John Mayer's New Goal: An Authentic '80s Hair-Do

05/01/2008 at 09:17 AM ET

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The first of the month brings new beginnings, new thoughts — and a new look for John Mayer, who took to his blog this morning. “Today I set off on my newest project,” writes the 30-year old musician, who made news this week after spending time in Miami with Jennifer Aniston. But his newest project isn’t romantic — it’s hairier than that. His goal: “To grow and maintain an authentic ’80s style feathered haircut,” he blogs, further insisting, “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time.” He admits to being “very excited to bring this amazing look into today’s pop culture landscape,” noting, “The feathered cut projects an attitude of ease and quiet confidence that seems to have all but eluded our generation. And as my hair grows longer it will serve to become a more stirring and poignant statement.” For inspiration, he posts photos of ’80s hair icons Michael J. Fox, Shaun Cassidy and Kristy McNichol — whom Mayer dubs, “The goal personified.” Tell us: Do you like John’s new ’80s do?

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Kim v on

wow, i used to kind of love his dorky side but now it seems like he’s just milking it. his hair looks good but if he’s going for 80’s, Michael J. Fox still has him beat by a mile.

katey M on

This is the 2000’s not the 80’s we should be looking at something new and cool looking not something our parents had when they were in high school.

Cindy on

I think it is not attractive. I miss her curls!

Natalie on

Is he bored or something?

Cindy on

Freudian slip. I meant HIS curls. He looks like Nancy McKeon circa Facts Of Life days! LMAO!

Chris on

Go John! I totally agree that today’s young people don’t know what they’re missing. 80’s hair rules!

cari on

I just think he is trying to distract the media with his hairdo! nobody does something like this…I think he is bored and a little “special”

renee on

He could do just about anything! Feathers, waves- who cares??? it’s hair- he’s hot, talented and YOUNG! rock on- Mayer!

kris on

I love his hair anyway he wants to do it.
He is amazing.

Nikki on


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