Justin Bieber debuts new dark 'do

Jan 17, 2012 at 8:36 p.m. ET

Justin Bieber hit the bottle this weekend — the dye bottle, that is! Find out what his hair looks like now.

Justin Bieber gets a new hair colorWe have a theory: Justin Bieber is going through a little rebellion. Why else would the 17-year-old pop superstar keep getting large Jesus tattoos and changing his hair? The Biebs was spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend sporting a dramatically darker color on his famous hair.

Okay, it's a mild little rebellion — but a rebellion nonetheless. The big question? Whether or not fans will like the switch. Over 80,000 of his Twitter followers dumped him after he cut his hair last year.

His response?

"I just wanted to, that's all, not really a big reason; I just woke up and said, 'I don't want this anymore,' so I just cut it," he tweeted.

His hairstylist, Nicole Price, understood that it was going to be heartbreaking to his fans.

"We knew it was going to be a big deal," Price told MTV News after the spring 2011 cut. "We knew it was going to shock fans, but we also knew it was going to be a change in terms of growing up. I think that's something that people adjust to."

"We'd been talking about it for a while and shared some ideas, but literally the day of he was adamant about the haircut. He amped himself up for it," Price revealed. "The minute we started cutting, he was like, 'Wait, wait, wait.' He loves it. He's enjoying it."

It's possible that he caught the bottle bug after seeing girlfriend Selena Gomez's new hair extensions.

"Change is good... My girls @ninezeroone take care of me always :)," Gomez tweeted of her new blue and pink extensions.

Image courtesy WENN.com

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