Justin Bieber's Haircut: The Inside Scoop from His Hairstylist

02/23/2011 at 05:30 PM ET

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Justin Bieber revealed his newly cropped do earlier this week, inciting a national debate over the singer’s new look (admit, you miss the trademark hair swoosh just a little). To get to the root of the matter, PEOPLE chatted with his longtime hairstylist, Vanessa Price, to see what prompted the change. “He was ready,” she explains of the more mature style. “Cutting your hair is just part of the evolution and growing process for anyone, and I think he was just ready,” she says. But don’t think this was a snap decision. Price reveals, “We’ve been talking about it over the last 6 months or so — more or less, it’s definitely been in the works for awhile.” It is all a collaborative process between the pop mega-star and his trusted stylist. “Justin has always been clear about what he wants done,” Price explains. “That said, he trusts me to make the right judgment with it, we really orchestrate his hairstyle together. He knows what he wants and I know what will work best with his features and hair type.” Paying close attention to his bone structure and extra fine hair, Price employed a method called “fine point cut layering, which gives it a really texturized look.” The resulting style is choppier, but still retains the star coif’s trademark touchability. “It’s like silk,” she admits. “He has very, very soft hair; I hope it stays that way forever.” Tell us: Do you like Justin’s new haircut?Justine Harman; reporting by Kate Hallett

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Jocelyn on

He looks like Hillary Swank when she was playing “TINA” in Big girls don’t cry.

sshhh on

i like his new haircut.. he is still justin bieber and his great personality is what i adore about him!

JazminBieber on

Heeey you people need to be quiet! i swear!! all you “haters” ned to leave hym aloone now!! He can change his hair how ever he wants to okaay?? i mean it HIS hair HE can do whatever he wants tyo do with it. i mean lyk every guy gets a haircut so why cant he? so jusst leave your comments to yourself. plus he does look kinda better but you have to admit you do miss the swoosh!

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brianna on

I liked the old hair better. This one is not the best he could do. But I still think he looks cute and I still LUV him

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