When Samantha was diagnosed with breast cancer in the final season of the show, director Michael Patrick King told the hair and makeup teams to embrace the wig she would wear after chemotherapy. "It wasn't like she was wearing a wig to pretend it's real hairit was meant to look like a gorgeous, sexy wig," said Panchenko. "Her hairstylist, Quentin Harris, bought every color wig. The purple was too harsh, the blue was too depressing. Pink went really well with her skin tone and felt fun and uplifting. This look was a celebration of fighting back."