Selma Blair's Dramatic New Haircut

12/20/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

Jason Merritt/FilmMagic; Kathy Hutchins/Hutchins

What compelled actress Selma Blair to crop off her bellybutton-length hair? “I was ready for a change,” she tells PEOPLE. “I think I’ve been trying so long to fit in to the long-hair girl kind of Hollywood thing and it’s just not me.” The newly single star (whose divorce from Ahmet Zappa was recently finalized) went for the asymmetrical look on a whim. “It reminds me of the silly haircuts I had in 7th grade that made me happy,” explains Blair who was out to support her Hellboy I and II director, Guillermo Del Toro’s newest wonder Pan’s Labyrinth, “and maybe a little bit of Linda Evangelista from the ’80s. The same guy that cut my hair — Garren — cut hers.” The sharp style is already gathering a mix of reactions. “When I drove up here tonight, a [valet] guy asked, ‘Sorry, sir, can I have your keys?’ I was like, ‘I’m a girl!’ That was funny,” laughs Blair. Tell us: What do you think of Selma’s new do? Is it a supermodel-do or a retro don’t?

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Lola on

what the heck did she do?! she looked way better with long hair! =S

Karen Tulk on

The valet was right. She does look like a guy.

Karen Tulk
Crystal Beach, Ontario

Becki on

Oh my! I really am shocked…if she’s not a hong-hair-girl…there are certainly other options!

Erin O on

Good lord, it looks like a 4 year child butchered her hair while she was sleeping since they only got to one half of her head. Haha… it’s HIDEOUS, but it sure does make me laugh!

Angela on

Wow… sorry, but that hair cut is hideous. It looks like my 2 yr old got a hold of the scissors!

Suzie on

Uhhh… no!!! There are many hair styles from the “80’s” that she could have picked from that would have looked way better than that. She looks like she found just anyone on the street and asked them to cut her hair. I couldn’t emagine the amount of money she paid her hair dresser for this cut. For me, I do not like this cut on her!

Angie on

Selma’s unique and that tranformation was gutsy. It
certainly garners attention!

Sam on


La La on

uuggghhh Gag me!…oh wait, her hair already did.

Becky on

I really think she is a beutiful girl, but this haircut is dumb looking. BUT if she is just getting divorced and blowing off some steam it is way more harmless than what Brittney Spears is doing to blow off steam.
Selma has beuatiful hari i am sure she will get over it and get a different hairstyle soon. Hair is just hair it will grow back

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