Ponytail no more.
JoJo Siwa ditched her signature hairstyle and sparkly bow while participating in TikTok’s viral “Wipe It Down” challenge on Monday night, the eve of her 17th birthday.
While the “Dance Moms” star appears in her usual glittering garb and side pony at the start of the clip, she then “wipes down” her mirror to reveal a softer, more natural look, complete with long, loose blond waves and a casual Gucci graphic tee.
Siwa’s video racked up tens of millions of views along with plenty of praise. “Yes jojo let down those wavy golden locks,” one person commented, while another asked in enthusiastic all-caps, “IS SHE SAYING THAT HER NEW AGE WILL MEAN SHE TRIES OUT DIFFERENT STYLES????”
It’s not the first time the Nebraska native has experimented with a more minimalist look; she similarly let her hair down for another TikTok video in late April, and fans similarly lost their minds.
Shortly after, Siwa reassured fans that she’s not permanently ditching her signature style. “Recently I’ve shown myself looking different,” she captioned another clip. “Not the classic rainbow, sparkles, and side ponytail with a JoJo bow.”
Continued the teenage star, “I’ve been hated on for YEARS for dressing ‘young’ and ‘childish’ — people think this is me ‘changing.’ LOL nope!!! I just love who I am! This is just me at night or in the morning!”
Source: Page Six