The images below should help you start thinking about your hair styling needs for the show. We have also tried to include items that you will need to make the hair styles successful. Please bring styling supplies and your make up kits (see our archive for make up details) on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd which will be our hair and make up session for the show.
Maggie hair will be pulled up and back in a messy bun or knot.
The look will require a rubber bands, bobby pins, hairspray, and a comb to tease the hair a bit for the messy look
ROSE ACT 1
Messy, pulled back, and clipped out of the face, this look should seem unplanned. Perhaps straightening some pieces of hair amongst Shawna's curls will give a messier feel, pulled back into a small knob in the back and leaving stray pieces of hair out intermittently.
This style will require bobby pins to match hair color mini rubber bands, hairspray, comb and flat iron. (The costume shop owns a flat iron)
ROSE ACT 2
This is Rose’s Act II look when she is dressed in her Sunday clothes. To accomplish this look will be simple since Shawna's hair is already so naturally curly and voluminous, just some taming from the Act I look will be necessary.
To achieve the look we will need a hairbrush for smoothing, a comb to create a neat side part, non-crunchy hair gel good for curly hair, hairspray for finishing, a spray water bottle to get things started, and one fancy hair clip to place on the side of the part with more hair.
This rolled up look can be achieved by parting the hair in the middle, generously applying hairspray and mold hair into position. Push hair around to back and roll up, pin in place. Another option would be to create a low pony tail, flip it through the hair and pin and tuck the roll in place.
A third option to create a similar look by utilizing the twist braid. It is much like a French braid, however your braid is based of twisting two pieces of hair continuously gathering in more hair each grab, rather than weaving with three pieces down.
Bobbie pins, hairspray and hair bands will be necessary.
Hair half-up half-down seems to be a more ‘homey’ kind of look for the time and her serious looking up-do more appropriate and serious for work.
AGNES ACT 1
For Act I it might be appropriate for Agnes to wear her hair pulled back since she sits knits looking down all day in the home. A simple side parted low bun with a few hints of a finger wave in the front of face would look sweet.
To get this nice faint wave, hairspray whole head, then hot roller hair or use large barrel curling iron before the show. Brush out the curls for a mostly flat top with some hints of wave framing face. Spray! Use small rubber band around bun or, if handy with bobby pins, you can pin the hair back.
Agnes’ hairstyle can now transform slightly by keeping the side part, but releasing down the hair and trying a simple sweep back on top with a little slip or pin. She might be trying to spruce up a little more since Gerry is around. We will need the slight wave for both Act I and II ideas.
CHRIS ACT 1
Chris’s first hair look will not be as coifed as her second since she is not expecting to see Gerry in Act I. Side part hair and take either a bobby pin, small plain clip, or a small rubber band (which is A. OK since the little guys were patented in 1845, and first mass produced in 1923!) and slightly twist a small section of hair back and hold in position with chosen device. Finish with light dose of hairspray.
To accomplish a bit more polished look for Chris’s preparing for Gerry appearance I think implementing a hot curl iron with large barrel would work well. Start with side parting the hair and use only a very soft flexible hairspray in this case all over the head. Curl large chunks so they are more voluminous and soft, rather that spirally small pieces. To get the smoother flattened top use either a small gentle brush or a comb and brush down from the part on both sides. After doing so, take a decorative hair clip or a fancy comb and gently use it to hold back small section of hair. As a grand finish for this look, an overall spritzing of a shine spray would work really nicely for the polished appearance and glow.
For both acts hair can be easily styled utilizing a comb, lasting hold hair gel, and a suave touch. Could also be hairsprayed in place depending of the stability of style we are looking for. Might be nice if some pieces of hair fell on their own as Gerry moves and dances about the stage so maybe no spray?