How to Get Selena Gomez’s New Lighter and Longer Look with Tips from Celebrity Hairstylist Nikki Lee


Selena Gomez went and changed everything up this winter. The singer-actress-founder-mental health advocate said goodbye to her nearly signature brunette bob and opted for honey blonde highlights and added length with the help of Nine Zero One Salon co-founder Nikki Lee. The result? A stunning, lived-in style that’s nearly universally flattering. You’re going to see it everywhere!

The Tease connected with Lee, who created this look alongside partner Riawna Capri. Lee shares how the look came together with Great Lengths hair extensions. Keep scrolling for more!

The Tease: Selena Gomez is now rocking a lighter and longer look thanks to some flawless Great Lengths extensions. What was the consultation process like to determine this new look? How did you select the shades? And which application method did you opt for?

Nikki Lee: Selena wanted to feel sexy and edgy. By giving her golden highlights with a longer textured length she felt amazing! Since Selena had a bob haircut before we informed her that it would require a lot of hair for it to blend. We did a mix of about 5 different colors of Great Lengths individual keratin extensions to give her the perfect blend. 

What do you love most about this specific style?

Lee: We love the soft dimension and how it really brings attention to her features and highlights her eyes. 

If clients are wanting to recreate Selena’s style, how can they prep their hairstylist for a similar transformation?

Lee: They can come prepared with photos of the look they are wanting and have an in-depth consultation about what they like and don’t like. It’s the stylist’s job to help guide them on what is the right look for them based on their current hair condition. 

What do you enjoy most about working with Great Lengths hair extensions?

Lee: Our favorite thing about Great Lengths is that the extensions are ethically sourced and can be traced back to the person the hair was collected from. We also love the wide range of colors and lengths that are available. The hair is amazing quality and the density is the same from bond to tip.

If you do recreate this style for yourself or for a client, we want to see! Tag @readthetease on Instagram and TikTok.

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