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"New Year, new me" is a phrase we all definitely hear a lot this time of year, and Calum Hood is all about it. Like many people who want to start off the new year with a change, the 5 Seconds of Summer band member is entering 2017 as a totally new (yet somehow familiar?) version of himself. How, you ask? With a spontaneous hair switch-up, of course. Calum took to Instagram to show off his shorter new 'do to fans, and his fresh look actually looks quite like something we've seen before.
"A tradition of sorts," his Instagram photo caption read.
What tradition? Well as it turns out, this isn't the first time Calum debuted a super-short haircut. Dedicated 5SOS fans will recall that the musician also buzzed off his locks last holiday season, and this look is totally identical. The decision didn't come to be with style in mind though, as he revealed to 99.3 FLZ that was all about convenience. "It's very hot in Australia, so I was just like 'I don't want to deal with this,'" he said in the interview.
We can't help but wonder what inspired the hair makeover this time around. Maybe he just likes keeping with the tradition or perhaps the Australian summer heat was getting to him once again. Whether it's your own hair or the locks of a beloved band member, drastic haircuts can be quite emotional. Making changes to better yourself on the inside is what matters most, but the liberating feeling of chopping your hair is sometimes just what you need to kickstart a new improvement you're determined to make in your life.
We bet this new look is just what Calum needs to feel fresh and supercharged for 2017.
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