PHOTO: Avril Lavigne Shaves Part of Her Head

06/12/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

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What’s the buzz? Avril Lavigne debuted a new — and, ahem, questionable — hairstyle on Saturday while in Paris.

She kept the color and length (for the most part) the same; it’s the partially shaved side that’s the big shocker.

While this look isn’t all that original — Rihanna and Lourdes Leon recently rocked the half-shaved do — it’s definitely a departure from her signature long strands.

Lavigne, who has a clothing label and a line of nail polish strips, recently said she’d like to launch a hair color collection. Perhaps we’ll see her sporting some crazy hair hues next. Tell us: What do you think of her new look? Would you ever try it?

–Jennifer Cress

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lauren louise devine on

hair lookes a mess on there like haa<3x

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Jacks on

I wish I were brave enough to shave my head – it would be SO freeing!!!! I think it looks okay, plus she can always flip the rest of her hair back to cover it.

Jillian on

Eeek! She looks…not cute. Not that she ever did.

Kitchy on

Where on earth is the shocking part of this? And the questionable? It’s a haircut from the 80s that’s making a big comeback, and it fits her personality. The writer of this article much not get out much if this is so shocking.

Also, the side is not “partially shaved.” The side is fully shaved. It’s her head as a whole that’s “partially shaved.”

Julianna on

She looks a lot like model Alice Dellal.

Jennifer on

She’s a pretty girl with a symmetrical face, so probably most anything would look good on her but I think it’s a little extreme, although not shocking, considering she is known for going back and forth on shock value versus demure girl. I’m sure that was the idea, but still… I think it would be a little itchy.

Jon on

Sorry, Avril, I don’t like it, and I’d never try it, but if it works for you, then you go girl!

that girl on

She’s sooooo hardcore. Gimme a break!

Pat on

She has really ruined her reputation by becoming “weird”. Anything to be noticed; I guess.

alli on

Phew. She has reassured all of us that she is still as BADA$$ as ever. Man I can’t believe how EDGY this girl is. WOW! Someone give her a fashion line at Kohls to rub off some of that awesome staying-out-an-hour-after-curfew attitude on the 13 year-old in all of us!!

Brooklyn on

HORRIBLE idea, Avril. HORRIBLE.

Anna on

OH MY GOSH EEWWWW!!!! I hope she likes it…

Jennifer on

Big deal, she’s still copying trends that were popular way before she started doing them. That seems to be her M.O… Pathetic!

Amy on

Ugh, nope, not loving it…but I am a 31 year old mommy of twins and SO not hip. Does that make me even less cool that I just used the word hip, hmm, I wonder? She’s so pretty though, it doesn’t really matter what she does to her hair! Good news is she can flip it over and hide it if she so wants to, wonder what a ponytail would look like.

Evan on

I think Avril is definitely one of the most beautiful celebrities out there! I think she pulls this look off. I don’t think she was doing it for shock value or anything. I’m pumped for her new album!

JR on

I would shave my head in a heartbeat if my career wouldn’t suffer the consequences!

Linda Taibl on

Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smarty on

She is not the only one using that her style, it’s been very popular lately. She actually doesn’t good at all. If you google a singer called Cassie, that girl really rocks that style. Avril is not attractive and it’s creepy that she still wants to look 15 years old when she is almost 30. Smelling issues here!

stephanie on

Is she on drugs??????? Like seriously who does that?

lollaRosa on

I personally don’t like it,but she can always put the rest of her hair down to cover it. Besides, it’s hair…it’ll grow back. Can’t wait for your next album, Avril. I love you!!

suzie on

would someone give her a jar of noxema? the eyeliner is getting crusty.

Harley on

I remember this haircut from the 80/90′s timeframe…nothing new.

Me on

Sorry .. not in love with it. Looks like she took styling advice for her new look from Adam Lambert circa 2010/11. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for him either. Glad he got smart and grew his out, but it’s gonna take her a LOT longer to do that than him. JMO

Kennan on

I think she looks good there. I like it.

guest on

uh. she’s such a poser.

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dramamama on

umm, when did this become new again? I must be old because this looks like 1995 to me!

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Rhonda on

That’s not a good look for her. I don’t know anybody that would look good with this cut.

kat on

I did this back in college in ’91. nothing new and hardly half her head. It’s a patch on the side, radical! lol Wish I had kept it too, not easy to bring it back now that I am a mom and living the boring life :)

dd on

Wierdo. She is just so not cool and her style is so not style.

ana on

a desperate plea to try and stay interesting

It's Derick on

That’s what U do when U frum.. up north der in Canada! Sometymes I feel like my sum is less then 41!.. One tyme I think April married me ONCE! But I think our nation…Oh Canada.. our great and Native Land…SHOULD DEPORT JUSTIN BIEBER! He’s an @zz kat! A little turkey with bird brains! Then I’ll marry Selena Gomez and make things… rite!

Charles Martin on

She looks a little ill……….

Cathy on

Ghetto!

Marie Mullin on

Avril you wear too much eye liner. Think she just broke up with her beau.

terry on

avril is a never has been

dsaman on

Gag…Some people just cant leave well enough alone.

Alison on

Ugh, who gives a sh!t? People do this all the time, doesn’t make it ‘SHOCKING’

Taylor on

Ewww her longer hair looks cutier.Why’d she do that?

Jason on

I’d still do her. I’ve always thought she was cute. Even when she was jail bait.

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Sunriz on

So…I shaved my head for charity. I raised, for my area, a lot of $$$…$646, plus I donated 4 (yes I had a lot of hair) ponytails to Locks of Love. Not a self promotion, like this one…I am growing what I can back, and if I want to, next year may go for the $ again, or maybe in two years try to also get more hair for Locks…

Mary on

Big Deal. It’s not “shocking”. It’s a look, apparently an Avril look.

Ally on

Skrillex pulls that look off better….

john on

looks really unattractive !!!!
why can’t she just be happy that she’s beautiful ??? i guess if everyone else makes themselves unnatractive i can be a hottie !!!!

Jessica Jean on

She looks like the lead singer from Radiohead.

nerdiest on

Welcome to the top trend of two years ago…way to keep it timely.

patardugno on

Evidence of dropping acid! It gives people the urge to cut their hair or shave their head.

Evian on

She is such a twit!

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Harley Gal on

Grow up. It’s time. This generation is so immature.

T. on

for some reason i’m surprised she didn’t do this soooner

barb on

Annabelle Lwin Bow Wow Wow, “I feel sexy sexy Eiffel Towers..”

Tamaram on

Why is it noone wants to “age” anymore? Makes her look like a 13 year old……..Beautiful “woman”…….not a girl…..Needs to grow up…She has such a great voice..get over trying to be young and sing.

Mitchel on

Hidious! Hate the haircut… on any girl!

Lesza on

I love it… it looked great circa 1982 and looks great now too! Not shocking, just stylish.

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barb on

1982 exactly! I WANT CANDY, BOw WOW WOW, Annabelle Lwin.

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Kim on

I personally would never do that, but on her it looks okay. She can always cover it up if she wants to since the part is so far to the side.

Dawn Tobin on

Love it! I had this haircut in the eighties!Wasn’t I a trendsetter!

NIkki on

This hair do is sooo overdone…but whatever she can do what she likes…

L on

Wow. Big deal. Everyone’s doing it now. Cassie Ventura started it FIRST btw!!!

Estoria on

Personally I think it looks like arse. I would never do that to my head. She is 27 years old and doing something a juvenile would do. However, it is her head, her hair, her choice. I definately agree with Pat on this one. Anything to get noticed. Attention seeking behaviour that is so unbecoming. Again, just my opinion.

whatever on

Cassie did this years ago

Pattimelt on

It’s laughable.

mrsmass on

the only thing shocking about this is that anyone is still paying attention to this chick.

Shay on

Brody Jenner, if this doesn’t make you stay away from her, I don’t know what will. I’m available, btw, call me ;)

Atrocia on

Wow, she’s so edgy!!! *eyeroll*

judie7112 on

She looks stoned and ridiculous!!!!!

Nobody on

I had a very similar hair style in 1990/1991. *shrugs*

Amber on

….i dont get it….plus rihanna did it before…so who cares….

jocy on

She bugs me so bad. She tries wayyyy hard!

guest on

She and Gwen Stefani are going to look ridiculous as old ladies…

Breck5 on

I just think it’s funny that she used to sing sappy country music when she first started out. Now she’s soooooo bad. Comical.

Andy on

She’s a pretty girl with no singing talent. So she jumps on the bandwagon and shaves her head to get attention. Nothing surprising.

Gillian on

WHY IN THE WORLDDD WOULD SHE DO THAT?!?!?!?!?!? OMG!

AlwaysRIGHT on

She’s beautiful no matter how she cuts her hair. But, she doesn’t have the sexiest ears and well, I don’t know, I’ll have to see more pics.

PS I wonder if she shaved a portion down below to match the effect?

Kourtney on

OMG AVRIL!!!!

alain smithee on

Great voice, but she’s trying too hard.

I’d rather see her develop her skills as a singer/songwriter than try to shock people for fleeting amounts of attention.

mani on

i like old avril lavigne

Sandy on

I got a sidecut on the 3rd and I LOVE it! I get loads of “Is that chick insane?!” looks, but what the judgmental jerks don’t know is 1) I really like it so their opinion is bunk, 2) I did it in solidarity with a good friend who’s fighting cancer. She shaved off ALL her hair rather than waiting for chemo to make it fall out, buzzing a 2x4inch section of mine was nothing in comparison.

heather on

Cyndi Lauper started this trend in the 80′s. all the retro from 20-30 years before comes back into fashion. Avril just took a page out of the retro shiek book. old is new again. c’est la vie!

Corey Groves on

Avril Lavigne needs to do the world a really big favor and drop dead because she’s just trying to look like she’s so hardcore by shaving half of her head, and I think that it looks so pathetic because she is nothing but a manufactured product of the music industry who sings and writes poser Punk/Rock music.

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