My fellow comrads
Justin Bieber is trying to start another Arian Race effect on the world of today! Step one is simply changing the children of today’s looks and styles of their hair.
Justin Bieber copycats are popping up everywhere. A new hairstyle known simply as “The Bieber” is side-sweeping the nation, swiftly becoming the look du jour of teenage boys. The New York Times reported on the phenomenon, describing salons that charge up to $150 for the helmet-like cut that includes long, side-brushed bangs.
Cozy Friedman, owner of a Manhattan salon that specializes in the Bieber bob, says 60 percent of her young male customers ask for the cut. And nearly all of the boys in her son’s sixth-grade class have gone in for the look. “You can’t see any eyes,” she told The Times. “There are no eyes and there’s a lot of flipping.”
Some of the boys are too embarrassed to ask for the shag by name, so instead they describe the combed-over ‘do with no mention of Justin. But the look is popular with girls, so they all want to sport it. A Vancouver teen named Tommy Ledger claims the female attention his Bieber-cut gets him is almost too much. “Girls always play with it in class,” he explained. “It’s kind of frustrating sometimes. I’m trying to skateboard and they want to touch my hair.”
The secrets of Justin’s trademarked ‘do were revealed in a promo video for MTV’s “The Diary of Justin Bieber.” In the clip, the “Baby” singer styles his hair using a combination of towel-drying, blow-drying, and mussing. He does it quickly and expertly, without the aid of a stylist.