December 20, 2006 10:00 AM

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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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