Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2016

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37 25 ground. Karen Zanki was my third and was great getting this together. We were also able to bring in a lot of addi- tional Local 706 hair stylists who were all fantastic. Terrie Velasquez-Owen worked with me during the prep and first two weeks of shooting, but had a prior commitment so Cyndra Dunn took over as my key and co-department head. They were both invaluable and did a great job. I was able to cut and color Paul Dano's hair into the swept-back style for early 1962 and progress into 1964 to the signature style we recognize as Brian Wilson. He had four stages of hair length into the 1970s. Reproducing famous moments in his career, we had decided not to go with a wig. I had made various Halo hairpieces that I used to gradually increase thickness and length by placing them in different positions on his head. This worked really well and looked natural. I had hair lace wigs made for the characters of Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson, and for Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston, I was able to cut and color their own hair. All the wigs were made by Natascha Ladek and Justin Stafford. We had other wig rentals and our own stock wigs, toupees and extensions were used for most of the other characters. For Elizabeth Banks, I had hand-made a full head of extensions, mixed in with her own short hair that was colored by her own colorist, to match and blend in after cutting them on her head into the hair style she wore throughout shooting. It was maintained each day by Cyndra Dunn who had by now taken over as my key/co- department head. I had designed a hair lace wig for Paul Giamatti, made by Natascha Ladek with a 1970s length. So after he had completed those scenes, I was able to cut down it down into the 1980s hair style which he wore throughout the rest of the film. It was maintained each day by Karen Zanki. For John Cusack (Brian "Future"), I had a hairpiece made to cover his thinning crown. Cyndra Dunn did his color correction and haircut and maintained it for the three weeks he was on set. I am so happy that the film was so successful and both Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks are getting so much recog- nition for their acting. I am very proud of our work on this film and would like to thank everybody who was involved in my department.•

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