Sylvester Stallone trained as a hairdresser & he’s colored his daughters’ hair


Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chooses a second or third-generation Hollywood child or children to be “Miss Golden Globe.” I think they’ve done “Mr. Golden Globe” a few times too. This year’s Miss Golden Globes are Sylvester Stallone’s daughters, Sophia (20), Sistine (18) and Scarlet (14). When Stallone was campaigning for an Oscar last year, his daughters were his constant companions and dates. It was actually really sweet and you could tell that the Stallone family is very close. I’ve actually heard other celebrities tell stories about how Stallone is incredibly nice in real life and you can tell that he adores his girls and they feel the same way about him.

So I don’t even know why I read this story about the Stallone daughters on People Magazine, but I’m glad that I did, because I learned something new. Apparently, Sylvester Stallone’s father was a hairdresser, and Sylvester also trained as a hairdresser before he broke into Hollywood. And he still has very strong feelings about hair, specifically his daughters’ hair.

Three new – but familiar! – faces will be gracing the Golden Globes stage on Sunday night! Sylvester Stallone’s daughters (from left) Sistine, 18, Scarlet, 14, and Sophia, 20, will be following in the footsteps of Rumer Willis, Dakota Johnson, Greer Grammer and more of Hollywood’s daughters (and the occasional son) as Miss Golden Globe, which comes with the duty of escorting presenters and winners on and off stage during the award show. That means a lot of screen time, and a lot of thought about what their fashion and beauty looks will be. We chatted with the girls, who attended the awards’ preview day with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, about what they’ve got planned.

As for their hair, their colorist, Michelle Pugh, has worked up individual looks for each of the girls (from Sistine’s “fashion model glam” highlights to Sophia’s much blonder style), but she shares that Sylvester has a major say in their final looks, even to the point of having colored their hair in the past.

“The girls and [their mom] Jennifer have told me Sly’s father was a hairdresser — and they said he also trained to do it before becoming an actor,” Pugh says. “He colored Sistine and Sophia’s hair blonde when they were younger, and Scarlett had some lightening he had done on her a few months back. He is very much the stamp of approval on whether or not we’ve done a good job, on the girls and Jennifer. And I love that.”

[From People]

Can you imagine? Your father is like, “Baby girl, let’s get you some highlights.” Or, “Sweetie, I think we should go for a honey blonde on you.” I love the idea of Sylvester Stallone with rubber gloves on, coloring his teenage daughters’ hair for fun. Is that sweet or creepy? I’m choosing to believe it’s sweet. No one is saying that he’s forcing his girls to look a certain way, just that he takes an active interest in their hair.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. freebunny says:

    I think it’s super fun and sweet.

    • Hannah says:

      It’s super sweet.

    • Dolphin7 says:

      I think it’s sweet too and I would be thrilled to save some money having my dad color my hair!!! I get highlights/lowlights every 8 weeks and it adds up. His daughters are pretty.

    • Rocio says:

      Totally. My father is more like “I’m baking pizza, darling” but hey, a nice hair cut would be a plus!

    • ravensdaughter says:

      What fun!

      • polonoscopy says:

        My dad used to brush out and braid my hair every night when I was little. It was really sweet, but now that I’m older, I think: damn, why is this special? SHOULDN’T fathers of daughters be able to do hair? It’s just part of parenting! This isn’t just a Mum’s job!

  2. Tanguerita says:

    I used to like him, but now’ve gone off him completely because of his support for the Orange one.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh, no.

      • Tanguerita says:

        yep. Apparently they are old friends – even spent NYE together. He called Trump “larger than life dickensian character’. Whatever that’s supposed to mean nowadays.

    • Megan says:

      Me, too.

    • Ramona says:

      You think thats bad you should see the clip of him calling a black paparazzo the N word like 2 years ago. TMZ even covered this story but people will not have their nostalgia heroes messed with apparently.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Oh my God, first time I am hearing about it// When you think you can’t get any more disappointed…

      • Esmom says:

        I hadn’t heard that either. Gross. Not such a “great dad” after all.

      • Betsy says:

        Or… not everyone follows celebrity gossip. I follow it sometimes and I still hadn’t heard that story.

  3. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I love Sly – his daughters are lovely and his family all seem like nice sweet people.

  4. Tourmaline says:

    That would be awesome to have a dad-colorist.

    I think his daughters are pretty.

  5. Nancy says:

    He was at president elect’s NYE party. Heard he possibly dyed trump’s hair “orange crunch” for the occasion. I think Rocky took too many punches to the head.

    • Dolphin7 says:

      Oh dear I didn’t know he was a Trump supporter.

      • jwoolman says:

        Are we sure he is? Calling Trump a Dickensian character doesn’t have a particularly positive image to me…. People can be friends or more likely friendly acquaintances because of some common interests and/or proximity. The Clintons even went to the Trumpster’s wedding, but I doubt either Bill or Hillary voted for him. :)

        In other words, people do have friends of unlike mind that they would never vote for.

    • Nancy says:

      jwoolman: A year ago I would have agreed with you. That was then and this is now. I think trump is evil, and he has changed me. If Sylvester wants to golf with him or listen to his rhetoric, that’s his right, but it is incomprehensible to me how anyone could find anything good to say about him. Screw him, it’s his policies, his friendship with our enemies, his blatant ignorance of everything that was right with world. He downright frightens me with his ignorance and insanity. I could go on and on with the same results, none….he won, we lost.

  6. Bubbles says:

    I think it’s very sweet. My husband colors my hair for my once a month. Just a box color, nothing fancy. We have a lot of fun with it. :)

  7. paolanqar says:

    Ahaha! This is the best thing I have read all day!

  8. Icantremember says:

    I’m so sick of every single THING being political. This is a cute story and people have to inject their politial butt hurt into it. Ok, let’s Blackball Sly Stallone now. Really? Can we not just enjoy anything anymore without the non stop, joy sucking, strident, emo politicalization? Everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion. However, if anyone thinks that prosthelitizing 24 7 365 everywhere and peeing in the punch bowl non stop because YOU can’t get over your butt hurt that a celebrity has different political beliefs than you or voted for an oompa loompa you don’t care for, you’re wrong.

    • dholmas says:


    • IlsaLund says:

      I was never a Stallone fan and truly started disliking him after his racist rants about President Obama. The things he said about Obama were disgusting.

      Seems no one cared when President Obama was called every kind of name under the sun, but let folks say things about orange cheeto and then it’s “get over it, stop being a sore loser.” Nope not gonna happen.

      • Nancy says:

        Nope you’re right, ain’t gonna happen. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It….Michael Stipe was prophetic with those lyrics, he had a vision.

      • Dani says:

        I don’t care what he says about any politician because he’s an actor. I don’t watch him for his political views. I watch him for his subpar acting and long standing as Rocky. I don’t associate entertainment with politics. The same for every actor/actress. I don’t watch you for your opinion. Now, if Bill Gates came out and said something I would truly be appalled because here is a GENIUS who basically developed our technology being a racist douche.

    • Meredith says:

      No one here said that *you* have to stop liking Sylvester Stallone because he supported Trump. They simply said they did. Just as you’re entitled to not care about that, other people are entitled to make that something they care about.

      And the reason some people “make everything political” is because for a lot of people the personal is political and the political is personal, so they don’t have the option to not give a shit.

      • Nancy says:

        Meredith: I’ve typed and deleted about five responses to your post. You said it so well. I deleted all the facts I had about Mike Pence and Paul Ryan and people’s (in particular, poor people) rights being taken away, but found it all to be redundant and a moot point around here. So I will swallow the words I wanted to say, but appreciate your post, in particular, we don’t have an option to not give a shit. Smart lady you are!

      • Tanguerita says:

        thank you, Meredith, beautifully put. I also tried (and failed), Nancy, albeit for another reason: didn’t manage to NOT use all the expletives I know. And yes, I wish we had an option not to be political, but alas.

    • Evie says:

      Co-signing +1000% with you @Icantremember

    • Racer says:

      Indeed. This site is a haven for liberals. I am a proud republican and find it amusing how some people always seem to carry politics from post to post no matter the content.

      • Tanguerita says:

        There are enough places for “proud republicans” like yourself on the net, why don’t you go play somewhere else and let us disgruntled liberals be?

    • Bridget says:

      Way to reach people’s hearts and minds there.

  9. Lucy says:

    This is sweet. The girls are beautiful!

  10. lizzie says:

    my uncle who is like a gun toting camo wearing bud drinking self proclaimed redneck has been coloring my aunt’s hair every 3 weeks for 20 years :) its so cute. its a little different b/c he just puts the box on but he does a great job b/c her hair always looks great!

  11. MellyMel says:

    No, I think it’s sweet. His daughters are really pretty too.

  12. Bethy says:

    While he might be great with his daughters with his third wife, apparently he forgot all about his sons, especially the disabled one, he had with his first wife. Sly is no Father of the Year.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      How do you know he’s ‘forgotten’ him? My understanding is he is in live-in care, and doesn’t live at home. I’m sure Stallone pays for the best treatment and living conditions. He’s always kept him out of the public eye, so how do we know he or other family don’t visit him?

    • DiamondGirl says:

      His first son died a couple of years ago of heart problems. As TheOtherSam said, his younger son is allowed to live privately.

      Just because there aren’t pictures of something doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

  13. Pandy says:

    Hmm. A bit over bearing in my opinion. Imagine telling a 20 y o what to do with her hair. Image control.

  14. Kri says:

    That kicks ass. I remember when I was little I was prone to ear infections do my dad would wash my hair.

  15. Jaded says:

    I’ve never really liked SS but liked him even less when I found out he’s a serial philanderer, especially on set. Girls galore. Now Trump….yuck.

  16. JRenee says:

    Sly Stallone of the end a 6 year relationship via a letter delivered by Fed Ex? That has stood out in my mind for years.
    The girls are lovely.

  17. amie says:

    Many years ago saw the whole Stallone family in a Starbucks on Park Ave in NYC and they were waiting on line like everybody else. He is shorter than I expected, but they were pulling no airs. Nice!

  18. Anyone else think he looks like a corpse in those photos? Too much makeup! Creepy

  19. Tanakasan says:

    He has always been a wonderful man, a sweetheart, and a talented writer and painter.

  20. M.A.F. says:

    Better to have a dad that is invested and cares then not care at all.