Matt Bomer Gets a Buzz Cut. Once You Start Breathing Again, Come Discuss With Us.

01/10/2014 at 01:01 PM ET

Matt Bomer Buzz CutAstrid Stawiarz/Getty;Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic

Where were you when you heard the news that Matt Bomer had cut his hair? Did you gasp? Hug your loved ones a little closer? And once you were past the initial shock, did you look at it more critically and then think, “Huh, it’s not so bad after all?” It’s time to discuss our emotions about this event.

Perhaps the most difficult thing is that the White Collar actor did it without warning, just showing up at a TCA event for The Normal Heart in L.A. with his locks shorn to an extremely close crop. Until now, Bomer’s signature style was a long-on-top, gelled and upswept look that his many enthusiastic fans would love to run their fingers through. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that Bomer fanatics were divided into two camps: admirers of his eyes and devotees of his thick, luscious locks.

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We actually have to say that we’re loving the new look on Bomer; it makes him look a little more rugged and really makes his eyes pop. But if you were firmly in “Camp Hair” and are still reeling, we’re here for you. Let it all out in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Men's Grooming

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LuLu on

So what? He got a hair cut! That’s big new on People.com?! Slow day in Hollywood!

Jane on

Not a buzz cut, he has too much hair left on his head. He did get a haircut though. Still, no big deal.

Misty on

I don’t understand why people act so shocked when they see news like this on people. This is an entertainment magazine, that often has articles about style and celebrities appearances. There are plenty of websites and magazines about national news and in depth world issues, people.com is not one of them. So please stop complaining!

Kat on

I’d rather hear about this than that Kaley CooCoo Cachoo!

NoDoubt! on

he is still hot, no matter what!

Tracy on

It’s just hair — that will grow out. He still has those gorgeous eyes.

Ann on

he’s hot, hair or no hair

Aria on

Still as handsome as ever.

Dawn on

Not a buzz cut. Looks nice

rocknmovie on

He looks much better with hair.

stfintn on

The second picture is too dark to see how long his hair is. I think he would be good looking even if he was bald.

peyton on

What “buzz” cut… he trimmed the back… still looks amazing

Teknosbeka on

I prefer the longer hair, but it’s not as bad as I feared. For once I have to agree with People – their description of gasp, initial shock, then not so bad is apropos.

guest on

It actually looks good and is not too short. Now IF we can only get him to stop wearing those ridiculous “rat pack” style old looking hats that are way too small for his head on his TV show, I can die happy…LOL

SN on

Still look hot….. very hot.

Apples The Mule on

Well, that’s not the best haircut I’ve ever seen but I’ll take this hunk any which way – bald, mullet, etc – nothing could ruin that pretty face!

Sharon on

I miss the hair, but who cares? He’s still gorgeous!

jeanmarieok on

He is damn good looking, either way.

Jennifer on

He could grow his hair out, wear it in pigtails, dye one green and the other orange, pierce his nose and eyebrow, get a neck tattoo and he would STILL be the hottest man on the planet!!

Gretchen on

Jennifer…so true, so true!! I was watching White Collar last night and think, “He is just SO gorgeous!”. I like his hair the way it was, but if he wanted to have coffee and conversation, I bet I wouldn’t ask him to put a sack on his head…he is physical perfection.

Lauana Hart on

..AND People Magazine couldn’t find it in their hearts to select Matt Bomer in the top 109 sexiest men alive???? Are You kidding???

Shea on

He’s gorgeous with or without hair. He’ll always be Christian Grey in my eyes.

trisha on

He shaved it off for his final scenes in The Normal Heart, and Matt is gonna blow us all away in his role as Felix Turner. I predict plenty of awards coming his way for this movie. And he looks HOT like this, as always x

kc on

Either way, he should deserved to be Sexiest Man Alive over Adam Levine. He’s beautiful inside and out. Can’t wait to see The Normal Heart.

PatsyAnne on

Matt filmed his final scenes for the movie towards the end of November, so his hair has grown in since then. He’s been keeping a low profile while he put some weight back ok and hasnt been photographed for a couple of months. I agree that there will be Emmy awards and Golden Globes coming his way after his outstanding performance. Tissues at the ready.

Colleen on

Oh, Christian Grey. Where for out thou, Christian Grey?

Jeans75 on

It’s beyond words that any publication would include anyone getting their hair cut as a “story.” So bizarre the online versions of “magazine’s” in their quest to constantly think they need to be relevant. Ridiculous.

rensnswmn on

Totally hot thick or buzz. I seem to be noticing some gray stuff in the beard.

Regina on

He’s so gorgeous either way.
Definitely sexiest man alive~ Levine can’t compete with that.

CJ on

It was hardly without warning – it was for the film he wrapped in November, The Normal Heart. Lose 40 pounds, shave the head, and his hair is just growing back. Granted, I prefer the longer locks, but the short look on him ain’t bad at all!

Oli on

He’s still hot, but I like the Neal Caffrey hair more.

Carla on

of course I love his amazing hair ….. he still my hot Mr. Grey….also I can see a little bit of chris o’donnell in this pic.

nina on

He looks incredible! Those eyes just cut through your soul. His features are pretty much as perfect as it gets! Yes, he’s going to blow everyone’s mind as Felix Turner in The Normal Heart. I can’t wait!

Skiwitch on

I personally prefer his hair longer, but he is still the most beautiful man on the planet!

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