In celebration of her 32nd birthday, Hayley Williams decided to hit the refresh button and give herself a new hair color. However, it looks like the new style is sparking a lot more reactions than the Paramore frontwoman maybe have anticipated.

This week, fans have started speculating that Williams’ latest hair change could be a subtle hint at a new Paramore era.

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Hayley Williams’ hair has truly defined some of Paramore’s most iconic eras. From her dark red “Decode” locks to her long white waves during the After Laughter cycle, Williams’ hair has symbolized some key moments in Paramore’s career. In fact, the singer recently revisited some of her iconic looks for Halloween.

Now, it looks like she is throwing it back to the early days of Paramore with her latest style. This past week, Williams celebrated her 32nd birthday by saying goodbye to her Petals For Armor hairstyle and reintroducing a hair color many fans are familiar with. The frontwoman debuted her new orange hair that is truly reminiscent of Paramore’s Riot! era days.

32 and back to my roots.”


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It seems as though Williams has actually had the hair color for quite some time. She recently performed an emotional cover of Massive Attack‘s “Teardrop” while wearing a towel over her head. It turns out that she was actually just trying to hide her hair color before the big birthday reveal.

Naturally, a lot of Paramore fans are relating Williams’ latest hair color back to Paramore’s classic Riot! era days.

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Now, this isn’t the first time Williams had brought back her red hair in recent years. Last year, she was seen temporarily rocking some bright red hair while promoting her hair brand Good Dye Young. Although the color didn’t last long, Paramore fans shared very similar reactions to the iconic hair color.

However, this time around, Williams’ latest hair change arrives at a rather interesting time. Speculation about Paramore working on new music has been swirling for months. Back in October, some slight changes to the band’s social media platforms led to fans theorizing new music could be on the way. Then, following a comment from Jimmy Fallon, Paramore shared a cryptic message seemingly confirming they are working on new music.

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Some fans theorize that Williams’ latest hair change is symbolizing the start of a new Paramore era.

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As well, some also think Williams’ new hair is a hint Paramore may be revisiting their olds sounds for their next release.

For now, it looks like we will just have to wait and see what Paramore have in store for fans in 2021.

What are your reactions to Hayley Williams’ new hair color? Do you think it symbolizes Paramore’s new era? Let us know in the comments below.