It’s been 25 years since Selena Quintanilla’s tragic death and the world’s obsession with the Queen of Tejano music is still as strong as ever. Her legacy has since inspired multiple makeup collections with MAC Cosmetics, a biopic starring Jennifer Lopez, and now, an upcoming TV show with Netflix.
The superstar’s influence has been far-reaching across all industries, from music to fashion, but especially in the beauty world. With her classic red lips and beautiful natural curls, Selena has continued to be a source of inspiration for so many people around the world.
For Latinx women in particular, the Mexican-American singer provided positive representation of Latinas in pop culture. “Even though there were Latinas on TV, they had blond hair and blue eyes,” her sister Suzette Quintanilla, told Refinery29. “There was never that representation of who we were, with darker hair and being fuller on the hips. Selena has made an impact in the beauty space by representing Latinas.”
Selena didn’t just capture our hearts with her beautiful voice but, also with her always-changing hair looks. Here, we take a look back at some of Selena’s most memorable hairstyles.
The “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” Curls
Known by many as one of Selena’s most famous songs, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” is one that many fans know by heart. But, equally as memorable as the infectious tune is the iconic music video that was shot at Santa Monica’s famous pier. We’re particularly fond of the soft beachy curls that the singer sported throughout the video.
The Half-Up Half-Down Pony
What could be more ‘90s than a half-up half-down pony? Selena took a liking to this flirty hairstyle and frequently wore it during her performance. The look was perfect for showing off her voluminous, bouncy curls.
The Classic Bang
Chances are, when you think of the singer’s hair, her feathered bangs probably come to mind. This simple style is classic Selena. Not to mention, it’s the hairstyle that’s frequently recreated by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Demi Lovato for Halloween.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas — including the hair! The Corpus Christi superstar frequently paid homage to her home state with big, voluminous hairstyles like this beehive bouffant.
The Slicked-Back Bun
Every now and then, the star would switch things up by styling her locks in a classy slicked-back bun. Of course, she never failed to lay down her baby hairs!
The “No Me Queda Mas” Updo
Selena was such a big fan of the intricate ringlet high bun that she wore in her “No Me Queda Mas” music video, that she actually ended up copying the hairstyle (and rewearing her glamorous gown from the video) for the 1995 Grammy awards. Not only did she take home an award for Best Mexican-American album but, she also won the red carpet with this unforgettable look.
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