Copy One of Gwen Stefani's Go-To Hairstyles

Rock a Gwen Stefani-inspired faux-hawk hairstyle for a fun updo on your next night out.

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Rick Farber, Hair Stylist:

We're going to do a quick up-do inspired by Gwen Stefani's many red carpet hairstyles.

We're going to start off sectioning her hair out because we're going to save that for later. We're just going to start with all the length down here and we're going to do a real quick back combing for some stability and volume. Leaving out the front sections as we're going to smooth those over the hair, you don't want to rough that up too much. You want to be able to take this and make it nice and neat, so we'll stop there.

Now we got that done and we start smoothing the hairstyle, brushing against that and putting the other side out of the way, clip it if you have to. When you've got it smooth you want to hit it with a little spray, comb those loose edges over. And then just take and twist that all down. Taking long roller pins, put the longest bobby pins you have and start placing them in. it doesn't matter if they show, at this point, the hairstyle is just about locking the hair down. Then we're going to take the ends of that piece and pull it up out of the way for later. And this one you take and lay over the pins and pull up, securing it with a couple more bobby pins, but these you hide way down inside. Now you take the ends and drop them back out of the way. You'll work on the top section that we had sectioned off. For this, it's very dramatic, so you want a lot of lift on this look. You're going to hit this section with some hairspray and just backcomb it down. And you're going to be fairly aggressive with this, cause you want some movement, you want some volume.

Now you're going to start taking these loose pieces and just start brushing and moving and as you do you hit them with spray. Press them back and pin them. Once you get your shape, you just keep sealing it with the spray.

Okay for our final step in this hairstyle creation, we're just going to take this shape and secure it at the base. You can leave it free, but she's got a lot of hair, so we're just going to take a pin and push it up inside there and then take another one and cross it on the same spot and just lock that down, so she's got that same soft shape but its got a little stability and hold. Hit it with a final shot of hairspray. She's not too stiff, she's still flexible and she's ready for her final look!

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by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:54PM Report as inappropriate

that's a great hairdo

by LittleBunny Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:15AM Report as inappropriate

This is a bit too out there for me, but looks great on her for sure.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:59PM Report as inappropriate

Hmmm...I don't think I could pull this off but I do like it! Very different.

by Brandi27 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:04PM Report as inappropriate

I think this definitely suits Gwen more than it does me! =)

by powerwoman033 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:59PM Report as inappropriate

beautiful.

by todo_seria_mejor Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:31AM Report as inappropriate

love this!! but i dont think anyone can do it like gwen does.

by rosie1123 Friday, June 24, 2011 at 12:24PM Report as inappropriate

love this!! but i dont think anyone can do it like gwen does.

by rosie1123 Friday, June 24, 2011 at 12:24PM Report as inappropriate

this you have to be Gwen to pull this off..

by AKGALnIowa Monday, June 6, 2011 at 04:17PM Report as inappropriate

love it on her not so much on me

by curleyn Friday, June 3, 2011 at 08:32AM Report as inappropriate

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