Hair Selfie: 6 Not-So-Secret Hacks to Slay Your Game

All Things Hair Team | 02 October 2019
Hair selfie: woman wearing a newsboy cap

Get more hearts for your #hairgoals post by taking to heart these hair selfie hacks.

Okay, so you’ve spent hours on end double tapping your favorite celebrities’ hair selfies, but now what? Well, why not start spotlighting your own hair selfie, instead?

Before you shake your head and say no because you’re worried you won’t get it right, there’s something you should know: we have all the secrets behind every perfect mane picture. We’ve detailed them, below, to help you finally master the art of hair selfie-taking (you’re welcome!)

6 Tips for A Strong Hair Selfie Game

Hair selfie: woman with purple hair using her phone
Keep your hair beautiful and strong so your hair selfie game is strong. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Pick your hairstyle.

Before you start snapping away, you’ll need to take the time to find a trendy hairstyle that calls to you. It could be boxer braids or a lush low bun, but whatever it is, make sure it’s a style that makes you feel extra confident.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: A good hairstyle starts with nourishing. Wash your hair with Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner. This duo has Advanced Nutri-Oils that will help tame frizzy and unruly hair without making your strands greasy.

2. Pick your hair products.

Now you’ve got the perfect hairstyle, you’ll need the products to match! Tame your frizz and touch up your shine for that #HairGoals realness!

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Need an instant frizz fix? Apply a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your hair. It will give you intense polish while preventing all the frizz and flyaways from ruining your hair selfie.

3. Perfect your makeup and accessories.

Hair selfie: a blonde woman wearing a beret, smiling to a camera
Don chic accessories and do a candid pose to be picture perfect. Credit: Shutterstock

To add the finishing touches to your look, consider doing your makeup (you can never go wrong with a red lip!) or pairing your pretty ‘do with an on-trend accessory. From micro sunglasses to berets, whatever you pick will ensure you steal the mane spotlight in your close-up.

4. Think about lighting.

Asian woman with shoulder-length hair in twin fishtail braids smiling outdoors
Natural light can make your hair selfies look fresh and appealing. Credit: Hariono Halim

The secret behind the perfect hair selfie? Natural lighting, of course! Even with the simplest hairstyle, it’ll work to give you and your mane a beautiful glow. Ain’t nobody got time for shadowy pictures!

Planning on getting a hair selfie on your next night out? Find a place with even lighting and utilize the flash feature (if needed) on the device you’re using to take the picture. Then, you can use an editing app to make it look on-point.

5. Work all the angles and smize!

Hair selfie: a woman smizing to the camera
Colors also help aesthetically in every capture. Credit: Shutterstock

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Kardashian sisters, it’s this: know your angles and accentuate them. And the same goes with your hairstyle, know it and work to show it off by bringing it all forwards. This will make it look thicker and more supermodel-like.

Once you’ve figured out your best side, smile with your eyes (smize) and confidently pose away. Since you’ve got the perfect hairstyle, you can have fun with it — the best hair selfies come when you don’t overthink it!

6. Use a hashtag.

Now you’ve taken a slay-worthy picture, you can either opt to add a fancy filter or just upload it with the right hair-themed hashtags and you’ll soon be receiving all the likes. We can’t wait to see what you come up with, so don’t forget to tag us, will you?

Ready to take a gorgeous hair selfie? Just remember to be yourself and keep your poses natural. And most of all, have fun!

Next read: Curious about how bloggers and social media influencers style their hair? Check out fashion and travel blogger Laureen Uy’s favorite hair products, hair care tips, and more!




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