Shaun White

Known for his signature wavy strands, innovative snowboarding moves and goofy grin, Olympic gold medalist Shaun White made headlines last year after his arrest for public intoxication. But things are turning around for the happy-go-lucky guy who now has a new look and new projects on the horizon.

Recent images of snowboarder Shaun White with his well-known curly, crimson locks have surfaced from the set of NBC’s show “Go On.” The photos show stills from an upcoming episode that is set to air later in January. What they don't show, however, is his brand new look.

Over the years, White's hair has gone through all kinds of phases, from his boyish, chin-length cut during his adolescence, to varying stages of progressively shaggier locks as the years went on.

Right before the end of the year, however, the snowboarder chopped off his much-loved curls and donated his red mane to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that aids those suffering from long-term hair loss by generously supplying hairpieces for them.

His transformation from long hair to short cut came out of left field for both friends and fans. His video, which has attracted over 4 million views on YouTube to date, documents his secretive trip to the hair salon where he grins and squirms as his hair gets washed, put into a messy ponytail and snipped with a pair of scissors.

What do you think of Shaun White’s new look?

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Shaun White Cuts His Hair for Locks of Love