After her breakout role in "Wizards of Waverly Place", Selena Gomez became a fashion icon for many young girls and her hairstyles turned into a big source of inspiration. Selena Gomez's bob haircut became especially popular, and is the basis for most of her short hairstyles.

The 21 year old singer and actress was renowned for her longer hair before she started to experiment with different looks, equally feminine but a bit more modern.

Selena Gomez's first short haircut was the bob, or more precisely the lob (long bob), which the actress started wearing in 2009, two years before she started her relationship with Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez Wavy Bob

Gomez has gone back to the bob haircut plenty of times, especially during her times with the band Selena Gomez & the Scene, before starting her solo career.

Selena Gomez Bob Hairstyles

Even when sporting shorter hairstyles, Selena Gomez always adds plenty of volume to her hair. The actress prefers a more simple bob haircut, one length with bangs. For versatility in styling, Selena Gomez's short hairstyles have featured either bangs, usually side-swept or highlights, that added even more texture to her beautiful bob.

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If you want the classic Selena Gomez bob haircut, be prepared for a side part and ask your stylist for a medium length bob. Short hair sometimes means less maintenance, but for the perfect look, you'll need to carefully blow dry your hair every day with a round brush to get the ends of your hair to slightly curl inwards.

When deciding which of Selena Gomez's short hairstyles is right for you, don't ignore the natural texture of your hair. If you don't have natural sleek straight hair you might need to straighten your locks regularly for a perfectly shaped bob.

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Selena Gomez Faux Bob

If you prefer the wavy look, there's a Selena Gomez bob haircut perfect for that texture too. Slightly shorter, but with the same side part, the messy bob allows for more texture starting below the ears.

If you're not prepared for a drastic hairstyle change that would get your hair in line with Selena Gomez's short hair it's best to try a fake bob before resorting to cutting your beloved long tresses.

At the 2012 Academy Awards, Selena Gomez wore the coolest faux-bob haircut. For this cute retro look, you should start by curling your hair with a medium barrel curling iron then gently brush it for a loose look. Tuck the hair under itself and pin it carefully to get your desired bob length.

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