Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2019

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36 • THE ARTISAN SUMMER 2019 Ruezel red pomade became my favorite for almost all of the main cast because of a high shine. Women's hair was swept up with tiny fringe bangs with added hair postiches to create a high full silhouette. For the principal cast, designs needed to be executed quickly because we had many big scenes with the whole cast involved, as well as huge BG days. I went to Renate Leuschner to build my US wigs, and Stacy Buttersworth to build my Canada and Australian wigs. Each lead actress had a minimum of four hair changes for the film. After custom fitting each actress' wig and color palettes to complement their costumes, we built custom braids and switches, wig- lets and pastiches to add onto their daily styled looks so we could build up their styles for finer events they attend in the story. Custom extensions and custom bangs were made also for characters that needed longer hair and the bangs were very much a significant look for 1889. To create this quickly for camera, we would dress, set, iron and prep in our background world headed by Anthony Veader. We used an array of hairpieces to be able to fine- tune this great group of background performers, who came as the core group of the town. We also had a challenge to recreate Mister Wu's Chinamen's Alley, and to work with the stunt doubles, riding doubles and photo doubles. All in a day's work. I want to thank all of the talented Local 706 hair styl- ists who came on their weekends, and spent some long days with us while we did this epic show: Nicki Chestnut, Bryn Leetch, Pavy Olivarez, DeAnn Power, Laura Caponera, Lynnae Duley, Zulma Zamora, Rhonda Burns, David Larsen, Norma Lee, Dawn Dudley, Gina Bonacquisti, Sam Wade, Rudy Icezalaya, Hitomi Golba, Michelle Nyree, Vicki Mynes and Tom Opitz. And last, but not least, I would like to thank Department Head Make-up Lana Horochowski, key make-up artist Maurine Burke and make-up artist Ron Pipes for a great collaborative effort. It was an honor to have worked with you.• Below from left: WIgs for Dickens and Parker; Sanderson. Photos by Melissa Yonkey Parker Robin Weigert as Calamity Jane and Kim Dickens as Joanie Stubbs McShane and Olyphant

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