Kirsten Dunst's Hairstylist Marcus Francis Reveals the Reason for Her Dramatic New Haircut

Kirsten Dunst debuted an ultra-cool bob hairstyle at the Sept. 24 Bottega Veneta runway show. Hairstylist Marcus Francis exclusively tells E! News the details behind her major chop.

By Alyssa Morin Sep 27, 2022 9:54 PMTags
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Kirsten Dunst seems to have been beguiled by the fun and fierceness of Milan Fashion Week.

The Bring It On actress stepped out in style to attend the Bottega Veneta runway show on Sept. 24, wearing a sleek black sweater, cuffed denim jeans and black angular heels. And while her effortlessly chic outfit was noteworthy, it was her dramatic hair change that stole the spotlight.

Kirsten, who chopped off a total of six inches, per her hairstylist Marcus Francis, unveiled a wavy chin-length bob at the fashion show.

"She's always inspired to do something different," Marcus exclusively told E! News, "and since she felt her length was 'just there' and didn't feel interesting, she was ready for a change."

Marcus noted that they originally thought about doing bangs, but decided to cut her hair the shortest it's been in 17 years.

"We talked about the length she had in her film Melancholia since that felt cool, fresh, yet chic," the hairstylist explained. "I don't think we really planned the cut around her being at Bottega Veneta."

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He continued, "But as I was cutting her hair, she did tell me she was going to Milan for a show and that's when I knew, 'You better nail this cut Marcus.'"

As for how Marcus achieved Kirsten's new 'do? Per a press release, he used Olivia Garden products, including the brand's Cara Shears to "cut the weight out of the ends to give the hair movement" and thinned out areas "to make sure the cut didn't go too triangular."

While most people opt for bobs to beat the heat of summer, Kirsten's new cut is a refreshing style for the fall season. But don't just take our word for it.

Keep scrolling to see her fabulous hairdo, plus other celebrity hair transformations below.

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.


While enjoying a dinner date with friends on Nov. 9, Rihanna debuted honey blonde hair. After years of rocking black tresses, the superstar decided to switch up her style for something brighter.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

Brittany Snow

The Pitch Perfect star made a drastic hair change, going from dark brunette tresses to a bright blonde look.

Hayden Panettiere

The Scream actress debuted a bubblegum pink style in August 2023.

Brooklyn Beckham

The son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham got his head shaved by Selena Gomez's little sister, Gracie Teefey, in August 2023.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Can't Hardly Wait actress showed off her drastic hair change, debuting dark red hair and a blunt bob haircut.

Jennifer Lopez

The Second Act star unveiled bright blonde highlights in a new selfie.

Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians star showed off her new bob hairstyle in a recent SKIMS video campaign.

Keke Palmer

The Hustlers star debuted a voluminous long bob and curtain bangs on Aug. 12.


Rachel Green, is that you? The Euphoria star appeared to take inspiration from Jennifer Aniston's Friends character with this layered look.

Tom Schwartz

The Vanderpump Rules star debuted a platinum blond dye job in August 2023.

Brian Austin Green

The '90s heartthrob debuted a newly shaved head, sharing on Instagram that "it's for work."

Doja Cat

The "Say So" singer showed off her dramatic hair transformation on Instagram, debuting bright purple hair and a spooky spider design on the back of her head.

Chloë Grace Moretz

The Kick-Ass actress debuted a fresh bob haircut, which she hasn't rocked in quite some time.

Katy Perry

The American Idol judge revived her signature style of 2008 and revealed baby bangs in a June 20 Instagram.

Kim Kardashian

In July 2023, the SKIMS founder debuted a short bob, bringing to mind what has become her sister Kourtney Kardashian's signature style in recent years.

Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries actress debuted fringe bangs for the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Out-Laws in June.


The "Vogue" singer debuted an edgy shag haircut on June 11.

JoJo Siwa

The Dance Moms alum proved you can be blonde and brunette at the same time with her recent hair change.

Ashley Tisdale

The High School Musical alum has entered her French girl era, after showing off her new curtain bangs.

Zooey Deschanel

The New Girl alum ditched her trademark brown hair and blunt bangs for a sky-high blonde 'do for her upcoming appearance on the '80s-based Apple TV+ series Physical.

Katharine McPhee

The "Over It" artist headed into summer with a shorter cut and new hair color, debuting her blonde bob to Instagram in May 2023.

January Jones

The X-Men star kissed her shoulder-length hair goodbye and debuted a pixie cut on May 26.

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(This story was originally published on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 at 12: 08 p.m. PST)

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