Bella Hadid is always game for switching up her hairstyle. She tells British Vogue, "Every time I have hair and makeup done, I come with different inspirations. I have hundreds of pictures saved on my phone, from the '40s to the '90s. Old-school celebrities, but also people I see in random photos from the '70s peace protests and things like that." These translate to short bobs, bangs, super-tight face-lifting ponytails, and butt-grazing extensions, but while the model's styles may span a large spectrum, her deep-brunette strands remain steadfast (except that time she tested out a baby pink wig and faux blonde bob).
Objectively, Hadid may play it a bit safe with her hair, but it's clear she knows what works for her features (as do her stylists). Her 'dos are consistently good, never earning so much as a slight cringe from Byrdie HQ. So to pay homage to these steadily beautiful coifs, we put together her 10 best hair moments below.
Cash Lawless calls this look "fembot hair," wherein the back of the crown is lifted and a front section is parted on the side and tucked behind the ear, otherwise known as a Coke-can tuck. It's very '60s, especially with the ends curled under and resting just above the shoulders.
We rarely see Hadid with as many inches as she's displaying here, but these glossy strands and a sleek side part suit the model incredibly well. Consider it "new" Hollywood glam.
So much good is happening here: Hadid's bronze skin, her sheer corset jumpsuit, and bouncy, voluminous blowout courtesy of Jen Atkin. To create it, Atkin prepped damp hair with Ouai Wave Spray. Next, she blew out the hair with the Dyson Supersonic dryer and a Christophe Robin Pre-Curved Blowdry brush. For extra volume, a few The Hair Shop clip-in extensions were added. Then, the hair was prepped with Balmain Session Spray Strong before the ends were curled under using a one-and-a-half-inch Hot Tools curling iron. To finish, Atkin misted Ouai Texturizing Hairspray at roots and all over.
At long last, Hadid's signature snatched ponytail. Slicking back the hair and pulling it taut (like, really taut) fakes the appearance of lifted features. Just prepare for a bit of a headache toward the end of the night.
Hadid doesn't frequently wear her hair rough and tousled, so this saltwater-wave lob is a welcomed deviation.
Hadid must often pull 1940s hair inspiration, as we frequently see her with large curls tucked underneath, like a classic femme fatale.
Hadid's been known to experiment with faux fringes every now and again. They're quite suitable on the model, so committing to the chop would only serve her well. We do understand her desire to have the short-term option, though. They're immensely transformative and take minutes to apply.
Sleek, short, and swingy, this stick-straight bob looks grown-up and sharp on the model.
Hadid's tightly wound waves were likely created using a small-barreled curling iron, like this micro barrel from Gold 'n Hot. Rake your fingers through when you're done to fluff up the texture, and then mist a light hair spray to hold.