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Selena Gomez Reveals a Bold Buzz Cut on Instagram

Calin Van Paris
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Selena Gomez Just Proved Why the Retro Bob is More Fun

The singer experimented with a new hairstyle that threw back to the 1950s.

It's official: 2018's high-slung ponytail is best worn polished and plaited—and, if you're Selena Gomez, with a bit of a buzz. First came Gigi Hadid and her athletic iteration, followed by a high-drama, video-ready version carried off by Ariana Grande. And today, Gomez demonstrated how to strike a wearable balance between the two takes.

This morning, the pop star traded her shoulder-grazing chop for a mane of interminable brunette, slicked and secured high on the crown, the base wrapped in an additional bit of braid before extending into a twisted vine that fell neatly between shoulder blades. Like the woven ponytails that came before, Gomez's updo demanded to be handled, swung to the side to draw attention to a set of delicate tattoos, the feminine vibe furthered by a set of sterling hoops. But the most memorable detail? A strategic undercut, the edgy addition elevating Gomez's lengths from simply pretty to aesthetically surprising.

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