Selena Gomez has been a bonafide icon for years, whether you remember her from Wizards of Waverly Place or you adored her Rare album. And Gomez’s hair has changed dramatically throughout the years. She’s had bobs, shags, and princess’s hair, and she even dabbles in blonde. The former Disney Channel actress has done it all, and she has done it in style.
Gomez initially rose to stardom in 2003 with the film Spy Kids 3-D, and it’s been nearly two decades. Since then, she’s featured alongside Steve Martin in Only Murders in the Building, won a Grammy for her Latin Pop Album, hosted her own culinary program, created her own beauty brand, and was the most followed person on Instagram for nearly three years at one point. She’s had the chance to sport a variety of hairstyles throughout her amazing career. She’s not afraid to cut her hair short, long, or experiment with different colors.
The “Lose You To Love Me” singer just underwent a major hair transformation. Gomez’s hair is now a lob that just brushes her shoulders, replacing her previously waist-length hair. She’s also sporting the soon-to-be-trendy “Expensive Brunette” color.
She’s had several distinct looks before she became a Hair Icon. Here’s a look back at some of her best and most thrilling hairstyles over the course of her nearly two-decade career.
Selena Gomez’s Side Bangs in 2007.
Gomez chose a 2007 classic: big side bangs, for one of her first red carpet appearances. She feathered the ends of her bangs to nearly completely hide one of her eyes, just like all the cool ladies in my middle school.
Selena Gomez in Blunt Bangs in 2008
Selena Gomez switched up her bang style in 2008, choosing harsh, long bangs that spanned her entire forehead. Her lob is also mono-length, so the rest of her hair followed suit, complete with pointed bangs.
Selena Gomez in Soft Bronde Balayage in 2012.
Gomez’s black hair was lightened to a delicate bronde balayage while she attended the Teen Choice Awards in 2012. Long layers stopped around her waist in this ombré ensemble.
Selena Gomez in Long Hair in 2015
With her deep brown waist-length hair, Gomez could hardly be missed at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. Her deep, black hue complemented her ivory strapless gown well.
Selena Gomez in platinum blonde hair in 2017.
Every brunette celebrity must attempt to blonde at some point in their career, and Gomez did so in 2017. For a lived-in look, she opted platinum blonde with peek-a-boo roots.
Selena Gomez in 1970s Shag in 2019
Gomez was one of the first celebs to join the shag bandwagon back in 2019. Her ’70s style was blown out, with wispy curtain bangs and modest low lighting to add dimension. This look is still incredibly popular three years later.
Selena’s Curls in 2020
For her 2020 haircut, Gomez showed off her gorgeous, natural curls. Her choppiness allows each curl to bounce to the max, and her dark hair’s chestnut and copper tones really pop.
Selena with long hair and loose waves in the year 2021
Gomez wore her long hair in waves and loose wavy curls in 2021, bringing back the length. Her hair has a subtle balayage look around her jaw and below, lightening her basic dark brown.
Selena With A Sharp Lob in 2022
The originator of Rare Beauty is now serving businesswomen with a capital B in the year 2022. This low-maintenance cut is great for Gomez, who has a cosmetics line, a singing career, a comeback as an actress, and her own cooking show.
Selena with a long, sleek ponytail in the year 2022
Gomez debuted a new length on the 2022 critics’ choice awards red carpet, only months after debuting a low-maintenance bob. her sleek, long ponytail is a look the actress adores, especially for special occasions, and I’m always up for a throwback moment.
Selena with brow-length bangs in the year 2022
In 2022, Gomez changed up her hairstyle, even more, cutting her smooth lob into a shaggy, textured bob with wavy bangs. While she’s had bangs previously, we haven’t seen them precisely like this, undone and unkempt, with the exception of when she went curly on social media in 2022.