Selena Gomez's New Buzzed Haircut Was a Last-Minute Decision

If we're being honest, Selena Gomez isn't exactly the biggest risk-taker when it comes to her mane. She's gotten some short chops, bangs, and experimented with blue and purple streaks, but up until she went "Nirvana blonde" for the AMAs this year, we'd almost exclusively seen the singer with beachy raven locks—less edgy, more polished and trendy. That is, until yesterday, when Sel debuted the most outside-the-box beauty look we've ever seen on her.


Always need a subtle change. @puma Germany family time ???? grateful for the welcome!

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While inconspicuous when her hair is down, Gomez's fresh undercut makes a huge statement when her hair is gathered high, like in tightly braided pony. Hairstylist Tim Dueñas credited Gomez for the decision, telling Page Six that she told him, "'When I want to go for something, I do it.' I think she just wanted a change."

The buzz took all of 10 minutes for Dueñas to create, opting for a tight triangle shape that's only visible when her hair is worn up. "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!" With all that Selena has been through this year (health scares, heartbreak, etc.), a game-time edgy hair decision sounds like exactly what she needs.

For more Selena hair inspo, take a look at her 20 most stunning mane moments.