Posted on December 20, 2012

Jessica Pare’s ’60s Hair and Makeup Seductress


One of the fashion, makeup highlights of 2012 came from Jessica Pare, who kicked off season five of AMC’s Mad Men with a sultry rendition of “Zou Bisou Bisou.” “It takes me anywhere from 10 minutes to five hours to get into Megan Draper hair and makeup,” says Jessica Pare. Her scene-stealing moment, which included cat-eye makeup and a 1960s bouffant, sealed her character’s transformation from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s pretty secretary behind the desk to Don Draper’s fearless, sexy young wife.

For the look, makeup department head Lana Horochowski says she drew inspiration from a young Sophia Loren, Twiggy and Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra. She used M.A.C cream liner in “Pure White” all over Pare’s eyelids and added a touch of color with Nars frosted blue “Heart of Glass” eye shadow.

And what about Megan’s hair? “There was a whole lot of hairspray used in the ’60s, and it would have been easy to plaster Jessica’s hair in place for a 14-hour day of shooting, but I wanted it to look hot and sexy and still move really well,” says David Danon, haistylist of Mad Men.

If I see the hair of Megan, I have to think of the iconic hair style of Jackie Kennedy. Megan’s hair is the granddaughter of Jackie – a dark brown bob is forever fashionable.

My signature hair style, a bob sometimes longer or shorter but less hairspray and cement look as in Jackie times.



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