7 Times Selena Gomez’s Hair Was a Celebrity in Its Own Right
You know how some people refer to the wardrobe from Sex & The City as the show's fifth main character? That's how I feel about Selena Gomez's hair. Instead of seeing the singer's mane as simply part of her overall look (or person for that matter), I consider it an entirely separate entity. I've never actually questioned why, but after soul-searching for the better part of a day (I'm a deep thinker, what can I say?), I think I know the answer. Basically, it looks good black, brunette, blonde, straight, wavy, up, down, accessorised or simply air-dried. (See here for proof.) Cutting in a fringe earlier this month has only emphasised that Gomez's hair is beyond versatile, and also reminded me that life isn't fair. (My own annoying hair looks good in approximately one shade and style only.) I can't be the only person who feels this way—Gomez is a Pantene ambassador, after all. Instead of cursing the hair gods for blessing me with, er, not much, I'm paying tribute to my ultimate hairspo.
Keep scrolling for 7 times Selena's hair was a celebrity in its own right.
Centre-parted and wavy, these soft curls are the perfect foil to a simple outfit. The trick? Use a clamp-less tong (like the Creative Curl Wand, $230 from Ghd) to create loose curls, then gently tug each section downwards to muss up the wave a little bit more.
This sleek pony puts Gomez's beautiful face (and amazing eyeliner) on full display. Prep hair with a lightweight gel or serum (Tresemme's Liquid Gold Anti-Frizz Perfecting Treatment, $11, is a solid choice) to keep things slick and glossy if you're playing along at home.
A winning updo never goes unappreciated at Byrdie Australia HQ and this one manages to be both simple and feminine. To DIY, mist dry shampoo all over for texture, then wind everything back into a bun, letting pieces fall out around your face. Twirl those around a hot tong, and spritz with hairspray for hold.
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