Halle Bailey’s Little Mermaid Hair Makeover, Red Locs
Halle Bailey is preparing for the world premiere The Little Mermaidand fans around the world are excited to bring the character to life!
This live-action film puts a new spin on a Disney classic while staying true to the themes, characters and songs presented in the animated film.
And one thing Halle knew she couldn’t get rid of was Ariel’s iconic red hair! Now she’s talking about why she decided to keep her natural spots while going red.
“It was really important for me to have natural hair in this movie,” Halle said Ebony magazine. “I was really grateful [director] Rob Marshall because he wanted to keep my seat. It is always important to have someone to sign it.”
“I’ve had sprinklers since I was 5, so they’re a big part of who I am. We have to be able to see ourselves.”
“We need to see our hair on big screens like this to know it’s beautiful and more than acceptable.”
It also helped that Halle had a support team behind her who brought her vision to life, including Halle’s hairdresser, Camilla friendand makeup artist Kat Ali.
“[Ariel still] she has red hair because that’s a very iconic part of her, but I really admired the fact that because I’m a black woman and I have knuckles, [the producers] she wanted to incorporate that into Ariel’s look, Halle said Glamor magazine.
To achieve this look, Halle dyed her natural roots red and coated her locks in the on-screen color.
“[Camille and Kat are] both women are of color so I felt very comfortable. They know how to take care of me, my hair and my makeup. I’ve been on sets where that’s not the case.”
Halle really slayed EVERY look we saw on the carpet The Little Mermaid press tour to the 2023 Met Gala. And it was beautiful to see a lot of versatility discovered with their locs.
Be sure to check out Halle and her beautiful locks The Little Mermaid in theaters on Friday, May 26!