JoJo Siwa’s bold new look is sure to divide fans

When JoJo Siwa chopped off her signature ponytail for a short haired look, she surprised fans with the drastic change. The Dance Moms alum debuted her new hairdo with an Instagram post on April 7, in which she swayed her hair with curls and captioned it, “Happpppy.” Siwa’s followers were mostly receptive to the hair overhaul. “I love it!!! Your haircut totally takes you to a whole new world!” replied one fan. “What do you say I want to make it?” added another.

Although it came as a shock to some to see Siwa with a completely different hair, the “Boomerang” singer revealed that the change was not a hasty decision and was a long time in the making. The inspiration for the look came years earlier from another former child star. “I think it came from when Miley cut her hair,” the dancer told Entertainment Tonight in April. “I remember being about 8 years old and thinking, ‘One day I want to cut my hair,'” she added.

Originally, the popular YouTuber struggled to convince her mother to sign off on the new hair choice, but when Siwa got the green light, she rushed to get her locks trimmed. The shorter hair also influenced a change in fashion. “I’ve learned that with this hair I like to dress more feminine now,” Siwa said while appearing on The View in May. A few months later, Siwa pushed the boundaries of her hairstyle even further, which got fans buzzing.

Jojo Siwa shows off her mullet

JoJo Siwa took to TikTok to give fans a glimpse of her latest hairstyle. She filmed herself in a car with her bangs styled up before revealing a mullet. “What the hell did you just call me ‘Mullet Daddy’… What the hell,” was the tone used by the So You Think You Can Dance judge for the clip posted Aug. 15. Not only did she lip-synch the audio, but Siwa timed it so that the long locks of hair on her back couldn’t be seen until the audio said “mullet daddy.” Fans were divided over the dancer’s new look. “Idk @JoJo Siwa… Maybe no flame emojis for that hair. Love you anyway,” replied one TikTok user. “Please tell me these are hair extensions,” added another.

A few hours later, Siwa posted another TikTok with mullet hair. This time, she leaned into the look by rocking a fringed vest. Fans mentioned how the style reminded them of a few other celebrities. “Why did I think blonde Joe was dirt,” commented one follower. “[I] Love you so much but there’s Jojo exoticism,” replied another fan, referring to the Tiger King star.

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After receiving some backlash for wearing a mohawk in July, both the dancer and her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, defended the bold style. “My mom thinks it’s cool and that’s all that matters,” Siwa said in a July 13 TikTok post. “Fuck the haters!” her mother added in the background.