Blonds might have more fun, but some of them have to do a lot of work to get there. In particular, Gwen Stefani, a natural brunette-turned-iconic-blond, has a particularly intense routine for maintaining her platinum blond tresses.
In an interview with Refinery29, Stefani’s longtime stylist, Danilo Dixon, spilled the details about the upkeep of the singer and The Voice coach’s signature style. “We color her hair every Monday before we film The Voice. Gwen’s an Italian girl with wavy brown hair — if you look at the video for ‘Cool,’ we did her in her natural shade, maybe a little darker,” he said. “I learned that I could get to a place of achieving the blond that I want, and the quality of hair that we need and want, by using a new product, as opposed to just bleach.” Dixon added, “People are, like, ‘That’s not natural,’ and I say, ‘Of course it is — it’s supernatural.'”
That’s right: If you’re as roots-averse and blond-obsessed as Stefani, the solution is weekly dye sessions without heavy-duty bleach. That shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-okay, we’ll stop, sorry.
Dixon, a Pantene spokesperson and the former VP and creative director of Oribe, also said that although he comes up with plenty of ideas for new and exciting hairdos for celeb clients like Stefani ahead of time, he also likes to play off their vibes in the moment. “I want to see what you’re wearing, I want to know about the event, I want to know your responsibilities, I want to figure out what camera’s involved — all of it,” he said. “[I ask], ‘What are you feeling tonight?’ It’s about you wearing it, not it wearing you, even though it can be completely over the top. I have an extraordinary Barbie doll and she happens to be a good friend, human being, and entertainer — and she looks good.” Clearly, find yourself a hairstylist who loves you (and your hair) as much as Dixon loves Stefani.
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