Halle Bailey’s Little Mermaid Hair Transformation, Purple Locs

Halle Bailey is making ready for the world premiere of The Little Mermaid, and followers throughout the globe are anxiously ready to see her convey the character to life!

This live-action movie places a brand new spin on a Disney traditional, whereas nonetheless staying true to the themes, characters, and songs introduced within the animated film.

And one factor Halle knew she could not do away with was Ariel’s iconic crimson hair! Now, she’s opening up about why she made the choice to maintain her pure locs whereas nonetheless reworking right into a redhead.

“It was super important for me to have my natural hair in this film,” Halle told Ebony magazine. “I was really grateful to [director] Rob Marshall, because he wanted to keep my locs. It’s always important to have somebody to cosign.”

“I’ve had my locs since I used to be 5, so that they’re an enormous a part of who I’m. We want to have the ability to see ourselves.”

“We want to have the ability to see our hair on large screens like this, in order that we all know that it’s stunning and greater than acceptable.”

It additionally helped that Halle had a supportive workforce behind her to convey her imaginative and prescient to life, which included Halle’s hairstylist, Camille Buddy, and make-up artist, Kat Ali.

“[Ariel still] has red hair, because that’s a very iconic part of her, but I really did admire the fact that because I’m a Black woman and I have locs, [the producers] wanted to incorporate that into Ariel’s look,” Halle informed Glamour journal.

So as to obtain this look, Halle had her pure roots dyed crimson and wrapped her locs in the identical shade you will see on display screen.

“[Camille and Kat are] each ladies of shade, so I felt very snug. They know the right way to maintain me and my hair and make-up. I’ve been on units earlier than the place that’s not the case.”

Halle has actually killed EVERY look we have seen on the carpet, from The Little Mermaid press tour to the 2023 Met Gala. And it has been stunning to see a lot versatility explored together with her locs.

Remember to try Halle and her beautiful tresses in The Little Mermaid when it hits theaters on Friday, Could 26!