I know I have been very absent and I actually have a good excuse this time. I just wrapped a movie I was working on as Key Hair. I’m also very excited to share my experience with the movie with you. It is not my first movie, but it is the first time I have keyed. In that position I got to be completely in charge of the design of the hairstyles, which is awesome for a control freak like me. I had some restrictions, but overall they just sent people to me in the trailer and said “This is their character, design their hair.”
We were working 13 hour days at a location an hour away from my house, which left little time to write. Everything is falling back in place again though, so I can ramp back up in the office and get back to my reality, which I am very excited about.
The film is called Dear Eleanor and it takes place in 1962, so I was happy to be a part of it. I obviously love working on time period movies and opportunities like this don’t come along in Colorado often. For now, the production wants us all to keep things to ourselves, but as soon as the production company gives me the go ahead, I will write all about my experience from the viewpoint of the job and what it entailed and the problems I came across and the solutions I used to resolve them. It was a learning experience for me in so many ways and maybe I’ll share something that could help one of my fellow hairstylists on a future product.