Learn How To Get Lady Gaga’s ‘Hair Bow’ Hairstyle!
For the fabulously unique Lady Gaga, using her hair as an accessory is a distinguishing fashion statement (as is her poker face.) And the trend is definitely catching on, since all celebs seem to be trying it out in one way or another. Read on to see how you can create Lady Gaga’s distinctive ‘hair bow’ yourself.
HOW TO GET LADY GAGA'S HAIR BOW HAIR
LADY GAGA HAIR HOW TO: Step 1
The first step to getting Lady Gaga’s “hair bow” hairstyle is to start by cleansing and moisturizing the hair with a shampoo and conditioner made specifically for smoothing and frizz control, like Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Daily Shampoo and Treatment. After rinsing, towel dry hair thoroughly and apply a dime sized amount of shine serum, like Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum, to the entire head. This will smooth the hair while adding shine and reducing drying time.
Begin blow drying the hair straight in sections using a boar's bristle paddle brush. By directing the air flow downwards and blow drying the hair from the roots to the ends, you will control frizz and encourage that straight sleek look. Blow out bangs and/or entire front section of hair last. Use the brush and dryer again in a downward motion so the hair lies straight and flat on the forehead. Use an Ionic anti-static 1875 watt dryer for the finest outcome. If you have very curly, course, or thick hair, you may want to use a wide flatiron, such as Hot Tools 2" Ceramic Titanium Flat Iron, after your hair is completely dry, to achieve that frizz free, pin straight look.
After the hair is completely dry, straight, and frizz free, organize the bangs flat across the forehead. Keeping most of the longer side pieces out and down as well, begin to gather only the hair at the top or crown of the head, folding it into two side ovals of equal size, as if you were about to tie a ribbon or shoe laces. Keep a ½ inch wide piece of hair out of the ovals, in the middle of your forehead, just right above the center bangs to use later on(as the center ribbon). Secure the two loose hair circles with lightweight ponytail holders, like Scunci No Damage Ponytail Holders, shape each hair ribbon to form a natural bow shape with your fingers, and spray generously with a firm hold hairspray, such as René Furterer Laque De Finition Finishing Spray, to prevent movement.
Once the spray has sufficiently dried, carefully roll the middle piece, which you had left out earlier, over the two ovals creating the center piece of the bow. Secure tightly at the back of the head with bobby pins, making sure to lock the center piece onto the head with the pins, thus finishing the Lady GaGa “hair bow”. Make sure you use bobby pins that are close to your hair color, either bronze or black, so they do not stand out. Comb the rest of your hair gently to smooth and you’re ready to put on your poker face like Lady GaGa!
Article Written By: Jenny Karl; Jenny Karl is a Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist in Los Angeles. Jenny always wanted to be a shrink, so now she prides herself in giving the best beauty advice she can give! She is also major product junkie and absolutely loves to make people beautiful.