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Jaime Leigh McIntosh

Hair Department Head

Jaime Leigh McIntosh was born in Cambridge, New Zealand. From an early age already knew that she wanted to be a hairstylist. This was confirmed years later after watching Sarah Kelly's behind the scenes documentary Full Tilt Boogie, about the making of the 1998s film From Dusk to Dawn. Jaime Leigh instantly fell in love with the colorful world of filmmaking.

Her first steps were to gain the necessary skills. After 4 years of a hair salon apprenticeship she enrolled in the Design and Arts College in Christchurch, New Zealand, to study Makeup Design & Production as the New Zealand film industry requires stylists to be skilled in both Hair & Makeup.

After college was completed, Jaime Leigh was offered her first job on a TV series called Insider's Guide to Happiness. From this small production she was hired as a Hair and Makeup Artist for background actors on the feature film King Kong (Director: Peter Jackson) where she received invaluable wig training under the guide of Peter Swords King. Jaime Leigh was a fast and inquisitive learner, and she enjoyed the huge variety of work, the constant challenges, deadlines and demands of the job. Jaime Leigh rose to each occasion.

The next decade was filled with dedication to the craft, and Jaime Leigh's skill set grew. Projects of note included The Hobbit Trilogy (Director: Peter Jackson) and Avatar (Director: James Cameron), both under the guidance and teaching of Hair & Makeup Supervisor/Designer Rick Findlater.

In 2013 Jaime Leigh emigrated to Los Angeles, USA, and shortly after worked on The Light Between Oceans as assistant Department Head (Director: Derek Cianfrance), Underworld: Blood Wars as Personal Hairstylist to Kate Beckinsale (Director: Anna Foerster), Ad Astra/Department Head (Director: James Gray), Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile/Department Head (Director Joe Berlinger) Captain Marvel/Co Department Head (Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck) US/Co Department Head (Director: Jordan Peele) Bombshell/Assistant Department Head (Director: Jay Roach).

In addition to the above Jaime Leigh has a busy year ahead with the following motion pictures out for release: Blonde/Department Head, Starring Ana de Armas (Director: Andrew Dominik) Release date September 2022, Don't Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde (Director: Olivia Wilde) Release date September 2022, Babylon/Department Head, starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva (Director: Damien Chazelle) Release date 2022, Next Goal Wins/Department Head Starring Michael Fassbender and Elizabeth Moss (Director: Taika Waititi) Release 2023, and Oppenheimer/Department Head starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr (Director: Christopher Nolan) Release date 2023.

Next up for Jaime Leigh is Ballerina/Personal Hair Stylist to Ana de Armas (Director: Len Wiseman) which will be shooting in Prague. Release date TBD.

August 2022 For further information, please contact Daniella Milton at The Milton Agency.

Jan. 13, 2023

S3 | Ep. 15: Jaime Leigh McIntosh & Heba Thorisdottir Talk All Things…

The Oscar's Short List, the BAFTA's Long List... this duo is at the top of every list as far as all the awards' buzz and in this episode you will see and hear why. Jaime Leigh McIntosh (Hair Department Head) …

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Sept. 28, 2022

S3 | Ep. 7: A Blonde Moment with Hairstylist Jaime Leigh McIntosh & M…

#BLONDEonNetflix #marilynmonroe #blonde Netflix’s highly-anticipated Blonde documents the life of one of the most famous faces to ever grace the silver screen, but the real beauty of this film is the work behind the scenes. H...

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