Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2017

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The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller set during the Civil War, so the overall hair styles needed to be inspired by the 1800s time period. As heads of the hair department, Tony Ward and I, collaborated with hair design artist Odile Gilbert, who set the look for the women in the fi lm—it's an almost entirely female cast. The fi rst styles that were created took a longer time to prepare so Tony and I had to tweak the process in order to make it work every day on a fi lm set—for a tight 26-day shoot! The challenge was to go from an hour-and-a-half of hair prepping to 20-30 minutes per person, narrowing it down. The goal was to make the hair to be "fi lm-friendly" in part since this movie was being shot on fi lm, as specifi ed by screenwriter and director Sofi a Coppola—who I had worked with on The B Y S H A N D R A ( S H A ' ) P A G E C O - D E P A R T M E N T H E A D H A I R & J O U R N E Y M A N H A I R S T Y L I S T Bling Ring. For this movie, I worked on Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning; and Tony worked on Nicole Kidman and the fi lm's male lead, Colin Farrell. Tony, myself and hair stylist Nell Bell- Rattler switched off throughout production on the four younger teenage actresses in the cast.

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