This Is Why Prince Preferred His Hair Long and Luscious

Prince during his 1999 tour.

There can never be enough Prince stories dotting our cultural topography, and here’s another good one. Speaking to a local news station in Minneapolis, Kim Berry, Prince’s hairstylist for nearly 30 years, recalled that after his 1999 tour, the singer asked for a massive haircut. Berry was confused. It had taken quite a while for Prince to grow out his hair — a big chop seemed counterintuitive. But Prince being Prince delivered his reasoning with unparalleled clarity: “No, I just want it because it looks good playing the guitar,” he said. “But I’m over it.”

We lost a great man last April.

This Is Why Prince Preferred His Hair Long and Luscious