Selena Gomez's Genie Braid: Emergency 'Obsessed or Hot Mess?'

10/18/2013 at 11:43 AM ET

Selena Gomez braidErik Pendzich/REX

Every Tuesday, we ask you to weigh in on questionable celebrity style moments by voting whether you’re obsessed with them or find them to be a “hot mess.” And ordinarily, we don’t mind waiting a few days to get your feedback. But every so often, we encounter a look so divisive that we need your immediate input. This is one such moment.

Selena Gomez was snapped heading into the Late Show With David Letterman in a look that was very I Dream of Jeannie goes to N.Y.C., from the Versus Versace crop top to the golden accents to her top-of-head updo. And it’s that updo we’re here to discuss.

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First, the star pulled her hair tightly into a slicked-down pony right at the top of her crown. Then she wrapped a scrunchie around the base and braided it into a thick, messy fishtail.

Scrunchies are coming back (just ask Cressida Bonas) but we have yet to see them deployed un-ironically — until now. So what do you think: Is Selena making the scrunchie sexy, and are you obsessed? Or does this look get a big “hot mess” stamp from you? Vote below and weigh in in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

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Lala on

Her hair looks dirty and unhealthy. She could use some makeup colors that are brighter and more youthful. The brown eye makeup and red lipstick don’t flatter her. Looks too harsh on such a young lady.

Kelly K on

she looks like she is 50 she is so bloated and dirty

Kelly K on

she looks like she isa 50 yr old alcoholic she is so bloated and dirty
no wonder beiber dumped the hag

T.S.T.T.C on

uh, its a hair accessory.

Tracy on

She looks cute, who cares.

dp on

scrunchies get a bad rap

Kerry on

Doesn’t anyone remember madonnas doing this? It was the 90s and she looks adorable. Be glad she’s clothed. More we can say for most artists.

Pa on

Yuck hate it. Voted obsessed by accident. Sorry, but since you asked, didn’t like the hair, the makeup, or the outfit. :-(

Manda on

I’m still searching for a *slick down* ponytail! Hot hot mess.


She looks adorable…

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