Halle Bailey’s Locs for The Little Mermaid Movie Cost $150,000

Camille Friend, the hairstylist to American singer and actress Halle Bailey, has revealed that The Little Mermaid star’s flowing red locs cost $150,000.

The live-action remake of Disney’s animated film The Little Mermaid opened in theatres on May 26 with a $95.5 million box office in North America. The film’s lead actress Halle Baily has expressed the need for black representation, including natural black hair, in movies.

Explaining the locs’ hefty $150,000 cost, Friend detailed the required process in an interview with Variety and shared that the extensions had to be added, then taken out and redone as they could not reuse the hair.

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Friend shared that after meeting Baily’s family, she began to understand why the natural hair element was important to keep for The Little Mermaid character. Due to the length of Bailey’s locs during filming, Friend dismissed the possibility of the 23-year-old wearing a wig and chose to wrap hair extensions around Bailey’s natural hair.

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According to the hairstylist, this would prevent the dyeing of the actress’s locs, which she has had since the age of five, and would not change her internal hair structure.

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