Take a Trip Down Memory Lane for Selena Gomez's Birthday With These Hair Looks

Does she ever not have a good hair day, though?

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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. In honor of her 26th birthday yesterday, we've rounded up 21 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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#17: Brushed-Out Waves

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

Product recommendation: like Amika's Un.Done Texture Spray ($24)

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#13: Epic French Braid

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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#6: Windblown Volume

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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#1: Slicked Bob

Coming in the first place is Gomez's most recent debut of this glossy 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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