Samuel Larsen Cuts Off Dreadlocks, Poses Shirtless

Samuel Larsen before and after cutting off his dreadlocks on May 23, 2013.  Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Samuel Larsen is a new man! The 21-year-old Glee actor cut off his signature dreadlocks on Thursday, May 23. 

Larsen, who earned a recurring role as Joe Hart on the Fox musical series after being a co-winner of The Glee Project in 2011, documented his haircut in a photo shoot with photographer Chelsea Lauren. The actor showed off his short hair — and muscles — by posing shirtless in before and after pictures.

After having some time to adjust to his new 'do, Larsen tweeted May 25, "Just for the record, my neck feels freakin' awesome okay. Seriously. Holla."

Larsen wanted to get rid of his dreadlocks a long time ago. "I'm very much over my hair. If it was up to me, I'd have cut it a long time ago," he told TV Line in August 2011. "I called my agent a year ago telling her I wanted to cut my hair because I thought it limited me too much. I wanted to try to get more mainstream roles, and she talked me out of it. I guess that [Glee co-creator] Ryan [Murphy] liked it and I'm okay with that, but I do look at keeping my hair as more of a burden."

Tell Us: How do you think Larsen looks without his signature dreadlocks?

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