Lady Gaga's Hairstylist Frederic Aspiras Looks Back on a Decade of the Star's Hairstyles (Exclusive)
By Amy Lee
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Lady Gaga's longtime Haus of Gaga hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras, is looking back on his decade of work.
Aspiras joined ET Style Feed, where he dished on Gaga's iconic hairstyles throughout the years and his close friendship with the multitalented star.
"There are a lot of great times and obviously we're blessed to travel the world together and experience a lot of things and see a lot of places together," Aspiras says. "But, you know, with all the great, good things also comes -- it's like a brother and sister love, too. We have disagreements and we also have tons of agreements. Every day is a blessing. I'm so privileged to be here."
Aspiras is a true artist when it comes to his hair creations. For Gaga's dark embellished tresses at the 2015 Met Gala, he literally handcrafted the look.
"Her hair is blonde underneath this, by the way. I handpainted it black with clay and then glued stones to her head piece by piece on a net," he says.
A Met Gala look that was particularly unforgettable was this year's four-outfit change, topped off with a doll-like blonde bob adorned with mini bows -- an homage to the oversized hair bow Gaga famously rocked in 2008.
The campy moment was basically a mini performance on the red carpet from Gaga and the Haus of Gaga team who revealed multiple outfits as she pulled a pink wagon. Aspiras shared that Gaga and the team walked down four blocks on Fifth Avenue in New York before reaching the red carpet -- clad in a giant pink gown and Aspiras pulling the wagon!
"I was dragging that wagon because I had to put my hair product in it, my brush, and then yeah, we ended up on the carpet and then it became this amazing performance and to watch it every time it's like, wow," Aspiras recalls.
The hairstylist often uses a wig on Gaga. For instance, Aspiras braided an icy blonde wig for a corset effect at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards: "That's a wig, by the way. Nobody knows that, but that's a wig," he spills.
Aspiras also explains the inspiration behind the Victorian-inspired 'do.
"This was an ode to the theme of the whole night, which was this kind of Victorian masterpiece that Armani created for her that when I saw this, I immediately had this idea a long time ago to do something that was a corset," he says. "She was talking about always being [bound] as women in corsets all the time. So Victorian era -- [the corset] was huge then. I get inspired a lot by the era and by the clothing and this is, instead of having it on the clothes, the corset normally, I put it in her hair."
We couldn't have the hair king sit down with us and not talk about the looks from the A Star Is Born days, especially the periwinkle blue updo she wore to coordinate with her Valentino gown at the 2010 Golden Globes, despite the fact that he had some pushback on Gaga rocking blue hair to the first major awards show of the season.
"We had planned to do her hair this color the whole time. We saw this beautiful gown and the color was just spectacular, so she's like, 'I just love that color, Freddie. Can we just do that on my hair?' It's kind of her thing, you know. We match everything," he says. The key to being a red carpet chameleon: using temporary hair color to achieve this look.