As shared, my Mumbai theatrical ‘debut‘ had two challenges:
Costume Crisis – The brilliant Belinda Bawa rescued with a fabulous 1890s western women’s costume!
- 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!!
You have NO idea how much hair spray it took! But I could not believe what she accomplished! Challenge is… since then… my hair is so short it is practically shaved in the back and sides… and there is another performance 6th April. Ooops!
As much as Bill Kaulitz used to use in 2008??? You need to get hold of his hairdresser!
OOooh! Close competition, I’d say! 🙂
Woooooooooow!!!!This is so funny, the whole thing! Lucky you!
Lucky indeed! I have no clue how I would have managed without both Belinda & Sonam’s help – utterly fabulous gals!!!