A SOCIAL LIFE

A Lightricks Blog by Team Facetune

200+ Awesome Selfie Hashtags & How to Make Your Own

by Team Facetune / February 16, 2021

Selfie hashtags. The thing you never thought you needed to succeed on Instagram.

What are your IG selfie goals? For the selfie-obsessed, like myself, a winning selfie is like a bacon, egg & cheese, a timeless trifecta of satisfaction that should not be reckoned with. To make your selfie just as good as the greasy (perfect) breakfast sandwich your roommate brings you on a hungover Saturday morning, you’ll have to master the unwavering combination of how to take the perfect selfie photo, perfect selfie caption, and…legendary set of up to 30 selfie hashtags. 

Best friend hangover selfie
Of course, your best friend gets to take advantage of whatever state you’re in the morning after.

 

Why Use Hashtags For Your Selfie?

  1. Hashtags can get your selfie seen by more people. 
  2. Hashtags can help your account get discovered and followed.
  3. Hashtags add context, personality, or humor to your Instagram selfies.

 

Woman on the beach texting a smart phone
Should I mention about how our car #brokedown on the way but we’re finally #atthebeach? Or just keep it light – #romanticgetaway?

 

What Are The Most Popular Selfie Hashtags?

Here’s your overall top 20 trending hashtags for selfies.

#selfies, #selfietime,#selfiesunday, #selfienation, #selfiequeen,#selfiesaturday, #selfiestick, #selfiee, #selfiegram, #selfiesfordays, #selfieaddict, #selfielove, #selfiegirl, #selfieday, #selfieking, #selfiegamestrong, #selfiemode, #selfieee, #selfiegame, #selfiemania

Now, let’s get specific. When you want to emphasize the “when” of your selfie:

#selfieoftheday #selfieonathursday #selfiesaturday #selfiesunday #selfiefriday #selfiemonday #selfiesfordays #selfienow #selfieday

When you want to let your audience know how you took your pic by calling out the equipment you used:

#selfieremote #selfiegopro #selfiestick #selfiemirror

When you’re proud of your selfie and ready to take on the world:

#selfieonfleek #selfieexpert #selfiequeen #selfiegamestrong #selfieking 

When you are sick of the word selfie (me, right now) and don’t want to use the word selfie (ahh, again!) in your hashtag:

#selfportrait #selfshot #faceoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #selfietime #instapic #myself #portrait #pose #self

But, Here’s The Real Tea

Those ultra-popular, top selfie hashtags aren’t going to necessarily help you. Oh that’s right, Ashley, it’s called you’ve been living a lie. The most used tags are not the most searched tags. Because so many people use them, it’s harder to stand out. Using popular selfie hashtags doesn’t mean that people are more likely to tap on that tag or search for it.

People might even be less likely to find your gorgeous mug, ❤ your post, follow your account, and turn you into a globe-prancing influencer if you’re using only generic hashtags for selfies. So…

How Do You Get Your Selfie Noticed With Hashtags?

Go niche. Don’t be chicken and rice, be chicken tikka masala on a porcelain dish (yes, it’s the second food reference of this article, I’m sorry, my fridge is empty and it’s lunchtime). Instead of using the most popular Instagram hashtags, find and use selfie hashtags that are more niche to engage an audience that’s more relevant to you in some way. They could be related to your location (#selfieinparis,) describe what you’re doing in the photo (#boredatworkselfie, #selfiewithmom) or connected to your skills and interests (#selfiestyle, #crossfitselfie)

 

hashtag funeral

 

You’re more likely to get followers from niche hashtags than generic ones, since your selfie will be more accessible. People won’t have to scroll miles to find your post, and your chances to be featured on Instagram’s hashtag search page for that hashtag are higher. 

 

 

Need more inspo? Here are 6 popular selfie hashtag niches on Instagram:

As we mentioned above, it’s not enough to just use the most popular selfie hashtags on Instagram: you can drill down a lot more and probably get more eyeballs for your selfies if you get more specific:

Best friend hashtags

best friend selfie hashtag instagram
You can’t be best friends until the selfie is published, with the appropriate #bff hashtag

 

Your ride-or-die BFF is there through thick or thin. Make your friendship #InstagramOfficial with the right best friend selfie hashtags:

  • #friend
  • #friendship
  • #instagood
  • #bestfriend
  • #bestfriends
  • #besties
  • #goodfriends
  • #friendshipgoals
  • #squadgoals
  • #bff
  • #lovethem
  • #friendsforever
  • #friendshipquotes
  • #friendsforlife

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Annu Burman (@annuburman.ae)

Self-portrait hashtags

woman self portrait selfie hashtag

No, self-portraits aren’t in the same league as a selfie, although they sound kinda similar. If you’re taking professional-style self-portraits (and usually not on your smartphone camera), use these self-portrait hashtags to show off your selfie photography chops:

  • #selfportrait
  • #photography
  • #portait
  • #artist
  • #photographer
  • #me
  • #myself
  • #closeup
  • #selfshot
  • #photooftheday
  • #instame
  • #portraitpage
  • #portraiture
  • #canon
  • #model
  • #artistsoninstagram

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Soumya Jayaprakash (@soumyaisme)

Your Selfies have never looked so good.
Install Facetune2 Now!

 

Morning hashtags

Yaaaaawn. Did you get up at the crack of dawn for an unforgettable sunrise photo? Make sure the hours of lost sleep were worth it—add these morning-themed hashtags to your post for more likes:

  • #goodmorning
  • #morning
  • #sunrise
  • #picoftheday
  • #morningmotivation
  • #morningvibes
  • #morningglory
  • #goodvibes
  • #day
  • #beautifulmorning
  • #buongiorno

Coffee hashtags

coffee hashtags for instagram photos

Coffee makes the world go ‘round. Plus, it’s a great way to add new followers to your Instagram. Nobody can resist the allure of a warm, perfectly-positioned cup of cafe au lait in the sunshine. Use these coffee selfie hashtags to connect with fellow coffee-lovers:

  • #coffee
  • #coffeetime
  • #caffeine
  • #latte
  • #coffeelovers
  • #coffeeaddict
  • #latteart
  • #coffeegram
  • #cappuccino
  • #coffeebreak
  • #coffeelove
  • #coffeelife
  • #baristalife
  • #icedcoffee

Tea hashtags

tea hashtag for instagram selfie

Coffee gets all the credit, but tea is actually a super-popular niche on Instagram, too. If you’ve got boxes of loose leaf taking up your pantry, show them off to your followers with the right tea hashtags

  • #tea
  • #greentea
  • #igtea
  • #instatea
  • #tealeaf
  • #teainstagram
  • #herbaltea
  • #teatime
  • #teapeople
  • #teaparty
  • #teacup
  • #tealover
  • #teaaddict
  • #drink

Breakfast hashtags

breakfast photo instagram hashtag
Why would anyone prepare such a beautiful breakfast unless they can share it on Instagram? #yum

 

It’s the most important meal of the day, after all. Who could resist a well-lit shot of your gourmet avocado toast at Sunday brunch with the girls? Show that bad boy off with the right breakfast selfie hashtags

  • #breakfast
  • #vegan
  • #yum
  • #healthybreakfast
  • #breakfasttime
  • #foodpics
  • #foodie
  • #glutenfree
  • #brunch
  • #foodporn
  • #instafood
  • #foodphotography

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Esra Mese (@charmerkitchen)

No makeup hashtags

Going makeup-free is still a popular trend these days, and with good reason! (Except for on Halloween). We love a good smokey eye, but it’s also refreshing to see so many “au naturale” selfies out there. Flaunt your natural beauty with these no makeup beauty hashtags:

  • #beauty 
  • #natural
  • #naturalbeauty 
  • #loveyourself
  • #bareface
  • #nomakeupneeded
  • #nomakeupselfie
  • #makeupfree
  • #naturalglow
  • #cleanface
  • #nomakeup

 

Selfie hashtags for likes

The right hashtags can connect you with people and grow your following (which is what we all want, #amiright?). Although you don’t want to overuse them, hashtags that invite people to like your post can help give you a boost. Sprinkle in these selfie hashtags for likes to extend your reach:

  • #followme
  • #likeforlike
  • #like4like
  • #follow4follow
  • #followforfollow
  • #f4f
  • #instagood
  • #instalike
  • #likeforfollow
  • #followback

Gym selfie hashtags

You don’t have to look very hard to catch people snapping a quick pic of themselves in the mirror at the gym. I mean…if you don’t post a sweaty selfie, did you even work out?? Use these gym selfie hashtags to help grow your following, and maybe even inspire others to get moving:

  • #gymselfie 
  • #gym 
  • #fitness 
  • #gymlife 
  • #gymmotivation 
  • #fitnessmotivation 
  • #workout 
  • #gymtime 
  • #fitfam 
  • #motivation 
  • #gymaddict 
  • #gymlifestyle 
  • #fitnessjourney
  • #fitspo 
  • #girlswholift
  • #gymlove 
  • #sport
  • #training

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Allyson Pagley (@allypagley)

Restroom selfie hashtags

Ahh, the restroom selfie. It’s hard to resist snapping a pic when you have the perfect full-length mirror and good lighting. Besides, you look hot! Add these restroom selfie hashtags the next time you get the perfect bathroom pic:

  • #bathroomselfie 
  • #bathroom
  • #mirrorselfie
  • #bathroompic 
  • #instabathroom
  • #mirrorpic
  • #dirtymirror
  • #bathroominspo
  • #bathroomshot

Dog selfie hashtags

I’m not gonna lie: a dog makes everything better, including your IG pics. Including Scruffles in your selfie pretty much guarantees you’ll get a bunch of likes, but you can take it a step further with these dog selfie hashtags:

  • #dogselfie 
  • #dogsofinstagram 
  • #dogstagram 
  • #doglover
  • #doglife
  • #dogoftheday 
  • #instadog
  • #doggo 
  • #puppylove 
  • #cutedogs
  • #whatthefluff 
  • #ellenratemydog 
  • #weeklyfluff
  • #petoftheday 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jeffrey.Z.Cray (@samoyed.bm)

Mirror selfie hashtags

The gym, club, restaurant, and even your mom’s house all have one thing in common: they’re mirrors galore. Sometimes you just want to strut your stuff in front of a mirror and snap a pic. Is that so wrong? I don’t think so. Try multiple angles in the mirror for a cool effect and post that bad boy on Instagram with these hashtags: 

  • #mirrorselfie
  • #mirror 
  • #me 
  • #mirrorpic 
  • #myself
  • #mirrorphotо 
  • #selfiemirror 
  • #dirtymirror
  • #homeselfie 
  • #mirrorselfies

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Becki | 🦩 (@the_rebeccaedit)

Bodybuilding selfie hashtags

You worked really, really hard to get those biceps. If your guns are smokin’, it’s time to take a bodybuilding selfie. Try a before and after photo, a pic of you flexing, or a post-workout snap where you’re dewy with sweat. Don’t forget to sprinkle in the right hashtags to get your pic in front of more people: 

  • #bodybuilding 
  • #fitness 
  • #gym 
  • #workout 
  • #fitnessmotivation
  • #gymlife 
  • #fitfam
  • #bodybuilder 
  • #powerlifting 
  • #fitspo 
  • #strong 
  • #gains 

Selfie model hashtags

Smile for the camera! While “selfie model” sounds like a regular selfie, it’s not. This is a more high-class, artsy style of selfie. If you’ve got the model/photoshoot look to your aesthetic, use these selfie model hashtags to stand out to a more professional audience:

  • #model 
  • #fashion 
  • #photography
  • #style 
  • #beauty
  • #beautiful
  • #art 
  • #photoshoot
  • #portrait 
  • #modeling 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Dalila De Masi (@dalilademasi)

Shoe selfie hashtags

Girl, it’s time to show off that shoe collection. Whether you’re a stiletto diva or a kicks guru, people love seeing a good set of shoes on their feed. Show off your shoe collection, pose today’s shoes in a cool location poolside, or feature your designer shoe-handbag ensemble. Add these hashtags so other shoe lovers see your post, too:

  • #shoeselfie 
  • #shoes 
  • #shoestagram 
  • #shoesaddict 
  • #shoestyle 
  • #shoesoftheday 
  • #shoeswag
  • #shoelover
  • #instashoes 
  • #heels 
  • #iloveheels 
  • #highheels 
  • #shoeporn

Day of the week selfie hashtags 

Look, I love posting on Instagram as much as the next person, but dang. It takes a lot of creative juice to come up with cool posts, let alone interesting photography hashtags

You want to post more often because it’s great at staying top-of-mind for all of your followers. But let’s be honest: nobody wants to see the same.old.selfie every day. You’ve got to jazz stuff up, and that means posting something different every damn day. 

What’s a selfie kween to do? I’ve got you covered: use these hashtags as prompts for daily posts to get more views. 

Sunday Selfie Hashtags

Some people are all about #lazysundays, while other people feel the #sundayscaries. How do you feel about Sundays? How do you usually spend your last day of the weekend? Take a pic of whatever you’re up to and label it with the right hashtag for your #sundayfeels:

  1. #sundayfunday
  2. #sundaysweat 
  3. #stayhomesunday
  4. #sundayscaries
  5. #lazysundays
  6. #sundayfeels
  7. #selfiesunday 

Monday Selfie Hashtags

Yeah, Monday gets a bad rap, but it’s kind of deserved. Few people actually like Mondays, so treat this as a chance to give your followers something cool to look at. Try alliterative hashtags like #makeupmonday to make themed posts every Monday. Or you can always throw a classic #mondaymood if you’re not feeling too chipper yourself:

You dragged yourself out of bed and actually managed to do all the things—on a Monday, no less. You’re basically superhuman, so take a Monday selfie to commemorate your achievements and make your friends fear your #adulting prowess: 

  1. #mondaymantra 
  2. #mondaymotivation 
  3. #mondaymood 
  4. #mondayblues 
  5. #mondayfunday
  6. #mondaymemories 
  7. #mondaymadness 
  8. #mindfulmonday 
  9. #manicmonday 
  10. #mancrushmonday (#mcm) 
  11. #musicmonday
  12. #happymonday
  13. #mondaymotivation

Tuesday Selfie Hashtags

I feel like all of the coffee I drank on Monday actually hits me on Tuesday. Most people are feeling productive on Tuesday, so hit ‘em with your best content today with hashtags like: 

  1. #traveltuesday 
  2. #tiptuesday 
  3. #goodnewstues
  4. #tuesdayvibes
  5. #tuesdaythoughts 
  6. #tuesdaymood
  7. #tacotuesday
  8. #tuesdaymorning

Wednesday Selfie Hashtags

All right, you’re halfway through the week at this point. “Hump day” is your chance to keep up the momentum you’ve built all week with hashtags like:

  1. #wackywednesday
  2. #humpday 
  3. #winewednesday 
  4. #wednesdayvibes
  5. #wednesdaywisdom
  6. #wednesdaymotivation
  7. #wednesdaymood
  8. #humdayvibes

 

Thursday Selfie Hashtags

The obvious choice here is a #throwbackthursday and everybody loves nostalgic posts. If you’ve got old pics, dig ‘em back up and post them today. You can also try hashtags like: 

  1. #throwbackthursday (or #TBT) 
  2. #thankfulthursday 
  3. #thirstythursday
  4. #thursdayvibes
  5. #thursdaythoughts
  6. #thursdaymood 

Friday Selfie Hashtags

Yas! You made it! Friday is clearly the best day of the week (but maybe I’m biased). Make a little party on your Instagram account with celebratory selfies using hashtags like:

  1. #fearlessfriday 
  2. #fashionfriday
  3. #fridayfun 
  4. #followfriday
  5. #featurefriday
  6. #fridayfunday
  7. #funnyfriday
  8. #fridayreads
  9. #foodiefriday
  10. #fridaynight
  11. #lastfridaynight

Saturday Selfie Hashtags

You probably get most of your stuff done on the weekend, right? I’m frantically trying to do all the stuff I pushed off during the week in one day. Sounds doable, right? Whatever you’re up to today, share it with your followers and get more views with these hashtags:

  1. #weekendvibes
  2. #saturdaystyle 
  3. #saturday
  4. #caturday
  5. #saturdaynight
  6. #saturdaystyle
  7. #saturdaysweat
  8. #saturdayshoutout
  9. #saturdaynightfever

A few final tips for selfie hashtags for Instagram

Okay, so you can pick some of the best selfie hashtags in the world, but if you don’t use them in the right way, you won’t get anywhere. Make sure you follow these tips to master selfie hashtags for Instagram. 

  • Know the limits: Yes, Instagram allows up to 30 hashtags per post, but with great power comes great responsibility. Actually, you don’t have to cram 30 hashtags into your posts: most people say 11 is ideal, anyway.  
  • Choose relevant hashtags: Look, viral hashtags can get you more views, but Instagram doesn’t like irrelevant hashtags. After all, if you’re looking for posts about #hair and see spammy pics about cars, you aren’t going to trust Instagram. Only use relevant hashtags so you can stay on Instagram’s good side. 
  • Add hashtags as a comment: Not a fan of overloading your Instagram caption with hashtags? Just add those bad boys as a comment. Publish your post like normal without the hashtags and then drop them into the comments section afterward. (People will still be able to find your post, don’t worry.) 
  • Use trending hashtags: Want to tap into trending topics? Look for trending hashtags in your niche with Instagram’s search bar. Add a topic to start and see which hashtags Instagram recommends. It will usually do this by the number of posts using a certain hashtag, which means it’s probably a popular hashtag that gets a lot of traffic. 
  • Find related hashtags you might have missed: Don’t feel paranoid about missing a hashtag in your niche. When you search for a hashtag, Instagram will display related hashtags right next to it. It’s the perfect way to discover new hashtags or ones you might have previously overlooked. 
  • See which hashtags other people are using: What hashtags are your friends (or frenemies) using on Instagram? Don’t let other people outdo you here. Snoop around a little to swipe a few clever hashtags from your network. As long as you don’t copy-paste their hashtags verbatim, a little hashtag #recon is okay. 
  • Check Instagram Insights: Okay, this is only for the folks with Instagram Business profiles. But if you have a Business profile, make sure you check Insights. This will tell you which hashtags have brought in the most views for your profile. If a hashtag isn’t pulling its weight, remove it from your list and replace it with a new one.

The Bottom Line for Selfie Hashtags:

You can use up to 30 hashtags on an Instagram post, so why not use a combo of niche + generic selfie hashtags to cover all bases? Give context to your selfie and attract new followers. Before you bust out your iPhone and hashtag your selfie away, here’s a few last selfie hashtag tips:

Your Selfies have never looked so good.
Install Facetune2 Now!

  • If your account is set to private, your tags won’t appear publicly on hashtag pages. Duh, but #justsaying.
  • You can tag stories. You can use up to 10 on one story. But that’s a lot, don’t overcrowd it. 
  • Important! Beware banned hashtags. This list is constantly changing, so make sure to search in Google and IG what the latest banned selfie hashtags might be.

Bonus list of just a few more selfie hashtags that are big on Instagram in 2021:

#americangirl, #attractive, #babe, #boho, #bikinibody, #beautyblogger (but #beautybloggers works), #curvygirls, #ig, #ilovemyinstagram, #instamood, #likeforlike and #likeback ( <– I can’t. Are people really still using these!?), #models, #prettygirl, #snap, #single, #sopretty, #streetphoto, #woman, #women

Tag your selfies with any of these hashtags to ensure as wide a reach as possible for your selfie photos! And check out these photography hashtags that are super popular on IG as well!

Recent Posts

The Ultimate Smize Guide: How to Smize Properly
What Is a Finsta and Why on Earth Do People Create Them?
101 Christmas-Themed Hashtags for December
71 Travel Photography Hashtags For The World Traveller