Here's what Halle Berry had to say to the blog Stylelist about her pixie haircut:
"I am my best self when I have super short hair. That’s when I feel most like me and most confident. I’ve had long hair until I was about 18 or 19, when I first started acting. I would go to auditions and see every other girl in the room with long, curly hair - whether it be natural or weaved in. I remember thinking this isn’t working for me. I have to somehow be different from these girls, so I cut all my hair off. I went to my manager’s office and he almost had a heart attack. He said, 'You’re never going to work. You are no longer commercial.' And I said, 'That’s exactly it. I look like every other girl and they’re never going to notice me.' Two weeks after I did that, I got my first acting job. It was 'Living Dolls' on ABC. They even said I was different. And it felt like me," Berry reportedly said.
"Growing up as a black woman, I felt that if I didn’t have long hair, I wasn’t going to be beautiful. I always thought that. Cutting my hair was freeing. Someone saying you’re beautiful and the fact that you have no hair makes you even more beautiful, said to me it’s not about my hair. It’s about something else we emanate. I’ve lived with that my whole life," she added.