A Full Rundown of Timothée Chalamet's Hair Evolution
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A Full Rundown of Timothée Chalamet’s Hair Evolution

Refinery29 | Samantha Sasso

Justin Bieber’s flippy bangs. Harry Styles’ boyish lob. Joe Keery’s retro mullet. When you’re an emerging Hollywood heartthrob, your hair walks into the room before you do — and Timothée Chalamet knows that full well. The 22-year-old’s mop of curly hair has garnered its share of attention, including inspiring its own Twitter account and sparking multiple social media debates.

It’s safe to say fans are attached, which is why people lost their minds when Chalamet went and cut most of it off into a bowl cut for an upcoming role in Netflix’s The King. After finally debuting the medieval look at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, a general consensus became apparent on Twitter: They didn’t like it. One fan said the reveal of his Henry V-inspired cut was the worst day of their life. Another called it “tragic.” A third said she can’t sleep thinking about it.

But everyone has it all wrong. Not only do we still stan the star with his choppy new look, but it’s not even his most drastic hair transformation. Go back just a couple years into his career, and you’ll find even more astonishing styles that will remind you: Chalamet is more than his hair, and even more importantly, it always grows back.

Check out his full hair evolution, ahead.

Before most of us recognized that smize, Chalamet was but 18 and sporting this spiky look. Not even Lil Timmy Tim was immune to high school trends of the mid ’00s.
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A year later in 2015, we got a real glimpse of just how high Chalamet’s hair can go — check out that volume!
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Coming of age for Chalamet also meant realizing that crew cuts might not be his thing.
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A few months later, Chalamet was getting into his groove… sort of. The curls make their true debut, but are weighed down with tons of gel. (It’s okay, we’ve all been there.)
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We’re guessing he borrowed his older sister’s flat iron for this one.
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By 2017, Chalamet understood: His hair was his money-maker. (Along with his ability to win a staring contest with a fireplace.)
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A Twitter user once wrote, “Timothee Chalamet was made in a lab by Urban Outfitters.” This photo proves they’re not completely wrong.
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With his hair getting longer — and shinier, can you tell? — Chalamet learned the art of a good behind-the-ear, hair tuck.
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Will you please tell him his hair looks sexy pushed back? It makes sense, considering his favorite movie growing up was Mean Girls.
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Who needs a comb when you have hair like this? With some mousse and a quick hair flip, he’s all set.
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Like the art school dropout you always had a crush on, Chalamet let his wavy bob go unbrushed for the CMBYN Paris premiere.
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Found a brush! Just in time for the Academy Awards.
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No one said that when the ’90s came back, it wouldn’t bring the infamous bowl cut with it. In fact, it seems Chalamet’s French blood has him ahead of the curve: “Baby bowls ” are trending in Paris right now.
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Luckily for his stans everywhere, he’s able to make the awkward chop work.
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Sorry, Joe Keery. Timmy still wins.
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The actor’s hair reached new heights by the time he hit the premiere for Beautiful Boy — and we don’t just mean the hair on his head. Hello, new mustache!
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Ah, the long hair is slowly making its return. Perhaps Chalamet felt inspired by Harry Styles
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Chalamet wowed everyone at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in November with a short, brushed cut and deep side-part.
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Back in New York, Chalamet is getting back to his roots — literally. By the looks of it, the Golden Globe nominee is growing out his shaggy curls, and we’re so happy.
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