Behind all the lingerie, supermodels and barrel curls, there’s a whole lot of hard work
Hairstylist Anthony Nader has his “Carrie Bradshaw”moment come true when he was booked in 2000 to work on the Angel’s hairstyles under the the direction of Orlanda Pita. Gisele Bündchen was the hot-ticket super for the millennium year.
We begged him for the details on what it was really like and he very kindly spilled the beans …
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IT WAS REALLY HARD PACKING FOR THE SHOW
“I made sure my hair kit was packed correctly then I pulled it all apart and packed it again. I think I had every shape and colour of rippled bobby pins in my kit and could have opened up a hair supplies shop, just from my industry go-to, large black Burton bag, that gives us away on the street.
I think a touch of my OCD had me in full swing and let’s face it, when you’re working with these VS famous models you need to be more than prepared to pull out all the stops and tricks to please them and pray you might even get the slightest cheeky grin from the Gisele Bundchen’s or Heidi Klum’s of the world!”
THERE IS SOME SERIOUS TRICKERY THAT GOES INTO THOSE BEAUTY LOOKS
“VS models [have] up to a metre… Yes, a metre of hair pieces stuck onto their scalp to get that trademark, VS look that we all want. I was amazed at all the variations of colours and hair lengths on offer. I was in heaven!”
ANGELS COME OUT TO PLAY AT THE VS AFTER PARTY
VS MODELS AREN’T THE PRINCESS TYPE
“I didn’t have any bad experiences with any of the models being princesses at all and they were all really quiet humble and grounded funny enough. They know they’ve won the big lottery ticket … and most importantly they know where it can and will take them.”
HOT TONGS ARE ESSENTIAL
“A variation of different sized hot tongs are used to create that undone/not contrived trademark hair, taking big sections of hair for a natural look. Remember it’s about a sexy movement in the hair and not curls.”
IT’S JUST AS CRAZY BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE SHOW AS YOU IMAGINE IT IS
“The chaos backstage is the best and the energy is crazy – it’s hard to explain.
The models are looking so incredible and when those iconic wings went on … that for me was gold.”
BUT IT’S AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
“When the show was over and I left the side door exit, I remember I had the biggest smile and thought ‘wow what a dream come true and how fortunate am I to have worked on this show!?’ … Then my real-life kicked in only minutes later when, I caught that overcrowded E train back down town again to a thing called ‘reality’.”
As seen on elle.com.au