Justin Bieber is following up his recent nose piercing with another major change to his appearance: bleached blond dreadlocks. Justin debuted his dreadds at the iHeartRadio Awards on Sunday night (Apr. 3) after sharing sneak peeks with Instagram fans.
The 22-year-old star was named Best Male Act at the star-studded ceremony, and performed an acoustic version of his hit song Love Yourself before singing his new single Company. But it was his hair that really got fans talking.
It seems Justin's followers are a little unsure when it comes to his dreads. Alongside Instagram pictures the star shared of his new look, fans posted mixed reactions, with one writing: "What did you dooooo?", and another adding that it was time to "get the scissors".
The Love Yourself singer is no stranger to changing up his appearance, having left behind the floppy fringe he sported when he first found fame seven years ago. Earlier this year, he wore corn rows, before dying his hair grey and then a light shade of purple.
Following his performance at the iHeartRadio awards, Justin is back on the road again with his Purpose Tour. Last month, he revealed that he would no longer be offering meet-and-greets to fans at his concerts in order to preserve his emotional energy.
In a statement on Instagram, Justin explained his decision. "I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy," he wrote. "Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.
"The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders.
"Never want to disappoint but I fell I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me… and I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen."