Trump briefly swapped his trademark hairdo for a slicked-back style that makes him look totally different

Getty Images/Business InsiderPresident Donald Trump in the UK on Monday with his regular hairstyle, left, and Trump sporting a different look the previous day at McLean Bible Church in Virginia.
  • President Donald Trump showed off an unfamiliar slicked-back hairstyle on a visit to a Virginia church on Sunday.
  • People on social media speculated whether the president was sporting a new style ahead of his state visit to the UK or just suffering from “hat hair.”
  • The president once again had his trademark swept-back style when he stepped off Air Force One in the UK on Monday morning.
  • Trump’s hair has long been a subject of speculation, and Michael Wolff in his 2018 book, “Fire and Fury,” claimed that Ivanka Trump had revealed its secrets to friends.
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President Donald Trump showed off an unfamiliar look on Sunday, swapping his trademark swept-back hairstyle for a slicked-back look that caught many by surprise.

The president had the new style on a visit to McLean Bible Church in Virginia on Sunday before flying to the UK for a state visit. By the time he landed just outside London on Monday, he had returned to his familiar style.

Trump’s short-lived new style generated intense debate on social media, with some speculating that the president’s uncharacteristically flat look was actually “hat hair.”

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Trump arrived at the church, for a service for victims of a mass shooting in Virginia Beach on Friday, straight from the golf course at his club in nearby Sterling, wearing a baseball cap and slacks.

He removed his cap to join the pastor David Platt in prayer for the 12 people killed in the shooting. He did not address the congregation.

Trump’s hair has been a subject of speculation and fascination over the years.

Jimmy Fallon confirmed it was real during the 2016 campaign, when Trump appeared on Fallon’s show and allowed the host to mess up his hair.

And Michael Wolff wrote in his 2018 book, “Fire and Fury,” that the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, had revealed to friends the secrets of her father’s hairstyle, saying it’s the result of surgery, dye, and an elaborate process of sculpting and hairspray to fix it in place.

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