It has been 20 years since we lost one of the most talented cross-genre musicians of the 20th century—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, better known simply as Selena (like legendary mononymous performers
Madonna, and Cher). To this day she is known as the queen of Tejano music and a style icon who took risks with her gorgeous wild
curls, lined eyebrows, and signature
red lipstick. Her charm and enigmatic presence, combined with her penchant for giant hoop earrings and whipping her long hair onstage, made her the epitome of ‘90s glam. Selena was undeniably sexy—she wore tight jeans and crop tops onstage—but she wore her outfits with confidence and charisma that queens would envy. Her passion for beauty extended beyond dolling herself up: In 1993, she opened up two beauty salons and boutiques in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Texas. True to her warm and welcoming demeanor, Selena wanted to share her enthusiasm for beauty and fashion with her fans. She later became a style icon and inspiration to musicians like
Jennifer Lopez (who played her in the eponymous film) and fellow Texas native
Selena Gomez (who was named in honor). Today, Selena's salon no longer exists, but we still honor her huge legacy to music, beauty, and girl power. Here are some of her most unforgettable beauty looks—get ready to be inspired to whip out those hoop earrings from storage.