Gwyneth Paltrow Has Bette Midler to Thank for Her Amazing Hair Color

Marie Claire Image Makers Tracey Cunningham and Adir Abergel play a fast game of "Quick Fire Beauty."

Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone, Donald Trump—they've all got amazing hair, right? But if you've ever taken a moment to consider if Gwyneth Paltrow's lovely locks are just a natural *blessing*, we're here to ruin the fantasy and tell you the story of when Bette Midler was a lamaze coach. Because it all begins there. Really. 

To understand how Image Makers (opens in new tab) Tracey Cunningham (opens in new tab) and Adir Abergel (opens in new tab) came to be the hair geniuses they are today, we asked them to play a lightning-fast game of "Quick Fire Beauty" with our very own senior fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi. Many revelations ensued. (The best drug-store dry shampoo brand? We'll get to that later.) 

But back to Gwyneth's mane. Cunningham credits Midler as the celebrity who jumpstarted her career, way back when she was working as the actress' nanny. Midler saw Cunningham's talent and put her through beauty school, before later becoming Cunningham's lamaze coach when she was having her son. (Yes, truly.) 

Check out the video below (brought to you in partnership with the E! Style Collective (opens in new tab)) to learn how to use your Instagram to create style magic and why you only need $10 for amazing dry shampoo.  

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Rosa Heyman
Rosa Heyman

As Cosmopolitan’s deputy editor, Rosa Heyman oversees a team of whip-smart editors and hilarious writers who bring you some of the best investigations on the internet, from dissecting the latest Kardashian drama to uncovering the link between white supremacy and misogyny. She currently manages the news and social teams and develops the strategy for how the brand best distributes content. You can usually find Rosa glued to her phone workshopping a cheeky caption for Cosmo’s Instagram account.