When a new season comes along, many people opt for a new ‘do and the same can be said for Little Mix’s Jesy nelson, who’s showcased a new hairstyle on Instagram.
The 27-year-old singer has ditched her long, flowing reddish-brunette usual look for a choppy, platinum blonde shoulder cut with what looks like a pink tinge – and we’re loving the change!
Fans were quick to show their enthusiasm. One wrote, “JESY I WASNT PREPARED FOR THIS GORGEOUS PICTURE”, while another said, “She suits the chop!”.
She’s certainly doing justice to the lob hairstyle look.
A bit of a chameleon when it comes to her style, Jesy’s no stranger to changing up her look, although it hasn’t always been well received.
Back in February, her Instagram page turned into some sort of debate club, as she faced criticism, and support, over her latest hairstyle.
The Little Mix singer showcased a head full of what looks like dreadlocks/hair twists and soon found herself under fire for cultural appropriation.
One wrote, “It is a real issue, because several black children are getting kicked out of school because of his hairstyle. Yet here it is being praised on a non-black person.”
While another said, “I don’t want to argue with anyone, but that hairstyle is point blank cultural appropriation to the black culture”
Others chimed in, “its (sic) cultural appropriation, people have every right to get offended.”
“It’s CA because black women have to fight for acceptance with the same styles a young white woman can be admired for. It sends a message that their natural beauty isn’t beautiful at all and that their features are only appealing when they’re adopted by white women.”
Some, however, attempted to defend Jesy, claiming that a hairstyle doesn’t ‘belong’ to anyone.
“You’re obviously allowed to get offended over anything u (sic) want, but she’s just wearing a hairstyle and I, personally, don’t see how that’s being disrespectful to black culture…”
“STOP TRYING TO CENSOR A HAIRSTYLE- they do not ‘belong’ exclusively to one culture”
“Cultural appropriation is when the dominant group take a “cultural” element from a minority culture and use it in the wrong way, portray it in the wrong way, or even disrespect it… tbh it’s just a female celeb wearing dreads as a look as many people do, that doesn’t mean she’s disrespecting the original culture or displaying it wrongly… so .. why you bitter for? I think some people just like to be angry for the sake of their bitter hearts.”
Jesy chose not to comment on the criticism, and left the photo up.
Want to take a look at some more of Jesy and the other girls’ styles? We’ve got you covered…