Cindy Crawford recalls ‘traumatizing’ moment hairdresser chopped off her ponytail ‘without asking’ in Rome: ‘I was in shock’
Cindy Crawford is known for many things; short hair is not one of them.
The iconic 57-year-old supermodel opened up in the new Apple TV Plus documentary, aptly titled The Supermodels, about how a “traumatizing” haircut early in her career cemented her desire to never have short hair again.
In the first episode of the documentary, Cindy talks about her first big break after being discovered in Illinois: a photo shoot in Rome with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
However, Patrick had one condition for the shoot: that the brunette beauty cut her long locks short.
The agency Cindy worked for at the time ultimately decided against it, but the photographer agreed to let the supermodel train during the shoot anyway.
Long-haired lady: Cindy Crawford reveals why she never cut her hair short after a traumatizing past experience in a new Apple TV Plus documentary
Well conditioned: The Vogue cover model, known for her long locks, cut her long hair during one of her first major photo shoots
The 6ft beauty recalled how “excited” she was, adding: “It was an amazing opportunity.”
However, things took a turn for the worse on the first night she arrived in the Italian city.
“The very first night they sent the hairdresser to my room to give me a trim,” the bombshell explained.
After putting her voluminous locks into a ponytail, “they chopped off my ponytail without asking,” the runway expert revealed.
Shocked, Cindy admitted that she was just “sitting there in a hotel in Rome, crying.”
‘People wonder why I’ve never really cut my hair since – that’s why. I was so traumatized,” the Fair Game star admitted.
She explained that the reason she was so upset was not the hairstyle itself, but rather that she had no say in the matter at the time.
“It wasn’t that I didn’t like my hair, it was that I didn’t vote for short hair,” the Simian Line star said.
She even questioned whether modeling was worth it, adding, “I really felt like I wasn’t seen as someone who had a voice in her own destiny.”
Timeless beauty: Cindy, now one of the most famous models in the world, admitted the ‘traumatic’ haircut almost made her consider a different career path
All-American girl: After the experience in Rome, the mother of two never cut her hair short again
Brunette beauty: The top model is known for her characteristic voluminous, faded dark brown locks
Icon Behavior: The birthmark above Cindy’s lip also became a signature part of her appearance
Strike a pose: Cindy has risen above the bad experiences and has appeared in a slew of campaigns, runways and magazine covers over the course of her career
At the time, the statuesque stunner thought to herself, “If this is what it means to be a model, I’m just not ready for this.”
Cindy rose above the bad experiences to become one of the world’s most famous supermodels to date.
Although she has retired from full-time modeling, the still youthful model and actress has turned to entrepreneurship and, among other things, founded her own furniture line and makeup collection.
She also appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris in 2016 with her 22-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber, who also successfully followed in her mother’s footsteps as a top model.