Everybody needs to see this.
Fans of the Backstreet Boys have come to know AJ McLean with his signature facial hair, but on Wednesday, Oct. 27, the boy bander revealed he's clean-shaven—at least for right now. Yes, the 43-year-old singer bid farewell to his beard and mustache and is now rocking a bare face.
"Had to be done!" he wrote on Instagram. "Don't worry, y'all. It will return in a month."
It's hard to remember a time McLean wasn't sporting at least a skinny goatee. In fact, save for some early promotional shots of the group before 1997, McLean has been sporting some form of whiskers throughout most of his time in the spotlight.
Naturally, fans were shocked. "TELL ME WHYY," one fan cleverly commented. Another wrote, "If I see you on the streets, I wouldn't recognize you."
Still, some were supportive of McLean's dramatic change. A fan praised, "Still look like a boss." Someone else reminded him, "We love u. Beardless or not!"
He's not the only star with a makeover on their mind. See more shocking celebrity hair transformations below!
The Midsommer star debuted a dramatic pixie cut with shaggy bangs on Oct. 30. "I did a thing..," she captioned her Instagram post.
The actress ditched her long hair for a curly bob on the set of her next movie.
The reality star debuted a new hairstyle ahead of her appearance on 90 Day: The Single Life.
The Backstreet Boys star swapped out his signature beard for a bare face.
The Stranger Things actor was spotted sporting a comb-over for his role in the new Netflix movie We Have a Ghost on Oct. 25, 2021.
Look at her now! Selena Gomez said goodbye to her lovely long locks and hello to a chic shorter style with her new bob.
The actress, who typically sports dark brown hair, debuted this silvery look in October 2021 on the set of the film Johnny & Clyde.
While stepping out at the New York Film Festival, the Oscar-winning actor showed off his shorter hairstyle that featured a buzz cut on top.
The Maroon 5 singer kicked off fall with a blue 'do in October.
On Oct. 1, Hayden returned to Instagram after taking a sixth-month break to debut her shoulder-length hairstyle and curtain bangs.
The singer underwent several hair transformations since she rose to fame in 2008, and in September 2021, she came full circle with a brunette wig.
The actor traded his signature dark hair for a reddish brown style at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
The Pineapple Express star opted for a lot less hair in a look he debuted in September 2021.
To help raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Fixer Upper star vowed to go bald if fans donated money. After raising more than $300,000, Chip revealed his look.
The Spencer star traded in her dark-rooted tresses for an orange-tinged mane.
The "Don't Go Yet" songstress declared herself a "pyschofreak" while debuting her blunt bob on Instagram.
The "bad guy" singer went shorter with a new bob—and fans are truly happier than ever.
The Poosh founder said goodbye to her long hairstyle, and instead, opted for a fresh haircut in August 2021.
After returning home from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone debuted a fabulous new braided hairstyle.
The actress recently showed off her major new haircut, explaining on Instagram, "The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I [love] this new new."
The Modern Family alum is rocking the red hair once again, debuting her new look after a trip to the salon in July 2021.
The actress and business mogul's hairstylist Brittney Ryan used UNITE Hair to create her beautiful soft curls to compliment her new hair color. As Jessica proclaimed, "Summer is all about color!"
The Pretty Little Liars star chopped off her lovely long tresses and debuted a beautiful bob in June 2021.
The One Direction alum is ready to run…towards a new 'do. Payne debuted his blonde hair on Instagram in June 2021.
After years of rocking the blonde, the Emmy-nominated star dyed her hair red, giving fans flashbacks to when she played Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones.
The Game of Thrones actress shows off her fabulous new bangs on Instagram Stories, writing, "Ya gal's bange'd up."
The Grammy winner debuted a chic pixie cut in May 2021 that took some fans back to her Unapologetic era.
The star debuted a platinum blond hairstyle in April 2021, more than three years after showcasing a similar hair color for a few weeks. Nikki Lee and Riwana Capri of Nine Zero One Salon used Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner for the transformation.
Just in time for spring, the famous foodie gave pastel pink-tinged hair a try after sporting a wig with a similar hue.
The entrepreneur and DJ chopped off her long locks and debuted a stylish shoulder-length bob.
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