Idina Menzel traded her long locks for a daring cut that makes her almost unrecognizable—a difficult feat when you’re the Queen of Broadway. Throughout her impressive career, the only drastic change in Menzel’s hair was a short-lived icy blonde moment. Surprisingly, she’s never cut her hair any shorter than shoulder-length, but she is embracing the new year with a new look.
The Tony winner debuted the big chop on January 17 with a sparkly Instagram Reel to the tune of Lizzo’s hit “Scuse Me.” The lyrics (“Scuse me while I feel myself”) hyped Menzel up as she caught every angle of the perfect cut, a chin-length bob with beachy waves that give the style shape and volume. The Instagram filter added a warm glow and countless sparkles to emphasize the grand reveal.
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Menzel captioned the photo, “So this happened today 💇🏻♀️,” with a tag of the artist behind the masterpiece, celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton. The comments section is abundant with fans and friends singing high praises for the switch-up: Frozen complimented Menzel, “SO CUTE, SISTER!!!” Actor-photographer Michael Kushner hit the nail on the head when he commented, “This is the moment.” It’s more than the moment—it’s everything.
Norton posted the glowing results of his work on his own Instagram and tagged the line of products he used to achieve the messy bob. Unite Hair is a well-loved hair-care brand that celebrities like Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton swear by. Norton followed up with styling tools by Hot Tools to give the look more definition.
Even without Instagram’s shimmery filter, Menzel’s rosy cheeks, and big smile were radiant enough to prove how much she loves her fresh new style. Idina Menzel can rock any look, any day, and this new cut might be her best yet.