It’s rare that one of Hollywood’s leading men will cause confusion with a new look. Most A-list dudes wear pretty much the same clothes, and there’s always some trendy haircut that you’ll see on more than a handful of the lot (the exception to this rule is, of course, Jared Leto). But Shia LaBeouf has opted for a haircut that few would attempt, and we say this because it’s so bloody confusing.
First, he’s gone and given himself a choppy fade – there’s no blending to be seen, it’s just one choppy, mangled line. And then of course you get to the actual hair, which is disheveled in a sexy way, but with the added bonus (depending on who you ask) of a long braid brought forward and flung over the shoulder. You’ll recognize that last bit as a favourite of Lauren Conrad.
But that’s just one of the apparent inspirations of this adventurous new look. Shia also appears to be channeling another famous blond: Duane “Dog” Chapman, or as he is known to most, Dog the Bounty Hunter. You can almost hear Shia talking to his stylist (his dog, possibly), saying, “I want to feel free, but I want to look greasy. I want to offend the senses, and I want to invoke fear in those who question me.” The evidence of this is pretty uncanny, as you can see here:
And lastly, the eyebrow piercing. Not since 2008 has an eyebrow piercing been so evocative. Right Fergie?
And there you have it. Shia LaBeouf styled his new look after a Black Eyed Pea, a former reality star and a real-life bounty hunter. The Rubik’s Cube that is Mr. Shia LaBeouf has officially been solved. Tell everyone.