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Gwen Stefani: Dye burned my brows!

Published 03/11/2015

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani had to be taken to the emergency room after a beautician tried to get her eyebrows brown again.

Gwen Stefani suffered chemical burns after trying to fix her eyebrows following a bleaching session.

The 46-year-old singer hasn't held back with her appearance over the years and her platinum blonde hair has become one of her most recognisable features. On one occasion she was urged to spread the bright shade to her brows for a billboard photoshoot, which turned out to be more trouble than it was worth.

"I left the shoot with bleached eyebrows and I thought it looked really awesome, but when they start to grow out and turn yellow, it's not cute," she recalled to Refinery29. “I had gone to my parents' house in Anaheim and was like, ‘I’m done, I gotta dye them back. I can't deal with this now.’ So I went down to some taqueria/salon - everything was closed and I couldn't get the product to do it back - and the woman goes, ‘Oh yeah, I can do it.’ She didn't really speak English and she put it on and it's burning, and I'm like, ‘I think it's burning!’"

It was so bad that Gwen's mother ended up taking her to the emergency room of the local hospital, where they revealed she had chemical burns. The No Doubt frontwoman has a scar from the incident but jokes she "survived" aside from that.

With so much beauty knowledge it's no surprise the star has teamed up with cosmetics giant Urban Decay. With several products on offer, including a version of the brand's famous eye palette, Gwen had a ball working on the range.

“Honestly, what I love about the brand is - they're from Orange County, they created this brand, they're down there doing their thing, making the dream come alive and they did it! They f**king did it!" she gushed. "It was really fun and exciting to be creative with other women who have made their way at the same time as me! I mean, (No Doubt song) Just a Girl came out and they were starting this company."

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