Margot Robbie's hairstyle needed an extra lift from some liquid courage.
Recent Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie underwent a pretty strange hair treatment to nail the texture she needed for I, Tonya.
Back in December, I, Tonya hairstylist, Adruitha Lee told Refinery29 that “it was tough because a hairdresser wants to make hair look good, to make it look shiny and healthy, and we had to do the opposite of all that to get Tonya Harding’s authentic look. We had to tell the story, and correctly interpret the hair. So many people have tried to get the look and have missed, but I wanted to get it right because I didn’t want anything to distract from the story, or distract Margot from trying to become Tonya.”
So, what did Robbie need to undergo in order to nail down the authentic texture of Tonya Harding? Beer. Oh yes, you heard correctly. Beer needed to be poured over Robbie’s wigs in order to dry it out and achieve the texture they needed.
Lee told Refinery29, “to set the hair, we didn’t use setting lotions or mousse — we used beer — as crazy as that sounds. Beer gives the hair that texture that you see when you flash back to ’80s music videos. So we’d take a can of beer, let it sit out so it went flat, pour it over the hair, let the hair air-dry, and that was the look. There’s no way that we could’ve gotten the bangs to stand up the way that we did, or the way they used to, with just a regular mousse.”
Robbie was recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress thanks to her role in I, Tonya. Though she didn’t take it home, she did shed a few happy tears for her costar and onscreen mom, Allison Janney, who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
I think it’s safe to say that Robbie didn’t add any liquid courage to her hair for her Oscars look.