Lady Gaga is the queen of versatility: From bright blonde to rainbow hues to volumized knots to laced fishtail plaits, she isn’t afraid to experiment. Since first working with Gaga in 2009 during her Monster Ball tour, Frederic Aspiras has created some of the chameleon’s most memorable ’dos. Here, the celebrity stylist handpicks a few of his favorite looks that he’s done for the Grammy- and Emmy-award winner.
“This was one of those monumental moments when you realize you’ve created history! For The Sound of Music tribute, I wanted to create something magical and memorable. I was inspired by the dress and theme of the night. We had done this haircolor years before, but I refreshed the tone and made the roots match the tones of the dress. I loved it because Gaga looked like a shining star!”
“I wanted Gaga’s hair to have a lot of movement and to play well with both her dancing and costumes.”
"We wanted to create a timeless and elegant updo. This hairstyle had a few structural parts: the volume at the crown and the twist and knots at the top. It was starting to rain really hard that night, but luckily I used products that bestow a lot of shine and hold. The result was that of classic old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist. It’s one of my all-time favorite looks we’ve done together.”
“This chic and sexy Brigitte Bardot-esque updo with side-swept bangs was perfect for her elegant yet fun Marc Jacobs dress. I love this look on Gaga because it shows off her shoulders and frames her face perfectly in the most seductive way.”
We were overseas in a church and Lady Gaga saw a statue of the Virgin Mary with a beautiful braid. I was captivated by the statue as well as the turn-of-the-century Victorian design of Gaga’s gown. So naturally, I decided to add a corset to the two fishtail braids that I then braided into a larger fishtail plait.”
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