It's rare that we scream at a photo on Instagram, but when Jared Leto shared this snap of a pair of scissors around his ponytail, a loud 'NO!' echoed around the office.

After all, Jared was propelled to the top of our hair-lust list when he debuted his luscious locks on the Oscars red carpet last year. Ever since then, it's been pictures of  Jared's perfect ombre tresses, and not Alexa's, that we've taken to the hairdresser's for dip-dye inspiration.

But, alas, the actor has gone for the chop (just like Cheryl and Kim before him), and has shown off his freshly shorn head (and face, yes the beard's gone too) on Instagram.



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There had to be reason in this madness – you don't cultivate hair like that and then get rid of it on a whim. And lo and behold, there is: Jared's transformation is all for his role in upcoming movie Suicide Squad, in which Cara Delevingne also stars.

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Jared might have fallen a few places on our hair inspo chart, but we still think he looks pretty good…