Selena Gomez's 40 Greatest Hair Looks of All Time—From a Wet-Look Lob to Milkmaid Braids

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We love Selena Gomez for a number of reasons: her beauty chameleon tendencies (she gave us a strong urge to try slate-blue contacts), her ability to deliver the perfect hook-laden breakup song, and, of course, her Pinterest-worthy, lustrous head of hair.

We've rounded up 40 of our all-time favorite hair moments from the pop star. From low chignons to Victoria's Secret–worthy waves, keep scrolling to see the most stunning Selena Gomez hair moments of all time.

Tousled Curls

Selena Gomez with natural curls

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Selena lets her natural curls (and natural skin) shine with this look. Those with natural texture won't have any problems replicating the style, though a medium-barrelled curling iron can help.


Selena Gomez with a long wavy ponytail

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Here, Selena's long tresses are pulled into a low ponytail, with waves on the ends. We love the addition of a slick side part, which could easily take this look into evening.

Sleek Bob

Selena Gomez with a center parted bob

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It's hard to go wrong with a lob, like the one seen here. The blunt ends are rounded in slightly and the center part keeps the look modern.

Fringe Moment

Selena Gomez with a lob with bangs

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Selena's blunt lob gets the addition of a full fringe in this half-up, half-down style. A spritz of texture spray ensures the ends stay beachy and casual.


Selena Gomez with a topknot

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A simple topknot is both casual and elegant, especially when paired with gleaming gold jewelry, as seen here. To get the look, pull hair into a ponytail, securing with an elastic before twisting the end in a circular motion around the base of the elastic and pinning into place.

Golden Waves

Selena Gomez with wavy lob

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Loose, easy waves look great at any time of year. If your strands don't have any natural wave, fake the look by applying a lightweight mousse to wet hair and curling with a 0.75-inch barrel. Set with hairspray and go.

Top Knot

Selena Gomez with a bun with bangs

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A high bun pairs well with a thick fringe and sunnies, and we especially love how Selena's bangs are rounded under. Use a round brush for a similar style, and turn to a lightweight gell to smooth flyaways.

Perfectly Undone

Selena Gomez with a wavy lob with bangs

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A shoulder-skimmimg lob gets amped up thanks to waves, volume and bangs. To replicate the look, curl hair with a medium-barrel iron (moving the iron in different directions so the curls look slightly undone). Finish with texture spray and style with your fingers.

A Rare Updo

Selena Gomez with a center-parted bun

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This classic low bun and center part is a signature look of Selena's, for good reason. The look is easy to replicate at home and easily moves from day to night.

Ultra-Sleek Lob

Selena Gomez with a lob

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This asymmetric bob offers rounded under ends, which helps draw attention to the face. To mimic the look, ask your stylist to cut the hair slightly longer in the front.

Center Stage

Selena Gomez with a center-parted bun

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This classic look requires little more than a center part, which shows off the face (and this gorgeous makeup look of brown tones). Wrap the end of a ponytail around the base to create an easy bun and cover the elastic.

Over-Directed Part

Selena Gomez with wavy side parted hair

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A loose wave looks very sophisticated with the addition of a deep side part. The look is reminiscent of a 1990s Cindy Crawford and helps add volume to the hair without weighing it down with product.

Floral Accessories

Selena Gomez with flowers in her hair

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Here, natural waves are accented with fun accessories: pink and white flowers, which are pinned into the pop star's hair while it's in a half-up style.

Long and Luscious

Selena Gomez with wavy extensions

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While her hair is normally on the shoulder-length side, sometimes Selena switches it up. Adding extensions can help with both length and volume, and looks so natural when worn wavy, as seen here.

Ashy Blonde

Selena Gomez with a center parted blonde bun

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Here, the pop star's temporarily blonde tresses are pulled back into a low bun. Not only does this create a modern but classic look, but it allows for a bold cat eye and oversized earrings to take center stage.

Rooty Blonde

Selena Gomez with blonde hair

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The blonde bombshell vibes are strong and bold with this sleek and straight style. We especially love how Selena's roots are about an inch long, allowing for a funky contrast between the two hues.


Selena Gomez with braided low bun

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A simple pair of French braids, pulled back into a low bun, were the perfect choice for a daytime look. After you've braided the hair and secured the style, try using a product like Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray ($49) for extra hold and grit.

Beach Waves

Selena Gomez with beach waves

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Think of this style as a more elevated version of beach waves. Here, waves are accented with subtle highlights and plenty of shine.

Retro Chic

Selena Gomez with 1980s style waves

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This 1980s-inspired style sees a heavy amount of volume at the roots, a dramatic side part, and romantic waves. Use a volumizing spray to replicate the look.

Throwback Updo

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#21: Wispy Updo

Most recently, Gomez has been switching up her short hair by rocking it in stunning styles. Like this piecey updo, she achieved with the help of a few bobby pins. At the 2018 premiere of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Gomez stunned the red carpet with her lob pulled back into a low-lift updo along with a few wispy ends.

Textured Updo

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#20: Textured Chignon

Gomez arrived at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party looking regal with a slightly textured chignon—all the better to show off her jeweled statement earrings.

Face-Framing Moment

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#19: Low Bun

A sleek center part and a few well-placed strands falling out of this low bun to make it effortless yet elegant. 

Sculptural Bob

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#18: Faux Bob

We love this genius retro-inspired faux bob, which Gomez debuted at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Classic Selena

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#17: Brushed-Out Waves

This is Gomez in her (hair) element, with her glossy, long waves brushed out to perfection.

Marilyn Moment

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#16: Old Hollywood Updo

Is anyone else getting Marilyn Monroe vibes from this look? Gomez keeps her updo from feeling too formal by leaving out a soft wave in the front. 

Sleek Side Bangs

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#15: Slicked-Down Side Part

What's chicer than a slicked-down deep side part? Gomez debuted this polished look at Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards this year.

Fishtails Forever

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#14: Tousled Low Braid

The easiest way to amp up your average low braid? Add lots of volume and texture around the crown à la Gomez. A brick-red lip doesn't hurt, either.

Spritz a texturizing spray through your strands before braiding. Then, don't be afraid to deconstruct your braid and pull it apart—the messier, the better.

Textured Braid

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#13: Epic French Braid

We're calling this the most epic Selena braid of all time. 

Messy Bun

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#11: Messy Bun

We don't know about you, but it takes us at least 10 tries to achieve the perfect messy bun. Gomez looks effortlessly cool in this carefree bun paired with side-swept bangs.

High Pony

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#12: Voluminous Pony

Gomez nailed the messy, voluminous pony at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie Getaway. In fact, this might be one of our favorite ponytails of all time.

Full Glam

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#10: Bombshell Waves

We can't get over Gomez's look at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Sure, her mesmerizing eyes might be the first thing you notice, but we're equally as entranced with her perfectly waved super-shiny, effortless-looking mane. 

Warm Bronde

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#9: Sleek Middle Part

You can never go wrong with a middle part. Gomez's honey brown hair color adds so much dimension to this look. 

Glass Hair

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#8: Long and Luscious Locks

Yes to these extra-long, bone-straight extensions. Now we're on a mission to figure out which product gave Gomez this gorgeous sheen. 

Sweet Pony

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#7: Classic Low Pony

Gomez looks incredibly timeless in this pulled-back pony. She made this classic look not so simple by adding a bit of texture to her pony. 

Supermodel Length

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#6: Windblown Volume

We love the '90s supermodel look Gomez has going on here. 

Edgy Bob

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#5: Blunt Bob

Have you ever seen a sharper cut? Gomez debuted this face-framing bob on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, and it looks like it was made for her. A hint of ombré will never go out of style.


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#4: Half-Up Bob

Take Gomez's effortlessly cool approach to half-up, half-down hair. Add another layer by parting your hair in the center and let those hairs loosely fall down to the sides. 

Rosebud Bun

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#3: Rope Twisted Bun

Gomez has had a lot of good bun moments in her day. But this rope twisted bun at the premiere of 13 Reasons Why takes the top spot. The combination of her twisted low bun, stunning peach eye shadow, and drop earrings is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. 

Classic Curls

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#2: Hollywood Glamour Curls

How could we not include these jaw-dropping curls Gomez rocked at the 2016 Grammys. To re-create these defined ringlets, opt for a one-inch curling iron. If you have thick strands like Gomez, we've got you covered with every single curling iron you need

The Wet Look

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#1: Slicked Bob

Coming in first place is Gomez's most recent debut of this glossy, wet-look bob. We're obsessed with how she edged up this popular style by wearing it slicked back perfectly paired with a bold red lip. We're crossing our fingers that she keeps this cool-girl style for a while. 

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