Creating a ‘look’ for a woman who just wants her hair done say for an event is quite different from creating a look or a character so that we understand who that character is, how do you get prepared for each character, How do you get to that mental space of deciding “ok this is what I want him or her to look like, and this is what I have to do to get there”?
I first start with the script to break down the character. The next step is talking with the director and actor (s) to see what their vision of the character is. When I have to do someone’s hair I like to look at the design and texture of the clothes then incorporate the hair into a “look”. Other things to consider is facial shape, texture of hair and the length of the hair.
What are your favourite products to use on set, do the products vary or do you have your own staples?
I really like using a variety of products and I am always using new things all of the time. However I prefer my products to be weightless in the hair. Right now I am using Ojon, Oribe and Kevin Murphy.
You know us girls love us some Kerry Washington, describe the process behind Broomhilda’s hair in Django Unchained?
Kerry and I collaborated on Broomhilda’s hair. We began the process by looking at fashion and history and tried to merge them together to get her look.
You styled Octavia Spencer for the 2012 Oscars, and she looked absolutely stunning, tell us about that?
I did Octavia’s hair for the Golden Globes and for the Oscars. That was a very special time in my career.
How do you stay grounded?
Prayer, meditation, family and friends…
Your work is a mixture of, skill, creativity, innovation and art; do you agree that it is not enough to just go to Cosmetology school anymore?
Cosmetology school is just the beginning. Hairdressing requires advance training and continual training throughout your career.
Camille what is next for you, can you give us any details on your next project?
Right now I am on Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Where can we find you online?
Facebook-Camille Friend Style and Twitter-Blackeyevenus/Camille Friend
Antoinette Riley says
Look forward to the great tips! That’s for the download as well!