Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Desperate Housewives - Vanessa Williams - First Look

Vanessa Williams has joined the cast of ABC's hit show 'Desperate Housewives.' And before she starts shooting in a few weeks only Naughty But Nice can show you how Vanessa went from 'Ugly Betty's' Wilhelmina to 'Housewife' Renee.

"We had to make sure the new character did not look like Wilhelmina," her long time hairstylist Gregg Giannillo tells me. "Although she has to be glamorous, she still has to be more 'middle America' and not as over the top. With that in mind, I gave her a mid-length layered bob. She can wear it so many different ways and commit to none. Her color was done very heavily blonde in front, while remaining her natural [color] everywhere else."

Greg explains that Vanessa sent e-mails with different ideas before the wig was handmade and flown to his fabulous salon in Manhattan. Then it was cut and colored based on Vanessa's skin tone and makeup, and Renee was born.

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