Kimberly Kimble hairstylist known for her work on the lemonade project for Beyonce and Beychella,spoke to People about the movie hairstyles she made and designed with her team.
Kimberly collaborated with the Director Ava Duvernay on the creation of each look.
Sci-fi, avant-garde, and next level were all terms used for general inspiration. The looks that stand out the most are those of the three Mrs – Mrs Who played by Mindy Kaling, Mrs Whatsit played by Reese Witherspoon and Mrs Which, played by Oprah Winfrey.
See below Kimberly Kimble’s interview with People.
Which hairstyle for the film is your favourite?
“I have to say they’re like my children, they’re all my favourite! Each style matches each person.
What did you want for the three Mrs?
One thing I knew was that it needed to be from another world. These women are cosmic universal beings, so when you see them, they’re not your average hairstyles.
Mrs Whatsit, Reese Witherspoon is more the spiritual flowerchild, whimsical and earthy with a little bit fire in her hence the softer styles. “Her having the red hair it felt very bohemian in a way and it spoke to her character.” Kimble explains.
Mrs Which played by Oprah is the galactic diva, she’s bold with a mixture of metallics like blondes, golds, platinum and silver in the hair.
Her hair had to be just as commanding as she is. Big hair, textures and bold platinum colours is what we considered for Oprah’s character. “I thought about all of the colour coming from minerals and the stars out in the universe”.
Mrs Who, played by Mindy Kaling, her hair inspiration comes from different cultures, African, Asian and Colombian. Her hair is mostly seen in very intricate updos which include lots of texture, braids and sculpting that frame her face.
It took us quite a bit to build a lot of wigs and hair pieces, some by hand, and we used custom wig makers to create these pieces. We had a large team on a daily basis, you almost have to have one person for every one or two people to put a wig on.
Which hairstyles took the longest and how long did it take?
For Mrs Who, which is Mindy, her wigs took the longest. There was a lot of intricate braiding, she has one where it’s a bunch of braids sewn together, that took 5 – 6 days to construct.
Kimble and her team of 20 spent 3 months prepping, designing and putting together the hair looks for just 3 characters.
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