12 Glam Celeb-Inspired Hair Poses to Master for the Selfie Expert

Published on Mar 16, 2020

Tired of typical poses? Here are some creative front-facing poses that you can learn in order to spice up your Instagram feed.

Some of these poses can be quite challenging so you might actually need to take notes and practice a little in order to perfect these poses!

Who knew taking photos could be this tiring?

1. Slightly parted lips


This casual pose makes you look both innocent and sexy.

It's pretty easy to do - just pout your lips and naturally part them.

Celeb-Inspired Selfie Pose with Parted Lips

Hair Illustrated by The Urban Aesthetics @ Raffles City

As long as you keep a neutral expression and don't leave your mouth hanging open too wide, it'll look fine.

Celeb-Inspired Selfie Pose with Parted Lips

Kenaris Salon @ Wheelock Place

2. The Wink


Winking sounds simple but it can be hard to pull off a wink without looking strange.

Just practice a little while looking into a mirror so your mouth won't wriggle while you're winking.

Also, make sure you're winking, not blinking! It can be hard to control your eyelids separately.

Kawaii Motemaki Hairstyling by Branche Hair Salon

Branche Japanese Hair Salon @ City Hall

3. The Pout


Look cute and sexy by giving the ol' pout.

Yoon Eun Hye

For those who love your lips, try opening your mouth a little and blow air through it for that signature pout.

Selfie Tips Pouted Lips

As you can see, we're talking about a more subtle pout, not the full-on duck face.

Selfie Tips Pouted Lips with Pink Hair by Leekaja

Leekaja Korean Hair Salon @ Mandarin Gallery

4. Lick Lips


You can draw attention to your lips by lightly licking or touching them.

Selfie Tips Lick Lips

It makes you look playful and alluring.

You can have more fun by sticking out your tongue completely for a carefree, youthful look.

Selfie Tips Sticking Out Tounge
Purple Hair Colour by Picasso Hair Studio

Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis @ Tanjong Pagar

5. Side Glance


Keep it cool by glancing at the camera from the side.

Selfie Tips Side Glance

You'll look chic and mysterious, and it isn't too difficult to pull off. 

Brown Hair Colour with Fringe by Flamingo

Flamingo Hair Studio @ Tanjong Pagar & Tiong Bahru

Run your fingers through your hair to look effortlessly gorgeous.

Selfie Tips Run Finger Through Hair with Hairstyle by 99 Percent

99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok, Bugis & Orchard

You can smirk a little if you want to look more seductive.

Side Glance Selfie Tips

Aube Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock Place

6. Face on Hand Sitting Pose


Keep your hand on the lower portion of your jaw to make your face look slimmer!

Selfie Tips Face on Hand

Bump by AVENTA @ River Valley

You can either use the hand that's nearer or further to the camera depending on the look you prefer. Find your best angle by testing it out while looking into a mirror!

Ombre Hair Colour by Chez Vous

Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

7. Look Back at me


The famed pose that is used by models in photoshoots and commercials. This pose gives you a naturally seductive look.

Selfie Tips Look Back

You can gently tousle your hair for a fake candid look.

Styling (Gene) by Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine @ Orchard Central

Or turn behind when someone calls your name so you look super natural.

Short Bob Styling by Gene by Ginrich

Gene By Gingrich @ Wisma Atria

8. Full Frontal


Ok, we gotta admit, this one's pretty easy.

Front Facing Selfie Tips with Hair by COVO

FiNDER by COVO @ Duxton Tanjong Pagar

All you have to do is stand there and look pretty!

Mermaid Wave Perm by Zi Wei from Picasso Hair Studio

Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis @ Tanjong Pagar

But hey, it can be tough if you're shy or the photographer takes forever and you start feeling awkward.

Wavy Perm by No. 8 Hair Studio

No. 8 Hair Salon @ Jurong East

You know what they say about stage fright, just imagine everyone there are pumpkins (or any fruit/inanimate object of your choice!).

Brown Hair Colour by COVO

COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Outram Park

Pink Peach Hair Colour by Full House

Full House Salon @ Tampines

9. Hand Underneath your Chin


Keep it cute and casual by resting your chin on your hand.

Japanese Short Hair with Fringe by Art Noise

Art Noise Salon @ Holland Village

Use both hands to cover your jawline to make you look adorable.

See Through Bangs by Style NA

Style NA Korean Hair Salon by Joel Park @ Parkway Parade

Lightly touch your fingers on your chin for a more mature look.

Selfie Tips with Hands on Chin

Bump Hair Design @ The Rochester Buona Vista

10. Korean Aegyo


Into K-pop and K-dramas? Follow your favourite Korean stars and crack out some cute poses.

Selfie Tips with Cute Pose

There's the 'buing-buing',

and the cute finger hearts!

Cute Heart Finger with Hippie Perm from Koinonia Hair Salon

Koinonia Salon @ Tiong Bahru

11. Posing with Props


Run out of ideas or feel awkward when your hands aren't occupied? Grab some props to help you out!

Selfie Tips Posing with Props

You can use something to cover your face if you're feeling shy.

Selfie Tips with Props

Koinonia Salon @ Tiong Bahru

Or find a cool wall to lean on.

Orange Hair Colour by Chez Vous Hideaway

Chez Vous Hideaway @ Ngee Ann City

12. Posing with Nature


A lady looks the most beautiful among nature because flowers bring out your beauty!

Selfie Tips Posing with Nature

It also adds a nice contrast and the greenery is soft on the eyes.

Lob Haircut with Nature Background at The Bund

The Bund @ Ang Mo Kio

Guys can definitely do it too!

Selfie Tips for Men

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