Gwen, who has a creative mind for innovative music videos, is a big Sound of Music fanatic, who likes to sing and sew, just like Maria Von Trapp. Come to think of it, I think I recognize a little Louisa Von Trapp influence in her hair style! The video for Wind It Up was a great tribute to the Sound of Music.
• One thing Gwen could never be accused of is following the crowd. She has parlayed her unique sense of style into her own fashion line, L.A.M.B. which stands for Love, Angle, Music, Baby, the name of one of her albums.
• Gwen has platinum blonde hair. She played original platinum blonde bombshell of the 1930s, Jean Harlow,, in the film, The Aviator. Gwen keeps her ultra light hair healthy with color protective shampoos and conditioners with lots of protein in them. Protein is a platinum blonde's best friend.
• Gwen's platinum blonde hair is achieved by using high intensity lighteners. This two step process is known as bleaching and toning. Never attempt bleaching and toning at home. It's best to let a professional blaze this trail for you!
• You can maintain good platinum blonde color between colorings with Artec Ultra Violet Shampoo or with Clairol Shimmer Lights shampoo in silver. Both of these formulas contain blue pigments which battle yellow and brassy colors. Bleached hair is not for everybody. If you start with hair that is too dark (usually medium brown or darker), it can really damage your hair, leaving it brittle if you don't take care of it. Or the end result shade after the toner may be too harsh. If you are flirting with the idea of becoming platinum blonde, you would be wise to bring a photo to your salon for a consultation to see if it's the right look for you. Salon visits cost money, so be sure you can maintain the appointments before you take the plunge.