Gwen Stefani Long Straight Light Blonde Half Up Hairstyle

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Added: 29 Nov 2015
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Description

These light blonde tresses are blow-waved perfectly adding body at the roots while smoothing down the mid-lengths to ends. The top is pulled back, teased and pinned to the head which is great way of exposing the best facial features. Product is needed to tame fly-away hair.

Gwen Stefani flaunts her signature platinum blonde locks here in a Sixties-inspired ‘do. Gwen has an oval face shape with a high forehead and square chin, so any hairstyle that adds volume and softness at the top works well for her. Here, she lets most of her locks down while she pulls the top section back off the face, creating a bouffant. This, along with Gwen’s soft curls at the ends, softens up her look nicely and creates a gorgeous frame for her face.

Gwen has been a platinum blonde forever, and although her natural hair color is dark brown, this shade works very well on her. Her fair complexion and brown eyes are flattered by this soft baby blonde tone, as is her naturally thick hair texture. Regular toners are needed to keep the brassiness in this blonde down.

Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Long
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type
Scissor Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,heart,triangular
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium

Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large

Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
Spray your hairspray at the roots to create more body and hold.
Products
Mousse, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.


2. Use a Large Radial Brush

step 2

A large radial brush is usually used on long straight hair types or to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.


3. Blow-dry the Back Under

step 3

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.


4. Blow-dry the Sides Under

step 4

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.


5. Blow-dry the Top Section Back

step 5

To blow-dry the top section back you will need to take your brush and firstly make sure that the section is no wider than the diameter of the brush. Next, place your brush on top of your head and under your section. Using your blow-dryer on a medium setting, blow-dry your hair from the roots, slowly lifting your hair up and working your way to the ends. Make sure to keep the blow-dryer in front of the brush at all times. Continue this step until the top section is completely dry.


6. Tease Hair

step 6

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.


7. Pin Hair

step 7

Once your hairstyle is complete, hold your hair into place and then pin your hair into your desired direction.


8. Apply Smoothing Shine

step 8

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.


9. Apply Hairspray

step 9

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.





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