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    Shakira Got A Really Bad Haircut And Joked That Her Mother-In-Law Was To Blame

    "Oh, how terrible!"

    Everyone has once been victim to a bad haircut — and not even Shakira is exempt!

    Shakira smiles on stage during a performance

    While taking a look back on some of her best (and worst) fashion and beauty moments, Shakira came across one moment she deemed particularly unfortunate.

    Shakira puts her head in her hands during the interview

    The photo came from Midem in 2012, where stars were being honored by the French Ministry of Culture.

    Shakira shows off a choppy blonde haircut at the event

    "Oh, how terrible! That's a really bad haircut," Shakira quipped in Spanish.

    Shakira sits in the audience at the event

    And it turns out that it was Shakira's mother-in-law who was partially to blame for the hairdo.

    "I took advice from my mother-in-law. She said, 'Hey, why don't you cut your hair? It's really damaged,'" Shakira explained.

    Shakira smiles while sitting next to her mother-in-law at an event

    She took the suggestion to heart and agreed, chopping off several inches from her hair — a decision she called the worst mistake of her life.

    But despite the poor choice, Shakira has fond memories of the rest of her outfit from the event, which was created by the late designer Azzedine Alaïa.

    Shakira shows off the rest of the outfit, a sleeveless black and white form-fitted mini dress that flares at the bottom

    As for her mother-in-law? Shakira joked that she's not taking cosmetic advice from her ever again!

    Hear all that Shakira had to say below.

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