Makeup artist Hung Vanngo, whose clients include Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Karlie Kloss, and Emily Ratajkowski, might be known in some spheres as the architect of the no-makeup makeup look, but judging by a new series of photos he posted to his Instagram this weekend, this spring, Vanngo is all about maximalism. In a series of five outtake images that appeared on Vanngo’s feed Saturday, Gomez pouts for the camera, showing off a short, curled-under bob with bangs, a hot pink lip, and a coordinating shimmery pink-and-yellow eye.
“Coming soon,” Vanngo wrote alongside the photo series, tagging hair stylist Danielle Priano and stylist Stella Greenspan. (Greenspan posted one of the images on her own Instagram, captioning, “Where’s Waldo? But also who’s the CUTEST, MOST KAWAII EVER?”)
It’s unclear what, exactly, is coming soon, nor is it clear if this is a wig or yet another very real hair transformation for the 25-year-old pop star. Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, and Bella Hadid, after all, have all clipped bangs to their faces in lieu of committing to the real thing. Many of Gomez’s recent images show the actor and musician with a bob just shy of shoulder-length, so it’s plausible that she’s simply added bangs—but then again, her most recent photo is of a braided ponytail with an undercut, so who’s to say, really. (Before that, she was blonde. This year alone, Gomez has sampled just about every hair style out there.) Further evidence in this quest for bangs truth: At New York Fashion Week, Gomez attended the Coach 1941 show with long, wispy bangs and long, loose curls. Nothing is real.
In any case, Gomez captioned her undercut photo, “Always need a subtle change.” And judging by the posts by her hair stylist Marissa Marino and Tim Duenas, who apparently gave her the undercut, that look is probably actually real, unlike the bangs, for which the verdict is still out. “When your friend calls to give #selenagomez an undercut...” Duenas wrote. Perhaps underneath those bangs and that shoulder-length bob is an edgy patch of shaved scalp—a change so subtle, it’s already vanished.