Between the ornate costumes, fresh-faced, flushed makeup and the show’s sneaky parallels to modern day, Bridgerton has us utterly infatuated with the Regency era. Now that our wardrobes are filled with flowing, empire silhouette dresses and our cheeks are adorned in ‘rouge’, we’re looking to the show to reinvent our hair.
Whether you’re feeling playful with intricate braiding like Philipa Featherington’s, or are tempted by Daphne’s Gigi Hadid-approved baby bangs or Eloise’s high-class mullet, Bridgerton is bound to find its way onto your moodboard.
Before you take matters into your own hands, the mane man behind some of the show’s most unexpected hair looks, Marc Pilcher, talks marie claire through his favourite creations and on-set hair kit.
Eloise’s Lady-Like Mullet
Cressida’s Towering Braids
“The character of Cressida was based on Nellie Olson from Little House on the Prairie – all sugary sweet on the outside, but catty and mean on the inside.
It was so important to tell a story through the hair and makeup at the Prince’s Ball, so I sculpted her wired braids into the shape of a crown. The purpose for this was to show how hard Cressida was trying to convince the Prince that she should be his Princess,” describes Pilcher.
Philipa and Prudence’s Quirky Ringlets
“Philipa and Prudence were our comedy duo, like the ugly sisters from Cinderella, but we still wanted them to look pretty,” Pilcher explains.
Complete with curly bangs, “Philipa had a slight 1940s feel to her but still in the Regency period, topped off with flowers and gaudy hair jewels to match her colourful dresses.”
Siena’s Goddess-Inspired Curls
The Queen’s Crowning Glory
In Marc’s Regency Hair Kit
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“Regular conditioning treatments helped to keep the hair in great shape, day after day of styling. We also used these treatments on the wigs and hair pieces to keep them shiny and healthy.”