Patrick Dempsey Spontaneously Shaves His Iconic Hair for a DIY Buzz Cut: ‘Change Is Good’

Hair transformation by Patrick Dempsey

Hair transformation by Patrick Dempsey

Getty; Jillian Dempsey/Instagram

Patrick Dempsey is entering the new year with a new look.

The Disillusioned star, famous for his foxy salt and pepper locks, welcomed a major change in the style department on Sunday with a buzz cut that he actually styled at home.

In an Instagram video shared by his makeup artist and hairstylist wife, Jillian Dempsey, the Emmy nominee, 56, is seen cleaning up the edges of his shorter cut with Wahl Pro’s Peanut clippers, while having the looking as smooth as ever. Jillian captioned the video, “Change is good!”

Why this sudden transformation, you might ask? Jillian tells PEOPLE the ‘improvised’ cut was akin to a much-needed beauty ‘rebirth’ after the star dyed her hair, which resulted in hard-to-manage roots that seemed almost ‘invisible’ as they grew up.

“Patrick recently dyed his hair platinum for a project, and even though he colored his hair back, it wasn’t the same natural ‘pepper and salt’ color we all know and love,” says Jillian. “In order to let her color grow back naturally, we had to give her a new, short start.”

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An expert in the field, Jillian was calm as she watched the Grey’s Anatomy alum takes the lead in his at-home haircut. “I was comfortable since I took the first step on it,” she admits. Fortunately, the mower was foolproof with its two protective attachments, she cheekily adds.

To style the clean-shaven cut, Jillian turned to her eponymous beauty line, which includes skincare, makeup and two MVP hair products: the Roomie and Roadie Hair Pomades.

Her pro tip is to warm the waxy formula in your hands before applying a generous amount all over hair, pushing the ends in the preferred direction for added length.

For anyone looking to replicate Patrick’s cool new cut, Jillian says it “depends on the shape of your head,” but if you’re ready to take the plunge, a buzz cut is “worth the effort. tried”.

“I always say you should go blonde or buzz your head at least once in your life!” Jillian shares.

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Patrick Dempsey says it took him 6 hours to dye his hair platinum:

Patrick Dempsey Says It Took Him 6 Hours To Dye His Hair Platinum: ‘I Don’t Know How Women Do It’

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Many have watched Patrick command the screen with his signature wavy bun — it turns out he’s truly enchanted by the power of a hair transformation.

“Patrick has a fearless nature and lets me do just about anything with his hair! We treat his hair like it’s a sculpture and have a lot of fun trying new things between projects. . Just this past Halloween, before we dyed his hair back platinum, he let me dye it an orange color,” Jillian adds, also revealing that she’s been cutting her husband’s hair since 1995.

Last September, Patrick debuted an icy platinum blonde hairstyle, which he temporarily sported while filming his next movie. Ferrari.

“I love it, it’s awesome. It’s fun to do something different. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’m known for my hair. So it really pissed off a lot of people, they don’t know how to do it. ‘adopt. Either they love it or they hate it,’ he said. Variety on the red carpet at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA.

Referring to the age-old beauty adage that “blonde people have more fun,” he added, “I’m in Italy, driving race cars. So I can’t complain.”

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