For those of you who clicked on this post in the hopes that I would answer that interminable question, “Who is Justin Bieber?” I’m afraid I can’t help you. I still don’t know. He sings. Poorly, in all likelihood. And young girls want to give their maidenheads to him free of charge. That’s the extent of my knowledge.
What I do know, thanks to the hard-hitting New York Times, is that Justin Bieber’s hairstyle is sweeping the tween nation.
Call it the Flip and Switch, the Flow, or the Twitch: the Bieber hairstyle — with sideswept bangs that end about an inch past where the Beatles snipped theirs off — is everywhere. Tim Urban wore it on “American Idol” before he was voted off in late April, and Miles Heizer wears it on the NBC show “Parenthood” to play a brooding teenager. The idea is that the front-combed bangs are so long that they must be flicked aside constantly with a whole lot of attitude.
I’ve seen The Bieber. The Bieber is … inexplicable.
But it’s not the only inexplicably fashionable hairstyle. Here are five other hairstyles as inexplicably popular as The Beiber.
5. The Efron
4. The Sue Sylvester
3. The Pattinson
2. The Matt Smith
1. The Walken