Long Island supermodel Christie Brinkley has joined the ranks of amateur quarantine hairstylists, giving her eldest child, singer Alexa Ray Joel, a hefty trim.
"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow!" punned Brinkley, 66, on Instagram Tuesday. "Alexa Ray asked me to cut her hair because she wanted a change...she wanted Sass with Class and I think we did it ! Et Voilà! My beautiful baby!"
A series of 10 photos opens with a "before" shot of Joel, 34, Brinkley's daughter with ex-husband Billy Joel, sitting and displaying hair reaching down to her lower back. Wearing a black one-piece bathing suit and a long leopard-print skirt, she then models her new cut, now reaching roughly 7 or 8 inches past her shoulders. One image includes Alexa Ray Joel's fiance, New York City bar and restaurant owner Ryan Gleason.
Model and fitness maven Nina Agdal, 28, the girlfriend of Brinkley's 25-year-old son Jack Brinkley-Cook, commented, "Stunning!," prompting Joel to respond, "Thank You Beauteous One." Brinkley's middle child, daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 22, told her sister, "This haircut makes me wanna sing grown woman by Beyoncé." Joel good-naturedly answered, "Ha."
Brinkley has been isolating with family, at least part of the time, at her Bridgehampton estate during the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 3, she posted several Instagram photos of herself, her three children and their respective significant others, including Sailor Brinkley-Cook's artist boyfriend Benjamin Sosne, together on a beach and on a boat, jocularly referring to the group as a "quaranteam."
Brinkley also appears to have had a trim herself, posting photos Sunday with the same group boating on Gardiners Bay and having an outdoor meal dockside on Shelter Island. "Chillin on the water with my BAY-Bees," Brinkley punned again. Her shoulder-grazing cut, slightly shorter than in photos and videos from earlier last week, elicited favorable comments on Instagram.