‘Star Trek: Discovery’: The Changing Makeup and Hair Looks of Michael Burnham in a Trippy Season 3

Star Trek: Discovery” got very trippy in Season 3: traveling into the future 900 years to the 32nd century, returning to the Mirror Universe, and venturing into a holographic simulation.

That meant the makeup and hair teams were given greater creative freedom with the characters’ shifting appearances, especially Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who became more badass as an Egyptian-style warrior and more glam with braids.Makeup department head Shauna Llewellyn and hair department head Ryan Reed focused on how a character’s visual concept could bilaterally reflect both who they were in the present and then how they changed in the future.

With the Mirror Universe, it was a case of going extreme with alter egos.

In addition, Emmy-winning makeup effects department head and prosthetics wiz Glenn Hetrick continued worked closely with Doug Jones on Commander Saru’s transformation, while Llewellyn and Reed got the rare opportunity to turn the

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