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Charlie's Angels Hair and Makeup Interview

The Unlikely Hair Inspiration Behind the New Charlie's Angels, From Cardi B to Foxy Brown

Charlie's Angels Hair and Makeup Interview
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The last time we saw three ass-kicking private investigators disguised as "Angels," the year was 2000, and, as such, their beauty moments were entirely different. There was crimped hair! Glossy lips! Unfortunately thin eyebrows that somehow Drew Barrymore made seem endlessly cool!

Fast-forward two decades, and the latest reboot of Charlie's Angels is hitting theaters with hair and makeup that's "a little more raw and gritty and could stand on its own," said the film's lead makeup artist, Melanie Hughes Weaver. What does that look like, exactly? According to hair department head Camille Friend, a little like what you'd see from Cardi B, Foxy Brown, and other badass chicks throughout the years.

"We wanted to develop each character's look individually and build on that," Weaver said. "For instance, Jane (played by Ella Balinska) had 12 different looks throughout the film. She had a signature brown smoky eye one moment, and then we'd bring in high-shine peacock-inspired colors. Kristen Stewart's character Sabrina was this edgy badass, so her makeup artist created looks that would range from natural to edgy contemporary, with bold liners that had a near-patent-leather shine. Elena (Naomi Scott) was the scientist, so we kept her beauty look business-organic at first, and then as [the film progressed] we started enhancing her bone structure and focusing on the intensity of her eyes and popping a color in there. They all tended to wear a type of smoky eye in all the battle sequences."

Check out how else Weaver and Friend kicked it into high gear for Charlie's Angels ahead.

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