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Celebrity Hair Guru Kenneth Walker

Actress Ruth Negga received an Academy Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed film Loving. The movie is based on the real story of Richard and Midred Loving, an interracial couple that caused the Supreme Court to invalidate state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Ruth captivated audiences as the film’s leading lady—with the help of hairstylist Kenneth Walker who helped Ruth own the role with his mane transformation on the star. Here, he shares some insights about Ruth’s big screen looks in Loving.

Behind The Look: “We wanted her to look like Mildred Loving, a women from southern Virginia in the 1950’s who didn’t fuss with makeup and hair because she lived a simple country life. Ruth spent years researching Mildred Loving before we started filming.”

Coif Break Down: “The film starts in the 1950’s and I wanted complete authenticity. In the beginning of the film, Ruth’s character has long hair so I used a hairpiece to make it longer. Often times I set Ruth’s hair in rollers because she has textured, soft hair and I needed to create a thicker look to math her character’s country lifestyle and thick, natural hair.”

Pro Tress Tips: “If you’re not afraid to use oils, try it and just watch what happens to it. Be open to it. Coconut oil is also a really great product and if you’re wearing a weave, oil and deep condition your hair a week or two before you get it. Your hair will stay much healthier.”

↑ Love at first sight! In Loving, Ruth rocks her onscreen mane moves thanks to hair pro Kenneth Walker’s skills.

↑ To maintain Ruth’s tresses, hairstylist Kenneth Walker says the key was, “consistently oiling and deep conditioning her hair.”

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