Katy Perry turned heads with her pastel rainbow hair as the festive fairy in H&M’s Christmas commercial
For the H&M Holiday campaign, Katy Perry does everything from a chic chignon to a black and green ombre wig. But the look that stood out to us was, of course, the magical wavy pastel rainbow hair as part of her glittery Christmas fairy look: Katy Perry the Christmas Fairy!
Perry’s festive fairy wig reminds us of the Opal hair trend we saw back in September. With soft mint, lime, lavender and turquoise tones, all melting into each other in loose waves. The colours match the iridescent tones of her wings perfectly!
The man behind the wig: Shon Hyungsun Ju
Katy Perry’s rainbow front lace wig was created by hair artist and wig maker to the stars, Shon Hyungsun Ju. Shon is originally from South Korea. He worked on a number of leading publications including Korean Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. Wanting to stretch himself further, Shon decided to pack his bags and move to London to place himself in the center of the fashion world. Today he regularly contributes to Vogue, ID, Love and Interview. Shon has also worked on numerous fashion shows across the world. His work is seen on celebrities regularly. Katy Perry often rocks Shon’s beautiful wig creations, as he is her wig specialist!
You can follow more of Shon’s amazing work on Instagram here: @shonju
Above Left: Shon Hyungsun Ju working on Katy Perry’s rainbow wig
And lets not forget those wings!! What is a fairy without her wings? I just love how the iridescent tones in her wings bring out the hair colours.
The woman behind the wings: Angela Jarman of Fancy Fairy Wings & Things
This stunning set of Fancy Fairy ‘Titania’ wings was crafted by wing maker Angela Jarman, owner of Fancy Fairy Wings & Things. They wings are even lined with green pixie LED lights so they actually light up!
“These were actually the first set of light up wings I created with Jordan Price, who did the light work. The film set is extremely bright so you can’t see the lights, but they sprinkled the wings with crystals and even made them flutter to make up for it!” Angela said on on her blog. “I’m still over the moon that Katy Perry, or as I’m going to prefer to call her now, Katy Fairy wore them in such spectacular fashion!” Angela commented on her Instagram.
Above: You can see how Katy Perry’s Fancy Fairy ‘Titania’ wings light up with the green pixie LED lights!
You can even buy your own pair of magical wings from Angela in her Etsy shop here: Fancy Fairy Wings & Things
Katy Perry the Christmas Fairy also did an exclusive interview with H&M Life, where she discusses confidence, beauty and of course her Fairy look.
Here are a few of the highlights from this interview…
“I’m always changing my look and trying new things. The pixie wig was fun. I had once cut my hair that short when I was 15 or 16, and I like that androgynous look. It’s edgy, and it’s not your typical bombshell, sexy, pin-up-y look. It’s a little bit more alternative. I like to be able to play with different styles, and go from one side of the spectrum to the other. I don’t like to be just one thing, and it makes me feel like I can continue to evolve”, Perry tells H&M Life about the tomboyish pixie look she debuted at the Met Gala. Here are a few more highlights from the interview Katy Perry did with H&M Life…
Tell us about Katy Perry, the onstage persona versus Katy Perry “the real person”.
When I’m off stage, I’m more business-minded. I like to wear a little bit of the same thing every day so I don’t have to sit in a chair and do hair and makeup for a couple hours each day, and I can just get on with my day because I have a lot of business to manage during the week. But when I’m on stage, I like to be a kind of larger-than-life cartoon character. I don’t believe in the statement, “less is more”; I believe in “more is more”! I like lots of hair. I like to let my skin breathe when I’m not on stage, so I wear a lot less makeup, but I always like to play up my lashes, always have mascara on, and define my brows because that kind of shapes my face.
When I’m on stage, I like to be a kind of larger-than-life cartoon character. I don’t believe in the statement, “less is more”; I believe in “more is more”!
Going from one look to another, what have you learned about yourself in the process?
I’ve learned that the confidence in yourself goes a long way, and actually wears the look more than you wear the look. Confidence helps pull the look off.
Tell us about the fairy look you have in this H&M campaign.
It was created by B. Akerlund, and it was the shiniest thing I’ve ever put on, and I’ve put on a lot of shiny things. My hairstylist, Shon, created a lovely rainbow wig to match.
The Christmas season is all about giving – but what do you wish for?
I wish for continued health in my family and my friends. We have a child in the family now, so it’s all about giving – it’s fun to see Christmas through the eye of a child.
Watch Katy Perry the Christmas Fairy in the H&M’s Christmas commercial…
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