He told MODERN "I think Kate is very versatile and can wear many different looks. We chose this look because the photographer Mario Testino wanted to giver her a very different look. The fashion in the story was black and white so we decided to go with almost white hair and cut it short and choppy."
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Pita, a celebrity hair consultant on Bravo's recent season of Shear Genius, also noted the Academy Award winner's hair on British Vogue was a dramatic departure from her former shoulder length, dirty blonde locks.
Of course transitioning hair color from dirty blonde to stark white was shocking to fans as was the short choppy hair which many questioned. Did Kate really cut her hair or not? After all, many celebrities over the years have stunned fans with a drastic new length or color only to confess later to wearing a wear, hair extensions or some other instant hair altering accessory.
Jessica Simpson famously shocked fans a few years ago by showing up at a red carpet event wearing a drastic new red hair hue.
Shortly afterwards her celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves explained he and Simpson had collaborated on her stunning new do by having her wear a new wig from her Jessica Simpson collection. Simpson also told the media she used powder mascara to camouflage any random blonde roots that might have popped out from the wig.
Celeb stylist Pita, who is famous for his work on catwalks and Run Carpets around the world also told MODERN "There are a lot of great fashionable cuts around that hopefully inspire women to change from their longer hair. The great thing is you can wear a short, cool cut for a while and then grow your hair back out when you're ready, or just change your short style if you decide to never grow you hair again when you discover you're a short-hair girl of woman."
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A lot of celebrities have been adopting the short platinum hair cuts. Ashlee Simpson, Jessica's baby sister, who is known for being a hair color and style trend setter recently went very short and very platinum.
Pita told MODERN that the platinum hue looked stunning on Kate because of her porcelain complexion but that the look can be adapted to suit anyone "as long as they are up for it".
Of course Kate's dramatic hair makeover from dirty blonde to platinum should only be done with the help of a skilled hair colorist who can advise you of the proper shade of platinum to work with your skin and eye tone. As far as the cut, it's always best to adjust a new hairstyle to your face shape, lifestyle and other personal preferences.
If you do go short and get tired of the look? Celebrity stylist Ken Paves and his hair muse Jessica Simpson have a dizzying array of clip-in extensions, wigs and related add-on hair which can instantly take you back to your longer hair days.
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The actress was spotted this week at a New York Premiere for her HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce." Keeping in mind that photo shoots for magazine covers are done many months in advance it explains why Kate's hair appears to be more baby blonde than platinum.
It also explains why her hair appears longer and in some shots from New York has the look of being pulled back into a short twist.
Thanks to Orlano Pita and MODERN the mystery or Kate Winslet's cover hair has been finally solved.
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