When Sarah Clayton proprietress of the remarkable Hair Majesty, an amazing vintage themed hair dressing salon, on Ings Road was nominated to play the character Tracy Turnblad, an optimistic, overweight teenage girl who loves dancing in the film Hairspray she took up the challenge with a little help from her friends Peter Roach, Jessica Ockelton, Kirsten Goodleid and Ken Woodall to join in the fun.
Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters’ 1988 comedy film of the same name. Adapted from both Waters’ 1988 script and Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell’s book for the stage musical by screenwriter Leslie Dixon, the 2007 film version of Hairspray was directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman and has an ensemble cast including John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney and Nikki Blonsky. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.
Sarah styled Freddie Garland’s Hair in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s shoot you can read about it here.