• PIECE OUT photo | Christina Aguilera

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Published: Tuesday June 12, 2012 06:00 AM EDT



Celeb stylist Mark Townsend uses a special technique to give Christina Aguilera's hair a piecey look and keep it from being helmet-headish and overstyled: He takes a dollop of Malin+Goetz Hair Pomade, rubs his hands together to warm up the product, then "rakes" his fingers through her tresses.