Selena Gomez came into this world in 1992, so she was too young to personally experience the sky-high bangs that were ubiquitous in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Those of us who did (it’s me, hi) are more than happy to leave them in the past, but perhaps Gen Z-ers and younger Millennials see a certain retro charm in the look, because it appears Gomez is bringing it back.
On Thursday, June 15, Sephora India posted a video of Gomez announcing Rare Beauty‘s availability in-store at the beauty boutique’s India locations. In the clip, the actor and beauty-brand entrepreneur is looking radiant, with glowing skin and a lip gloss that perfectly complements her cerise blouse.
But the stand-out beauty moment is her hair. While it’s not unusual for Gomez to occasionally flat-iron her hair into a super-straight, shiny style, these bangs are unprecedented. Not just side-swept, these bangs have the telltale lift, height, and lack of movement of bangs in the early ’90s — namely when the extra-big, permed hair-metal vibe was starting to dissipate, but there was still a lingering love for vertical volume and plenty of hairspray.