Justin Bieber in Los Angeles in October.
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Justin Bieber He cut his hair. He posted a photo to his Instagram stories on Tuesday night with the mischievous smile of a man who knows that this type of change will cause waves on the Internet during at least one news cycle, no matter what is happening in the world. Where once there was your characteristic mop of threads out of control, now there is a noise cut. Where before there was a neglected bun dyed gold, now there is negative space. It's a shorn lamb. He is Samson, trimmed and impotent.
But, also, there is a pair of small scissors in the photo, so maybe he is Delilah in this scenario too? As if he was the one who took his own superpowers as a gesture of humility? Is this a useful metaphor? I can not say Maybe not. He looks happy, strong and like a new man with a fresh look. He does not seem too defeated, unless he is happily defeated, as if his wife, Hailey Baldwin, He had him cut his hair and jokingly is saying something like: "My old lady made me do it, I can not tell this old ball and chain, you know what I mean?" And they smile and tighten their hands once or twice.
Drastic changes in hair can be the sign of the worst. A break or a breakdown, usually. But Bieber's head has gone through so many radical iterations over the years that this does not seem to be a cause for concern. The pompadour of '14, for example; the haircut was gone "Can I see your manager?" of & # 39; 15; They leave the dreaded fears of & # 39; 16; The succulent and dirty style of the 18th is over, and here is a closer look at Bieber a year ago: an aspiring Bieber, a post-apology tour Bieber, where he had traveled all over the world and sang " Sorry. " Times, and went to the other side apparently redeemed. It looks great, it's all I'm saying. He has tried many styles over the years, and this is also perfectly good.
I suppose that your choice of a haircut a few days before daylight hours throws this country into early darkness takes a direction opposite to that of the common hair, which is: longer for the winter; Shorter for summer. So there is a stubbornness there, a willingness to go against grain, hair and perhaps also life. But it's also Justin Bieber. He is above that conventional wisdom, simply by virtue of his access to private planes. He is not bound to this Earth or to any particular environment. He is not tied to this or that climate. He is in Italy one day, and in Canada the next. However, it is never in Argentina or China, because it is prohibited in those places. But above all the world is its air conditioning: you can choose a scenario and leave.
What else can be said about Bieber's hair? He once claimed that he wanted to grow his hair up to the toes, which does not seem terribly practical, but neither does it seem to be a serious threat. Just some silly fun of a rare Canadian frog. "It's not that serious, guys," his little smile seems to be saying in this debut photo, too. "It's a haircut."
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