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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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Mom D on

well – this looks like a woman’s hairstyle to me. I think I saw Halle Berry with this style and I myself am sporting this look – it’s not too far off.

Poor kid. He needs a guys haircut and less focus on it. Period.

Lena on

You can finally see his face and not “the hair”.

Angie on

he does look like a girl….more specifically he looks like Billie Jean from Ode to Bille Jean when she cut her hair off. yup.

haleigh on

ur so amazingly talented and thiss look is good for u but im going to miss ur wavy look ur hair was very beautiful long but it’s really cute now to<3

luciiee on

I love his hair i like it before and i like it now and for ever will jb ftw<3

Debra B on

He still looks like a girl. Man up buddy!

marissa on

I love justin beiber in all but this a little better look for him.

Diana on

Bieber has the face to rock any hairstyle! Keep singin Justin!

Jordan on

I love you justin but the new dou just dosent go with your stiyel I think you look better with long hair it’s HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This new dou makes me CRY me and my friend are very sad because your hair flip was CUTE and HOT.

butterfingers on

I LUV U!!!!!

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