While John Travolta’s elephant-trunk hairstyle had fans going wild in his role as Danny in the ‘70s classic “Grease,” he’s now sporting a bald look — and it’s all because of one Latinx megastar: Pitbull.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with guest-host Lena Waithe, the actor announced that he decided to shave his head after the 305 cubano motivated him to do it.
“Both he and my family encouraged it,” the 65-year-old actor said of the “Timber” singer.
The hairless Hollywood legend went viral in January of 2019 when he first revealed his look to the masses in an Instagram post alongside his daughter, Ella Bleu.
“Your hair was pretty famous. You had this, like, beautiful mane. And then you guys posted this picture … people kind of went a little crazy, it went viral, were you expecting that,” Waithe, 35, asked the “Hairspray” star.
Somehow, the celeb who was widely beloved for his dark brown locks throughout his career, didn’t think changing up his aesthetic would prompt a reaction.
Travolta said the switch-up was “easier” than most people thought it would be because he had cut his hair before in his role in the 2010 film “‘From Paris with Love.”
“I got used to it. So it wasn’t a total shock,” the actor said.
Travolta, who was on the late night show with Ella Bleu to promote their movie together, “The Poison Rose,” said the best part of going bald was the community that came from it, particularly his new friendship with Pitbull.
“I became friends with Pitbull — you know all of us guys who do this have got to stick together,” he said.
“The Poison Rose,” a crime thriller about a heavy-drinking detective’s attempts to discover the truth behind the murder of a college quaterback, hits theaters Friday, May 24.
They say hindsight is 20/20, but in the social pressure cooker of middle school, the types of shoes you wore, to the backpack you carried, and especially your haircut were all social cues that determined whether you were cool or dorky. Thankfully, those social cues and hairstyles change all the time. For some reason, though, middle school boys are particularly resilient to outside trends. Every boy enters middle school with a certain haircut and goes through an evolution of styles, all of which we found SO dreamy.
Today, we get to laugh till we cry that our poor young souls were ever vulnerable to these looks:
Every boy enters middle school with this “Butt Cutt.”
Step One: put a bowl over your head and start cutting, granting you the infamously cheap “Bowl Cut” of your childhood. Then, part your bangs to create curtains around your face. Welcome to the Butt Cut, and never forget how cool you thought it was. As worn by Rider Strong, also known as Shawn Hunter of Boy Meets World.
As middle school boys start to feed on each other’s energy, they all end up looking like this within the first six months of school.
When Justin Bieber rose to popularity, it became Justin Bieber hair. We all know that every other middle schoolboy in school had this haircut. Why? This is when tween boys started to assert their independence. We were all avoiding our mami’s scissors and trying to “grow up.” The irony that this is the cut that will forever be associated with pre-adolescence. 😂
Enter the Emo phase hair cut.
You might think this is the same as the Bieber cut, but you’d be wrong. The hair is definitely longer and layered toward the bottom. Also, this is the phase when tweens start growing peach fuzz and are usually a little emo about it. Couple peach fuzz mustaches on display like a trophy with longer, mom-avoidant hair and sweeping bangs, and we’ve progressed to the emo phase. Mientras, poor teen girls growing their peach fuzz mustaches are having a whole different experience.
Some go on to grow out quasi-mullets, and we swear this is cool now.
Ricky Martin rocked a mullet like nobody else could. The kids that usually end up growing their hair out this long end up falling into the surf or skate bro cliques, the music scene or become Jonathan Van Ness, all of which sound like great options. If you don’t believe us that mullets are back, take a stroll down Silver Lake, Los Angeles and become shooketh.
Others chop their hair a little shorter and go for the fluffy baby bird look.
We’re in the phase now where everyone is obsessively grooming and brushing their hair. We’re no longer feeling emo about going through puberty and want to let go of that smelly middle school boy reputation. When you see the fluffy bird look, know that they actually care what you think of them now.
Finally, it’s time for the buzz cut.
The summer between 7th grade and 8th grade is like a metamorphosis beyond that of a butterfly chrysalis. All of a sudden, all the dudes grew a foot taller, aren’t too nervous around their crushes to eat half their lunches, and shaved all the hair off their head. It’s like Mother Nature’s way of giving every 8th-grade boy a fresh start to regrow their hair and find their own individualized identities.
The very last phase is heavily reliant on hair product.
I am so sorry, but there is nothing you can do about it. In the 2000s, it was the spiky bleach-tipped look circa ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Then it was Justin Timberlake’s noodle hair perm coupled with a hairspray form of concrete. Later, it was the very product-heavy mohawk. These days, we have a feeling it’s the undercut matched with a tousled fluff on top.
This is the part where everyone kind of goes their own separate ways. Finally, we’re not so ruled by all the intense social rules of middle school. The real deal is knowing that no matter what you do with your hair to keep up with trends, you’re always going to give your future self the gift of a good laugh. Go crazy.
There are only a couple of weeks left in the summer, but we’re so happy that it’s coming to an end. We’re a bit exhausted to deal with the heat and humidity because it’s not doing a thing for our hair. Seriously! How many hairstyles can you do that involve frizzy, unmanageable hair?
There’s no way to get a good hairstyle going in the summer, which is why most people planning a wedding pick either the fall or spring for the big walk down the aisle.
1. Sweet and perfect
The fall season is the perfect time to experiment with hairstyles because you don’t have to worry about any humidity. A wedding braid is always a fun adventure because even if you don’t get it completely perfect, you can just incorporate a couple of bobby pins and add some subtle flowers to it. This hairstyle also reminds us that the fall season is great to highlight the color of your hair, and we don’t mean that literally. If you have brown hair or red hair, show it off!
2. Messy, sexy, and beautiful
This half-up, half-down hairstyle is one of our favorites mostly because of the fall floral arrangement. This color scheme is ideal for a fall wedding. So, think of this hairstyle as secondary to whatever flower crown you decided on. The flowers are there to heighten the look. If you want to add more detail to your look, Linda de Zeeuw, a stylist at NYC’s Rob Peetoom Salon said in an interview with Refinery 29 that a way to add more stylish trends to your look is to go with “Wispy curtain bangs” which is a “nice way of changing up your hairstyle, without cutting your ends short or changing your shape.”
3. Slick and classy
If you’re opting to wear your hair down, you can’t just arrange it the way you normally do on a typical day. The only way to wear your hair down is either by accentuating it with flowers or by opting to go ultra-classy modern look. Make sure you get the right hair product because the last thing you want is dandruff or residue.
4. Bohemian vibes
For the hippie bride who wants to upgrade their usual chill vibes, the bohemian look is perfect but the only difference is that you can’t make your hair look dirty. Have stylish waves with good hair products such as Bumble and bumble wave spray. Then top off the look with flowers that you like. They don’t have to be huge or elaborate, just go with an arrangement that feels right for you.
5. The modern updo
For a classy look with a flair of spontaneity, this updo is just right. This hairstyle gives the impression that it is effortless when we all know it will take hours to achieve, but the point is that looks beautiful. With a small hair clip or an heirloom clip, the hairstyle instantly becomes memorable.
“Messy curls and ringlets that aren’t too polished are cool,” Mia Emilio, a stylist at NYC’s Devachen Salon, told Refinery29. “This is an easy, messy, but still polished style that still lets your curls be the statement.”
6. Make-mom-proud look
We understand that not everyone can pull off a messy look or bohemian vibes, especially if you have conservative parents, and this updo is perfect to achieve that proud status. While it is a bit more refined than we’re used to, it does say more about the importance of this event. The look may be a throwback to quinceañera glam, but it’s also nice to dress up once in a while. You are a bride after all. For an extra tinge of color, feel free to add a flower or two in the back, or low-hanging earrings to show off your neck.
7. Refined and stylishCredit: Instagram/@tobbiestouch
This is one of our favorites because not only is it classy, it’s also incredibly sexy. It gives you so much look in the front and creativity in the back. Since it’s a classier look, the earrings and hair clip is intended to take the entire look to another level.
Remember, this is your day (and your future husband’s too) so it’s important for you to choose a look and style that you like and feel comfortable in. You won’t be happy if you choose what someone else wants. It’s your day to shine!