If you thought Shia LaBeouf’s braided rattail was the most shocking celebrity hair news today, you were wrong. It looks like Jared Leto just chopped off his famous, shiny, soft, healthy, ombré-d, glorious strands for his role as The Joker in the upcoming film, Suicide Squad. (Yes, we’re already mourning the loss of his man bun.)
Director David Ayer first teased Leto’s cut with a photo on Twitter showing someone holding a pair of scissors to the actor’s ponytail. Then in another shot, Leto looks to be sporting a very short cut (which makes him kind of look like a young John Stamos). He’s also beardless. Leto has yet to step out with a shorter do, or confirm it on his own social channels, so we remain hesitant to confirm the chop — he’s pulled hair pranks in the past. But, really, we’re not ready to say goodbye.
Hairstylist Chase Kusero has been the man behind all of Leto’s mind-blowing red-carpet hair moments.
“It’s really important that he doesn’t look like a woman — that’s the biggest challenge,” Kusero said last year. “It’s hard to have him not end up on the ‘best hair’ lists — and that definitely hasn’t been our intention. He does have amazing hair, so it’s kind of inevitable.”