Tiffany Haddish appeared on Red Table Talk, for a candid conversation about her — or, rather, the lack thereof.
The evening school actress, who recently shaved her head, joined fellow bald and beautiful ladies Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris to talk about how she’s more confident than ever now that she no longer has long locks.
“I started to fall in love with myself,” Haddish explained. “That wasn’t even the intention. But I see all my marks. My eyes, my nose, my cheeks. I was like, ‘God did a good job putting me together.’”
The Emmy winner, who collaborated with Pinkett Smith in the film Girls trip, revealed that while her current partner, rapper and actor Common, appreciated her “meat head,” she had to deal with exes who wanted her to style her hair a certain way.
“I had this boyfriend, and he was like, ‘Tiffany, they’re so beautiful, but you’d look so much better if your hair was up to your chest,'” Haddish said. “So me and my aunt got together and we tried to make a tissue in my head, but it didn’t work out. I’d look crazy.”
She added that her ex-husband, William Stewart, also had ideas about how to do her hair. Haddish said: “When I got married, I was trying to decide how to do my hair. My ex-husband said, ‘I’ve never been with a woman who doesn’t have a perm. I don’t know how I will marry you without a perm. .’ So I permed my hair, and maybe three weeks after the wedding my hair broke off.”
Haddish stated, “That’s the last time I’ll listen to a guy who’ll have me lay over my hair.”
As for Pinkett Smith, who opened up earlier on the show about experiencing hair loss, the decision to shave her head was also a very personal one.
“It was a mixture of a spiritual calling, and also, ‘Girl, at some point your hairline will come back here, so we might as well do it now,'” she joked. “It was just taking that leap.”