Kate Winslet shocked fans when she debuted a very short, very blonde style on the cover of British Vogue this month. The look, by renowned hairdresser Orlando Pita, is a dramatic departure from her former shoulder length, dirty blonde locks.
“I think Kate is very versatile and can wear many different looks,” Pita tells MODERN. “We chose this look because the photographer Mario Testino wanted to give 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.”
Although particularly stunning on Kate because of her porcelain complexion, the look can be adapted to suit anyone, “as long as they are up for it,” adds Pita. “The shade of platinum blonde can be tweaked to suit different skin tones as well as the cut and style to suit different face shapes.”
Will short, blonde copycat cuts catch on in the salon? “There are a lot of great fashionable cuts around that hopefully inspire women to change from their long hair,” says Pita. “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 your hair again when you discover you’re a short-hair girl or woman.”
Kate Winslet's buzzworthy look on British Vogue