Iconic movies always hide great hairdressers
Diana (2013), Yves Saint Laurent (2014) and Grace of Monaco (2014) are all movies which feature iconic celebrities. To recreate realism and authenticity of the characters and their style the film makers engaged some of the most artistic hairstylists.
Wakana Yoshihara for Diana
Diana was produced by Oliver Hirschbiegel with Naomi Watts as leading actress. Wakana Yoshihara, the key hair stylist for the film, had to study the work of Lady Di’s personal hairstylist Richard Dalton, who traveled the world with the princess.
Diana’s most iconic hair style was her shorter hair which she adopted after her divorce with Prince Charles. At that time Diana chose to change her look and her hair especially. Wakana Yoshihara reproduced it with attention but also gave a modern touch to it.
Before she was in charge of Diana, Wakana’s talents allowed her to work already with other famous artists including Jude Law, Eva Green, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz. She also styled for movies like Harry Potter, Cinderella, Skyfall and many others.
Guilaine Tortereau for Yves Saint Laurent
As you can see in the juxtaposition of the pictures, the French hairdresser Guilaine Tortereau perfectly imitated Yves Saint Laurent’s hairstyle on the actor Pierre Niney. The movie director Jalil Lespert chose her after seeing her work for several Luc Besson’s films: The Lady, Adele Blanc Sec and Jeanne D’Arc. But she also worked with Claude Chabrol for Bellamy, with Safy Nebou for L’Autre Dumas and with Gerard Krawczyk for Fanfan La Tulipe.
Kerry Warn for Grace of Monaco
Olivier Dahan, director of Grace of Monaco chose to ask the hair stylist Kerry Warn not to copy with exactitude the princess’s hairstyles on Nicole Kidman but to be inspired by it. A few months of historic research were needed to find the best styles, especially among Alexandre de Paris’s creations, Grace Kelly’s own hairdresser. Kerry Warn mostly used hair trends of the sixties, the time when the movie is set. He explained to the magazine Vogue: “I'd say there were four key looks. At one point she cuts her hair shorter, so there's Short Grace, Classic Grace, Party Grace and Official Functions Grace, as well as the more casual, easy, behind-the-scenes looks."