- The Weeknd has totally revamped his look.
- He debuted the new look at the TIFF debut of his new film Uncut Gems.
- The Weeknd plays himself in the movie, alongside Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, and Kevin Garnett (also playing himself).
The Weeknd was sporting a brand new look when he stepped out at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, TMZ reports. The Canadian singer-songwriter—making his acting debut in a new movie called Uncut Gems—traded his flat top for an afro and trimmed his facial hair down to a mustache:
The Weeknd—real name Abel Tesfaye—put his new look on display when he sang “Happy Birthday” to his Uncut Gems co-star, Adam Sandler. The performance was caught on tape and generously tweeted out by the movie studio A24 (Sandler and The Weeknd, two peas in a pod, am I right?).
The Weeknd has always played around with his personal style. Around the time of his album Beauty Behind The Madness, which featured the chart-topping single “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd was known for his longer ‘do:
When it came time to promote his next album, Starboy, The Weeknd unveiled a new look, opting for a flat top instead of the longer hairstyle he’d rocked before:
And now we arrive at the Lionel Richie-esque look. Could the Weeknd be getting ready to channel Richie in his next musical chapter? Could you picture a Weeknd song in the style of “All Night Long”? It would rule.
The Weeknd’s new look comes just over a month after the latest break-up in his on-again/off-again relationship with model Bella Hadid. He’s freshly styled, newly single, with a new movie career to boot. Could he be gearing up to fire off some new bangers too? We can only hope.