Why Did Padma Lakshmi's Daughter Krishna Get an Extermely Short Haircut? (Photos)

Padma Lakshmi and Her Daughter

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi was spotted in New York City with her young daughter Krishna. And Krishna was sporting a new hairstyle, a very very close cut – almost bald even.

Now we don’t know why for sure Krishna has this new cut but…

there could be several different reasons why she has such a drastic new hair style.

1) She got candy or something else sticky in it. She wouldn’t have been the first kid to loose their hair because due to some wacky hair goo problem.

2) Krishna got wild with the scissors. Often a parent will have to give a somewhat drastic cut in order to fix the uneven and wacky hair do that the kid gave themselves.

But odds are it is 3) – a Hindu tradition.

Wikipedia states that children are given a very important first hair cut where their hair is shaved saying,  In Hindu tradition, the hair from birth is associated with undesirable traits from past lives. Thus at the time of the mundan, the child is freshly shaven to signify freedom from the past and moving into the future. It is also said that the shaving of the hair stimulates proper growth of the brain and nerves, and that the sikha, a tuft at the crown of the head, protects the memory.”