Amazon Prime Video’s latest TV present, “Daisy Jones & The Six,” primarily based on the favored 2019 novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is reviving the Seventies rockstar look. The so-called “Me Decade” is thought for its wild creativity and individuality, so naturally the miniseries supplies a great deal of classic hair and make-up inspiration all through — particularly within the type of Riley Keough’s lead singer Daisy Jones.
Consisting of flashbacks of a Fleetwood Mac-inspired group as they’re interviewed for a documentary years after their breakup, the sequence’ robust magnificence aesthetic stretches throughout a 20-year timespan. The first process of hair division head MaryAnn Hennings and make-up division head Rebecca Wachtel was to move viewers again to the mesmerizing interval when the tumultuous, fiery Daisy catapulted to fame because the frontwoman for The Six, a band led by Sam Claflin’s Billy Dunne.
The method of bringing the characters to life was no small enterprise — particularly with the guide being so beloved by readers — so doing a deep dive on ‘70s make-up and hair was paramount. Wachtel says she created boards for every character’s make-up seems, charting their journey from starting to finish, whereas additionally pulling from previous magazines and watching music documentaries. “It was a extremely good reference level,” she says. “I wished the integrity of the characters to essentially maintain true to the guide as a result of I do know there’s an enormous fan base and I would like them to really feel just like the characters actually embody who they have been within the guide, makeup-wise.”
Flawlessness wasn’t essentially the objective when it comes to hair and make-up. Wachtel says she aimed to seize the organicness and realness of the band. “Persons are not polished and I really feel like that’s relatable to the viewers once you’re watching it,” she says. “You possibly can relate to characters once they don’t seem like these good cutouts of a caricature of the ‘70s. They’re really actual folks with flaws, even visible flaws of their make-up.”
To not say there aren’t loads of seems you’ll end up itching to re-create. Hennings and Wachtel are most anticipating viewers seeing Daisy come to life on display screen, together with her daring pink waves and pure, glowy look. Daisy isn’t made up on a regular basis, although, as she experiences some main drug-induced lows all through the sequence — for some scenes, Hennings even instructed Keough to return to set with untouched hair, and Wachtel would use make-up to clean her out and add darkish circles beneath her eyes. Nevertheless, when the band performs on stage, her present seems are simply as mesmerizing as her vocals, progressing from earthy and sun-kissed to messy and flashy as her stardom grows.
Hennings and Wachtel shared a few of their go-to hair and make-up merchandise that they used on the forged, so when you’re jonesing to enter your ‘70s rockstar period after watching the present, we’ve you lined.
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ hair care necessities
In the course of the filming of the live performance scenes — most of which occurred within the New Orleans warmth, rain and humidity — Hennings and the hair group handled a variety of quick transitions. She would cover behind audio system together with her instruments and merchandise, and as quickly as they’d reduce, she’d shortly contact the band members’ hair up or moist them down. For the latter, Hennings’ go-to was Evian Facial Spray.
Hennings described one occasion of utilizing the product on Suki Waterhouse, who performs keyboardist Karen Sirko: “She simply cherished the look [of her hair], and she or he did not need me to moist her down, but it surely’s close to the tip of the live performance,” she says. “So I might come up behind her and pat her on the shoulder and she or he’d flip round, look and I would squirt her with the Evian.”
Getting the kinds to carry was key in the course of the band’s on-stage performances, so Hennings would use IGK’s Keratin Spray to coat their hair earlier than utilizing scorching rollers on them. “It locked it in, so they might sweat slightly longer earlier than it began to fall,” Hennings says. “That made the hair final by the weather as a lot as attainable.”
She’d additionally use IGK’s seashore spray on each the blokes and ladies, particularly for the scenes when the band members are youthful, to attain their effortless-looking fashion. “It is a variety of seashore sprays and diffusing and attempting to make it seem like they did not do something,” she explains.
As an alternative of curling irons, Hennings primarily used scorching rollers on the ladies to take care of ’70s authenticity — however she couldn’t run out with scorching rollers in between scenes to the touch up their waves. Hennings as an alternative turned to the Dyson Airwrap as her product of selection.
“I used it primarily for touch-ups as a result of I might shortly change the barrel to the scale the curl can be,” she says. “The new rollers are slightly fuzzy and slightly looser-looking, so I might simply do minimal touch-ups with the Dyson Airwrap as a result of the air blew it, so it nonetheless had that little little bit of frizz and never the tight, tight curl that an iron would [make].”
Needing to be near the stage for touch-ups, Hennings favored Dyson’s cordless Corrale straightener, which allowed for extra motion. To duplicate Daisy’s waves, Hennings recommends “turning it, making a ‘C’ on a curl” after which making the identical form within the different path, persevering with the motion down the hair. “It provides it a extremely mild seashore wave,” she says. “In order that labored properly for me and it labored properly for the continuity on set.”
When the band members have been operating by a crowd or on stage, in between scenes, Hennings would fluff their hair with a sprig texture, together with one from Oribe. “I used spray texture on virtually all people as a result of the ’70s was extra flowing and greater waves,” she says.
“It is like a dry hair spray, but it surely’s not a hair spray — it simply provides quantity,” she explains. As for a tip on how you can get the feel you see within the present at residence, she says, “You flip your head the other way up, spray that throughout. Your hair will come out loopy, and then you definitely alter it to the way you prefer it. You simply deliver it right down to measurement.”
Hennings says that though she didn’t uncover Jennifer Aniston’s hair care line, LolaVie, till a couple of month into filming, she obtained hooked on it. “They’ve this leave-in conditioner and detangler that simply labored so properly for the blokes, for the curly hair, simply because it will get tangly,” she explains. “It was nice to make use of [the detangler] with the leave-in conditioner, after which I might diffuse their hair. Then I might add product accordingly if the hair is greater or tighter.”
In the event you’re aiming to completely lean into the characters’ seems and channel your internal rockstar, Hennings recommends Clairol, which has coloration matches for every character. Daisy’s vivid pink is the Pure Instincts Daring in shade Copper Sundown.
Hennings says the colour tone felt proper for who Daisy is — they didn’t need one thing too harsh, like black, that wouldn’t additionally present her softer facet. “The producers, Riley and myself, we wished one thing excessive, one thing that made her seem like a rockstar, and there was a fragile stability of her when she reveals her vulnerability,” she explains. “Pink makes an announcement. It reveals a confidence. It is lovely.”
Hennings wished to go the alternative route for earthy, grounded Camila Dunne (performed by Camila Morrone), who’s a part of a love triangle between her companion, Billy, and Daisy. Her coloration is Good’ n Straightforward in shade Medium Brown.
“I wished it simply lovely, smooth, worn brown,” Hennings says. “She’s simply this smooth, lovely hippie, virtually like within the ’70s once they put little flowers of their hair. I felt it was a superb distinction as a result of we wished folks to like each characters equally, for various causes.”
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ make-up necessities
Wachtel says that for the entire band, the make-up group utilized totally different ranges of shine relying on whether or not they have been at first, center or finish of a efficiency. For the early phases, it was Jones Highway Miracle Balm that gave them a glow.
“Even on Sam, I did it on his chest and neck and all the pieces simply to present a sheen, after which to construct it up and make it slightly extra shiny as they get later of their efficiency, it’s the Josie Maran Creamy Oil,” she says. “Then we might spritz water on high of it too, heighten it extra.”
For Daisy — in addition to all the ladies in the principle forged — Wachtel primarily used Chantecaille Future Pores and skin as her base as a result of it gave a no-makeup make-up look. “It is sheer and it seems like pores and skin and I simply actually wished her to look pure,” she says. “You’ll do the muse, a few totally different tones of it, to create the shadow for the face — the lighter tone is within the heart and your darker tone is framing the face extra.”
To use it, Wachtel would use a Beautyblender and her fingers to clean it into Keough’s face to present a extra pure impact. “It was all cream,” she says. “I did not actually powder her in the course of the day.”
For Billy’s character, Wachtel used the Sol cream bronzer to assist present his transition from a fresh-faced man from Pittsburgh to a rugged, tanned LA rocker. She used the product on Daisy too:
“The lighter tone is within the heart and your darker tone is framing the face extra,” she says. “I might take the cream bronzer from Sol and mix the entire body, after which I put slightly on the bridge of her nostril and provides her that sun-kissed glow.”
Julie Hewett’s cream blushes in Rosie and Peachie have been Wachtel’s go-to merchandise to present the characters a sun-kissed look. “We used Rosie on [Daisy] ceaselessly,” she says. “I might put that alongside the bridge of her nostril and her cheeks to simply give her a pure flush.”
Because the sequence’ timeline moved into the mid to late ’70s on the peak of The Six’s fame, Daisy’s make-up strikes in a bolder path. At that time, Wachtel “saved the final form of the ’70s with blushes. They’re carrying blush and it isn’t a pure cheek. It is like a contour blush.”
Wachtel says Waterhouse’s Karen stood out from the remainder of the band, who’re like “Laurel Canyon, ’70s, rock and roll hippies.” Karen, however, has an edgier, distinct fashion that resembles a “Debbie Harry, Brigitte Bardot, early punk vibe.”
All through the sequence, Karen has totally different ranges of a cat eye that they used the MAC BlackTrack liner to create. Apart from her eyes, most of her face was saved impartial. “Suki actually wished her little cat line,” Wachtel says. “I feel it is a form of a signature factor for her and it labored for the character and the way we integrated it into the seems.”
Wachtel’s favourite Daisy makeups are the efficiency seems when she’s falling aside. Particularly, she cherished her eye look that featured the MAC Triennial Wave blue eye shadow (with the discontinued Stila Magnificent Metals eye shadow in Comex Platinum on high).
Keough pushed for Daisy to put on blue eye shadow too — Wachtel says that as a collaborator, Keough had a “the crazier seems, the higher” mindset — they usually labored off of costume designer Denise Wingate’s wardrobe to land on the right second to include it. “It is like the height earlier than she begins to essentially unhinge,” she says. “So she’s obtained this loopy blue eye shadow on with a silver mud of glitter over high of it, and I did not put a variety of coloration in her face. For me, it actually sells her emotional state on the time.”
Who Wachtel calls the “grounding stone” out of all of the characters, Camila’s look is just like Daisy and Karen’s in that Wachtel aimed to make her make-up look minimal. “She’s like this earth mama,” she says of the character. “She used the Pillow Discuss lip liner from Charlotte Tilbury for lips and we simply saved all of it actually pure and smooth.”
Wachtel saved an identical form to Daisy’s eye the entire time for all her present seems, adjusting the density and coloration tones. Her closing present in Chicago on the flip of the last decade, naturally, is among the most putting when it comes to make-up. Wachtel put glitter on her for the primary time in that scene, utilizing Lemonhead Spacepaste in Gildebeest on high of Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 77, which was utilized messily in a cat-like form.
“It is slightly rougher,” Wachtel says. “It is like, what path is Daisy gonna go in her life? It is her development from being this earthy, hippie lady and the place’s she going to go? However I feel that earthy hippie lady stays inside her at all times and even after we see her within the documentary, she’s slightly extra put collectively in a method and older, however she nonetheless has a groundedness in her look.”
As Daisy turns into an even bigger star and the tour progresses, Wachtel shifts her right into a pink lip. For Daisy’s blue eye shadow look in addition to for the Chicago present, she utilized the MAC Lip Pencil in Brick with a custom-made pink from the Bobbi Brown Professional Lip Palette, which is not offered on-line.
Nabiyah Be’s disco queen, Simone Jackson, which Wachtel says was one among her favorites for researching and creating, finds herself on a path just like Daisy, each of them attempting to make it as singers in LA. Simone’s make-up begins as a smooth, shimmery early disco look that seems comparable all through as a result of Wachtel wished to convey how “she is who she is, all through.” Her eye seems develop into a bit extra daring, nonetheless, with extra glitter and greater lashes as her fame heightens.
“I did a complete succession of constructing her as much as be like this disco queen with totally different lashes getting larger,” Wachtel explains. Although Wachtel used classic, older-style lashes on Be that she sourced from make-up shops in LA, Ardell’s “Mega Quantity” Lash assortment could also be an in depth second.