32 Times Selena Gomez Gave Us Serious Hair Envy
- Selena Gomez has been a force within the beauty space for years.
- Beyond launching her own makeup brand, Gomez has also switched up her hair on numerous occasions.
- She has tried everything from the blunt bob haircut to the bleached blonde hair colour.
We’ve watched Selena Gomez grow from a Disney star to a full-grown acting and musical powerhouse. On top of still being one of the biggest superstars in the world (and one of the most followed people on Instagram), her newest album Rare was one of the most anticipated albums to debut earlier this year. But music isn’t the only place where she’s making a huge impact. Gomez also provides us with endless amounts of beauty inspiration (making her recently launched Rare Beauty line, which has been extremely successful, quite fitting) – especially when it comes to her hairstyles.
Gomez’s preferences have changed over the years, but if we had to pick just two words to describe her go-to style, “sexy” and “flirty” come to mind. Don’t believe us? Click through to view some of the multihyphenate star’s best and boldest hairstyles over the years, starting from the very beginning to today.
– Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel
Even though her star was on the rise, Gomez maintained her girl-next-door persona at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards with a messy side braid.
Gomez’s love for eye makeup was clear at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she matched her shadow to the embellishment on her dress. The look was complete with an extralong ponytail.
At the 2011 Europe Music Awards, Gomez showed off a shorter bob hairstyle and elegant makeup palette that made for a more adult look.
Gomez has gradually lightened up her dark brunette hair over the years, and at the Katy Perry: Part of Me premiere, she added a touch of honey highlights to her look.
This year at the InStyle Golden Globes party, Gomez’s child star beginnings were nowhere in sight. Her sideswept waves and accentuated eyes were full-on bombshell.
Although Gomez’s teenage years are behind her, she still has a penchant for fun when it comes to beauty. At the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards, the Spring Breakers star wore a bit of blue eyeliner for a pop of colour.
Gomez stepped out on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet with a voluminous pouf at the crown and a high ponytail with a long dramatic braid. She kept her makeup simple with a soft smoky eye.
For her turn on the 2013 ESPY Awards red carpet, Gomez kept things in the same color family. She wore a red dress, crimson lips, and a coordinating blush.
Gomez went for casual curls pulled away from her face in a half-up style at the Alliance For Children’s Rights Dinner. Her makeup was left natural with a pale pink lip.
This plum lip stain matched Gomez’s gown perfectly at the 2014 Met Gala. As for her updo, it was a two-tiered chignon look that showed off her glistening drop earrings.
At the LAMCA Art and Film Gala in 2014, Gomez paired her sexy dress with a sleek hair, a deep side-part and a smokey eye.
Gomez showed her chic and sophisticated side at the American Music Awards in 2014. Her center part and chignon paired beautifully with a berry lip and statement earrings.
Gomez debuted shorter locks at the We Day event in 2015. She went for a daytime smoky-eye look, keeping the rest of her makeup natural.
At the 2015 Met Gala, Gomez’s beauty look stole the night. She looked stunning with her hair tightly pulled back in a chignon and adorned with oversize white flowers. The bold red lip and glamorous lashes completed her stunning look.
For the American Music Awards, Gomez donned an edgy red sequined dress. She matched the bold look with a matching red smoky eye, green contacts, and a sleek, long hairstyle.
At the 2016 Grammys, Gomez brought Hollywood glamour. Her sequined dress, perfectly curled hair, and winged eye shadow were both flirty and gorgeous.
At the 2016 Met Gala, Gomez looked mature and modern. It was hard not to notice her flawless skin with her long, silken hair tied back in a ponytail.
Gomez shocked fans when she debuted sandy-blonde locks and a fringe while on her Revival Tour. While we love her usual dark and sleek hair look, we think this hairstyle was the perfect way to kick off her 24th year.
At the 13 Reasons Why premiere, Gomez gave us an infinite amount of reasons to love her slicked-back look. Monochromatic peach makeup by Hung Vanngo matched her Oscar de la Renta dress.
We couldn’t take our eyes off of Gomez’s sleek, slightly angled lob on the Met Gala red carpet.
Gomez stepped out at the 2017 American Music Awards with her most shocking hair transformation yet: a new bleached blonde hair colour. This was the first time the multihyphenate would do a big dye dog – but definitely not her last.
By early 2018, Gomez was back to her brunette roots, this time with some subtle, face-framing auburn highlights at the “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” photo call.
Gomez would eventually respond to criticism about her bronzed appearance at the 2018 Met Gala, but we can’t get over her loosely curled updo (in a good way).
During a Coach meet-and-greet, Gomez debuted new wispy bangs that were quite a departure for the star.
The singer wore her hair in a wavy, ombré style during a visit to Music Choice in New York City in October of 2019.
After a few months of wearing her hair in a long and wavy style, Gomez decided to go shorter and showed up at the 2019 American Music Awards wearing a two-tone lob.
After wearing a bone-straight, flipped-under lob on the red carpet, Gomez performed at the American Music Awards wearing her hair in a wet and wavy style.
Gomez appeared at the Hollywood Beauty Awards in 2020 wearing a messy bun and effortlessly cool curtain bangs.
Back to blonde she goes: Gomez attended the Global Citizen Live concert with a return to the bleached blonde hair colour and smudged roots.