Wednesday, May 29

Roseanne Barr, 71, Debuts Her New Textured Pixie Haircut, Sparking a Stir: Photo

After some significant moments surrounding hairstyles, Roseanne Barr has recently debuted a brand new look. She took to Instagram to show off her new hairstyle, which fans quickly reacted to. While some fans loved the look, others were left wondering about it.

Roseanne Barr, at the age of 71, has taken to Instagram to reveal a bold new look that has certainly stirred up her fanbase and the wider public alike. The acclaimed actress and comedian showcased her fresh hairstyle: a textured pixie cut that replaces her previously longer, gray locks.

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated September 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated September 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

Capturing the attention of her followers with a selfie, Barr’s post was succinct yet striking, featuring the single word “Cut.” This revelation in what appears to be her bedroom has swiftly gathered momentum, with fans and onlookers alike flooding the comments section with their thoughts and compliments.

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated May 8, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated May 8, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

The reactions to Barr’s new hairstyle were immediate and overwhelmingly positive. Fans expressed a range of emotions, from surprise to admiration, emphasizing how the haircut has seemingly rejuvenated the television star’s appearance. Comments like, “Wow makes you look younger and hot!!!! <3” flooded the feed.

Others noted the transformation’s impact on Barr’s beauty, stating, “More beautiful than EVER!!!” and “Ro! You should have done this long ago. It looks super stylish.” Such reactions underscore the significant role that a celebrity’s image plays in their connection with the public, as well as the personal empowerment that can come from a change in appearance. While many loved the look, there were others who did not enjoy it and were left wondering, “Why ….

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated December 1, 2022 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

Roseanne Barr as seen in an Instagram post dated December 1, 2022 | Source: Instagram.com/officialroseannebarr/

The mastermind behind Barr’s new look is none other than Andre Walker, a renowned hairstylist who also counts Halle Berry and Oprah Winfrey among his elite clientele. Walker, who crafted Berry’s iconic pixie cut, has long advocated for hairstyles that complement an individual’s natural hair and features.

Reflecting on common haircare errors, Walker remarked in 1997, “One mistake that most women make with their hair is going against what their hair is going to do for them. We always want a style that someone else has because it always looks better on someone else.” He also highlighted the relaxed bob as the simplest yet most attractive hairstyle to maintain, suggesting a philosophy of ease and natural beauty that appears to have influenced Barr’s latest hair transformation.

Barr’s influence on hair styling extends beyond her personal transformation to memorable moments on the set of her own show. Michael Fishman, who portrayed D.J. Conner in “Roseanne,” shared an instance from his youth when he was freed from his longstanding bowl cut by Barr herself.

Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sarah Chalke at An Evening With The Cast Of "Roseanne"on March 26, 2018 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sarah Chalke at An Evening With The Cast Of “Roseanne”on March 26, 2018 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Jayden Rey, Michael Fishman, and Roseanne Barr at the “Roseanne” premiere event with KWalt Disney Television in March 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Having been disallowed by Barr to cut his hair, Fishman was taken by surprise when Barr, commenting on the state of his hair, decided to take matters into her own hands and gave him a buzz cut, a change that delighted Fishman. Similarly, Lecy Goranson, the original Becky on the show, recounted how Barr, in a bold move, cut off Goranson’s ponytail on set after hearing her frustrations about not being allowed to change her hairstyle, a drastic action that Goranson ultimately appreciated for its liberating effect.

Roseanne Barr and Lecy Goranson attending the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr held at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

Roseanne Barr and Lecy Goranson attending the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr held at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, and Lecy Goranson attending the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr held at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, and Lecy Goranson attending the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr held at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

However, Barr’s journey has not been without controversy. Her career faced a significant setback when ABC canceled the revival of her namesake show following a tweet that was widely condemned for its racist implications towards Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama administration official. Barr’s tweet was a comment that led to swift backlash and the show’s cancellation. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey described Barr’s remarks as “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

Valerie Jarrett at the When We All Vote Inaugural Culture Of Democracy Summit on June 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Valerie Jarrett at the When We All Vote Inaugural Culture Of Democracy Summit on June 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Roseanne Barr at FOX News Channel’s "Gutfeld!" on February 14, 2023 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Roseanne Barr at FOX News Channel’s “Gutfeld!” on February 14, 2023 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

In her first national television interview since the scandal, Barr spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, expressing remorse for her actions. “I’ve apologized a lot, it’s been two months,” she stated. “I feel like I have apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness and made recompense, that’s part of my religion.” Despite her apologies, the incident marked a low point in Barr’s career, with the actress acknowledging, “I made a mistake. It cost me my life’s work.” Interestingly, Barr had previously critiqued Jarrett’s hairstyle, saying that she needed to change it up.

Roseanne Barr’s new pixie cut symbolizes a transformation in her style journey. As fans embrace her new look, it remains to be seen how Barr will navigate the complex interplay of celebrity, personal identity, and redemption in the years to come.