Justin Bieber Debuts a Darker Hairdo

Justin Bieber Dark Hair - P 2012

Justin Bieber Dark Hair - P 2012

The Canadian teen dream dyes his floppy hair chocolate brown.

When Justin Bieber changes up his hair color, it makes headlines.

The pop star has gone for a darker look, dyeing his famous mop top a rich chocolate color. He previously sported a brassier shade of light brown with what looked to be blonde highlights.

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But Bieber, who is not afraid to experiment with his style (see: his purple glasses phase, the Kelly Kapowski T-shirt, the black onyx stud earrings), was clearly looking for a change.

The 17-year-old was spotted with his new hair earlier this week while out and about with girlfriend Selena Gomez in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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In other Bieber news, of the good-Samaritan variety, THR reports that the singer is helping his hometown of Stratford, Ontario raise money to rebuild a local skateboarding park. A red 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 that Bieber autographed over the Christmas holidays while visiting his family in Canada will go on sale on eBay this Friday.