Justin Bieber woke up with peacock hair.
Photo: Courtesy of @justinbieber’s Instagram
Maybe it’s a little early in the week to be getting into SAT-style analogies, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that Justin Bieber is to hair as, say, Tina Turner is to legs. I mean this in the sense that technically it’s Bieber’s golden pipes that are making him moolah, but his hair has been a kind of calling card since the golden days back when “Baby” was the most watched video on YouTube. It’s such an iconic ’do that even after he’s dyed it, gelled it, and shaped it, everyone STILL knows exactly what you’re talking about when you say, “Bieber Hair.” Truth be told, we watch his morphing tresses with hawk-like focus, almost holding our breath for the next swoon-worthy pompadour, but rarely are the updates as funny as this one from the long weekend. The Biebs snapped a picture of his hilarious bedhead and posted it to Instagram for the world to see!
How is it that we’ve never seen his hair like this? Or even thought about it? With so many different permutations, the endless stream of selfies, and all our Bieber-centric daydreams, how did we never envision this? I guess we always thought his mane was heavily guarded, even in sleep. I guess maybe we expected him to have a special helmet that kept it looking perfect and camera-ready for public appearances at a moments’ notice. I guess, the Girlfriend commercial just didn’t prepare us for Justin waking up with goofy peacock hair. We recognize now, that that’s totally silly, and that, in this respect at least, he’s a normal human who gets cowlicks. Bieber’s owning up to wacky morning hair, amping up his “Stars! They’re just like us!” factor, only makes him that much more adorable. He doesn’t care that he looks like he lost a fight with an electrical socket, and neither should you!