The actress believes cutting her hair would lead to rejection
Actress Troian Bellisario vows to never cut her hair shorter than her shoulders following a disagreement with a dear friend during her younger years. A kindergarten pal stopped talking to Bellisario for a month after she had her locks chopped off, causing the incident to stay in her memory.
Bellisario told People magazine: “I have always wanted to cut my hair. My hair has never been shorter than my shoulders. I think once when I was little I cut it off. It was down to my knees and I cut it up to here [to my chin] and I had a really bad reaction.
My best friend didn’t talk to me, we were like in kindergarten. She didn’t talk to me for like a month because she loved my hair. So I immediately become panicked whenever anybody cuts my hair.”
The actress says she has an irrational fear of being rejected based on her hair’s length as a result.
She added: I just have this awful sense memory of people rejecting me. So I want to cut my hair more than anything and I am also completely terrified of it.”
Speaking of hair-related memories, the 30-year-old star also recalled a time when she shaved off half her eyebrow.
“I think my mom was teaching me how to pluck my eyebrows and I was like, ‘Oh, this is stupid I should just shave them!’
So I took a razor and I just tried to get literally where you pluck your eyebrows but with a razor. And I shaved half of it … It was awful. I was very little and I went crying to my mom and she was like well this will be a funny story to tell one day. And it is.”