Lifestyle Style Demi Lovato Shaved Their Head for a Christmas Buzzcut Reveal: 'Fresh Start' Demi Lovato previously told PEOPLE they "never truly identified" with the "sexy, feminine pop star and actress image" after coming out as non-binary earlier this year By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 26, 2021 12:53 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Demi Lovato/Instagram Demi Lovato is shedding a layer before kicking off 2022. The two-time Grammy Award nominee, 29, shaved their head into a chic buzzcut, which they debuted on Christmas Day to their 122 million Instagram followers. Lovato captioned the post with the hashtag "#freshstart." They struck a few poses against a snowy, mountainous backdrop in the FaceTime-recorded video, showing off the new short chop, which they later modeled in a mirror selfie on their Instagram Story. Lovato's new look comes after a big year for the musician. In addition to dropping their seventh studio album Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over in April — their first album in four years — they came out as gender non-binary in May, updating their pronouns to they/them. Demi Lovato Says They Are 'No Longer' California Sober: 'Sober Sober Is the Only Way to Be' The Disney Channel alum has since opened up to PEOPLE about the pressure they previously felt to fit into a "sexy, feminine" image before they came to terms with their gender identity. "I really believe that when I overdosed in 2018, it was because I was ignoring my truth. I went to such great lengths to suppress who I really am to fit this sexy, feminine pop star and actress image that others had assigned for me that I never truly identified with," Lovato said in June. "I did it though because I thought that's how it was supposed to be." They explained that they've since learned "how important it is to live your truth and not suppress yourself." Becky G Says Demi Lovato Taught Her 'It's OK Not to Have All the Answers' as She Hosts Them on Talk Show "You can only carry on like that for so long before it comes spilling out and manifesting, sometimes negatively, in other ways," Lovato added. RELATED VIDEO: Demi Lovato Gets Song Lyrics Tattooed on Their Hand: 'It's Perfect!' Lovato expressed their desire to shave their head earlier this year, telling Glamour their hair choices of late have been an attempt to break free from the heteronormative box to which they've been confined. "What I'm encouraging people to do is just make choices for themselves," Lovato said. "Autonomy, for me, is what changed my life."