Jason Momoa has some of the most incredible hair in Hollywood. These locks were very much a feature in his role of fantasy character Aquaman, in current Hollywood film, Justice League.
With 14 years experience as a hair stylist and 6 years on from graduating at Delamar Academy, Gabor Kerekes tells us all about working with Hollywood’s man of the moment. The design for this character is somewhat inspired by Jason’s strong look.
Here is Gabor when he came into the Academy for a tea catch-up:
Here you can see Gabor working on Jason’s hair:
How did you style Jason’s famous hair for this role?
Jason’s hair style was pretty much decided after the first fitting we had with Kristin Wahl (hair designer) and Jason himself which was also approved by Zack Snyder. We had a few different options for him but the general idea was to keep it messy “natural” not looked after or very rock and roll. We added sun kissed highlights which suited his character and also gave more dimension on camera. Styling wise he had lots of twisted messy strands of hair and dreadlocks. This was inspired by nature, Jason’s character and the actor himself, who owns a very wild, rock’n’roll look.
This is an action packed film with a lot of movement. As a hair stylist, what key products helped you to keep Jason’s style?
The idea was to keep it messy so the more he moved the better it was. I used Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (love this product!) for the general beachy texture and Bumble and Bumble Sumoclay for the dreadlocks. And of course tons of coconut oil for his hair and body.
So there we have it! Thank you Gabor for letting us know the inside scoop on Jason Momoa’s famous locks.