Recently, both stars stepped out with almost identical haircuts: Short, highlighted 'dos with side-swept bangs that flopped to the right. Williams debuted her new look on Tuesday at the New York City launch of Kate Young's Target collection. Bieber showcased his at a U.K. meet and greet with fans on Saturday—a bold move given that he lost 80,000 Twitter followers in 2011 when he chopped his classic shaggy mop into a bowl cut. They're only the latest in a string of celebs to join the cropped club. With the release of her 2009 album "Rated R", Rihanna rocked an orange version. And in August 2012, Miley Cyrus shocked fans by cutting her caramel locks into a platinum blonde modified "faux hawk."
Could the cut, an edgier version of the pixie, be a response to heartbreak? Around the same time they made the cut, three of these stars ended relationships (Williams with actor Jason Segel, Bieber with actress-singer Selena Gomez, and Cyrus, briefly, with actor Liam Hemsworth). An act of defiance against the hours of hair and makeup they're forced to endure on a regular basis? Is it the modern-day Rachel? Does Toni Braxton finally feel relevant? So many questions but nary an answer. Discuss!