Run, Nancy! Save your hair while you can!
"Stranger Things" Season 2 will further explore the Upside Down, but it's the hair that will be full of secrets. The Netflix series is now shooting its second season, advancing the story slightly to set it in the mid-1980s. Refinery29 recently had a great interview with the show's lead hairstylist, Sarah Hindsgaul, and she teased a lot of teased hair ahead in the 2017 season, including a "drastic" new big hair look for Nancy Wheeler:
"This year it is very different — we start stepping more into the '80s, which is kind of amazing, visually. Last year was '83 and this year is '84, and they're still in Hawkins, Indiana — but people are starting to realize there are perms and mullets, so we're using a lot of wigs this year, because no one wants perms and mullets. [Laughs.]
It's been a fun step. All of the characters have developed. Nancy has kind of a big hair turn this year, too — they decided to do something drastic... That's all I can tell you."
"A big hair turn" -- like maybe a temporary makeover gone wild, or will she keep it? These are not exactly major spoiler plot points (unless they are) but we're curious. No one got out of the '80s unscathed, in terms of fashion, and it sounds like actress Natalia Dyer may be the latest victim.
Speaking of Season 2 "spoilers," though, Hindsgaul corrected one hair-shaving rumor she saw working the web:
"We all look at the rumors online — it's fun to see what people are writing. The big one so far for Season 2 was a Reddit post that said there was an ad for extras [willing to] shave their heads, but that got blown out of proportion. We actually needed women who would be willing to cut their hair and get bangs, while all the male extras actually needed to grow their hair out. Some male extras have been growing out their hair for the past nine months.
We find all our extras in Atlanta where we shoot. Last year it was really hard to get people to do anything, but this year a lot of people volunteered to have their hair cut off or to grow it out so we could give everyone the right haircuts."
So whatever else happens in Season 2, expect the hair game to be big and drastic, from the lead characters to the background players. Read the full interview for a lot more.
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