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Hair Color Secrets Of Terminator 3

How Do You Morph Hair Color For A T-X Terminatrix?

Los Angeles, CA -- As the newly chosen female lead in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Kristanna Loken needed the perfect hair color. And just like Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-101 made finding the perfect sunglasses a mission, Loken insisted on finding the perfect color.

That's why she got the studio to hire her own colorist, David Horinek, who owns David Dru salon in Beverly Hills, CA. Because he had already corrected her color several times after it had been damaged on various shoots, you can bet, "she'll be back."

To keep her icy blonde away from the forces or permanent darkness, Loken, along with the film's other principals, including Claire Danes, visited the salon every week.

"The shoot took six months, but all of the action was supposed to take place in one day, so the trick was to make the hair look exactly the same, beginning to end," says Horinek.

With a mission to protect the actresses' color integrity, Horinek chose Goldwell hair color, and applied his highly perfected Baliage technique. Horinek says the key to re-touching color every week is to avoid overlap that can damage the hair.

For Loken's modish cyborg, he originally tried a weaving technique but after consulting with the film's lead hairdresser, he found Baliage worked better for creating a shiner-than-titanium, glacial beige blonde. It was perfect for a fembot machine.

For Danes' character Kate Brewster, a veterinarian, as well as love interest to reluctant savior of mankind John Connor, David used a Baliage technique of three to four shades in Goldwell's RB series in Topchic and Colorance to create a multidimensional red.

"Claire was a last minute cast, so they actually called me off the gold course on a Saturday to change her from a bleachy-blonde to a multidimensional red in time to begin shooting on Sunday," says Horinek, a scratch golfer.

Other celebrities who have visited Horinek's salon include Wendy Malik and Lorenzo Lamas; Horinek also created Courtney Cox's first haircut for her role in Friends. The key to working with any client, he says, is "to develop the right process and communicate clearly".

Goldwell, a leading marketer of professional hair color, perms, shampoos, treatments and styling products, is one of the world's largest professional-only hair care companies and has world headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, U.S. headquarters in Linthicum Heights, MD and Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

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