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There’s A New Hairstyle In Town And This One Was Taken From The Unlikeliest Character: Introducing The Lord Farquaad Flip

In recent weeks, you might have been noticing a new hairstyle trend making its way through social media. From Selena Gomez to Khloe Kardashian, every Insta-girl has been sporting a Lord  Farquaad-esque bob with a flip. Honestly, the new trend is euqal parts curious and nostalgic. Who hasn’t thought about Lord Farquaad’s hair over the years? His hairstyle was the first hairstyle many of us were able to differentiate. 

Remember Lord Farquaad from Shrek?

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We all know Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc and Shrek’s enemy. The evil monarch plots to become King by marrying Princess Fiona, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants —even torturing the cute Gingerbread man. Farquaad is short, and he overcompensates for his lack of inches with a big attitude and sassy hairstyle, the one that we will refer to as: The Farquaad Flip.

So why is this hairstyle trending?

 Jesus Guerrero, the stylist behind the Kardashian-Jenner flips says it’s “an easy chic look” that will help you channel your inner Lord. “I love how simple it is, yet it exudes so much power,” adds Guerrero. Achieving the Farquaad flip is pretty simple. “To create this hairstyle, brushing with a small round brush is key,” Guerrero explains. “It helps create that full flipped in look.”

The long bob with the ends notably flipped inwards, aka the Farquad Flip, has made its way into Instagram’s creme de la creme, making Lord Farquaad undeniably, an influencer. And we have proof.

Here is one of the first sighting of the iconic ‘flip.’

Selena Gomez made her triumphant return to the AMAs in a (Shrek?) green Versace dress and a hairstyle that can only be described as Farquaad-ian. People were too excited about her return to the stage that they overlooked the hairstyle.

The Farquaad Flip was spotted at the TIFF red carpet thanks to the “Hustlers” cast.

Jennifer Lopez wore the cut on the TIFF red carpet like nobody else could. It looked so good on her that you kind of forget about the hairstyle being a part of the “Shrek” empire.

Khloe and Kylie were twinning in the style.

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Just last week, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian drove the point home with not one, but two matching Farquaad flips at their epic annual Christmas party.

Here is Chrissy Teigen looking all cute.

Even everyone’s fave, Chrissy Teigen, has been spotted sporting the look. Coiffed by Jesus Guerrero, celebrity hairstylist to the Kardashian clan.

Kim Kardashian doing a perfect Farquaad look because everyone is doing it.

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This instance of the queen of Instagram is a good case in point. This is a Farquaad Flip if ever we’ve seen one. 

Jessica Alba giving the flip a more princessy vibe.

A little longer and with more volume, but the ends are flipped inwards and that’s all that matters.

Even Becky G in doing the flip and making it super impressive.

The ‘Mala Santa’ singer has been spotted in the style of the moment too, albeit a shorter version. There’s no escaping it! 

Celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway also loves the style.

And if a celebrity hairstylist loves it, that’s it, it’s officially a moment. The flip has been cemented.

Lastly, Bella Hadid giving us a half-up Farquaad flip moment. 

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Here’s one-half of the Hadid supermodels serving the Farquaad flip halfway up. Still an inward flip in our eyes. 

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Selena Gomez Offered A Special Commencement Speech To Immigrads Celebrating Their Special Achievement

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Selena Gomez Offered A Special Commencement Speech To Immigrads Celebrating Their Special Achievement

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It is graduation season and Covid-19 has changed how we conduct graduation ceremonies. This year, few high school seniors will be able to walk across the stage as states and counties protect their health and offer graduation alternatives. Celebrities have stepped up to give these seniors special commencement speeches.

Selena Gomez wanted to give immigrads a special commencement speech honoring their experience.

“Congratulations to all of the Immigrads,” Gomez says int he video. “I know that this is a virtual ceremony, but it is very real and it is very real to all of the families, and all of you, and your communities. I want you guys to know that you matter and that your experiences are a huge part of the American story.”

Gomez used her speech to connect with the immigrant graduates by relating to their stories.

“When my family came here from Mexico, they set into motion my American story, as well as theirs,” Gomez says. “I’m a proud third-generation American-Mexican, and my family’s journey and their sacrifices helped me get me to where I am today. Mine is not a unique story. Each and every one of you have a similar tale of becoming an American.”

Gomez gave her address for Define American, an immigrant-led organization.

Define American “is a narrative and culture change organization that uses media and the power of storytelling to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America,” reads the website.

Gomez fans are here to support the singer and her speech.

Gomez has used her platform to confront major topics in American politics and society. She produced “13 Reasons Why” to enter the conversation about teenage suicide and has used her social media platform to celebrate undocumented immigrants chasing the American Dream.

Gomez ended her speech giving all of the immigrads some words of encouragement.

“So, regardless of where your family is from, regardless of your immigration status, you have taken action to earn an education, to make your families proud, and to open up your worlds,” Gomez says. “So, I’m sending all of my love to you guys today, and congratulations, and I hope that you guys are set off to be everything that you want to be.”

READ: TV Special “Graduate Together” Gave The Class Of 2020 A Special Send-Off

How Selena Gomez’s Decision To Let Her Natural Curls Loose During Quarantine Is The Ultimate Form Of Self-Care

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How Selena Gomez’s Decision To Let Her Natural Curls Loose During Quarantine Is The Ultimate Form Of Self-Care

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Even while in quarantine, singer, actress, and soon-to-be makeup mogul Selena Gomez is managing to promote her new cosmetics brand, Rare Beauty. Before quarantine, Gomez would have followed the go-to-recipe for media promotion of her beauty products while in public: flaunting them on red carpets and rocking them on the street for paparazzi to capture and post on celebrity blogs.

Today, the producer/ businesswoman is promoting her new brand by proving the comfort it brings to her in her own home. Which makes for some pretty smart marketing if you ask me.

In a recent post to her Instagram page, Gomez shared a series of selfies wearing her natural curls and makeup from Rare Beauty.

“I had an urge to put my make up on,” Gomez wrote in the post’s caption. “My papa noticed then proceeded to ask “why do you look like that?” He whistled as he walked away. So there’s that. Wearing all @rarebeauty.”

In the picture, Gomez appears to be wearing a creamy nude lip product, winged liner, foundation, and concealer (which we know are meant to come in quite a few shades).

Gomez’s beauty launch might be impacted by the current pandemic but the singer is clearly unruffled.

The global pandemic has led many brands to put a pause on production to comply with necessary health measures.

Still, much to our delight, Rare Beauty seems to be trucking along with their plans for a summer on rarebeauty.com and Sephora. This gesture is something that we are particularly grateful for considering the fact that makeup has proven time and again to give us a sense of empowerment and confidence that we can all need in this time filled with so much doubt. From the looks of it, Gomez is using her own Rare Beauty products to help with her own self-care and we really can’t wait to do the same!