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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Cosmetologist

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

I’m no expert when it comes to hair and makeup, but Erin Zachary sure is! As a Disneyland Resort cosmetology lead, Erin and her team ensure resort performers always have a good hair day. Watch this video to learn how Disneyland Resort cosmetologists “makeup” the magic:


  • Im in school getting my cosmetology liscence id love to this one day soon!

  • Wow I knew that they wore a lot of wigs but I didn’t know the maintenance the wigs go through I love this video

  • LOVE this behind the scenes! Very interesting

  • I loved this! Love the “Role” videos! Thanks!

  • I agree – I would like to play dress-up back there, too!

    LOVE the “every role a starring role” videos! I love seeing how much detail goes into every job at Disney.

  • Wow 🙂

    It never occurred to me to think of wigs!
    I mean, sure, the Princesses in the Soundsational Parade are certainly wearing wigs but I never considered the other characters as being wigged-up too!

    Very well done 🙂 It is perfection in a way only Disney can provide!
    I can’t wait to see the parade again!

  • Thanks for sharing this, it is very interesting!

  • I agree. The cosmetology team does an absolutely fabulous job on the wigs, hair, and makeup at the Resort.

  • Neato! I love watching stuff like this! Disney has so many things to see and do, but its the behind the scenes videos I like the most 🙂

  • What are the requirements to work in this role? I’ve had 3 years of theatrical makeup experience, but no cosmetology. Is a license required? I work at Main Entrance and am looking for a creative new role.

  • I would LOVE to apply for this job! I am a licensed cosmetologist from UT and it would be an AMAZING opportunity!

  • What I wouldn’t give to play dress up back there for a day, hahaha.

  • Wow, I had no idea how much work went in to all the wigs! I loved seeing that note saying Thanks for her wig. I think some of the nicest people work at Disney! Seems like a dream job for anyone who wants to be a cosmetologist! Thank you again for making these videos! They are my favorite to watch!

  • Awesome!! I’ve wondered what the hair & makeup team is like at a Disney Park. You do an amazing job!! Thanks for sharing your behind the scenes magic with us! ♥

  • That’s amazing. I can’t believe all the work they do and how incredible spotless these makeup and hair areas are. 70 workers! Mind blowing!

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