Katie Holmes has a fresh new haircut, complete with bangs! Her stylist John Barrett tells Us Weekly all about the hair transformation. Credit: David Roark/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Katie Holmes has joined the bangs brigade! The actress and single mom, 35, debuted a choppy, layered, shoulder-length hairstyle while visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla., last weekend -- complete with bangs! Why the sweeping change? Hairstylist John Barrett of the John Barrett Salon in NYC tells Us Weekly exclusively how he achieved the look.

"The cut is versatile and super sexy," Barrett tells Us. "We layered the hair to give her lots of styling alternatives for working on film and TV." (Holmes has many projects currently in the works, including already-completed roles in 2014 movies like The Giver, Miss Meadows, and Mania Days. Holmes is also expected to star in an untitled ABC pilot from Behind the Candelabra's Richard LaGravenese.)

The actual styling process of Holmes' hair, according to Barrett, was a treat. "Katie’s hair is thick, dark and lustrous, and is a joy to mold into different shapes." To achieve the tousled-but-structured look, Barrett used two simple hair products to boost her tresses. "For shine and texture, I used the Alterna Caviar: Omega[+] Nourishing Oil and Perfect Texture Finishing Spray," explains Barrett.

As for her fresh new bangs? "I gave Katie jaggered bangs for a new hot look for the season," Barrett tells Us

Tell Us: what do you think of Holmes' new look?