Woman Behind Meghan McCains Hairstyles Speaks

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

At the end of the day (or more literally, the start of it, from approximately 8: 30 a.m. to 9: 30 a.m.), Currie's just doing her job. The View is under the Disney umbrella, and I was already with ABC News. I think that's the thing people don't know: She didn't seek me out the way you would do as an individual; we work for the same company, and the company hired me to work with Meghan, she clarifies, adding that this is her first season working with McCain, which is why the co-host's earlier looks previously flew under everyone's radar. I'm on The View now, but I mostly work with people who are on the news, adds Currie, who's worked on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Tulsi Gabbard. There's no fun hair and fun makeup; it's very straightforward, and obviously more conservative. Working with Meghan and The View, I get to be more creative and more artistic with the looks.

In that vein, Currie has truly done us a great deal of service. Her tendriled space buns, braided swoopy bangs, and flippy genie ponytails look a little out of place on the pundit, but the punchy looks have filled the void left by a year of canceled celeb galas, glitchy virtual red carpets, and truncated Fashion Weeks the places we'd typically get our dose of brow-raising, chin-stroking beauty looks to study. Better yet, she's delivered them on a regular basis, and in fun, surprise fashion. We honestly never know what we're going to get next, and oftentimes, Currie isn't sure until an hour or so before they air, either.

Her specialities include intricate braids a nod to Currie's humble beginnings as that one talented teammate who braids everyone else's hair for volleyball games and basketball tournaments and her personal favorite for McCain, tight top knots remixed with braids and twists, to make it a little less traditional.

If gazing upon McCain's head gives you the sudden urge to watch a rich lady rationalize a public shouting match while sitting in a Bravo confessional, that's just Currie's skill shining through. Sometimes [Meghan]'s inspired by a look that she saw, and she's like, Can we re-create this? Or something like this?', and I'm always down. She gets her inspiration from the [Real] Housewives, but also magazines, fashion trends, and colors.

The glitter roots, however? That was all Currie. That's a neat thing. I love anything that sparkles and shines, and I really like when we do a part right down the middle.

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