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Recreating Jasmine's 'Lumpy' Ponytail for Broadway's Aladdin

Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and Adam Jacobs as Aladdin; Photo by Deen Van Meer, image courtesy of Disney
Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and Adam Jacobs as Aladdin; Photo by Deen Van Meer, image courtesy of Disney

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Ariel has the fiery red hair, Cinderella has the perfect topknot, but Disney princess Jasmine has the "lumpy ponytail" look on lock, and hair designer Josh Marquette was tasked to bringing it to life for the Broadway production of Aladdin. "Her loose, lumpy ponytail looks great in the movie, but its heaviness doesn't translate in real life," he explained. "It's apparently much easier to get shine and movement in animation!"

Marquette and production hair supervisor Gary Martori relied on Oribe products in pretty much every aspect of creating hair looks for the cast, especially to enhance the texture of hairpieces and wigs. "The hair has to move and dance beautifully," said Marquette. "The Oribe products we use to get the look have a lot of hold while still allowing movement."
· Aladdin the Musical [Official website]
· Oribe's Dry Texturing Spray, For Those Filthy Hair Days [Racked NY]

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