Selena Gomez has breathtakingly beautiful, long dark brunette hair. Sometimes the native Texan (born in the Mid Cities between Dallas and Fort Worth) wears her cloud of dark tresses colored almost raven black.
Other times they are lighter with a hint of milk chocolate accents. Recently her very dark hair had a hint of Ombre throughout the edges.
Although Selena has showcased a vast array of hair styles over the years since she first burst onto the celebrity scene, for the most part she has worn her hair in an array of long to very long lengths.
The high-wattage celeb who is the current girlfriend of Justin Bieber has always commanded the spotlight for her various hair styles, lengths and hair hues.
Note: Visit Selena Gomez Celebrity Hairstyle Gallery to see more images.
It's very likely Selena wears extensions or at least she wears clip-in caps, wigs or individual strands to give her instant highlights and lowlight.
Her long time celeb hairstylist is John D. who has been the head hairstylist on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) for four years and is an accomplished dancer to boot.
John D works with a wide range of celebrities including Natalie Portman and Jessica Simpson. The popular celeb hairstylist is a big fan of the Phyto line of hair care products.
Selena's Favorite Hair Style
Selena loves simple, classic and clean looks. The beautiful triple threat (acting, singing, dancing) told the media "My favorite fashion tip would probably be 'less is more,' when it comes to accessories."
She also love a great ponytail styled with the same simple but elegant goal.
Selena told the media that if she was putting together a back-to-school outfit it would be "a high-waisted, floral skirt and flats. And my hair would be in a ponytail. I always felt like my hair in a ponytail made me feel sophisticated!"
The actress loves to carry a tiny can of hairspray in her purse along with a comb so she can "tease my hair a little in the restroom where I'm at."
Steal Selena's Hair Style
Selena has a history of wearing her hair long and infused with a hint of loose beachy waves. Although she's been known to wear a variety of fringes in the past, currently she wears her long strands cascading from an off-center part.
Selena sometimes directs a large section of hair over the top of her head from the part.
A cheekbone length side-swept panel of hair nestles into the side of Selena's face and merges into the rest of the hair along the back. It's possible this is a fringe which has grown out over time.
Selena's Celeb Hair Idol
Selena may be your hair idol, but she has her own. She adores Rachel Bilson.
She told the media "I really love Rachel Bilson's wardrobe. I think she's very classic chic, and I love her everyday wear. Even her hair — I just love how she puts herself together."
The type of hair texture you possess determines the type of tools and techniques you should utilize to style Selena's sleek hairstyle.
It's possible your hair type, texture and/or strand condition may not be ideal for Selena's hair color, length and sleek style.
You may also need to consider whether the hairstyle would be appropriate for your face shape and type.
Selena's Long Hair Style Secrets
Start with the very best hair care products and tools for turning any type or texture of hair into a sleek cap:
If you hair is naturally dry, chemically damaged, colored or naturally textured you may wish to experiment with alternative cleansing systems such as Diluted Shampoo (DS), Conditioner Only Wash (CoWash), Low Poo, No Poo or Water Only (WO).
You may also wish to cleanse as infrequently as possible.
2. Apply moisture enhancing leave-in conditioners.
3. Employ frizz fighting products if your hair has a tendency to frizz.
4. For a mane that's soft to the touch, work a hair softening hair cream through damp strands to create smoothness.
Use products with a cream or silicone base. Avoid hair styling products like gel, wax or styling mud which hardens the hair.
5. Give hair an instant volume boost by skillfully wielding your blow dryer.
Blow dry the right side of the hair to the left side and the left side to the right.
Dry the back of the hair to the front. Reverse direction and dry from front to the back. Use either a paddle style brush for a sleek finish or a round brush for volume and curve.
Note: Changing the direction of blow-drying creates lots of lush volume directly at the roots.
6. If you prefer a tousled look to a sleek one, finger pick your strands while air-drying for a messy look.
7. Finish either style with a spritz of shine building serum to help lock in moisture, add shine and block humidity.
8. If you wish to build in some texture, set damp strands in pin curls or finger waves and sit under a hood style dryer or air dry.
When styled for full effect, a section along top of the crown is lifted with hairspray to form spikes.
For a softer look, layers can be styled down and tousled for texture.
Long lush bone straight hairstyles never go out of style and Selena often wears her long beautiful brunette strands in an array of classic styles.
The famous songbird has been known to pull her long tresses into a soft thick three strand braid which drapes over one shoulder.
She created quite a scene when she appeared on stage during her popular performance tours with her hair always looked striking against her signature glitter infused fashions.
When not wearing her hair down in bone straight strands she goes with loose barely-there waves.
Selena also likes to wear her hair in an array of ponytails from positioned high at the crown to hugging her neck.
Regardless of what happens with Selena's career or life, her fans can count on her continuing to keep them guessing with her hair hues, lengths and styles.
- Revised Publication Date: 01/03/2012