Lady Gaga Hairstyles

Lady GaGa’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, she is an American singer-songwriter and dance-pop/electronica musician.

Lady GaGa was born in March 1986, in New York. By age 4, she had taught herself to play the piano by ear, and when she was a teenager she penned her first song. When she was just 14, she was playing open mic nights at New York’s Bitter End, and by the age of 17 she had been one of 20 kids in the world to get early admission to Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

By 20 she started working for Interscope Records and was busy writing songs for other musical groups, such as The Pussycat Dolls.

In 2006, she started working with music producer Rob Fusari, with whom she wrote several of her early downtown hits like “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich”, “Dirty Ice Cream” and “Disco Heaven”. It was when she performed the song “Again, Again” for Fusari that she created the stage name, Lady GaGa (which is a reference to the song “Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen).

Throughout 2008 Lady GaGa finalized tracks for her debut album “The Fame”, which she explained was “about how anyone can feel famous”. To date, the album spawned the hit singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. Both singles topped the Canadian Hot 100 as well as ARIA Singles Chart.

Her creative team, the “Haus of GaGa”, promoted the image of Lady GaGa worldwide via fashion, technology and various media: Lady GaGa’s pop persona is styled with a blonde geometric fringe and Diamond encrusted shades, as seen on her album cover. She often wears loose hooded garments with skin-tight pants. Her performances are accompanied by her infamous ‘Disco Stick’, and also a pair of metallic sunglasses with digital screens as lenses which play video content.

Now let’s talk about Lady Gaga’s hair, you either love it or loathe it! I personally lean towards the loathe, yet having said that, she’s had a few styles which I consider to be very good as well. I have included a selection of different styles that Lady Gaga has worn over the last couple of years.

Let’s take a look at some of her past hairstyles.

Lady Gaga was spotted several times, including her ‘Poker Face’ video wearing her hairstyle with the bow. This is one of my personal worst Lady Gaga hairstyles, sorry for anyone that likes this look, I just don’t.
Not sure what’s going on here, she looks a little drunk!
Performing at the launch of vevo, need I say that I don’t like this larger bow style either.
Ok, this braided headband look is slightly better than the photos above, still looks a bit amateurish though. Was photographed at the VIP Room Theatre 2009.
Slightly better look, Leaving her signature extravaganza to the side, Lady Gaga hit the town promoting her new album ‘The Fame Monster’ wearing her platinum blonde hair styled with loose waves and heavy side fringe.
Interesting, punky look with pink and purple streaks in her platinum hair, Japan 2009.

Let’s find some photos that I really like, don’t get me wrong I love some of her hair styles and she carries them off beautifully, probably better than anyone else can. Let’s count down with these three lovely hair photos to my favorite one.

– 3 –

Lady Gaga looks very nice in this shot, although it’s a wig it looks great and definitely suits her.

– 2 –

This could be a front cover shot. Lady Gaga’s face looks beautiful in this photo and her hair is styled great, it’s really classy, I love this shot.

– 1 –

When I first looked at her yellow/golden hair I wasn’t sure, then the more I looked the more I liked. The colours are very interesting, blonder at the top and golden yellow further down. This is a retro revamp of the dark and blonde, (that was used to create contrast). These colours would suit very few people but Lady Gaga seems to pull it off. The hair style itself is still very nice and would suit many people, but it’s the colour that wins over the style.

How to achieve this style of Lady Gaga, seen at the Grammy Awards 2010
Please note, I cannot teach you how to colour your hair to achieve this golden yellow look, that would be irresponsible of me, it takes a minimum of 3 years training, but I’m very happy to teach you how to achieve this style. The reason I bring this up, in the past I have been asked by some followers of my blog if I can teach them how to cut or colour, this I’m afraid I cannot do.

Hair appliances and products needed:

  • Hairdryer
  • Medium sized heated rollers
  • Large sized round brush
  • Hair clip
  • Hair grips
  • If your hair is straight then you will need a medium pair of hot irons
  • Firm hold mouse
  • Hairspray
  1. After you have washed your hair, place some firm hold mouse in (about the size of 2 golf balls) then blast dry until about 80% dry. If your hair is naturally frizzy only blast dry to about 60%, the reason being you will need to smooth your hair out a little more, this will be easier if your hair is slightly more damp, it will help eliminate some of your frizz.
  2. Starting at the back, take a 1 inch horizontal section and clip the rest of your hair out of the way.
  3. Start to blow-dry using your brush, by placing it underneath your hair and then straighten, do not over dry, if you do the heated rollers will not work as well, as soon as it feels dry move on to the next section, if your hair was around 60% dry (before you started to use your brush) each section should take about 15 seconds to dry, that should give you a rough indication of how long it will take you to complete, if your hair is curly, that’s no problem but will take a little longer to dry, around 25 seconds per section.
  4. When you’ve finished blow-drying, take your first heated roller and place it horizontally on the front of your hairline and roll back, the size of the section should be about 2cm deep and enough to fill 90% of the roller, if you fill 100% some of the hair at the sides may not be heated properly. The reason you place the rollers going back is because it will give you a little height on the top and not look flat across your parting.
    Now place the second roller in horizontally next to the first, depending on the size of your head you will fit around 6-8 rollers along your front hairline. For the second row the only difference is, do not place a roller exactly behind the first, move slightly across and place it in the middle of 2 other rollers. This is because you don’t want your hair to look like you’ve used rollers, (even though you have) and it will this way, you may see gaps in between each roller, this technique of roller placement is called “brick work” (a lot of hairdressers use this method). Every style is different therefore there’s lots of ways of placing the rollers in depending on the style that you want to create.
  5. Once all the rollers are placed in, spray hairspray all over the rollers (sprits for about 15 seconds).
  6. Wait for the rollers to cool down, (about 20 minutes) then carefully take out each roller, (unwind do not pull) then wind it back down onto itself , (this will be easy as the hair is bent into place already) place a grip flat across your head to hold the curl together. The reason being, you want to keep the wave in your hair for as long as possible, this method will help to do that.
  7. Once you have barrel curled all your hair wait until you almost need to leave the house, (this way it will stay in for the entire evening), then take out all the grips, place your head upside down and start by running your fingers through your hair and then shuffling it, do this for about 5-10 seconds, then place your head upright and look in the mirror, (you can place the parting in at this point, just using your fingers) you will need to visually look and if needed move your hair around a little for that perfection you deserve.
  8. Finish by spraying some more hairspray.

Please note, the more natural wave or curl you have, the easier it will be to create this style, but it’s still very possible to achieve and look really nice if your hair is straight. If you know that your hair doesn’t  hold a wave very well, what you can do, is plug in a medium to large size hot irons, starting at the back of your hair, take roughly a 2 cm square section of hair and place that in the irons, roll towards your scalp, stop a good 2 inches from your root area, otherwise it may look a bit too old fashioned and will be moving away from this Lady Gaga style.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy this style 🙂

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