'The Office' Hairstylist Talks Transforming Michael Scott From Season 1 to Season 2

Steve Carell
'The Office' hairstylist talks transforming Michael Scott from Season 1 to Season 2. | Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Kim Ferry served as the hair department head on The Office for over a 100 episodes, as well as a key hair stylist and department head on shows like Pretty Little Liars, Faking It, Bunheads, Veronica Mars, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Her Instagram account is basically a tribute to her work and she frequently posts photos and relates stories from various sets she has worked on. Below you can check out a hilarious photo from the time Ferry had to cover Steve Carell's head in peanut butter for the season four episode "Night Out."

Mashable recently interviewed Ferry about her time working on The Office, during which she explained how she decided to change Michael Scott's hairstyle after the show's first season.

"Season 1 was a different hair department head, so I didn't have any control of that. But when I knew that I had the job they sent me some tapes of the show, and when I watched the tapes I was like, 'Oof.'" Ferry said. "I felt like it was a very severe look on [Steve]. I wanted to talk to [him] about it, and that's the first thing I did. He was like, 'Yeah, I definitely want to change it.'"

"What I was told was that his character in the first six episodes — basically they were going for like a Gordon Gekko [Michael Douglas' character in the 1987 movie, Wall Street]. They wanted it to be slick. But I felt like it made him too, I don't want to say creepy, but it wasn't flattering," Ferry continued. "[Steve's] a good looking guy. I wanted to showcase that… and really make him look well-groomed and a little more put together.”

I think the changes Ferry made to Carell's hair really worked for the Michael Scott character. His hairstyle from the first season was definitely more intense. You can actually read about Carell's hair transformation in Andy Greene's book, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s.