LaunchPad - June 2012 - (Page 46)

STAR STRUCK Rebel With a Cause Hairstylist Sean James dishes on styling the star-studded Los Angeles cast of 8. Curtain call! James and his team celebrate a job well done. For the play 8, head hairstylist Sean James styles long-time client and friend Jamie Lee Curtis. An all-star cast performs the play 8 in Los Angeles. James preps Brad Pitt. 46 BeautyLaunchpad.com 6.12 8 the play: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment; Sean and Jamie, Sean and Brad: Diana Walker; Sean prepping Brad: Jamie Lee Curtis, all others: Sean James “If you want something bad enough, it’s up to you to go and get it” is an adage that hairstylist Sean James lives by. When James, a celebrity stylist for Phyto/Opus Beauty, heard that the play 8 was coming to Los Angeles for a one-night-only run, he was proactive. “I didn’t sit there hoping for someone to ask me to work on it,” James recalls. “I sought out the producers, showed them what I can do and was then given the opportunity.” The play, written by Dustin Lance Black (who also penned Milk) and directed by Rob Reiner, is based on a real-life court case chronicling the historic legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, the ban against gay marriage. Once Reiner took the helm, a star-studded cast came onboard to support the play’s equal-rights message. How star-powered was the cast? Celebrity performers included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch and John C. Reilly, just to name a few! “It was excellent collaborating with so many amazing people,” James enthuses. “The cast and crew were so supportive of one another. I even got to work with my long-time friend, Sharon Gault, who did the makeup.” And despite the meganames—and the high-level security team that accompanied them—the mood backstage was relaxed and communal. “All the stars arrived without hair and makeup, and none of them had any over-the-top demands or diva attitudes,” James says, divulging that when Pitt came through the door, the Hollywood hunk was brushed out by James’ young assistant, Stephanie Mercado. “She was over the moon,” he beams. “I ended up braiding Brad’s hair and pinning it up and under into a sort of ‘man bun’ to help create his character—the judge. He got a real kick out of that!” Other stars’ style secrets? “I used Phyto’s volumizing spray to give Jane’s [Lynch] hair more lift,” James relates. “And for Jamie http://www.BeautyLaunchpad.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - June 2012

LaunchPad - June 2012
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Color Lab
Male Order
Tool Talk
VIP
My Way
20 Questions
Salon of the Month
Head of the Class
Milestones
Free Launch
First Person
Beauty 911
Only Hue
Headlines
Portfolio
British Invasion!
Full Circle
That Summer Feeling
Hot Child in the City
Quick Tips
Look of the Month
Advertiser Index

LaunchPad - June 2012

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