We go to the movies for a number of reasons: to catch the latest blockbuster, for a great plot, for amazing special effects or simply because we love us some good eye-candy. However, great hair and makeup can make or break a movie creating lasting and often iconic impressions. Beauty aficionados, like us, get a thrill from seeing jaw-dropping hair and makeup creations. Imagine Robin Williams sans latex mask to create British nanny Mrs. Doubtfire, or Princess Leia without her famous cinnamon roll hair buns – inconceivable! These are the type of beauty moments from movies which stay with us for months – even years – prompting hair and makeup inspirations, YouTube tutorials and countless costume ideas for Halloween. We developed our list of the 10 best beauty moments on the big screen which include everything from make-overs to teased hair and gothic inspired makeup.
From the beauty salon to the barbershop, and everything else in between, Chris Rock’s 2009 comedy documentary Good Hair gives viewers a look inside the $9 billion African American hair industry. If you know nothing about this industry, or have limited exposure to it, this is one of those must-watch films to learn the cultural and historical origins of black hair and its intricate features, from weaves to scalp burning relaxers and even the use of virgin Indian hair in the daily routine.