close up shot of model in a studio posing in three different ways, wearing stripped top and touching her hair

6 not-so-secret selfie tips that will help you slay your hair selfie game

These pro tips will help you and your mane get all the likes!  

Okay, so you’ve spent hours on end double tapping your favourite 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!).

These 5 tips are your secret to hair selfie success


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.

2. Pick your hair products

Now you’ve got the perfect hairstyle, you’ll need the products to match! And guess what? The VO5 Tame & Shine Spray is a fail-safe one you can use for any chic look you’re creating.

Not only will this nifty hairspray help reduce frizz and flyaways, but it will also leave you with glossy, model-worthy strands. #Hairgoals, here we come!

close up shot of model with loose curly hair, wearing pearly beret and striped top and posing inside a studio
You really can’t go wrong with test-running the latest hair accessory trends. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Perfect your makeup & accessories

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.

Next read: Learn how to get these hot-to-trot headband curls for yourself, right now.

4. Think about lighting

The secret behind the perfect 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 utilise the flash feature on the device you’re using to take the picture. Afterwards, you can an editing app to make it look on-point.

close up shot of model with boxer braids with white puffer jacket, wearing zip up jumper and standing outside of buildings
Push all your hair forward and work your angles! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Work all the angles and smize

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt 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 photos come when you don’t overthink it!

Tip: If you’ve gone for a bun or a braid, show it off by taking your picture from the side.

6. Upload and 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 on Instagram, will you?



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