Brushes With Fame: Samuel L. Jackson's Hair
A look at Samuel L. Jackson and his hair over the years
Few actors are as versatile as Samuel L. Jackson — at least when it comes to hair. He revitalized Jheri curls in Pulp Fiction and is dread on in The Caveman’s Valentine. Top stylists critique his ‘dos (and don’ts).
— Arie Kaplan
Pulp Fiction (1994) ”Ice Cube on a bad hair day,” says Carla Gentry, who styles Mary J. Blige. ”So West Coast!” Adds Gerard Dure: It’s ”the activator days.”
The Negotiator (1998) ”Howdy Doody?” asks Dure. Gerard Touroul, who tresses Sarah Jessica Parker, disagrees: ”The red hair is symbolic of rebelliousness.”
Shaft (2000) ”Sharp, slick,” asserts Touroul. ”Impeccable at all costs.” Gushes Dure, who works with Queen Latifah and Lil’ Kim: ”Bald and suave is timeless.”
Unbreakable (2000) ”The Gumby-Bobby Brown-Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat Special,” says Dure. Sinbad coiffeuse Josie Prochniak differs: ”A pompadour with style.”
The Caveman’s Valentine (2001) ”Reminds me of when I leave vegetables in my refrigerator,” says Prochniak. ”There’s an earthy look to it,” notes Touroul.