All the tips and tricks we learned from the internet has made us realize that all our selfie-related problems have a solution. Think your camera is distorting your face? Take your photos farther than usual. Not sure which is your best angle? There's a quick test for that. The one thing we remain clueless on how to cheat, really, is our hair. There seems to be no hack for making your locks look instantly photo-ready, so until then, we'll be trying all the photogenic hairstyles we can think of.
But if you're not one for risk-taking, a quick scroll through Nadine Lustre's past beauty looks will give you all the Instagrammable 'do inspo you need. Check some of her tried-and-true hairstyles below!
1. Sleek straight
There's nothing more photogenic than hair that just looks shiny and healthy. It's no wonder that Nadine has this sleek, straight 'do as one of her signature looks! To cop the way she wears it, part your hair in the middle and add a copious amount of shine with hair serum or oil. If your tresses are a bit unruly, running through them with a flat iron will soften any bends and give you a more lustrous finish.
2. Barbie hair
Why wear a regular ponytail when you can go for something more interesting—one inspired by Barbie, perhaps? Start with putting your locks into a high ponytail and hide your hair tie by wrapping a strand of hair around it. And then, add big waves with a large curling iron. If you have thin hair, add volume with some clip-on extensions before curling!
3. Sleek ponytail
Some people think a ponytail as perfect as Nadine's would take nothing more than five minutes, but the devil is all in the details. Before securing your strand with a hair tie, you'll need to smooth your locks flat with a boar bristle brush and set it with hairspray. This will prevent those unsightly clumps of hair that'll make your pony less than flawless. If you need to tame your baby hairs, grab a toothbrush and sweep them all in one direction. (For more pointers, watch Nadine's hairstylist Paul Nebres do this exact look here!)
4. Effortless bun
Nadine's take on a bun is almost never overly-polished. Hers is often semi-mussed and effortless, and that's thanks to the non-negotiable loose tendril that frames the left side of her face. Also, the main difference between her updos and a messy top knot is that her roots are always smoothed out with no distracting baby hairs, which is easily achieved with a fine comb and some hairspray.
C-curls are a type of loose wave that suits short hair because of its relaxed vibe that hardly looks overdone. To achieve them, roll the ends of your hair inwards (for the front parts) and outwards (for the parts pointing away from your face) with a curling iron to achieve a soft bounce that also frames your mug. (Watch a full demo for curling short hair here!)
6. Undone beach waves
This vacay-ready 'do requires no hot tools, but it'll give your locks enough oomph for all your beach selfies. If you have dry hair, add a few spritzes of sea salt spray and srunch your strands with your fingers to manipulate them into soft waves. Done!
7. Space buns
Also often referred to as the "Chun Li," space buns are such a fun way to put your hair up when you're over top knots and ponytails. Though it looks intimidating, the key to the look is to have two high pigtails that you just loop at the base and secure with bobby pins. Nadine loves wearing this style with a few short layers at the front, but if you don't have those, it also looks adorable without!
Nadine loves a good braided look, and one of her go-tos is a classic singular braid that she upgrades with sculpted baby hairs (Tip: Use a toothbrush and some hair gel!). But if you want something a little more budgeproof, cop the actress' looped bun with tight braids at her crown.
9. Braids + Space buns
Put hairstyles #7 and #8 together and you'll have this edgy combo that you won't hesitate to document for your feed. It's basically a half-ponytail, only with two small diagonal braids at the top of your head and twin buns instead of simply tying your tresses together at the back.
10. Polished lob
If you have a long bob, a blowout with an inward flip can be your foolproof choice whenever you need to look more put-together. It works for practically any type of occasion, which is one of the many perks of having short locks. Keep yours fun and fresh by sliding some sparkly barettes or a hair clip, or level up the glam with a thin layer of hair oil that'll give you a glossy finish.