Nicole Kidman is practically perfect in every way. No wonder she’s playing Grace Kelly. Part of her perfection is due to her hairstylist, who must be one of the most obsessive people I’ve ever read about. It’s in a good way, though. The attention to detail he puts into doing her hair is just insane. He does research on her previous hairstyles before he even touches her head. His name is John Nollet and he also works on Audrey Tautou and Johnny Depp’s ex, Vanessa Paradis.
Here’s a glimpse into his process and some secrets about Nicky K’s hair. From Vogue Australia via the Herald Sun:
Ten days before the [Cannes] festival, I researched Nicole’s red carpet looks to understand her preferences in term of volume, shapes, textures … to add something different compared to what she had already done during her career. I prepared about 10 moodboards showing her images, paintings, textures and sketches to understand, depending on her reactions, which one she [preferred]. I would have not have been able to create anything magical without listening to her feelings.
Due to her super-tight schedule [I had] to have her coiffure ready in 20 minutes … maximum! To be on time, I used to repeat at night every movement I had to do the day after, in order to be ready to create the coiffure as fast as possible.
[Product placement alert like whoa!] … I washed her hair with L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverCrème Shampoo and Conditioning Spray … Volume is naturally part of curly hair and that is what the coiffure has to play with. [Letting the hair dry] naturally enhances the curls.
Oh my God wait, so this man is responsible for Ms. Kidman’s classy mullet??? Duuuuuuude. Should have busted out more moodboards. Pretty sure he was responsible for this mess as well: