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Who Was Michael Jackson’s Hair stylist?

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.

“Michael Jackson’s
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!

Michael Jackson Hair
Michael Jackson Hair

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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18 Comments »

  1. Hi Jean,

    Thank you for your feedback! We love to learn new, interesting information from our readers.

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    Have a wonderful day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — September 22, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

  2. Lottie Rose was Michael’s hairdresser and she worked in My sister’s shop he would come to the back of the shop and she did his hair there in South Central, she also went to his home, she went to Africa also to introduce the perm Michael did not wear wigs, Lottie was an expert with the new perm and she did his hair well

    Comment by jean — September 4, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

  3. PS If you’re interested Lotti used Jhirmack rods on MJ’s hair, with colours ranging from white to purple, the white rods gave a tighter curl as seen in Thriller, the green rods slightly looser (Billie Jean), and the purple rods gave the loosest look and were MJ’s preferred look, as seen in Beat It, Bad etc. Interesting Michael decided on the ‘parted look with the kiss curls over his forehead after seeing Lotti’s son Elliot’s hair one day when they first met.

    Comment by John — January 9, 2011 @ 12:47 am

  4. Ms. Lottie Rose was Michael’s hair stylist beginning in 1981. She is a black beautician from Compton who kept those curls gorgeous during the 80′s and worked with Michael’s doctors to get his hair back after the Pepsi burn incident.

    She also did his hair for his last interview in 2007 with Ebony. I don’t know what happened to her after that. I tried to paste the links to prove this but it got caught in the spam filter.

    I was very surprised that she was not mentioned in your article.

    Comment by Valerie — December 19, 2010 @ 2:47 am

  5. I am sorry, he did not wear a wig, his hair looks too good to wear a wig and $65.00, i thought he would pay more, i want my hair like that, MJ’s hair looks soft and so curly and silky, how could he keep on wearing wigs like that? He didn’t wear a wig. How come a man’s hair can’t be thick or whatever? BTW (R.I.P. MJ you will be loved forever)

    Comment by Raigan — November 28, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  6. Interesting post, I am going to put it on my blog

    Comment by Erline Mariani — November 13, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

  7. karen faye was his long time makeup artist, not haiir stylist

    Comment by khi — September 1, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  8. I’m talking about the Man in the Mirror… he is the GREATEST artist of all time …

    Comment by Oana — August 30, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  9. Hi,

    Oh really… I am too interested to know the name of the stylist

    Thanks,
    Cygnus

    Comment by noriko wigs — August 8, 2010 @ 2:43 am

  10. Rip Michael all ya fans luv ya

    Comment by Ciara — February 9, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

  11. ya i think his hair stylist was named linda not karen faye

    Comment by cruz — October 18, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

  12. R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON LOVE YOU

    Comment by cruz — October 18, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  13. I know for a fact that Michael Jackson Hair stylist first name is Linda

    Comment by julianna — September 24, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

  14. NO Lottie was not his stylist. His most recent stylist began with his appeareance at the World Music Awards in London in 2006.

    Comment by GA Girl — September 10, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

  15. I recently read an article in Ebony magazine about hairstylist name Lottie who did Michael’s curl in the 80′s when he was at home in L.A.

    Comment by MI — August 14, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  16. Are you really surprised that Michael wore wigs when he had severe scalp burns from the pepsi accident when his hair caught fire?

    I’m sure he would have worn wigs if it were not a neccesity. He wore LaceFront wigs.

    He had several treaments on his scalp to try to improve it but these processes were very painful for him.

    If only the papers dedicated more time to real facts about Michael instead of treating him like a circus sideshow more people would realise that he was actually a very human, down to earth man.

    Comment by Suzan — August 9, 2009 @ 11:15 am

  17. I know Micheal’s stylist personally. She is not ready to reveal this to the world. She was with him for the past 3 and half years. It is none of the people mentioned here.She was also going to accompany him on the the “This is It” tour. She is very private and very loyal.

    Comment by GA Girl — July 20, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  18. michael’s hair stylist was named karen faye. she had been his hair stylist since late thriller era, if im not mistaken. she was still working with him for the upcoming tour.

    Comment by Ashlei K.B. — July 4, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

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