Gwen Stefani Vintage 1940 Hairdo Styles

gwen stefanis 1940s hairstyleGwen Stefani has perfected her look into a combination of rock star cool balanced by pin-up girl beauty. Gwen imitates the vintage stars of the 1940’s a great deal of the time, however she places her own unique, funky edge on the style.

Gwen, like many, uses her hair to show off her personality, and she loves nothing more than creating unique, interesting looks.

Her platinum locks are pure coiffed perfection whether she is on stage or out for dinner. Although she has sported some longer, and a few shorter hairstyles; Gwen typically wears her locks in a medium length hairstyle that is perfect for the experimentation she loves.

If you love the classic hairstyles from the 40’s and 50’s, reminiscent of those worn by such stars as Mae West, with an updated edge, Gwen’s hairstyle might just be for you.

Although Gwen’s hairstyles can be modified to suit most facial features and hair types, her style does work best on hair that has a natural wave.

To start with, book an appointment with your stylist. Request a layered, contoured style cut with short face framing layers, this will accent and soften any large facial features. Your stylist should make certain to add light layers throughout the ends as well to allow for body and movement.

Although styling hair like Gwen’s can take a little time and effort, the results are certainly worth it!


Gwen Stefani Vintage 1940 Hairdo Styles Styling Steps


Style Steps Wash your hair with products designed for your hair type and condition.
Style Steps Mist with a spray gel.
Style Steps Work out tangles and distribute product evenly with a wide tooth comb.
Style Steps Spritz a volumizer at the roots of your hair.
Style Steps Use a round brush while blow-drying to a smooth finish. Lift lightly at the roots of your hair for volume.
Style Steps When your tresses are fully dry, work in large sections and curl with a large barreled curling iron or hot rollers.
Style Steps Use your fingers to arrange your curls as desired.
Style Steps Back comb lightly for style support.
Style Steps Use a small amount of shine serum for a glossy finish.
Style Steps Mist with hairspray for hold.

If your locks are curly or very wavy, apply a straightening to damp hair before combing. Blow-dry your hair in sections to relax any curl and add body.

If you want to copy Gwen’s look right down to the hair color; it is best to visit a professional. Gwen’s hair color requires a two step process. First, the locks are bleached to lighten the hair to a pale blonde. Afterwards, a toner is applied to create the white blonde effect that Gwen is known for.





Gwen Stefani Vintage 1940 Hairdo Styles



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