The best films about modeling, top stylists and an American sitcom about the everyday life of a glossy magazine.
"Battle of Makeup Artists", 2008
If you've watched America's Next Top Model, you can imagine the plot of this reality show: 9 makeup artists live together in Los Angeles and compete in makeup skills. One episode - two missions and one elimination. Main prize: 100 thousand dollars, contract with Max Factor and cooperation with InStyle. Participants' mentors: host and actress Vanessa Marcel, InStyle editor Hal Rubinstein, makeup artist Joanna Schlip, who works with Denise Richards, Blake Lovely, Helen Pompeo. We will not reveal the name of the winner, we will only say that after the show he remained a freelance make-up artist, and this year he presented his own brand of cosmetics for men Eleven For Men.
The show will be more interesting for ordinary girls than for professionals. In each episode, the participants show how to choose the right shades of products, what techniques from the catwalk makeup can be adapted into real life.
"Beauty salon", 2005
American comedy starring Queen Latifah. The sequel to the movie "Barbershop", released in 2002. Quinn plays Gina, the hairdresser, who opens her salon in the Atlanta ghetto. Not without drama in the form of being fired from work, moving from Chicago, and capricious employees and clients. But according to the law of the genre, good won out over evil! Look if you are planning a similar project in our reality (humor from the movies will come in handy) and love Alicia Silverstone - her role as Gina's friend was especially successful!
A 70s comedy about the life of Hollywood hairdresser George Roundy is a fictional character coined by director Hal Ashby and screenwriter Robert Towne. The film has 8 Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In the 70s, the film "shot" thanks to an easy plot, which hides an obvious political message. Against the background of life's ups and downs and the fashion stylist's novels, the presidential campaign of Richard Nixon unfolds, and with it the "sexual revolution" and the war in Vietnam.
"The face of a supermodel: then and now", 2012
A documentary film in the format of interviews with the most famous models of the 20th century: Carmen Dell'Orefice, Jeri Hall, Isabella Rossellini. Women talk about how age has influenced their careers and talk about relationships with plastic surgeons.
We advise if you want to know how the careers of the top girls of the 20th century developed. The catchphrase of the film "If I ever leave, I would like to do it in high heels" belongs to Carmen Dell'Orefice, who at 85 years old continues her modeling career (this is why her name can be found in the Guinness Book of Records).
"Chasing Beauty" (2013)
Not to be confused with the 2015 Canadian teen comedy. Chasing Beauty is a modeling documentary, not translated into Russian, but worth watching. Behind-the-scenes stories and interviews of models and their families (not without tears), photographers, agents, designers, plastic surgeons and makeup artists who answer the main question: what is the price of model fame and beauty? There are many big names on the cast: model Tracy Bingham, 49, and makeup artist Joe Baker (works with Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone and Claudia Schiffer), for example.
"Desert Flower", 2009
The story of Varis Dirie, who has collaborated with L'Oréal, Revlon and Chanel and starred for the Pirelli calendar. Varis was born in Somalia and fled after undergoing female circumcision. In 1997, the girl left her modeling career, wrote a book about her life. The autobiography "Desert Flower" became a bestseller, and after 11 years it was filmed. During this time, Varis herself managed to get married, give birth to a daughter and become a UN Special Ambassador.
"Ugly Betty", 2007-2010
The cult series, which became the prototype of the Russian sitcom Don't Be Born Beautiful. In the United States, he has collected a baggage of awards - three Emmy and Two Golden Globes. The series aired from 2007 to 2010 - only four seasons. The main character is sweet, but completely unglamorous Betty Suarez, who got a job in the fictional glossy magazine "MODE", became an American star. Another famous heroine of the series is the creative director of "MODE" Wilhelmina Slater, played by the first black "Miss America" Vanessa Lynn Williams (we talked about her and other female bosses in the cinema here).
Miss Congeniality, 2000
Another story about the transformation of an ugly duckling into a swan. FBI agent Gracie, who participates in a beauty pageant, is played by Sandra Bullock. Not devoid of humor, the film in the United States in 2000 grossed $ 19.6 million, and Bullock became almost a national hero, skillfully boxing on the set.
Little Miss Happiness, 2006
They tried to release the film on the big screens for five years - the producers did not believe in the success of the film, which in the future received two Oscars. One of them is for the best script. In the center is little Olive, who dreams of winning a beauty contest. For this, the girl's quirky family drives to California in a yellow Volkswagen. By the way, all the big and small participants in the beauty contest were them in real life.
"Vidal Sassoon: Cinema", 2010
A documentary about the British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who became popular in the 60s. It was he who made the famous "boy-like" haircut of Mia Farrow. Vidal also came up with the trendy bob and pixie by founding the Sasson brand and hairdressing academy with the concept of "wash-and-wear" - haircuts that do not require styling. When the film came out, Vidall was 82 years old.