Selena Gomez is something of a hair chameleon, having test-driven a bob, bangs and a platinum-blond dye job in the past six months alone. But the 25-year-old debuted what is arguably her boldest ’do to date on Monday: a buzzed undercut courtesy of LA hairstylist Tim Dueñas, which Gomez’s longtime hairstylist Marissa Marino paired with a slicked-back braid.
According to Dueñas, the look was “all Selena’s idea” — and was an impulse decision for the star.
“I asked her, ‘Well, how long have you been debating it?’” Dueñas tells Page Six. “And she said, ‘[Since] last night!’ She was like, ‘When I want to go for something, I do it.’ I think she just wanted a change.”
Selena Gomez with a blond bob in December 2017
The stylist adds that Gomez’s new look took “10 minutes, max” to create — but hopefully the “Wolves” singer likes her new look, because she’ll be stuck with it for far longer.
The grow-out period for an undercut like hers? “About a year, depending on how fast the hair grows,” Dueñas says.
And there’s a sneaky reason why the stylist chose to shave Gomez’s hair in a triangular shape, too. “With those low corners, you can’t even tell [the undercut] is there,” he explains. “It leaves her with a lot more versatility in how to wear her hair; she can wear it down, she can do a ponytail. You kind of have to think about all the options for her!”