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Miley Cyrus Covers Love Magazine With New Pink Mohawk & Oddly Perfect Ear Tattoo

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during Y100's Jingle Ball 2013 Presented by Jam Audio Collection at BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Whether you love her or hate her or just wish she would finally be able to stop*, Miley Cyrus was inarguably one of the year’s biggest celebrities. And now she has one final hair change! For the cover of Love Magazine, Miley’s profile was shot by David Sims and featured a new, gorgeous hairstyle: a pink mohawk.

I generally find her shaved sides a little boring and reminiscent of when Skrillex fans collectively decided to look like douchebags (perhaps to make themselves more identifiable to the rest of us?), but I really like this look. The hair is appealingly simplistic, even in its brightness and sharpness, and the muted makeup makes her face shine. Plus, the “LOVE” tattoo on her ear is weirdly appropriate given the circumstances.

After 2013 featured Miley doing everything from chopping her locks off to going Anna Wintour-esque to even dyeing it a normal color, it’s cool to see her close out the year on a rad style–though, to be fair, this is from at least a few weeks ago given that the cover came out today. It’s a nice shade of faded magenta, though perhaps I need whip out my crayon box to determine whether it is Raspberry Taffy Combined With Caramel pink or holiday-edition Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale pink.

Speaking of artificial fruit drinks and the closeout of 2014: while I believe our Kool-aid has become supersaturated with Miley to the point where we will begin throwing up the too-sugary concoction sometime in the next two years or so, I also feel like people said that about Britney Spears a decade and a half ago and–whoops! Here we are. Seeing the current popstar prom queen make out in the previous one’s presence. Ah, the circle of life.

If you’re interested in snagging Miley’s Love portrait and the issue it covers, check out the magazine’s site!

*To be fair, “Miley, please stop” jokes are approximately as old and repetitive as Miley herself.

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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    I would love Miley to dye her hair pink. I can totally see it. I would love that.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    Not usually a tattoo fan, but I like the faded “love”

  • kj

    I’m surprised that it wasn’t brought up that wearing a mohawk is a form of cultural appropriation! Even when dyed pink. Just sayin’

    • cremedela

      It is?