Gwen Stefani's Hair - Celebrity Get the Look - iVillage Beauty Hair

Gwen Stefani may claim in her lyrics to be "just a girl," but we know she is much more than that. Her beguiling combination of punk rocker and pin-up girl has made her an alt-rock superstar and paved the way for a new wave of self-expression in fashion and music. If you want to spice up your style and you have at least chin-length, layered hair, follow these steps from celebrity stylist John Sahag to get this funky look yourself.

STEP 1 Towel dry clean hair so that it is damp but not wet. Using a spray-on "lift" product, apply liberally (25-30 sprays) to the entire head, then comb through to assure an even application.

STEP 2 Begin blow-drying the hair by turning the head upside down and brushing the hair in all directions until it is about 80 percent dry, focusing on the base. The hair should look full and messy.

STEP 3 Flip the head back to continue styling. Begin to brush the hair in a downward motion from the crown. When the brush almost reaches the ends of the hair, turn it slightly up and out and continue to dry from underneath. The goal here is a deconstructed, messy half-flip, not a full curl.

STEP 4 After the hair is dry, apply a few mists of spray-on shine, and work it through to the ends to finish the style. (A big part of this look is Gwen's bold shock of color. Temporary hair color, whether in a spray, mascara, or gel form, is a great way to try this type of color before committing to it full-time.)

Recommended Products:

John Sahag Air Lift
Use this vitamin-enriched volumizing spray
before you begin to style, for full, thick looking hair.
Price: $13.50 for 8 oz.
Available: (888) 771-7527

Denman 9 Row Brush
This plastic, non-ventilated brush gives more styling control to sleek looks. Use this to create Gwen's modern "flip".
Price: $12.99
Available: Ricky's NYC (212) 957-8343

John Sahag Translucent Shine Spray
A high-shine finishing spray that protects the hair from harmful UV rays. Use this after styling to leave the hair with a healthy sheen.
Price: $22.50 for 4 oz.
Available: (888) 771-7527

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