Janet Jackson, 52, thrills fans with new hairdo debut

Words by Kerry Justich. 

Janet Jackson has been in the spotlight for quite some time. But it seems she’s looking to reinvent herself in the new year with a throwback hairstyle.

The 52-year-old singer took to social media to debut her “new look,” — a departure from the long, crimped ponytail she’s been rocking lately.

Fans quickly noticed, however, that the new ‘do is actually a return to a look she made famous in 1997.


“Is this Velvet Rope Janet?” a fan commented, referring to one of Jackson’s hit albums, where she showed off similar corkscrew curls.

“Giving me Velvet Rope tease and I love it,” another wrote.

Jackson revealed the new look on Wednesday night, with a photo of herself preparing for a show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Immediately, people got excited to see their “queen,” and even wondered if the updated aesthetic meant that new music may also be on its way.


“New year, new music?” a commenter asked, while another added, “Please God!”


With upcoming tour dates in Japan, it’s possible that Jackson hasn’t had enough time to produce new music.

Still, fans are happy to see her out slaying there the stage and looking so good.


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