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Amanda Seyfried’s Killer Braids Are Like an Instant Face Lift

By Klaudia Tirico / March 24, 2015

We’re so used to seeing Amanda Seyfried’s beautiful, blonde locks cascading down her back that when she hits a red carpet wearing a style that's a little edgier, we have to do a double take. For the New York premiere of her new movie, While We’re Young, hairstylist Renato Campora was given free rein to do whatever he wanted with Seyfried’s mane. Instead of going with the usual perfect blowout, he gave her an instant face lift (not that she needs one) with two rows of French braids tucked into a low bun. The hair also created the perfect lift to complement makeup artist Katey Denno’s purple smoky cat eye, giving Seyfried a sultry stare. 
“When I saw Amanda's dress, I knew I wanted the hair to feel youthful, playful, and innocent,” said Campora. “I decided on French braids but still wanted to maintain a bit of sophistication and structure.” He started with dry hair, refreshing it with Oribe Foundation Mist. After creating two sections, he applied Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax to get a firm grip as he began his French braids. 

“I made sure to start with a small section (about a quarter to a half inch) so the braid laid flat on the head. I pulled the top of the hair tight, which really opened up Amanda's beautiful eyes. As I continued the braid down her head, I gradually increased the size of the sections and secured the end with a hair tie. I molded the remaining piece of the braid into my desired shape at the nape of the neck and secured with pins. I then repeated the same process on the other side of the head and finished the look with a big of N.4 Mighty Hairpray.” 
How good is that side profile, though?