The Real Reason Lady Gaga's Hairstylist Cried Over House Of Gucci

In 2019, Lady Gaga was cast to portray Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci, in Ridley Scott's 2021 biopic "House of Gucci" (via Deadline). Grandson of the fashion house's founder Guccio Gucci, Maurizio was assassinated on the order of Reggiani in 1995 after he abruptly left, sold his share of the company for $120 million, and fell in love with another woman (via Biography). While Reggiani claims she was set up, she was very angry at Maurizio prior to his murder. "I was filled with rage, but there was nothing I could do," she told The Guardian. "He shouldn't have done that to me."

Obviously, there was a lot of history for Gaga to sink herself into, and she truly dedicated herself to becoming Reggiani during production of "House of Gucci." She took the method acting approach to her role, acting and speaking like Reggiani when the camera's weren't rolling. "It was much easier for me to stay in character all the time," she told Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" (via Screen Rant).

Gaga also opted to dye her hair a dark brown to match Reggiani — a drastic change from her platinum blonde locks which wasn't taken lightly by her long-time hairstylist Frederic Aspiras (via People).

It's surprisingly difficult to make the change from platinum blonde to a darker color

Ahead of filming "House of Gucci", Lady Gaga made the call to Frederic Aspiras to dye her white hair a deep brown. "I mean, you're talking about someone who is so devoted to characterization and the art that she willingly wanted to color white hair," Aspiras told People.

According to Glamour, the process of dying platinum blonde hair to a darker color like brown is a long process. A lot of prep is needed to make the transition, including conditioning and reinforcing treatments to make sure the hair is at max porosity before putting a new color on it. To make the change, a stylist will have to fill the hair by adding pigment so the new color has something to attach to when being applied to platinum blonde hair.

So, it's understandable that Aspiras' first reaction to this request was that of tears. Not only for the process that Gaga was about to undertake, but that he'd be saying goodbye to the shade that made her "the most her," according to him. "It was past her shoulder, it was very healthy, gorgeous," he explained. "And so I was beside myself. I was crying."

Obviously, Gaga went through with the change, and it totally benefited the way she encompassed her portrayal of Reggiani. But just be wary if you're in a similar color situation to Gaga, as it can be quite the process.