We fell in love with Carly Rae Jepsen's energy and spunk back in 2012 when we first heard her hit song "Call Me Maybe." Half a decade later, Carly has only advanced as an artist and evolved her multifaceted career. She has been everywhere from on Broadway in New York to on tour internationally. This week, Carly even put on a free, exclusive pop-up show in Chicago as a part of M&M's Spotlight Series. Long story short, Carly's career isn't slowing down any time soon.
J-14 spoke exclusively with Carly about what she's been up to lately. One question we had for the star was regarding her sudden change of hairstyle earlier this year. When Carly became famous, she was rocking what became her signature look: long, dark hair with slight waves and striking bangs.
Since those days, Carly has actually cut her hair to a pixie cut and dyed it bleach blonde! We asked her what inspired the new style. Turns out, it wasn't exactly intentional.
Carly exclusively explains, "As wavy blonde as I could go was the vision for me." But things took a slightly different turn. In one day, Carly dyed her hair from deep black to electric blonde. When the dye was complete, she then ran her hands through her hair. To her surprise, part of her hair literally fell out!
Whereas many of us might have legit screamed, Carly took it all in stride. She recalls, "Everybody was laughing hysterically, and I was like well I guess I’m gonna have like a boy haircut — cropped and short. Very very not what I expected, totally different. It was a surprise to me, as well as anybody else!"
Ultimately, Carly ended up being really into her new 'do, but that didn't happen overnight. She tells J-14, "I wouldn’t say that I loved it right away, but I wasn’t upset. I was just kind of laughing and saying, 'C’est la vie! OK, it’s gonna be short!'"
The whole fiasco actually happened at a perfect time. Carly was set to leave on a trip through Italy for three weeks by herself and was super psyched about the idea of going incognito! She explains, "The idea of being a little bit more invisible than usual was really lovely for me. So I felt a little bit less recognizable, and that felt really exciting too."
Phew, that situation could have been bad! But Carly absolutely slays with this new haircut and we hope she keeps rocking it for a while.