Justin Timberlake: I looked 'like a moron' when I was in 'N Sync

Justin Timberlake during his 'N Sync days in Los Angeles in May 2000.
Justin Timberlake during his 'N Sync days in Los Angeles in May 2000.Getty Images file / Today

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By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Fan Winston

Justin Timberlake has only one regret in his career: sporting over-the-top costumes and seriously cheesy hair during his 'N Sync days.

"There were many moments in my teenage years where I succumbed to, um, the weirdness of the group I was in," he tells the May issue of Details. "And in trying to conform -- we're marionettes! -- I ended up looking like a moron."

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These days, the singer-turned-actor, 31, takes a manlier approach to grooming. "I don't like when I see guys do too much hair gel. I don't mean Pauly D -- because that's basically performance art. But when you use enough hair gel that your hair becomes a sculpture -- and you wanted it to look that way? It's just weird."

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Jessica Biel's fiance prefers to rock a "shaved head" instead of the platinum blonde curls he once sported. "It's scary the first time you do it, because you don't know what's under there -- you could have some weird knot -- but a shaved head is just so easy."

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The "Friends With Benefits" actor -- who moisturizes with Kiehl's Facial Fuel -- tells Details every man should go to "an actual barbershop" with "the whole hot-towel, old-school experience."

"You sit there and get your hands massaged while getting a shave? Nothing wrong with that."

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