As shared, my Mumbai theatrical ‘debut‘ had two challenges:
- Short hair – For ‘outdoor’ scenes, Belinda’s instantly crafted hat was perfect! However for my indoor scenes… something had to be done about my scandalously short locks!
I’m lucky to have a talented young stylist friend. When learning her craft, I was her ‘guinea pig’ (model) – and she even won her final exam ‘soiree’!
These days she works for b:blunt salon – mostly supporting magazine and film shoots.
But short hair is short hair.
Simple! Get a wig – right?
Turns out all wigs are not created equally… synthetic ones can’t be styled and as for the colour?
Do yourself a favour – don’t bother trying to track down an affordable silver / blonde / brown long-haired wig in Mumbai!
What to do? Turns out my young friend is remarkably talented.
By hair trickery, a couple ‘donuts’, curling tongs and a can of hairspray, she transformed my short locks to a remarkable approximation of a lady with long hair, fastened up in a bun.
Can you believe what she accomplished? From a distance, it was spot on! Thank you Sonam!!
As for my 1st challenge? Check out “Costume Crisis“!
Bottom line – I’m one lucky gal with fabulous friends!!