Selena Gomez shocked her fans when she showed up at the 2017 American Music Awards last week with chopped-off, bright blonde hair. The new hue—which she paired with a form-fitting, all-leather dress with zipper detailing from Coach—was labeled “Nirvana Blonde” by her hairstylists of seven years Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee of Nine Zero One Salon, whom she trusted with the drastic change.
Capri had shared the look on her Instagram post —“‘Killin’ em with Blondness’ #SelenaGomez rockin’ her new #NirvanaBlonde #90sChic. A very patient color change and cut”— and now we know just how patient the “Wolves” singer and her team were. After keeping silent about the details of Gomez’s new look, Capri dished all the deets on her Instagram, sharing that it was all done in one sitting.
“It took 9 hours,” revealed the celebrity stylist. “About 300 foils, and 8 bowls of bleach, all with 2 stylist working together simultaneously.”
And that wasn’t all she shared about the jaw-dropping surprise. “It was a nice long patient process of baby fine slices, then going back and opening each foil and reapplying, but done in one sitting,” she added.
A hair pro, Capri has tested her patience before. She told PeopleStyle that she spent a total of 10 hours perfecting Julianne Hough’s wedding day hair color in order to keep it healthy. “Anything is possible in one day, it just takes time, no other clients ha, and patience to maintain the integrity of the hair,” she concluded in her SelGo post on Instagram.