Bella Hadid can be counted on for knockout beauty looks whether she’s on or off-duty. But when she steps onto the red carpet or in front of the cameras for a function, she almost always works a hairstyle that has become her signature: a sleek, high ponytail. “A tight bun or ponytail is always my go-to hair,” the model recently admitted to British Vogue. “I like to keep my hair out of my face, especially when I’m working because it’s easy and I don’t have to think about it.”
The time-tested look certainly works for Hadid. It gives a modern edge to whatever beauty look she’s working and keeps strands off her face to show off her features. How she achieves such slick results every time comes down to two products. “My secret? A lot of hairspray,” she confesses. “And a lot of gel.” Before the days of hairstylists creating Hadid’s red carpet looks, she borrowed a key styling product from a family member—but it’s not the one you’d think. “I used to use my brother’s mousse that he used on his hair, so I stole it and he’s probably mad at me that I did that.”
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