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Fans of John B’s — we mean Chase Stokes’s — long, flowing hair, you may want to sit down. On Sept. 23, the “Outer Banks” actor shared his first Instagram post since turning 30 last week, and his signature curls have been shaven to a buzz cut.
In the mirror selfie, Stokes runs his hand over his super-short haircut but makes no mention of the major transformation in the caption. Instead, he writes “30?” and leaves it at that — a man of few words. Fans and friends alike were quick to flood the comment section with things like “WHERE’S YOUR HAIR?????” and “JOHN B HAIR IS OVER??,” while Lana Candor gave her support with a comment that reads “And thriving.”
Buzz cuts have been a popular choice recently for stars looking to make a change for fall. In August, Maisie Williams brought back her iconic buzz cut, Doja Cat shaved her head on Instagram Live for everyone to see, and Ireland Baldwin made a case for “doing things that scare you” by shaving her head. But possibly most notable of all, Jason Momoa buzzed off part of his signature shoulder-length hair for a good cause on Sept. 6, sparking a similar reaction to the one Stokes’s freshly-shaven head got: immediate heartbreak from fans everywhere.
Take a peek at Stokes’s new haircut for his 30th birthday on Instagram.