Cunningham did so well with Midler's hair that the Golden Globe winner later paid her way through beauty school.
"Isn't that amazing?" said Cunningham. "She's very proud."
Today, Cunningham is so busy at her Meche salon in Beverly Hills that she can only take new clients by referral. Luckily for Steel, Cunningham had time to give her a taste of what stars like Chrissy Teigen and Khloe Kardashian go to her for.