13 selfie poses for girls

Learn how to control the lighting, camera angle & pose to take your Instagram feed to fab.

Facetune team
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Transform your selfie game with poses for girls tips

Selfies poses are easily some of the most popular photos on social media. The best thing about selfies is that you can control everything from the lighting to the camera angle to the pose. It's no wonder our feeds (and our camera rolls) are full of selfies—we can take 100 until we get the one we like best.

Wait until you are having a good hair day and grab your phone because these selfie poses for girls are sure to take your insta feed from drab to fab.

1) Head tilt

Take your standard selfie to a new level by tilting your head to one side. This creates a more exciting shape. Add to the effect by sweeping your hair over one shoulder for a cute look. If you don't want to look directly into the camera, look up and to the side for a naturally chill vibe.



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Make sure the phone is about eye level to avoid awkward shadows and ensure that your head isn't too tilted to the point where it gives you a crooked neck.

head tilt selfie pose for girls

If you don't know what to do with your spare hand, use it to touch your hair. Either tame the fly-aways, hold it out of your face, tuck it behind your ear, or give it some extra volume. Brushing your hair is a natural action we do a million times a day. In a selfie, it can look effortless and friendly without seeming staged. If you're having a great hair day, it's also an excellent way to point this out without bragging about it in your Insta caption. #humblebrag

hold your hair back selfie pose for girls

2) Take a photo of a selfie

It doesn't matter if it's on your friend's phone or you've printed a polaroid picture, taking a snap of a selfie can be an adorable way to change it up a bit. Just be sure that you get some of the background in. If the original girl selfie photo doesn't show anything other than your face, this is a great way to give some context. For example, a close-up shot of your face might not indicate that you're actually having an epic beach day. It's also a great way to post a selfie without looking too staged.

3) The long arm

Sometimes, a selfie is epic because it shows how much fun you're having. In this case, don't worry about trying to conceal the arm holding the phone. Just get as much background in and show what you're up to. This pose looks excellent with a huge smile or a laugh rather than a pout. You know what they say: People are most attractive when they're happy.

4) The half-face selfie

We didn't make the rules: Your eyeliner will never be even, and one eyebrow will never look as good as the other—time for a half-face selfie! There are so many options for a half-face selfie. You can use the edge of the photo, your hair, a book, a Starbucks drink, your hand… the list is endless. It's a little cheeky and mysterious, so you can either smile or pout depending on what you're going for. The only rule is to watch out for shadows, which could make your nose look a little odd.

5) Use your reflection

Head-on selfies are so last year. Get a little artsy and take your selfie on a reflective surface, whether that’s a lake, puddle, window, mirror, or even your sunglasses. If it’s reflective, try to get a cool selfie pose out of it!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different poses. Sometimes the light will hit your reflection better in a different pose. If you like the pic itself but the lighting isn’t quite right, use a selfie editor app like Facetune to add filters and revamp your photo’s composition.

6) Play with shadows

Smiling selfies are great, but serious-looking selfies are also in. Adding shadows can transform a regular photo into something that’s edgier and more mysterious.

We like this selfie pose for girls because it’s so different. Instead of pouring sunlight into your selfie, try standing near a window and lowering the blinds. Use the blinds to create shadows across your face for a cool look.

The trick with this one is to look anywhere but the camera. Face the camera, but angle your eyes off to the side. On your Insta feed, this will look like a sultry candid shot.

7) Get inspired by emojis

Don’t be afraid to get a little goofy! The cute pout is fine and all, but sometimes you need to inject a little personality into your selfie game.

Open your phone and look through your emojis. You know the winking emoji with the tongue sticking out? 😜 Give it a try and see how you look. You can try throwing on some glasses, smirking, and looking off to the side. Absolutely presh.

8) Try a full-body selfie

People usually snap selfies focused on the chest and face, but there aren’t any rules in the world of selfies. If your outfit is on point today, make that the star of your selfie.

You can try this selfie pose by holding the camera above your head so you get your entire body in the shot. Try popping out your hip, playing with your hair, or holding the edge of your jacket for added effect.

9) Take a selfie in bed

Wanna show off your softer side? Take a selfie in bed! This is one of our fave selfie poses for girls because it’s cute and cozy. You might not have woken up like this, but nobody needs to know.

Lay on your pillow, spread your hair around you, and give a big smile to the camera. If you want a more mysterious or mischievous look, hide under the covers with just your eyes and the bridge of your nose showing.

10) Play with props

The photo booth is optional here. Dig through your closet for funky and fun props for your selfie sesh. What about your floppy beach hat? Or that chunky necklace from high school? Everything from your favorite mug to your scarf collection is fair game. Try snapping a selfie from multiple angles and holding the props in different ways. This requires a little bit of experimentation, but that’s the fun of it!

11) Show off your feet

Don’t let your pedicure go unnoticed. Rock that new gel color by posing for a foot selfie. Whether you go barefoot or just show off a new pair of kicks, this selfie is cool because it breaks up your feed. Instead of yet another pic of your face, you’re focusing on a different part of your body.

Remember to check your background here, though. Try to go with an interesting background like the beach, a fire pit, the lake, or mountains to make your selfie more interesting. Otherwise, it’s just a picture of your feet!

12) Zoom in on the eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. When you’ve gone through the trouble of perming your lashes or gluing on some falsies, that’s a prime opportunity for a close-up selfie.



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But zooming in on your eyes can be tricky. Here’s how to do it:

  • Use your back camera instead of your selfie camera. Trust us on this one.
  • Stand in front of a mirror so you can see your phone’s screen.
  • If you have a ring light for your phone, use it! You want people to be able to see the color and detail in the iris of your eye.
  • Decide where you want to focus the pic, and tap there on the screen. Some girls focus on their lashes, eyeshadow, brows, or the center of the eye. You do you.

From there, you can use a selfie editor app like Facetune to add more definition and texture to your eye selfie.

13) Post-workout photo

Wow, you went through the effort to hit the gym? Way to go, boss. Document that with a selfie!

Post-workout selfies are great because your face is flushed from working out. You don’t want to be oozing sweat or anything, but a little rush of blood to your cheeks makes for a healthy selfie glow.

Snap a pic in the mirror at the gym, in your car, or even take some before and after photos to show how hard you’re working!

Strike a pose that makes you feel confident

Don’t let a good hair day go to waste. Rock your look with new and creative selfie poses. Whether you want to amp up the drama in your selfie or emphasize your natural features, Facetune is the best selfie editor for the job. Try these 13 feminine and interesting selfie poses for girls to snap better pics for your followers.

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