Hair Supply: How ‘Bridgerton’ Crafted Coiffure for More Than 100 Cast Members

Hair Supply: How ‘Bridgerton’ Crafted Coiffure for More Than 100 Cast Members
One thing Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) didn’t seem to have in her 1800s societal gossip pamphlets is how the various men and women get their hair game on before heading to all those afternoon teas and fancy balls. Enter “Bridgerton” department head hairstylist Marc Pilcher, who received his first Emmy nomination for the Netflix series (following an Oscar nomination for the Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie drama “Mary Queen of Scots”) that captured lots of beating hearts and high-profile ratings over the 2020 Christmas season.

“I wasn’t expecting it to have such a huge reaction,” says Pilcher. “We knew that we were going for a new kind of audience, not necessarily going for the people who would watch ‘Downton Abbey,’ although I think the people who watched ‘Downton’ probably love ‘Bridgerton,’ we just wanted to do something new and different.”

And the new and different presents itself as genuinely multicultural period society,
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