Katherine Heigl, actress and former trend mannequin shared information of a heartbreaking loss on Instagram yesterday that her hairstylist and beloved pal David Babaii handed away at age 48.
A Touching Submit
Within the submit, Heigl shared photographs of her on set smiling subsequent to Babaii, and of them laughing whereas he’s doing her hair. Her caption is crammed with love as she remembers his large character, his humor, and his expertise of “making you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world armed with nothing more than a hairbrush, some hairspray, and his overflowing heart.” The feedback confirmed a number of heartfelt condolences from her followers as effectively.
David Babaii was a legendary hairstylist, who had labored with big-time actresses like Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Gwyneth Paltrow. He was recognized for his easy waves and glamorous up-dos. Attract journal featured his half-up, half-down coiffure he created for Jolie for the Academy Awards in 2009. His work has additionally graced the covers of Self-importance Truthful, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and W.
Babaii Went Into Enterprise With Stars
Babaii went into enterprise with Kate Hudson on the haircare model David Babaii for WildAid in 2008 and, six years later, he joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow on the salon chain Blo Blow Dry Bar. He was additionally the chief international inventive director of N:p Lovely, a wholly plant-based hair product line that celebrities resembling Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie have raved about.
Nonetheless, there’s extra to Babaii’s legacy than simply hair, as he was additionally a passionate animal activist. He additionally strived for his merchandise’ formulation to be clear and their manufacturing to not hurt the earth or animals. David Babaii for WildAid allotted 10% of proceeds to the group WildAid, an environmental group that focuses on decreasing the demand for wildlife merchandise. Its formulation keep away from sulfates, parabens, and petrochemicals.
A Lasting Legacy
Katherine Heigl honors this a part of David’s legacy, as within the caption she proclaims that she and her mom Nancy determined to start a grant program in David Babaii’s honor. The @jasonheiglfoundation, based in 2008 by the Heigl’s to finish animal cruelty and abuse, will set up “David’s Grant”. David’s Grant goals to assist small, struggling shelters, to fund spay/neuter operations and vaccine packages with the objective of getting as many animals adopted as potential. The primary grant awarded will go to the Lenoir County SPCA. Heigl states, “David was a true and loyal champion for the pets of our world and this grant is for him.”