In the event you watched the announcement of the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations, then you recognize that Netflix’s almost good present in regards to the 1980s’ Attractive Girls of Wrestling, GLOW, received nods for Excellent Comedy Sequence, Excellent Directing in a Comedy Sequence, and Excellent Supporting Actress in a Comedy Sequence (as a result of Betty Gilpin is actually superior in her position as Debbie Eagan). A lot of the behind-the-scenes Emmy nominations aren’t introduced in entrance of the digital camera or listed by mainstream media retailers, although, so that you may need missed the truth that GLOW‘s hair professionals had been nominated for Excellent Hairstyling — and contemplating the retro magic they work with the forged members’ personal hair, they undoubtedly deserve it.

“Though we had been on a good manufacturing deadline, we did not use any large, permed wigs — it is all actual,” GLOW‘s lead hairstylist Theraesa Rivers instructed Refinery29. OK, so possibly the Beatdown Biddies’ granny-style quick, white hair are wigs, however everybody else? No fake hair added. And that goes for Alison Brie’s gravity-defying model as Ruth Wilder and her wrestling alter-ego, Zoya the Destroya. “Her regular hair is of course somewhat nice, so there’s a whole lot of teasing, mousse, and hairspray we have now to pack in there, which takes round 30 minutes, however that is what they did within the ’80s.”

That type of styling can actually add up, each in product and time. “Wresting appears have far more product,” Rivers mentioned. “We’ve so many alternative hair textures on set, it takes a very long time to model everybody in a novel, killer ’80s look.” And that ’80s appears is achieved partially to an ’80s merchandise: One of many mousses utilized by Rivers and her workforce is one which was round within the ’80s, Paul Mitchell Additional Physique Additional-Physique Sculpting Foam. Rivers says it is her favourite as a result of “it is what the ladies truly used” again within the day. However she’s additionally a fan of a extra modern system, Joico Energy Whip Whipped Foam.

Though the GLOW hairstyling workforce’s Emmy nomination is for the primary season’s pilot, they’re excited for viewers to see what they achieved within the second season, which premiered June 29. “The brand new season options lots of the identical hair appears from the primary season, however they’re higher this time round as a result of we have now it right down to a science,” Rivers instructed Refinery29. “It is nonetheless set within the ‘80s, however we have now new forged members, so we’re in a position to play with new hairdos.”

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