I’ve been blessed (or cursed) with curly hair. It’s easy to maintain in a curly style, if a bit frizzy or unruly on occasion. Yet there’ve been many times when I’ve felt the need to or been told to straighten it to be considered for on-camera work.
At one point, an agent would only accept me if I straightened my hair. When I used to do extra work (aka background), hairstylists on more than one major motion picture and a network TV show spent at least a half hour straightening my hair…after I’d already spent the hour or so and multiple products and processes it takes me to do it. [Read more…] about Perception of Curly Hair in Movies and on TV