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 23-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 a role in Netflix's . After finally debuting the medieval look at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, a general consensus became apparent on Twitter: They didn't like it. The King 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
that choppy 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. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images. More
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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Twitter user once wrote, "Timothee Chalamet was made in a lab by Urban Outfitters." This photo proves they're not completely wrong. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images. More
With his hair getting longer — and shinier, can you tell? — Chalamet learned the art of a good behind-the-ear,
hair tuck. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images. More
Will you please tell him his hair looks sexy pushed back? It makes sense, considering his favorite movie growing up was
Mean Girls. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images. More
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. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images. More
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 had him ahead of the curve: " Baby bowls " became a huge trend in Paris last year. Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images. More
Luckily for his stans everywhere, he was able to make the awkward chop work.
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Joe Keery. Timmy still wins. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images. More
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! Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage. More
Ah, the long hair slowly made its return by the UK premiere of
Beautiful Boy that October. Perhaps Chalamet felt inspired by Harry Styles... Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Images/Getty Images. More
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 got back to his roots — literally. By the looks of it, the Golden Globe nominee was growing out his shaggy curls, and we were
so happy about it. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. More
He may not have won Supporting Actor at the 2019 Golden Globes, but he
did win the show's red carpet. Between his bedazzled bib and loose curls, this look won’t be forgotten — and neither will his . A Star Is Born karaoke Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank. More
Less than two months after wrapping
Little Women, Timmy’s hair was still serving Laurie-level volume. Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage. More
The actor attended the
after-party in May after a brief red carpet hiatus due to filming the Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood sci-fi film . And what did we learn from his coy return? Filming in the desert for five months does wonders for his curl texture. Dune Photo: Antony Jones/Getty Images More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Fake Teeth & Facelifts: How Michelle Williams Became Gwen Verdon On Fosse/Verdon YouTuber Remi Ashten Always Carries These 4 Lip Products In Her Purse Why Midge Never Got A Dramatic Breakup Haircut On The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel