Justin Bieber cut off his beloved blonde dreadlocks, replacing them with a buzz cut. Social media immediately went into overload mode, with fans sharing their views on Instagram and on Twitter. And the response to that new dark hairdo ranged from delight to depression.
Bieber posted three pictures of his new buzz cut on April 29 on Instagram, sharing them following a Washington, D.C. concert, reported Us Weekly.
Some followers responded with shock, while others were thrilled.
“He finally cut it!” exclaimed one user.
“Love the new hair. Looks way better,” gushed another.
Before shaving off those locks, the “Sorry” singer had joked about his hair while defending himself.
“Being weird is fun’ if u r not weird I don’t like you,” posted Bieber.
“Dude, are you gonna do anything with your hair or are you just gonna leave it like that, dude?” he joked.
However, it seems as if Justin decided he could enjoy the fun without fussing with that long hair. After surprising fans by shaving off his hair, he joined Drake at an album release party at La Vie nightclub.
“It just got very Canadian in here!” proclaimed Drake.
But while the Instagram comments were generally positive about the buzz cut, Twitter wasn’t so thrilled, pointed out Cosmopolitan.
#RIPJustinsHair began trending on Twitter to symbolize the sorrow. And while some followers were frankly sad about the hair loss, others were hilarious.
— anka (@SecuteBelieber) April 30, 2016
“#RIPJustinsHair. #Dedication,” tweeted one.
“I still can’t get over with this. #RIPJustinHair,” mourned another.
Some vowed to remain Beliebers regardless of how their idol’s hair changed.
— Harri Oakland (@harrioakland_) April 30, 2016
But many just couldn’t resist the chance to snark.
“Did Justin leave a boy band because I’m confused #RIPJustinHair,” joked one person.
And a few are still in mourning.
#RIPJustinHair I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL EVER GET OVER THIS
— charløtte (@cuteebutera) April 30, 2016
As for how the women in Bieber’s life are handling the change from fuzzy blonde to crisp buzz cut? The “Purpose” crooner has been dating Kourtney Kardashian and Hailey Baldwin in off-and-on romances while still occasionally giving hints that his long-running love for Selena Gomez has not ended, as the Inquisitr noted.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) April 30, 2016
And one of those ladies, Hailey Baldwin, succeeded in stunning onlookers amid some tough competition when she chose to go almost nude at Gigi Hadid’s 21st birthday bash, according to the Daily Mail.
Held at The Nice Guy, famed as a Los Angeles hot spot, the birthday party for Gigi attracted a group of models, but at 19, Hailey stood out by opting for a nude mesh dress that displayed her lingerie and perfect body.
The birthday party for Gigi attracted her pals Kendall Jenner and the Kardashian sisters as well as Baldwin. However, Bieber was not spotted among the guests at the bash.
In discussing her relationship with the 22-year-old pop star, Hailey recently attempted to clarify the status of their off-again on-again romance while emphasizing that they are not exclusive and both are free to date others.
“We are not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour,” pointed out Baldwin.
In addition, Hailey has repeatedly sought to keep her affair with Justin private.
“Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him,” pointed out the 19-year-old model.
As for the other party guests at Gigi’s birthday bash, Taylor Swift also stood out for her decision to flaunt her figure, reported Us Weekly.
Taylor enjoyed the girls’ night out with Gigi and their mutual friend Victoria’s Secret Angel supermodel Lily Aldridge.
“This is what you came for,” wrote Swift on social media.
In addition, Lily posted a photo of Taylor, Gigi and Gig’s mother Yolanda Foster from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“Happy birthday G,” wrote Aldridge.
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