Michael Jackson’s Hair stylist Still Mystery
Who was Michael Jackson’s hairdresser? I’ve found it an interesting search, but nobody is coming to the forefront as being the Michael Jackson’s recent personal hairdresser. Not yet anyways. Maybe we will find out something different in days to come, but probably not without a gazillion hairdressers or salons trying to make claim to the coveted title.
Hair stylist?”The most recent hairdresser that tops the charts for working with Michael, would be Clyde Haygood. Clyde, was the head hairdresser for Michael’s, “This Is It” tour. From his interview with Access Hollywood, he was responsible for making sure the hair styles of the entire cast, reflected Michael’s vision for the film footage as well as the productions.
It sounds like a hairdresser would have his hands full working this show. The show encompassed a variety of different styles and era’s, as you might imagine! Parts of the show was made up of film footage depicting Michaels’ biggest hits, Off The Wall – Thriller – BAD – HIStory. Haygood says, “we created, gangster criminal looks for “Smooth Criminal,” and the womens hair style looks like that of Bridget Bardot.” In some numbers, male dancers wear hair styles with a “futuristic, kind of militaristic look to them. A sweet memory Clyde shares about working with Michael Jackson, was that he was kind of magical, adorable and beautiful. For instance, he says Michael asks him if he can place ‘cobwebs’ in the wigs made for a “Thriller” scene.
I thought it was curious that with all the talk of hair styles for this production, that Clyde never speaks of styling Michael Jackson’s hair. I’m not positive, but my experience tells me that Michael has been wearing extensions or a wig, or maybe both for sometime now. The hair looks too thick to be his, especially at the roots. I remember reading sometime back at the time of Michael Jacson’s trial, that a group of professional hairdressers polled, decided Michael Jackson had to be wearing either a wig or extensions as when he showed up for his trial in his pajama bottoms, his hair looked too perfect and it didn’t blow right in the wind. A tortured life indeed!
The only hairdresser that has come forward so far as being the King of Pop’s hairdresser is, Plinnie Thompson, of Rudy & Plinnies Beauty Center in Orlando Florida. WFTV Channel 9 reported this news today and have pictures to back it up. This relationship was mostly back in the 80′s and Plinnie was responsible for Michael Jackson’s Jheri-curl at that time. They show an autographed picture signed by Michael Jackson with the 81′ Tour. Plinnie says when Michael Jackson came to town to see Disney, he came here.
Also, interestingly enough, they said Michael Jackson paid $65.00 for a Jheri-curl, back then, just like everyone else AND they are still $65.00 today!! (A Jheri-curl is a perm for black hair) They also show some of Michael Jackson’s giving heart. You can check out Plinnies story here.
I thought I would try to find out if Michael had a hairdresser he trusted . . . so far nothing, but I’ll keep an ear out. If any of you have anything to add, please share it below with the rest of us. I’m sad for the passing of this greatly talented star and wish him and his family lasting peace. He won’t be forgotten and his music and artistry will live on forever.
See the interview with lead hairdresser for “This Is It” tour here. Clyde Haygood lead hairdresser for “This Is It” tour.
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