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Jared Leto made headlines recently when the long ombre waves he has sported for several years were very publicly chopped off for his role as the Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad. Images of the actor’s new close-cropped look quickly spread across Twitter and Instagram. Merely hours after the haircut had been captured on social media, Leto himself Tweeted that he was missing his beard, which also wound up on the floor along with his long, luxurious waves.

Of course for actors like Leto, changing hair for a role is a pretty regular occurrence. For mere mortals, chopping off long hair that has taken years to grow can be a big decision.

Christa Sears, Creative Director at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon