OMG! Are you sitting down? If not, pull up a chair. The Weeknd shocked us twice on Sept. 21, by revealing a brand new hairdo and announcing he’s got an album about ready to drop in the same Instagram post! So why did he decide to shave off his signature do? Find out here!
“NEW ALBUM COVER / TITLE shot by @nabildo #STARBOY,” The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, 26, captioned the Instagram post. On the cover, The Weeknd is staring hard at the camera with his hands resting on top of his head, and wearing a leather jacket and a large cross dangling from his neck. But what’s missing are his famous dreadlocks. The new haircut is supposed to go with the award-winning artist’s new sound.
i come alive in the fall time pic.twitter.com/NHeVl3Q7Nn
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 21, 2016
“He cut his hair for the new album, to give it a fresher look to match the feel of the album,” a source told US Weekly. “It was a deliberate decision like a lot of artists do. New album, new look. He has been trying not to be photographed to unveil it all in a very deliberate rollout.” Well, he certainly got his wish, as we DEFINITELY saw this look for the first time on Sept. 21! And it seems like fans are excited by both the new hairstyle, and the album news. But we’re sure they are said to see his signature dreads go.
We’re also wondering how Bella Hadid, 19, is feeling about her beau’s new haircut right about now. Was she a huge fan of the dreads? Is she wishing he hadn’t done it? Or is she really into the more clean cut look he’s sporting now? No matter what, we’re sure she supports his bold decisions when it comes to his music!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of The Weeknd’s shorter hair? Let us know below!