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Kate Winslet's Oscar hair

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Leading actress nominee Kate Winslet was a showstopper on tonight’s Oscar red carpet, not only because of her striking Yves Saint Laurent gown, but her supremely sculpted hair. The look was part retro, part futuristic.

It seemed to be suspended -- not casually loose tendrils, but also not an uptight and uninspired chignon. It was polished, flattering and effortless looking. I spoke to Winslet’s hair stylist Renato Campora who gave her the look this evening and found out that the process is just as unfussy as the result.

“My inspiration was Grace Kelly,” says Campora. “I wanted the hair to be sleek, classy and modern and for the style to fit the neckline of the dress and create a little volume around her face.”

Campora’s steps to achieving Winslet’s Oscar hair: “I started on wet hair and worked in Frederic Fekkai All Day Density Styling Whip. I then blew-dry the hair with a round brush for smoothness, but still with volume underneath. I used a 1-inch curling iron to make waves and then let it sit for 20 minutes. I used Frederic Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme to brush through the hair and then rolled the hair underneath and pinned it with long bobby pins. Finally I sprayed sheer hairspray over the hair to hold it.” Love it or hate it? What do you think of Kate Winslet’s hair at tonight’s Academy Awards?
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

 
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This is the type of reporting we need.

Bravo, Kate! She looked beautiful!

I loved it.

She looked very elegant, giving the new Hollywood some mouch needed class!

I loved it. She looked beautiful, elegant, classy.

I didn't like it. I thought the do made her look older than she is, and it seemed very stiff. To the contrary of the article, I don't think it looked effortless, I thought it looked like it took a lot of product and time to get that over processed look.

I didn't like it. I thought the do made her look older than she is, and it seemed very stiff. To the contrary of the article, I don't think it looked effortless, I thought it looked like it took a lot of product and time to get that over processed look.

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I was wondering all night how they got it like that, particular along the bottom. So wonderfully Grace Kelly!

I agree 100% with J . Vasco. Hardly effortless, it looked like it took a lot of work to make it stay so stiff, hard and lifeless.

I LOVE Kate, but once I got past my joy that she had won, all I could think was, "WTF with her hair?" Thank goodness she was back to normal for the Oprah show today!

she made everyone look like infants. A true woman and THE best looking. She outshone Angelina Jolie by 100 miles!!

I think Kate Winslet is gorgeous. She is a natural beauty and her Oscar look was pure class.
I think alot of the stars looked very very good, which is a huge change from former years.

I would say that Kate looked very beautiful in her gown.!

Fabulous...a true piece of art....Bravo to her stylist Campora!
I've not seen an style such as this in a very long time!
Classic...timeless.



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