In actual life, Bailey wears her hair in locs, and it was essential to her to maintain them in the movie — no wig. “After talking to Halle, she actually wished to maintain her pure hair,” says Friend. They had to determine how to translate the fashion into this different world, becoming director Rob Marshall’s imaginative and prescient whereas altering its colour.
When the subject of hair colour got here up, Friend knew she had to discover a answer that labored greatest for Bailey. She was involved about dyeing her whole head pink and the harm that will trigger, so Friend got here up with a workaround. In partnership with an organization referred to as Extensions Plus primarily based out of California, Friend acquired three customized shades of pink, 30-inch hair extensions made to encase Bailey’s locs.
“We simply began mixing the colours, ranging from darker and dealing to lighter and, actually, taking and wrapping every of her locs with this hair,” Friend says. The course of in complete required three stylists and took two days, however as soon as it was in, they had been set for some time. “It may keep in her hair wherever from six to eight weeks after which be touched up in between, as a result of while you’re in the water, it is just a little harsh on the hair,” says Friend.