Lady Gaga’s hairdresser on her Gucci house looks – The Hollywood Reporter

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Dressed head to toe in the Gucci double-G logo (jacket, pants, socks), wearing signature horsebit loafers, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras dressed the role at a screening of Ridley Scott’s MGM film Gucci House at the London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills last night.

Lady Gaga’s personal hairstylist and wig designer since 2009, he is also the man behind her 55-year-old brunette onscreen as Patrizia Gucci in the film, from 1972 to 1997. His work included the creation of 10 personalized wigs.

“I don’t want to see Lady Gaga on this screen,” was key advice from the singer-actress, who Aspiras held dear during the five-month project.

“This movie, for me, is a love letter to my mother,” Aspiras said. Hollywood journalist to the projection. “My mother had Alzheimer’s disease and was a hairdresser. I used to go to his salon, where I was taught how to style very young, and here I do the Gucci House movie! Six months before the day of filming, she passed away. And I didn’t want to do my hair anymore. But my Haus of Gaga team allowed me to use my creativity to overcome my grief and show her how much I love her. Because when I think back to the movie, every hairstyle reminds me of her. I took that sadness and used it in a way that helped me continue his story. I wanted to remember that she was part of it, that she had taught it to me.

Gucci House
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As for the details of what her mother taught her, Aspiras shared, “Getting back to the technique, the most valuable thing I learned from her are the basic hairdressing techniques, which I used in the film. For the 70s, I made wet sets. In the 80s I was doing spiral curls. In the 90s I did power flares – the T technique. Right, exact type of product.

For wet looks, Aspiras prepped Gaga’s hair with JOICO K-Pak Color Therapy LusterLock and JoiGel Medium Styling Gel before rolling. After the rollers were removed, a few drops of JOICO Colorful Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum were used with Aspiras to break up curls by hand before brushing; then the hair was fixed with JoiMist Firm Protective Finishing Spray. Later in the film, permanent wet spiral curls were pieced together and individually finger-twisted; Then the JoiWhip Design foam was spread all over and dried with a diffuser attachment. A hair cleaner created ’80s volume before setting with Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Hairspray. And JOICO hair color safely took Gaga’s braids from platinum blonde to Gucci brunette.

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Gucci House
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Aspiras noted that he prepared a 450 page repertoire of hair looks from the script that focused on the story. The research included interviews with Italian women, discussions with locals who knew Patrizia, watching relevant documentaries from the 1970s, and studying Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida.

“For my job, it was about being able to use the hair as a tool to allow the actress to really delve into the mind of this person she represented,” Aspiras said. “So I had to be as authentic as possible using the exact techniques of a 1970s barber – wet rollers, creping, French lacing, spiral perms. I wanted the texture. I wanted the ambiance. I wanted the way it moved. Exactly how he felt. Because he needed to transport you back then. It was about 25 years of a person’s life… If you came to our glamorous trailer, it was like CSI. Floor-to-ceiling mood boards.

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Gucci House
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As a beginner on the set, he also pushed the boundaries. “Ridley Scott is a veteran, and he really just wanted two hairstyles in the whole movie, because he wanted the editing to be so easy,” Aspiras said. “But I was like, ‘No. I’ll show you. I spent five months. And the guy didn’t speak to me once on set, because I was that young boy. But I showed him. .

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Frédéric Aspiras
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I made the directory of 450 pages of hair looks, ”continued Aspiras. “For each script page, I said, ‘This is how the map is.’ I created all the hairstyles, so when I got to this thing, it was like ‘Boom! Hands on. ‘”

This translated into four to five hours of hair prep for Gaga each morning, compared to the six hours it takes each day to transform and age Jared Leto into Gucci Heir Paolo Gucci (for which designer G̦ran Lundstr̦m used several pieces. , including a bald cap and wig) Рa continual comparison Aspiras made to keep them going when the alarm went off at 4 a.m.

“We’ve colored every hair, every wig, to make you feel like it’s gone from rags to wealth,” Aspiras said. “It’s just that kind of dedication. Continuity is so important, because directors don’t film things from start to finish. They film from the middle of the film to the end. So I had to do it with products that didn’t spoil. These wigs alone cost around $ 10,000! “

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Gucci House
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