everything?! Especially small things like picking out clothes and hair styles.

@Mimi..I disagree with your comment for so many reasons. No disrespect or anything, but how do we know that Willow uses relaxers? Like it was stated she has her hair in braids or twisties the majority of the time,and those styles are usually better achieved with natural hair. Maybe her hair is flat-ironed or pressed…not all african americans put chemicals in their hair. So the condition of one side of her head may not be worse than the other. And who’s not to say that maybe that side of her hair wasn’t already damaged and she just used it as a reason to create a new style and get that side back healthy? Or maybe if her hair is relaxed, they relax the entire head…I’m sure who ever takes care of her hair has thought about maintaining it through this style. Look at how healthy both sides, even the shorter one, looks now!

And as for her and her brother having “too much attitude” I LOVE IT! People now days are so caught up on saying the right and wrong things and being politically correct about eveything, it’s refreshing to see children who have no cares about what is expected of them by society! They seem humble and well mannered, like they know the limits of when they’ve went too far, but still have enough freedom to become their own person outside of their parents spotlight, and what peers are doing. They are who they are and won’t let anyone change that! I think it’s great….they seem to have ALOT of their mother’s spirit in them!! =)

kourtnei on

I LOVE the look, ON HER, personally. Like it has been stated, I wasn’t too “thrilled” with it on certain adults, ie Cassie, but when Lala Vasquez did it I liked it. So really, imo it depends on the person. To me, Cassie didn’t have the “personality” to pull it off, it was like she did it for attention, where as Willow looks ADORABLE!

She has that free spirit, I’m taking life by the horns, type of vibe so it fits her perfectly! And as far as if I’d let my daughters try it, I say why not?! Life is all about choices, PERSONAL decisions, not about how others view you or what they will say! If they, my 5 year old or 2 month old, got older and said they wanted to try it, I’d simply ask why, was it a “everyone else is doing it decision” or more of, ” I like it let’s try it”. Either way I’d let them, if they didn’t like it once it was done, I’d buy them hats lol. Point being….it’s hair! It’ll grow back and eventually the style won’t be in anymore, but having the opportunity to make your own decisions, and find out what you do and do not like, is what’s most important when it comes down to raising a responsibile, independent, well-rounded child. How can you expect a child to grow if you put limits on everything?! Especially small things like picking out clothes and hair styles.

@Mimi..I disagree with your comment for so many reasons. No disrespect or anything, but how do we know that Willow uses relaxers? Like it was stated she has her hair in braids or twisties the majority of the time,and those styles are usually better achieved with natural hair. Maybe her hair is flat-ironed or pressed…not all african americans put chemicals in their hair. So the condition of one side of her head may not be worse than the other. And who’s not to say that maybe that side of her hair wasn’t already damaged and she just used it as a reason to create a new style and get that side back healthy? Or maybe if her hair is relaxed, they relax the entire head…I’m sure who ever takes care of her hair has thought about maintaining it through this style. Look at how healthy both sides, even the shorter one, looks now!

And as for her and her brother having “too much attitude” I LOVE IT! People now days are so caught up on saying the right and wrong things and being politically correct about eveything, it’s refreshing to see children who have no cares about what is expected of them by society! They seem humble and well mannered, like they know the limits of when they’ve went too far, but still have enough freedom to become their own person outside of their parents spotlight, and what peers are doing. They are who they are and won’t let anyone change that! I think it’s great….they seem to have ALOT of their mother’s spirit in them!! =)

Sophia on

If any kid could pull off this look, it’d be Willow. I think it totally suits her, and after all, it’s just hair. It grows back.

Sophia on

If any kid could pull off this look, it’d be Willow. I think it totally suits her, and after all, it’s just hair. It grows back.

Lioness on

The shaved part absolutely does not look relaxed, I’m with Mimi on that one. I’m also with Kourtnei in that we don’t know if Willow has relaxed her hair at all- it may very well be flat-ironed, like the Obama girls sometimes do with their hair.

Personally, I LOVE Willow’s haircut, I think it really suits her. As many people have already said- it’s just hair. Fussing about it can cause more damage to Willow’s self-image than just allowing her to experiment with it will- trust me, I know from personal experience. How many 3-year-old boys do you see with mohawks these days? Willow’s 9- how is it any different?

Lioness on

The shaved part absolutely does not look relaxed, I’m with Mimi on that one. I’m also with Kourtnei in that we don’t know if Willow has relaxed her hair at all- it may very well be flat-ironed, like the Obama girls sometimes do with their hair.

Personally, I LOVE Willow’s haircut, I think it really suits her. As many people have already said- it’s just hair. Fussing about it can cause more damage to Willow’s self-image than just allowing her to experiment with it will- trust me, I know from personal experience. How many 3-year-old boys do you see with mohawks these days? Willow’s 9- how is it any different?

J on

I really don’t like this loo, not on adults and definately not on a young girl

J on

I really don’t like this loo, not on adults and definately not on a young girl

robinepowell on

I didn’t like that style on Rhianna and I definately don’t like on her. If her parents are fine with it though, not much I can say that would change it. ;)

robinepowell on

I didn’t like that style on Rhianna and I definately don’t like on her. If her parents are fine with it though, not much I can say that would change it. ;)

gugu z on

well since i saw the hair on the 9 year old i was shocked and it left me wondering wht parent would let a nine year old make such a huge decision at such a tender age. yeah they can decide what to wear and where or what they wanna eat but as for hair, that is a big thing. so i was wondering, since will and jada are constatly shoving their kids in the lime light, did they make the decision for her to get that haircut knowing all the publicity it would get? i mean lets face it they do love the attention and little willow has been raised like that.

gugu z on

well since i saw the hair on the 9 year old i was shocked and it left me wondering wht parent would let a nine year old make such a huge decision at such a tender age. yeah they can decide what to wear and where or what they wanna eat but as for hair, that is a big thing. so i was wondering, since will and jada are constatly shoving their kids in the lime light, did they make the decision for her to get that haircut knowing all the publicity it would get? i mean lets face it they do love the attention and little willow has been raised like that.

gugu z on

and at mimi if u know nothing about something dont say nothing. doesnt mean if u have watched a movie about black ppl hair or have had a black friend u are qualified to talk about how black ppl groom their hair. so u dont know nothing about willow’s hair (or any other black persons hair) to say she has a half in better condition or not so hush. and to ppl referring to her ears or other features. it’s really not about that. lets remember she is a young girl and she is embracing who she is. she is not at all insecure about the size of her ears and is not shy to show them so big-ups to her and her confidence and i hope other young girls can learn from her. she does look good in the do though but still never at that age would i let my kid get the cut and i am just saying that isn’t it a coincidence that she wore the do to such a big occasion that would be seen by the whole world??? i really and truly do not agree with the way will and jada just put their kids out there. i watched the oprah show once when will and jaden were promoting the pursuit of happyness then bam willow is introduced by the dad and she comes onto stage to sell herself and i was like huh?!?!?! will looked very proud and poor willow was so rehearsed it wasnt even funny. it was like she was acting herself in a movie written by her parents. these kids have not chosen their life its what their parents wanted for them and its all they have ever known so that is life to them.
coming back to the hair cut yes it is very edgy and yes parents should let their kids be “fearless and experimental” and yes “it’s hair and it grows back” and yes “she is adorable” but yet she is a kid and who knows how this haircut will influence her life from now on. i even wonder if jada or will had a serious talk to her about the cut and how she may feel in a week, 2 weeks or a month about the hair. i am black and i have cut my hair too. and i know how u feel after cutting ur hair and i know what desperate measures u can go to when u dont like the hair anymore and i just wouldnt want my nine year old to go through that. but thats just me. whatever works for them.
AND OOOOH WAS I SWEPT OFF MY FEET HEARING THE LITTLE WILLOW SING AT THE NOBEL CONCERT. THE KID IS SUPER TALENTED INFACT BOTH OF THEM. I WAS WOWED WHEN JADEN BROKE SOME MICHAEL JACKSON MOVES. I HOPE THOSE KIDS GROW UP WELL BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE WELL RAISED MAYBE A BIT COCKY BUT I DONT THINK THAT WILL HURT. THEY DEFINATELY HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE IN THE BUSINESS AND I WISH THEM WELL AND WISH TO SEE THEM DECADES FROM NOW. XOXO

gugu z on

and at mimi if u know nothing about something dont say nothing. doesnt mean if u have watched a movie about black ppl hair or have had a black friend u are qualified to talk about how black ppl groom their hair. so u dont know nothing about willow’s hair (or any other black persons hair) to say she has a half in better condition or not so hush. and to ppl referring to her ears or other features. it’s really not about that. lets remember she is a young girl and she is embracing who she is. she is not at all insecure about the size of her ears and is not shy to show them so big-ups to her and her confidence and i hope other young girls can learn from her. she does look good in the do though but still never at that age would i let my kid get the cut and i am just saying that isn’t it a coincidence that she wore the do to such a big occasion that would be seen by the whole world??? i really and truly do not agree with the way will and jada just put their kids out there. i watched the oprah show once when will and jaden were promoting the pursuit of happyness then bam willow is introduced by the dad and she comes onto stage to sell herself and i was like huh?!?!?! will looked very proud and poor willow was so rehearsed it wasnt even funny. it was like she was acting herself in a movie written by her parents. these kids have not chosen their life its what their parents wanted for them and its all they have ever known so that is life to them.
coming back to the hair cut yes it is very edgy and yes parents should let their kids be “fearless and experimental” and yes “it’s hair and it grows back” and yes “she is adorable” but yet she is a kid and who knows how this haircut will influence her life from now on. i even wonder if jada or will had a serious talk to her about the cut and how she may feel in a week, 2 weeks or a month about the hair. i am black and i have cut my hair too. and i know how u feel after cutting ur hair and i know what desperate measures u can go to when u dont like the hair anymore and i just wouldnt want my nine year old to go through that. but thats just me. whatever works for them.
AND OOOOH WAS I SWEPT OFF MY FEET HEARING THE LITTLE WILLOW SING AT THE NOBEL CONCERT. THE KID IS SUPER TALENTED INFACT BOTH OF THEM. I WAS WOWED WHEN JADEN BROKE SOME MICHAEL JACKSON MOVES. I HOPE THOSE KIDS GROW UP WELL BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE WELL RAISED MAYBE A BIT COCKY BUT I DONT THINK THAT WILL HURT. THEY DEFINATELY HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE IN THE BUSINESS AND I WISH THEM WELL AND WISH TO SEE THEM DECADES FROM NOW. XOXO

Emma on

I think it looks beautiful, it definatly suits her. I have a 14 Month Old daughter, Giuliana and if she came to me when she was 9, and asked to have her cut like this, i’d be ok with it, ive done some crazy things with my own hair, and it does grow back afterall. I dunno, maybe its just because im a young mother, but i think it looks stylish and fabulous.

Emma on

I think it looks beautiful, it definatly suits her. I have a 14 Month Old daughter, Giuliana and if she came to me when she was 9, and asked to have her cut like this, i’d be ok with it, ive done some crazy things with my own hair, and it does grow back afterall. I dunno, maybe its just because im a young mother, but i think it looks stylish and fabulous.

A on

She has edgy, artsy parents that let their children think for themselves, so why not? It’s only hair, and hair does grow back.

A on

She has edgy, artsy parents that let their children think for themselves, so why not? It’s only hair, and hair does grow back.

CelebBabyLover on

gugu z- I don’t think Willow and Jaden are in the spotlight because their parents force them to be. If you read Will and Jada’s interviews, it sounds very much like the kids are in the spotlight because they want to be, especially Jaden. :)

CelebBabyLover on

gugu z- I don’t think Willow and Jaden are in the spotlight because their parents force them to be. If you read Will and Jada’s interviews, it sounds very much like the kids are in the spotlight because they want to be, especially Jaden. :)

gugu z on

at that age a child does not know what they want to be its up to the parent dear celebBabyLover. these kids started out really young and will has a kid by another woman and i dont see that kid in movies or in the spotlight that much probably because the mother thinks differently. being famous at that age can have it’s effects negative or otherwise. and i am just saying they are doing everything in their power to make their kids just like them. i mean they dragged the poor girl to the nobel peace prize ceremony and the girl was bored to death because such occasions are boring for 9 year olds and she had no business being there. but it was the perfect platform for the hairstyle since the world would be watching.
i have seen how much the paparazzi can make life hell for adults. imagine then such young kids growing up like that. i just feel their have not done enough (if anything at all) to protect them from the “fame monster” which can be destructive. but then again they have good strong parents by their sides. and again i say not my kids, whatever works for them :)

gugu z on

at that age a child does not know what they want to be its up to the parent dear celebBabyLover. these kids started out really young and will has a kid by another woman and i dont see that kid in movies or in the spotlight that much probably because the mother thinks differently. being famous at that age can have it’s effects negative or otherwise. and i am just saying they are doing everything in their power to make their kids just like them. i mean they dragged the poor girl to the nobel peace prize ceremony and the girl was bored to death because such occasions are boring for 9 year olds and she had no business being there. but it was the perfect platform for the hairstyle since the world would be watching.
i have seen how much the paparazzi can make life hell for adults. imagine then such young kids growing up like that. i just feel their have not done enough (if anything at all) to protect them from the “fame monster” which can be destructive. but then again they have good strong parents by their sides. and again i say not my kids, whatever works for them :)

CelebBabyLover on

gugu z- How do you know Willow was bored?

CelebBabyLover on

gugu z- How do you know Willow was bored?

Elle on

I think it can be really cute to see a trendy cut on a kid, but… I am so OVER this asymmetrical. The shaved part is so un-feminine and doesn’t suit a little girl. To each their own, I guess.

Elle on

I think it can be really cute to see a trendy cut on a kid, but… I am so OVER this asymmetrical. The shaved part is so un-feminine and doesn’t suit a little girl. To each their own, I guess.

GateKeeper on

WOW.. she look just like her DAD..Will Smith..the face and EARS..and has her mother’s hazel eyes.. the NAME WILLOW is becoming to celebrate the genes give from her father..she is going to be TALL also..she is taller than her o;der brother Jayden and alsmost as tall has her step-older brother Tre..

..as far as the hair cut it’s cool.. look these celebs kids are LA kids and if you have NOT lived in LA ..you wouldn’t have a clue.. that TREND and FASHION is everything..and these kids live a life not wanting ANYTHING..all they have to do is think about what they want and it’s done for them by their RICH and famous parents..such and Will and Jada..

GateKeeper on

WOW.. she look just like her DAD..Will Smith..the face and EARS..and has her mother’s hazel eyes.. the NAME WILLOW is becoming to celebrate the genes give from her father..she is going to be TALL also..she is taller than her o;der brother Jayden and alsmost as tall has her step-older brother Tre..

..as far as the hair cut it’s cool.. look these celebs kids are LA kids and if you have NOT lived in LA ..you wouldn’t have a clue.. that TREND and FASHION is everything..and these kids live a life not wanting ANYTHING..all they have to do is think about what they want and it’s done for them by their RICH and famous parents..such and Will and Jada..

JBear on

Sinclair, Mimi and few others…..Can you explain to me what you mean by “attitude”. Unless you have a ringside seat into their daily lives, you are seeing them in the same place that I and most others are seeing them…..on T.V. So far I have seen nothing that says “attitude” on either of these children. And what WillPinkett dynasty are you referring too? Maybe you can help me out with the Dynasty of movies they have been involved in. I can think of a few child actors who have been in several movies back to back. These 2 kids, I can only recall 2 movies respectively.

These kids chose to be part of a group that is focused on kids who are orphaned by AIDS. Some of you assume it’s because they want recognition. Maybe they believe in the cause. Maybe their parents told them they have to give back to humanity. No one here knows why they chose it, but they chose a charity to be part of and support. They should not be knocked for that. What charity do you and/or your kids support? How have you given back to humanity?

This was supposed to be a poll on whether you liked Willow Smiths hairdo. Some of you, now me included, have used it to discuss the so-called attitudes of not just Willow, but Jaden who had nothing to do with this article, and whether or not their parents are parenting correctly.

When a persons self esteem is flawed, damaged or non-existent, it makes them feel better to talk negatively about someone who is expressive and self confident. If they happen to be kids, then those same low self esteemed individuals attack the parenting. I have an idea. It’s just an idea, but it may benefit some of you. Go lay on someones couch and work out your own issues. it may help you recognize healthy self esteem when you see it.

That being said, I like the hairdo on her. It’s cute.

Mellissa on

Willow will always be beautiful regardless of her hairstyle. I love it, and to all you haters, this hairstyle is NOT new, it’s been around for as long as the Punk movement has (30 plus years). So pull out your wedgies already and get over it, she’s not your child and you have positively no right to judge. CBB sure is good at starting Mom fights over the most trivial things…

Mellissa on

Willow will always be beautiful regardless of her hairstyle. I love it, and to all you haters, this hairstyle is NOT new, it’s been around for as long as the Punk movement has (30 plus years). So pull out your wedgies already and get over it, she’s not your child and you have positively no right to judge. CBB sure is good at starting Mom fights over the most trivial things…

cece on

I don’t have a problem with the cut, but the processes used to straighten and maintain this style, make it not suitable for my child. Straigtening chemicals, and hot styling tools are harsh on hair, and very time consuming, I’ve yet to meet a 9 year old who enjoys sitting having their hair style for hours, as having had similar hairstyles, in my teens and twenties, this is a high maintanence hair cut and style.

cece on

I don’t have a problem with the cut, but the processes used to straighten and maintain this style, make it not suitable for my child. Straigtening chemicals, and hot styling tools are harsh on hair, and very time consuming, I’ve yet to meet a 9 year old who enjoys sitting having their hair style for hours, as having had similar hairstyles, in my teens and twenties, this is a high maintanence hair cut and style.

Tasia on

Her hair cut is pretty

Ariel on

OMG. That look is too adult for her.

Shayla on

I like the hair style and all its just to grown for her age I could understand if she was 11 or 12 then it would be okay,bud SHE IS A 9 YEAR OLD PEOPLE SHE IS NOT GROWN but if her parents like it its okay and plus its already done so you cant change it everybody has opions

MinGo on

What is that hair style called?? If it’s have a name. ????????

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