The traditional gift for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold; for 25 years, it’s silver; and after six weeks of marriage, apparently, it’s a drastic new haircut. That’s according to Justin Bieber, who took to social media on Tuesday to debut a freshly shaved buzz cut, putting an end to all those precious matching messy-bun moments with similarly flaxen-haired wife Hailey Baldwin. In the photo—which Bieber posted on both his Instagram Story and Twitter feed, because, yes, it’s that important—he stands in a pristine bathroom, flashing a smile while snapping a good old-fashioned mirror selfie on his phone. In front of him on the counter are a pair of regular classroom scissors that, hopefully, were not responsible for the major makeover.
The cut appears to be an extremely close shave, highlighting every peak and valley of his natural hairline that was previously hidden by his shaggy layers. In fact, it may be Bieber’s shortest ‘do yet: For most of his career, he’s maintained some easygoing length and floppy bangs, and while he did debut a closer crop in mid-2016, it wasn’t quite as buzzed as this pre-Halloween chop. We can only assume this has something to do with Baldwin’s influence, since she previously took credit for convincing the pop star to shave his mustache, and was spotted sticking close by his side while he went under the scissors in early August.
Bieber’s new look comes only a few months after he declared his love for his longer hair and vowed never to part with it. “Long hair don’t care and my [‘stache] is gorgeous,” he wrote in his Instagram Story at the time, per People. In a subsequent selfie, he added what may be the most ambitious midyear resolution in hair history: “I’m going to grow my hair down to my toes.” Clearly, that hasn’t panned out.
Despite the fact that it represents a failed goal for the Biebs and the end of a long-haired era, the new buzz cut is already a hit with his fans. While a small minority of Twitter users have replied to Bieber’s selfie with mournful messages for his previous free-flowing style, most are more than thrilled with the new “Buzztin,” as they’ve so lovingly dubbed the transformation. The real question, however, is how the biggest Belieber of all feels about her husband’s new look.
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Justin Bieber, age 24, became engaged to Hailey Baldwin, age 21, on July 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
A week before turning 25, Ariana Grande became engaged to Pete Davidson on June 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Sophie Turner, age 22, became engaged to Joe Jonas on November 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
At 20 years old, Zayn Malik became engaged to Perrie Edwards, also 20 years old, in August 2013. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
At 22 years old, Liam Hemsworth proposed to Miley Cyrus, then just 20 years old, in May 2012. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Kim Kardashian became engaged and married to music producer Damon Thomas in January 2000 at the age of 19. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
On June 7, 2003, Olivia Wilde, then 19 years old, married Italian filmmaker, Prince Tao Ruspoli. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Christina Aguilera became engaged to record executive Jordan Bratman at 24 years old in February 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
In July 2004, Britney Spears was 23 years old when she became engaged to backup dancer Kevin Federline. This was just seven months after her first marriage to Jason Allen Alexander, which lasted 55 hours in January 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
In 2002, at the age of 21, Paris Hilton became engaged to fashion model Jason Shaw. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
At 21 years old, Kate Hudson married musician Chris Robinson, on December 21, 2000. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Patrick Dempsey, at age 21, married his acting coach, Rocky Parker, age 47, on August 24, 1987. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
At 21 and 24 years old, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe became engaged in December of 1998. They later married in 1999. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Actress Drew Barrymore, age 19, married Jeremy Thomas, bar owner, on March 20, 1994. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Angelina Jolie, age 21, and Johnny Lee Miller, age 24, married in March 1996. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.