Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2017

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35 and using Viola's facial structure as a diagram, allowed me to frame the wig just so. In order to remain in line with hair styles of the 1950s era, I opted not to use any heat, such as a curling iron or blow dryer to avoid a stylized or silky look on camera. Every day, I wet set the hair using a wrap or setting lotion and used small rollers around the entire perimeter. The setting lotion helped seal the cuticle in a natural fashion, assured a realistic texture and allowed the hair to adapt to the changing climate. Ultimately, the humidity and changing temperatures added to the authenticity of Rose's look. Regarding the rollers, I positioned them so that upon time of wear, a comb out and application of medium roll- ers in the crown area was all that was required. This system provided continuity throughout the course of the fi lm shoot, which was integral, given that time was of essence. The entire cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney were a joy to work with. All exercised the utmost professionalism, while maintaining a cohesive, familial dynamic that was truly indescribable. I gained many friendships as well as indispensable insight about my craft working on the fi lm Fences. Having the ability to be deeply involved with the design process was truly an incredible career moment. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of this journey, which has only expanded my desire to learn about the craft of hair styling and how to further grow as an artist. Extending my deepest gratitude and thanks to the cast and crew of Fences.• Jovan Adepo and Washington Davis and Adepo

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