"Breakup cuts" aren't limited to relationships. Sometimes, a dramatic new look can symbolize opening the next chapter in one's life. This definitely appears to be the case for multi-hyphenate star Lin-Manuel Miranda, who chopped off his shoulder-grazing hair after taking his final Hamilton bow last night. "Teach 'em how to say goodbye," Miranda wrote on Twitter, showing a black-and-white image of his freshly shorn locks. Talk about a clean break. For some fans, the actor's move made his long-dreaded Hamilton exit all too real — and they reacted with the expected roller coaster of emotions.
The new 'do quickly earned the nickname "Hamilcut" on Twitter, with one fan even starting an account (@riphamiltail) dedicated to the lost pony. Others suggested Miranda auction off the famous ponytail to charity.
Before Miranda posted the image of his cut, he tweeted this sentiment: "It's been a bit of a day. Wits intact. Love you. Good night." Even if you weren't one of the lucky ones to snag a ticket to the show, it's still easy to sense the impact of his departure. We've all cried over cuts before — but nothing quite like this.