“New hair who dis?” wrote Selena Gomez earlier this week in the caption of an Instagram selfie revealing her new dramatic hair look for spring: a chin-grazing bob punctuated by wispy, ‘70s-inspired bangs. After the pop singer kicked off 2022 with an ultra-sleek brunette lob, legendary pro Orlando Pita sheared off a few inches, giving Gomez a cascade of layers and a set of soft, brow-skimming fringe that will no doubt add further fuel to the bottleneck bangs trend.
“I made her bangs more jagged at the ends and added some longer pieces to the side so they weren’t just straight-across,” explains Pita, who styled her fresh chop by adding wavy bends with a one-inch curling iron and finishing with mists of his Orlando Pita Play Max Capacity spray for volume and mussed-up texture. “It’s a nice change because it’s a way to refresh the hair without getting rid of [too much length],” says Pita of the look—a slightly more grown-out approach to fringe, with shorter pieces in the front and longer pieces on the side—that can be adapted across lengths and textures.
It’s not the first time Gomez has marked the turn of the season with a hair transformation. Last April, she took the peroxide plunge, exchanging her signature brunette for icy platinum blonde. The change comes ahead of the Grammys 2022 on Sunday, where she’s nominated for best Latin pop album. Will Gomez walk away with her first golden gramophone statue sporting a new chapter-defining cut? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Originally published in Vogue.com