Gwen Stefani unrecognisable with dramatic new look: 'Who is this?'

Gwen Stefani shocked fans with her dramatic transformation during Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. The No Doubt singer is known for her trademark blonde locks, which she swapped for a jet-black, sleek hairstyle.

Her black wig was cut in a very peculiar way. At the front, she had extremely blunt bangs with two shoulder-length sections framing her face. The rest of the hair was kept long, reaching down to her waist.

Two images of Gwen Stefani staring at the camera with a black wig and patterned dress
Fans were baffled by Gwen Stefani's dramatic change. Photo: Instagram/gwenstefani

The singer, 53, looked almost unrecognisable as she posed for photos on set. She opted for a dramatic, winged eyeliner look and a nude glossy lip.


Finishing her look off with a tight, patterned mini dress, fans were baffled by the drastic change. Many compared her to Kim Kardashian and Glee’s Lea Michele, with the majority disliking the black wig.

“Honest opinion, she’s always hot and I love her face, but I’m not digging the hair lol,” one fan admitted on social media.

“Oh my. This an awful look for pretty Gwen. Dress totally took away from her!!! Terrible!!! I love her but not this look,” another added.

“I don’t like that wig she is prettier than that,” a third agreed.

“Who is this? What happened to Gwen?” asked another.


However, there were some fans who stepped in to fiercely defend the pop star.

“It’s mind-blowing to me how many negative comments are posted from people saying she looks bad or to ‘just stop’. Gwen can present herself in whatever way makes her feel good, and she obviously enjoys her look and has fun with it,” one fan commented.

“Good lord y’all get worked up over a dang wig too easy lol…relax!” another added.

“You have some rude fans…lol you look great and they can’t keep up with how iconic you are,” a third chimed in.

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