Consider him saved by the barber.
Jerry's decision to brave the buzzer comes as he reaches another birthday, and is part of a bid to present a more professional appearance to his clients.
As would be the case in real life, the public defender's makeover does not go without mention. For example, Judge Kessler (Jane Kaczmarek) tells her frequent courtroom foil, "Your head isn't nearly as oversized as I thought."
Similarly, when Jerry's ex-girlfriend, Michelle (Melissa Sagemiller), notes the new 'do, he responds, "You're not getting your scrunchie back."
What's your take, Mark-Paul Gosselaar/Zack Morris fans? Better off shed?