Hair Secrets from the Set
Getting Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Into Character
The first step in getting Pattinson and Stewart to resemble their characters Edward and Bella was a hair transformation. "Both of their hair colors were from a previous film and needed to be corrected for their Twilight roles," says Mary Ann Valdes, the movie's department head hairstylist. To get the right shade, she had the actors try on wigs and when the color was decided on, she sent them to Beverly Hills salon owner Stuart Gavert (with the help of co-colorist Jonathan Castellanos) take care of the coloring.
Perfecting Robert Pattinson's Color
"The production notes specified Edward as an absolutely stunning and heart stopping young man, with creamy gleaming skin, golden eyes and hair that looks like marble," says Gavert. "We created this hair color masterpiece through advanced highlighting techniques and a brand new method that I dubbed “twilights," which utilizes lighter and darker natural colors to add maximum contrast."
Nikki Reed Transforms to Long and Blonde
Reed, a brunette, needed long blonde hair as Rosalie. "The director didn't want everyone to have black hair like a typical vampire," says Gavert. Instead of using a wig, Valdes decided to bleach the top of Reed's hair and for the rest of the tresses, she attached a three-quarter fall that extended below her natural hair.
Styling Robert Pattinson's Hair
Creating Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene's Looks
To capture Jasper (Rathbone), Gavert said he wanted a more eccentric look for the youngest Cullen. "His hair was styled freely which opened several different possibilities for an interesting color," adds Gavert. "This exciting hair color was achieved by allowing his natural texture to guide each brush stroke." Greene's hair, on the other hand, is a wig used to create Alice Cullen's short pixie. "Ashley's hair is long and thick so it was a challenge to get it all in the wig," adds Valdes.