Those of you who are guests (or followers) of Globe Salon likely know that, from the beginning, we have always done quite a bit of editorial work. In the past year, our Salon Director Staci Linklater has worked on four editorial fashion features for Vegas Rated magazine, her hairdressing work earning the magazine’s cover three of those times. Three covers in a year is nothing to sniff at, but we are humbled by the opportunity and thrilled each time we see our work in print. We love to stretch our creative skills by doing editorial whenever we are afforded the chance.
Recently, Globe Salon was offered an amazing opportunity that takes our professional “behind the scenes” experiences to another level. In March 2014, at the request of film studio Lola Pictures, Salon Director Linklater created three “looks” for an upcoming Gerardo Naranjo project (since titled “Viena and the Fantomes”) filmed entirely in the Las Vegas area. The looks were for actors Evan Rachel Wood, Jeremy Allen White, and Ryan LeBoeuf.
At the time, the producers understandably asked us to keep much of the information about our work on the film confidential. However, on May 10, Ms. Wood appeared on stage singing at a Hollywood gala, still wearing the dip dye / color block look done at Globe Salon six weeks before. The fashion world went crazy, with many major style and society magazines talking about it. At that point, we were given the green light to mention that Globe Salon’s Staci Linklater was the talent behind the look.
Staci was provided with the film’s storyline plus “an inspirational photo” that led her to the blonde-and-black color blocking. As for the coloring process, it was a lengthy one, says Staci. “Evan was wearing an ombre that was a level 7 (medium blonde) at the base and a level 10 (lightest blonde) at the ends. I started with a complete color correction, lightening all of her hair, from roots to ends, to a gorgeous level 10. I did this through a series of applications of Wella Blondor lightener, being careful to maintain the integrity of the hair.”
After the correction was completed, Staci “section by section dip-dyed the ends of her hair to a level 2 (black),” starting about three inches up and working down through the tips. This technical achievement was done “very strategically,” says Linklater, who even pulled out a ruler at one point. She was careful to take into account hair movement when doing the color placement.
The result was pretty impressive — at least impressive enough for Ms. Wood to Tweet about it! Staci says that the technical coloring process was challenging, and that she is thrilled that Evan chose to wear the color in her daily life long after filming was completed.
The film, also starring Dakota Fanning, should appear in theaters in 2015. Globe Salon wants to thank all those who were involved in the production; they each were a pleasure to work with, and we cannot express how thankful we are for the opportunity. You can bet we’ll be there on opening night!