Behind the Scenes of Seasons of Love Beauty

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Did you catch Lifetime’s Seasons of Love? I was the Key Hairstylist on set. It was an amazing opportunity and I learned a lot on set. The film stars Taraji P Henson, Letoya Luckett, the legendary Mrs. Gladys Knight, Shannon Kane, Ana Isabelle, and Method Man. For an inside look at my mane moves and details about the movie, see below.

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Taraji’s light-hearted character, Jackie, needed a fun hairstyle to match. We styled her medium length bob with Bumble and Bumble products to keep each style voluminous and touchable. The Defrizz kept her hair both smooth and bouncy.

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Latoya plays a “no nonsense” career woman. To keep each strand of her mid-back length hair in place I used a pomade to smooth her fly-aways and the Redken Shine Flash spray to keep her mane shiny and beautiful.

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Gladys Knight, the family matriarch kept her short styles chic. Using a ¾ inch flat iron I beveled her hair into place. Her hair was coiffed with Redken Shine Flash spray and detailed with the Sebastian Reshaper Spray.

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We kept Imani’s, played by Shannon Kane, enviable curls intact by using Deva Chan products. We started each day by cleansing with the No Poo, conditioning with the Heaven in Hair, and setting the curls with the Arc Angel gel. We added a braid in most scenes to highlight Imani’s romantic personality.

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Ana Isabelle’s hair was a huge aspect of Randi’s vivacious character. We used the Bumble and Bumble Defrizz and Schwarzkopf Grip mousse during her blow dry. Whether her hair was flat ironed pin straight or curled into big sexy waves, these added shape, hold, and volume to each style.

Monae Everett: Monae Everett is an NY hair and makeup artist with over 14 years of experience. Her recent work has graced runways at New York Fashion Week for international designers and top beauty magazines. She recently worked on Project Runway and as the key hairstylist for the upcoming movie feature Seasons of Love.

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Movie Synopsis: Kyla (LeToya Luckett, “Single Ladies”) and Amir’s (Cleo Anthony, “Divergent”) new romance is thrown for a loop when Amir’s father (Richard Portnow) suddenly passes away and Kyla’s ex, Miles (Rob Riley, “Hit the Floor”), comes back into the picture. The two struggle to determine what truly matters to them in this story of life, love, and family. Taraji P. Henson stars and executive produces, while Gladys Knight, Shannon Kane, and Cliff “Method Man” Smith also star.

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