Posts Tagged ‘How To Get Away With Murder’


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
The cast of a ABC series, How To Get Away With Murder, presents an excellent example of diversity in Hollywood.  Week after week, lead characters, portrayed by Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Liza Weil, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, and Matt McGorry, are seen with stylish, dynamic, contemporary looks, courtesy of Kemi Cooks, Department Head Hairstylist.  Getting the style just right in a high definition television show presents a greater challenge.  “Although HD television has a beautiful crisp picture, it can be a nightmare for hair and makeup stylists,” Cooks shares. “So, you must create a solid foundation in your blow out and if possible, try to stay away from airy hairstyles.”
Cooks always turns to smooth-based, stationary styles, which read best in high-definition.  She also uses light flexible hairsprays and serums to help combat “those flyaways that HD unfortunately enhances.”  To create long-lasting looks (actors generally work twelve to fourteen-hour days), Cooks typically starts with a good blowout and a leave-in protector, “using tension to create a smooth foundation,” she explains.  Cooks’ favorite leave-in protectors are Alterna Caviar CC Cream Leave-In Protector and BioSilk Silk Therapy Original Serum.