ELLE Magazine has included its May cover girl Gwen’s retro-inspired look from ”The Sweet Escape” video in its gallery of Iconic Music Video Looks-love what Danilo has to say about it!
Another singer who prefers a pompadour: Gwen Stefani. “She’s always been a fan of the pomp,” says her hairstylist Danilo, who created Stefani’s jailbird one in 2007’s The Sweet Escape . “She looked perfect in that prison—so gorgeous and pinupworthy.”
Stefani’s Rapunzel moment—where she lets down her hair so her Harajuku girls can save her—is Danilo’s proudest achievement from The Sweet Escape. “I had never done two 50-foot-long cornrow braids before but the Rapunzel scene called for it,” he says. “My two assistants and I holed ourselves up in a room and built the braids using ropey material and synthetic hair. Then we attached them to Gwen’s head. I don’t know how she stood it—all that hair weighed a lot!—but the final results were beautiful. I remember taking a photo of her in her ‘G’ apartment with the braids trailing across the room. I still have it today.”