Gigi Hadid gives us a lesson in effortless hairstyles
This is how you change up your hair in the real world
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / August 30 2018
Gigi Hadid isn’t one of those celebs who changes her hair every week (ahem, Kim Kardashian) or plays around with bold colour choices (like Kylie Jenner and Katy Perry). But that doesn’t mean her hair game is boring. In fact, her hair transformations are inspiration for the real world. She keeps within the realm of her natural hair colour, embraces her hair's texture and works with what's she's got. It's time we all take notes.
In the beginning
Before she was walking the Victoria’s Secret runway or hanging out with famous BFF’s Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, she was still the daughter of two high-profile parents. So, lucky for us – her youth is well documented! This is Gigi fresh-faced and 17 years old. Not a far cry from her current style – Gigi Hadid's hair is a little more blonde, but she still has her luscious long hair and signature tousled texture.
When: 20 September, 2012
With a dark blonde hue blended naturally throughout, we love this bronde hue on Gigi. Just look at how luminous it looks against her skin tone. It's a winning colour formula on her.
When: 04 August, 2015
Gigi Hadid, short hair. This is one of the few times she's actually shown off a short style. Rumour is it was just a wig, but we think this voluminous bob that falls just below her jawline was made for her face shape.
When: 22 November, 2015
Brushed-back two ways
From sleek with a wet-look finish to loads of volume and movement, Gigi has been rocking the brushed-back hairstyle for years. Forget highlighter, this is how you show off your best features.
When: 04 June, 2018 / 30 August, 2015
Trust a model to make dark roots look this good. And a messy ponytail. We have much to learn, Gigi.
When: 08 October, 2015
The fringe phases
Gigi loves volume in her locks, and her fringe is no exception. We love both of these layered fringe cuts. What you need? A hairdryer and a large barrel brush.
When: 09 April, 2016 / 24 February, 2017
Meet the modern way to do old Hollywood curls. Gigi Hadid's brown hair sprinkled with highlights adds definition and softness to complement her brushed-out curls. We approve!
When: 13 November, 2017
If Gigi says it's ok to toss your messy strands up into a high ponytail or sleek low bun, then that's a good enough reason for us to keep these off-duty hairstyles in our repertoire.
When: 04 September, 2016 / 19 July, 2018
This is the best case for 'I woke up like this' hair we've ever seen. A little frizz? Embrace it. It's all part of the charm.
When: 11 September, 2017
If we hadn't seen snaps of Gigi all blonde as a teenager, we would have sworn this was her natural hair colour. This is one of the few times Gigi Hadid's hair colour has been monotone - usually her sun-kissed highlights are peeking through. Hint: Match your brow colour to your hair to fool others into thinking your new colour is au natural.
When: 05 June, 2017
Sleek and straight
Channelling her sister Bella Hadid's sleek, straight hair, Gigi's strands are the picture of health. Which hair products does she swear by? Just one: Coconut oil. She told W magazine that she pops it in her hair and leaves it in for three days before washing it out. Hello, shiny hair!
When: 23 September, 2016
The model hair flip
Take a leaf out of the model's hair handbook: When you want to zoosh up your hair with minimal effort, simply flick your hair over to one side.
When: 07 September, 2017
Pinned-back and polished
It's nice to see a celeb who doesn't hide behind wispy pieces around the face. Gigi is a pro at putting her face front and centre. When it's not brushed back, she likes to tuck her hair behind her ears for an elegant, clean look.
When: 07 May, 2018
Victoria’s Secret curls
Ah, the iconic Victoria's Secret curls. They were made for Gigi and her long hair.
When: 05 June, 2018
On the runway
Gigi may not make overtly bold choices with her hair in the everyday, but on the runway it's a whole other story. She's sported quite a few drastic looks over the years, including colourful wigs, dreadlocks, and every shade of blonde hair. At the end of the day, we have to admit we prefer the real Gigi.
When: 08 February, 2018 / 21 February, 2018
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Image credits: Getty
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.