This Is the Inspiration for Amanda Seyfried's Tonys Chignon

Amanda Seyfried - P 2015
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Amanda Seyfried - P 2015

Her hairstylist, Renato Campora, shares how she ended up with a sleek bun at Sunday's awards show.

Amanda Seyfried always looks lovely on the red carpet, but for Sunday’s Tony Awards, she channeled the epitome of elegance: Grace Kelly. Hairstylist Renato Campora says he looked to the Old Hollywood actress for inspiration when coming up with the modern blonde’s "timeless, classic" hairdo.

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"Amanda’s Oscar de la Renta off-the-shoulder dress was so stunning and I wanted to make sure her hair was the perfect accessory and showed off the dress and her amazing shoulders," he tells Pret-a-Reporter. “I knew immediately that I wanted to do an updo on her." The stylist, who also works with Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Selena Gomez, went with a sleek chignon bun and slicked hair to accentuate all of the above.


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To create the look, he first applied Matrix Biolage Blow-In-Control Shape Memory Cream ($17) to Seyfried’s damp hair to add body and conditioning. Then he added a light spray of Matrix StyleLink Turbo Dryer Blow Dry Spray ($18) to take frizz and expedite blow-drying, which he did until her hair was 80 percent dry.

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Next, Campora used "a round brush to loosely curl the hair, then flat ironed the top of the hair to create a sleek look for the chignon." He added Matrix StyleLink Super Fixer Strong Hold Gel ($18) at the ends for a firm hold, and then pulled her hair back and fastened it with a hair band at the base of the neck, using Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder Messy Finish Spray ($18) in the ponytail for more texture.

Finally, he wrapped her hair into a bun, twisting each section piece by piece for added dimension. After securing with pins, he finished the look with hairspray. Voila, it’s Kelly reincarnated.