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Sly Stallone's Hair

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What's it like to do Sylvester Stallone's hair? Nicole Venables, the stylist on the set of The Expendables, knows first-hand. "I've been doing Sly's hair for over a decade. It's a thank-my-lucky-stars kind of a job. I'm a die-hard fan—when I was 10, my bedroom was head-to-toe 'Rocky.' 'Get Carter,' 'Driven,' 'Rocky Balboa' and 'Rambo' showcase different looks I've created, from slick and sleek to vigilante legend. 'The Expendables' was a total collaboration. Sly has a vision for every film, and this was no exception. He's really inclusive with his designers. Most of his department heads, from set designers to artillery experts, are chosen long-term veterans and trusted confidants. Sly, who co-wrote and directed the film, his costume designer Liz Wolfe, and I orchestrated the ultimate old-school, bad-ass version of himself for the character of Barney Ross—decked out in vintage glory, ripped and tattooed to the gods." [PopEater]