New year, new hairstyle.
Fans of Shawn Mendes are lamenting the loss of his recognizable curly hair after he switched to a new buzzcut.
The 24-year-old “Treat You Better” singer ditched his trademark appearance in favor of a buzz cut, which he debuted Saturday while going to a café in Los Angeles.
On social media over the weekend, Mendes’ drastic 2023 hair transition in images, however, caused a rift among fans.
One user tweeted, “I’m really sad right now,” and another added, “HELP IDK IF I SHOULD SCREAM, CRY, OR THROW UP.”
Another individual said, “I’m grieving,” while another said, “Duuuuude, why on Earth?”
On Saturday in Los Angeles, he made the appearance debut.
Mendes wore a gray cardigan, a white t-shirt, and navy blue jeans in the new photos.
He finished the outfit with white socks, black Birkenstock clogs, and a dark gray scarf. He wore the trousers low enough that the waistband of his Calvin Klein underwear was visible.
The singer was last saw in an Instagram video on Christmas Day. He was attempting “the polar bear plunge,” a particularly frigid dip, at the moment.
In the video, Mendes, who stripped to his boxers as he dove into a river, was still rocking his loose, chestnut hair.
A few months prior to the social media post, he had postponed his world tour in order to concentrate on his mental health.
After a protracted hiatus due to the epidemic, he said on Instagram in July, “I started this tour happy to finally get back to playing live, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.”
“I swear, I’ll be back as soon as I’ve given myself enough time to recover. I adore you all and appreciate you all so much for staying by me during this trip.
The musician has been prioritizing self-care and spending time for himself.
After ending the “Wonder” tour to concentrate on himself, he later noted that he was spending time with his loved ones.
The singer told TMZ in August, “I’m taking a lot of time just doing therapy, just taking it easy, man.
“I believe it’s just about spending time doing things that I haven’t really done over the last several years, like having dinner with friends and everything,” the speaker said.