People.com Celebrity Parents James Van Der Beek Jokes He Needs to 'Break Up with His Hairdresser' After Daughter Gives Him New Look "I look like Snape," the father of five joked of his hairstyle By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 24, 2021 01:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: James Van Der Beek/Instagram James Van Der Beek is debuting a new 'do thanks to his 7-year-old daughter. On Wednesday, the Dawson's Creek alum revealed that his daughter Annabel Leah gave the actor a new hairstyle, showing off the finished look on Instagram. The actor, 43, shared a video of his daughter playing with his hair after giving him a "fancy" look. "Hello, look what I did to my da-da's hair, fancy right?" Annabel said to the camera, continuing to brush her father's hair. "I look like Snape," the father of five teased, prompting Annabel to burst into laughter. "I don't think I'm gonna keep this hairdo." "On crazy hair day you will," Annabel said, before daring her father to wear the new look to work. "Fortunately they have hair and wardrobe people to fix me if I show up like this," Van Der Beek joked. James Van Der Beek Says He's 'Grateful for the Battle Scars' of 2020: 'Cheers to a New Year' "When you need to break up with your hairdresser but don't because you're friends," the actor captioned his Instagram. Van Der Beek, who also shares kids Gwendolyn, 2, Emilia, 4½, Joshua, 8½, and Olivia, 10 with wife Kimberly, shared photos of his hair on his Instagram Stories as well. "#SnapeHairDon'tCare," he wrote alongside one of the pictures. James Van Der Beek/Instagram In honor of Annabel's birthday last month, the actor shared a beautiful tribute to his daughter on Instagram. "Seven years ago today... we got to meet you. We'd kept your gender a surprise. I was almost sure you'd be a boy, but that if you weren't, I'd never be able to predict anything you'd do. Let's just say I was half spot-on," he began the lengthy caption. Dwayne Johnson Showcases His 'Exceptional Hair Skills' as He Brushes Daughter Tiana's Tangles "You came out calm, at peace, and happy - as if you were quite pleased with where you'd landed - and every moment since... you've been a joy," he continued. "Your sense of humor cracks me up on a soul level, your crazy stories enthrall me, and the tender loving care you show to all creatures makes my heart sing. But I think I'm most in awe of how you're able to alchemize the energy of any room into which you run, skip, or dance. And how and you do it with the ease and fluidity of water." "You are truly a magical creature and I'm SO deeply grateful just to get to hang out with you, let alone be your Dad. I love you, kiddo. Happy Birthday," he concluded the sweet post. Van Der Beek announced in September that he and his family were relocating from Los Angeles to Texas, and the following month Kimberly shared a look at their new "compound" with fans in an Instagram Live session. During the tour, Kimberly, 38, shared that she is "loving" living outside of Austin and said that getting more space for her big family was "really, really necessary."