INSTYLE: Transformation, Madonna

 

At 50, she's even more experimental. Most women become less open to trying new things, but she's the complete opposite. -Gina BrookeTRANSFORMATION

MADONNA

InStyle (December 2008)

Look up “fearless” in the dictionary – you’ll find Madonna’s picture. But is it the one where she’s sporting the peroxide crop and busy brows, or the shot from her gothic-gam phase? Since her early days, when she was drawing on a beauty mark, her look has been bold, unique and unpredictable.

“She doesn’t take on trends, she creates them,” says hairstylist Andy LeCompte. “That’s why she likes taking risks.

“At 50, she’s even more experimental. Most women become less open to trying new things, but she’s the complete opposite.” -Gina Brooke

 

“This was the Like a Virginera. She laughs about how she did her own makeup.”

-Gina Brooke

“The red lips and beauty mark were her signature at the time.”

-Gina Brooke

“She loves re-creating iconic looks. Here, she did Marilyn Monroe curls at the Oscars.”

-Andy LeCompte

“This is very Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Joure – big hair with lots of teasing.”

-Garren, hairstylist

“The pin-straight style adds to the severity of the color. And she still pulls it off.”

-Andy LeCompte

“Completely toned-down hair and makeup. She’s so beautiful this way.”

-Gina Brooke

“Her eyes are her best feature. She has fun playing them up with liquid eyeliner.”

-Gina Brooke

“The disco phase. We were inspired by Saturday Night Fever.”

-Andy LeCompte