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Gwen Stefani Medium Straight Formal Hairstyle

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Added: 13 Jul 2009
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★



Description

This is a great style which beautifully complements Gwen's icy blonde color and tone. Her length has been left at shoulder level and her layers have been angle cut to create body and shape

Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Medium
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,heart,diamond,triangular
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Medium/Coarse
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
No

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Tip
Use the large hot rollers to create this tucked under finish.
Products
Smoothing Shine, Lacquer, and Straightener Product
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Straightening Balm

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Squeeze a small amount of straightening balm into your palms and then rub your hands together before smoothing the product evenly through damp hair.

2. Part to the Left

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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

3. Use a Large Radial Brush

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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.

4. Blow-dry the Back Under

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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.

5. Blow-dry the Sides Under

Sidesunder

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.

6. Use Large Hot Rollers

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A large hot roller is used to give your hair a larger curl and to add lots of body.

7. Apply Hot Rollers Close to Part

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Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller down the hair shaft towards the roots and secure it with a pin or clip. Continue applying the rollers through your front section down to your ears. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

8. Apply Smoothing Shine

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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 Lacquer

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Lacquer is great for strong hold. A small amount is all that is required to finish and should be applied from an arms length distance to the entire style.




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