Posted yesterday, JoJo Siwa shocked the internet after announcing her new haircut, which is now cut a little above her ears. This came as a shock to many, as Siwa’s sideways ponytails and bows have been a longtime brand of Siwa’s. A few years ago, when Siwa began to experiment with other hairstyles, many encouraged her to drop the ponytail, but she seemed to be quite attached to the hairstyle and how it represented her brand, but now, it seems Siwa is branching out and entering a new era. Siwa, who is now 18, has certainly changed over the years, from coming out as a member of the LGBT community and her experience on Dancing with the Stars, this seemed to be another example of Siwa’s exploration and expression of herself.
I am so happy💇🏼♀️ I show u soon I promise
How the internet responded
Although the internet is notorious for sharing its harshest opinions, especially since Siwa used to be deemed a “giant toddler” a few years ago online, the internet has been overwhelmingly supportive of Siwa. When she posted a tease of her haircut a day before, many in the comments were begging to see Siwa’s hairstyle, eager to see if it was a trim or if the notorious ponytail would be retired. With over 360 thousand likes and thousands of comments pouring in, many were excited for Siwa, writing comments like “I need to see the results now.” Siwa teased her fans and did not release a photo of it until the next day.
On Twitter, Siwa began to trend on Twitter, along with “Jojo hairstyle” and “Jojo haircut.” Fans also began to look at the haircuts they got soon after coming out, as this seems to be a trend with women who come out, as it is an expression of their identity for them and often represents people feeling like they are finally free to be proud of themselves. Although some might look at Siwa’s hair as a new era leaving behind the ponytail and her days with Nickelodeon, many believe it is much more than that.
not jojo siwa's baby gay haircut making me nostalgic for my baby gay haircut pic.twitter.com/7IY8hzn2RA
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) April 7, 2022
Overall, it was an incredibly exciting moment for the teen, especially as she reaches new goals in her career, like joining So You Think You Can Dance as a judge. Although the internet has not always been kind to Siwa, it is clear that she has always embraced who she is and did not cut her ponytail to ensure she is no longer teased, but instead because she wanted to, which is an important distinction.