So, who out there is still reeling over the mid-season finale of How to Get Away With Murder? And, more importantly, who's taking advantage of the hiatus to finally catch up on the most addictive new show on TV this season? Because, if you aren’t watching for the twisty, suspenseful storytelling, Shonda Rhimes' wonderfulness, or superb acting (hello, two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis as Annalise Keating), you're probably tuning in for the easy-on-the-eyes cast — which means spot-on hair and makeup.
As loyal viewers know, the beauty looks on the show are absolutely integral to the plotline. While we’re still getting to know everyone — is Wes a cutthroat schemer underneath that innocent act? And, what did Annalise see that night? — the beauty helps tell each character’s story. Honestly, has a slow and deliberate makeup removal ever had such symbolic meaning? (No.) To learn more, we jumped on the phone with makeup-department head Sergio Lopez-Rivera and hair-department head Kent Nelson to clear up some of the many mysteries, like how to do Rebecca’s cool side-braids — which may just be the second-most pressing question we have about the show.
Ahead, learn the secrets behind the beauty. But — and this is a big but — if you still haven't seen it (you should probs get on that), beware of SPOILER ALERTS.