Selena Gomez's drastic new hairstyle will be your go-to look this spring

'New hair who dis?' the star wrote on Instagram

Selena Gomez attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
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It's been a busy week for Selena Gomez: new haircut, wrapping up Only Murders in the Building season 2, etc., etc.

Though fans are excited about the next chapter of her Hulu hit, they've been sidetracked by her dramatic transformation, and understandably so. Typically known for her long, liquid hair strands and blunt bobs, Gomez decided to do a complete 180, just in time for spring. 

We cannot confirm or deny that we're making a salon appointment as we speak.

Selena Gomez: new haircut

Probably one of the best fringe hairstyles, and chicest if you're willing to put in the work, bottleneck bangs are the ultimate cool-girl aesthetic. As you probably expected, Gomez seems to have it nailed down perfectly. 

"New hair who dis" she wrote alongside an Instagram photo of her new 'do. Her bangs are accompanied by short, wavy layered strands. It's undeniably one of the shortest looks she's ever attempted, but we're certainly glad she did. (PS: where do we get our hands on that purple nail polish?)

Over on TikTok, Gomez gave us an oh-so-quick glance at her bangs as well. This time, she provided fans with a few makeup looks, too. (She also seems to have a great handle on the colored eyeliner trend, too.) 


Last day on set. I’m sad but here’s the new look

♬ Dance Again - Selena Gomez

If you want to channel this look, book an appointment. It may be enticing to learn how to cut your bangs at home, but the pros swear it's one of the riskiest moves you could make. 

For those who are en route to their salon after snooping through the actor and singer's social channels, Merita Ibrahimi a New York-based hairstylist and a member of the Bridal By Alexandria team, has a few pointers. 

"If people wanted to ask for a [look] like that, it's a choppy bang," she says. "It's pretty much to frame your face. There's no specific length that goes straight across, you almost want to make [the bangs] go into your eyes."

Though bottleneck bangs are one of the fun 2022 hair trends, it's not as easy for some hair types as others. If you're working with super curly or thick hair, Ibrahimi recommends blow drying your hair straight first and eliciting a little help from a straightener. 

See you at the salons, dolls!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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