Katherine Heigl, actress and former fashion model shared yesterday on Instagram the news of a heartbreaking loss that her stylist and beloved friend David babaii He died at the age of 48.
A moving post
In the post, Heigl shared photos of her on set smiling alongside Babaii, and of them laughing as he combed her hair. Her text is full of love as it recalls her great personality, her humor and her talent to “make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world armed with nothing but a hairbrush, a little hairspray and her heart overflowing.” The comments also showed several sincere condolences from his fans.
David Babaii was a legendary stylist, who had worked with such prominent actresses as Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Gwyneth Paltrow. He was known for his effortless waves and glamorous updos. Seduce The magazine featured her half-up, half-down hairstyle that she created for Jolie for the 2009 Academy Awards. Her work has also appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, other W.
Babaii entered the business of the stars
Babaii began working with Kate Hudson on the David Babaii hair care brand for WildAid in 2008 and, six years later, joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow on the Blo Blow Dry Bar chain of salons. He was also the lead global creative director for N : p Beautiful, an all-plant-based line of hair products that has excited celebrities like Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie.
However, there is more to Babaii’s legacy than just hair, as he was also a passionate animal activist. He also strove to ensure that the formulas of his products were clean and his production did not harm the land or animals. WildAid’s David Babaii allocated 10% of the proceeds to WildAid, an environmental organization that focuses on reducing demand for wildlife products. Its formulas avoid sulfates, parabens and petrochemicals.
A lasting legacy
Katherine Heigl honors this part of David’s legacy, as the legend announces that she and her mother Nancy decided to start a grant program in honor of David Babaii. the @jasonheiglfoundation, founded in 2008 by Heigl’s to end animal cruelty and abuse, will establish “David’s Grant.” David’s Grant aims to help small and struggling shelters fund spay / neuter operations and vaccination programs with the goal of getting as many animals adopted as possible. The first grant awarded will go to the Lenoir County SPCA. Heigl says, “David was a true and loyal champion of our world’s pets and this grant is for him.”