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Thursday 2 May 2013

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby': John Frieda hair by Kerry Warn

With the highly anticipated 'The Great Gatsby' set for theatrical release in Australia on May 30 2013 [and having just premiered in the US] the focus will not only be on the eagerly anticipated extraganza of epic proportions from Baz Luhrmann and whether it will live up to the hype, it will also centre on the fashion, the hair, the makeup, the style. Here's the trailer and another trailer.

Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan in the movie, and her main man for hairstyling on set was Kerry Warn, repping the renowned John Frieda haircare brand.

First, here is one look from the movie sported by Carey [scroll down to read what Kerry has to say about how he created the look]:

In conjunction with Baz, and his wife Catherine Martin, a two-­time Academy Award-­winning production and costume designer (for 'Moulin Rouge!'), Kerry designed hairstyles for the film inspired by the looks of the Jazz Age, with a contemporary twist 

“The ‘20s have been done so beautifully in so many films," says Kerry, whose credits include the films 'Nine', 'Australia', 'The Golden Compass', and the upcoming film 'Grace of Monaco' [with our Nicole Kidman in the title role].

After discussions, we decided to keep a modern twist, that we’d do our own interpretation of the ‘20s.” 

This interpretation of Baz Luhrmann’s was based in research and references from the period and direct descriptions from the novel but has incorporated a thoroughly modern-­day aesthetic.

For the female cast, including Carey Mulligan, who stars as Daisy Buchanan, Kerry updated the classic bob, which was the most definitely the defining look of the era. Kerry gave Mulligan’s fringe a softness, updating it from the more familiar 1920s Louise Brooks fringe.

For the large and lavish party scenes, Kerry and his team of hairstylists were required to style up to 300 female extras, many of whom had long hair, which was then styled into gorgeous finger waves.

Kerry did this with this product below, the John Frieda Frizz-­Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel (RRP $15.99).

"The girls could dance - and they were brilliant dancers - even do cartwheels and their hair wasn't going anywhere," says Kerry.

Kerry's challenge was amplified with the fact the movie is 3D.

"With 3D, you have to be so careful with stray hairs."

So, which product got Kerry through the 3D experience? “I was able to control the look with John Frieda Frizz-­Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($15.99). It was a really good standby." Here it is:

What are you most looking forward to seeing in the much-anticipated movie?

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