Who would've thought that a haircut could cause such controversy?
Then again - as proven by the time that he grew a beard - Alex Turner's grooming choices seem to strike a chord with Arctic Monkeys fans in a way that few other frontmen do.
Turner, who has been sporting longer locks and facial hair in recent times, including in the first videos for his band's latest album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino', has had a dramatic makeover as he appeared with Arctic Monkeys on Late Night with Stephen Colbert on Monday, and at a gig in New York last night.
See his new look - and the fan reaction - below:
the breakup between alex turner and his hair is the worst one i’ve ever been through, and probably the worst one i’ll ever go through
— i put the bi in bitch (@thegalaxys_edge) July 25, 2018
alex turner hair evolution 2018 pic.twitter.com/Ut4JlzhoxX
— mateus (@mateus_angelo) July 24, 2018
2018 era, when Alex Turner eventually gave up with his hair pic.twitter.com/aQcCclGfeD
— dirty little herbert (@Fire_Ponies) July 24, 2018
Alex Turner's most iconic hair debut to date:
August 2, 2011 (the quiff debut - SIAS era)
July 23, 2018 (buzzcut debut - TBH&C era) pic.twitter.com/S5prMxgcp8
— penny lane (@ritzrubbIe) July 24, 2018
Alex Turner's new hair cut looks Eleven from Stranger Things pic.twitter.com/UzKTZmL98C
— James Junior Kay (@jkay5) July 24, 2018
When you finally are growing your hair out and then Alex Turner shaves his pic.twitter.com/gD08cat5KI
— Add your name (@andreezus) July 24, 2018
What do you mean Alex Turner shaved his hair? ALEX YOU NEEDED TO SHAVE YOUR BEARD, NOT YOUR WHOLE HEAD AS WELL
— Lerawyn âœ¨ (@lerawyn101) July 24, 2018
R.I.P. Alex Turner’s perfect hair
— Lívia (@liviatorresb_) July 24, 2018
My sister and I didn’t like Alex Turner’s long hair and beard bc it made him look like an old Italian uncle but now he’s shaved his hair off and it’s true that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone and you shouldn’t take those good things for granted
— Criszcele ðŸš€ (@criszcele) July 24, 2018