From Braids to Waves: Selena Gomez's Hairstylist Spills Her Best Tips

Updated 04/28/19
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Selena Gomez has pretty much never sported a hairstyle I didn’t love. So when I had the chance to email with her most coveted hairstylist, Lona Vigi, I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to know it all: What are the most important tips when creating a great hairstyle? How does she keep braids and buns from falling? What is the secret to Gomez’s magnificent waves? The list goes on and on.

Luckily, Vigi filled me in on her top four tricks to getting a great style every single time. And, of course, I was all ears.

Keep reading to find out how to get hair like Gomez.

Use Unconventional Products

W3ll People Capitalist Brow Powder in Matte Espresso $20
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"I like to fill in unusual hair patterns or thinning hair around the hairline and throughout the head with a matte eyebrow shadow that matches hair color. It creates that fullness and thickness. It's also an instant gray cover! Blend the matte powder shadow into hair, and hold it in place with hairspray."

Add Hair Spray to Your Bobby Pins

Marianna Bobby Pins in Black $8
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"Spray your hairpins and bobby pins with hair spray to give each one a bit more grip to hold a bun, twist, or braid. It'll make it more secure and [long-lasting]."

Apply Dry Shampoo to Clean Hair

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo $28
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"I use so much dry shampoo. It's great for so many things, not just covering up grease. Use it on freshly washed waves to add texture and volume, or spray it in a pony, bun, or braids to create a thicker, fuller look. But never spray it directly on your roots—always spray it in sections 8–10 inches away from your scalp."

Add a Hair Mask on the Go

Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Treatment $14
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"During the summer, I always tell my clients to add a moisturizing treatment to your hair when you go to the beach. Comb through, and wrap your hair in a braid or a bun; it will protect your hair from the elements and also deep condition at the same time. That way, when you take it down, your waves will be gorgeous and your hair will be nourished."

Craving more hair secrets? You're going to want to read the surprising curling-iron tip I learned from Gomez's hairstylist.

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