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You won't believe these MacGyver-meets-Maybelline beauty tricks from behind bars
These impressive MacGyver-like skills also play a big roll in the inmates' beauty routines behind bars. Who needs a Chubby Stick when you have Kool-Aid and Vaseline? But how much of this magical DIY-ing actually happens in real prisons? (And can I really use these prison beauty tricks the next time I'm broke and/or stranded?). I talked to the show's head makeup artist, Michal Bigger, and Angelina DeAngelis, head hairstylist, to find out.
Along with the challenge of making lead actress Taylor Schilling look sallow, ("I mess that poor girl up -- she's totally unrecognizable. She deserves an Emmy for that alone," Bigger laments), Bigger and DeAngelis work with the show's writers to make sure the inmates' beauty regimen stays true to real life. This can mean anything from adding frizz to an extra's keratin-straightened hair, or boning up on the knock-off beauty products inmates whip up behind bars. So along with the critical life lessons one learns from the show (note to self: don't insult prison cook first day in prison), a beauty junkie can also pick up some impressive DIY tricks from these women.
Ready to channel your inner beauty MacGyver? Click ahead to learn 8 bare bones beauty hacks from behind bars.
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