Why John Mayer Decided to Cut His Long, Curly Hair

Celebrity News Sep. 3, 2012 AT 11:30AM
John Mayer John Mayer Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM; Stefanie Keenan/WireImage.com

John Mayer's grungy mane is long gone!

The "Shadow Days" singer, 34, debuted a sleek new 'do August 25 at The Hollywood Reporter's party to celebrate Mindy Kaling's new FOX comedy series, The Mindy Project.

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The musician stopped by stylist Sally Hershberger's L.A. salon the day prior to get his hair makeover. "I was was thinking the night before that I wanted to cut his hair off, and when John came into the salon that is exactly what he wanted to do without me saying a word," Hershberger told Haute Living. "We have a flow that just works."

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Hershberger -- best-known for creating Meg Ryan's signature shag in '90s -- has also worked with celebrities including Michelle Pfeiffer, Jane Fonda and Calista Flockhart.

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Mayer, who was forced to cancel his tour earlier this year due to recurring throat problems, will perform at the Levon Helm tribute concert October 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He was recently romantically linked to pop star Katy Perry, 27.

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