As you may or may not have noticed, there are many things that can cause a craze to run through the Backstreet Boys fanbase. The craze can be caused by anything from tour announcements 3 days before presale to cancellations of appearances due to weather. Perhaps though, nothing causes quite a stir as…Nick Carter changing his hair. Fans literally go crazy for this Boy, his hair, and have strong opinions about it. Allow us to walk you through the journey of how Nick controls fans emotions with strands of his own DNA.
1. People Started Noticing Nick’s Hair Was Different Right Before U.S. Promotion For Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of. During a Nick Carter tweetfest where he had shared a selfie (supposedly to show off his cat, but really about the hair), fans began to ask if he was growing out his hair for any reason. Why yes, yes he is — To play a cowboy in his new Zombie-Wild West movie, Dead West. The hair was soon forgotten as soon as people heard that Nick Carter was going to play a cowboy. Thoughts of longish hair gave way to the thoughts of cowboy hats and assless chaps. But not for long…
2. When Fans Forgot They Cared…Nick Brought It Up Again.
On the first day of U.S. promo for BSB The Movie, Nick posted a selfie while he was waiting for AJ to pick him up. Not only did he grab our attention with his perfectly moussed hair, he also revealed to a Twitter follower that he was wearing a scarf because “his nipples were poking”. Instantly, we’re back to being glued to our screens, but no one was really talking about the hair anymore… …So Nick posted an instagram of his “new hair” for his 35th birthday. And the wildfire started.
Fans were hesitant. Do we like it? Do we not like it? How much taller is that going to make him in VIP pics? Do we need higher heels? IS HE REALLY 35?! He’s immortal. He’s an alien. Look at his face. Again, the shift was focused from the hair to his beautiful face. Nick was not pleased with this shift, so he continued…
3. Nick Pulled Out The Big Guns.
A few weeks after his new 35-year-old hairstyle (and hiding his locks under a helmet while snowboarding), he took to Instagram and literally just posted NEW HAIRDOO.
DON’T LOOK AT MY FACE, he seemed to say. TALK ABOUT MY HAIR. And that’s all it took for the fandom to absolutely come apart. For the next few hours after the photo was posted and there was some hot debate over whether this hair was suitable for the tastes of Nick fans across the world. Some fans loved it immediately (because duh, it’s Nick and we’re going through withdrawals), some fans HATED it (but not as much as the buzzed look), and some fans were feeling like this is a time travel back to the Millennium days. We were all just generally confused by the feelings.
4. So Nick Told Us How To Feel.
There it is, folks. He LOVES his new “dew” so we “dew” too (HA!). Except that some of us didn’t. (Some REALLY wanted to. “Maybe it’s just the angle…”) Some of us chose to post ignorant comments (because apparently Nick’s wife put a gun to his head and made him “ruin his hair”) and some of us just continued to tweet anyone that liked it with puking emojis. Nick Carter and his hair literally turn some of us into children.
5. Then Finally, He Let Us Draw Our Own Conclusions.
On Monday, February 23, 2015… Girls were thirsty for some Nick action and there it was. Posted all over, straight from Liverpool, Nick Carter and his hair. And the fangirls rejoiced. Literally went wild. Suddenly, this hairdo was the best idea ever. Suddenly, it actually IS 90s Nick, he DOES look 25, and we DO feel 14 (This coming from numerous tweets on every BSB fan’s timeline this morning). Suddenly, if you said anything negative about THE hair, you were taken down in one swift emoji-filled tweet. And now, the world is falling apart because he is not everywhere at once. WHY, NICK?! WHY?!
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. We may not know it, but Nick Carter and his magical hair will one day rule the universe. You heard it here first.