Get Award-winning Hair with Redken’s Tracey Cunningham & Rodney Cutler!

As stars walked the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, they showed off couture gowns with award-winning hair to match. Tracey Cunningham, Redken Creative Consultant for Color and colorist to the stars, helped Charlize Theron, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara prepare for the awards with Redken color. If you’re looking for Cameron, Julianne or Sofia’s color, ask your colorist to use the below formula’s. If you’re looking for step-by-step’s for each color-complementing hairstyle, Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador, tells us how to achieve each actresses’ red carpet look.

  • Charlize Theron: Tracey applied Redken Blonde Dimensions, added some lowlights with Shades EQ Cream and finished with Shades EQ Conditioning Color Gloss to create a beautiful blonde look.

“The key to achieving this low 1920’s inspired look is maintaining the natural texture to allow the beautiful blonde highlights to really pop. It is flatter on top, making the retro look overall more modern and sophisticated. The style also needs to complement the headpiece, and the hairband look was definitely a trend at the show this year.” -Rodney Cutler

To achieve a similar look, Rodney recommends following the below steps:

  1. Set the hair in a traditional barrel roll with a 1.5 inch curling iron, using Redken spray starch 15 to prep, and then brush it out with a flat brush so that it creates a airy finish.
  2. Create a fold at the back that is rolled into itself and secure with pins. The key is that it is up and away from the shoulder and off set to one side which balances off the neckline and adds softness around the shoulders.
  3. For hold but to maintain the texturized matte finish, end with a light spray of Redken fashion work 12 versatile working spray.


  • Emma Stone: Tracey applied Redken Shades EQ Cream to achieve rich, radiant color and stunning shine without the major commitment of a permanent color service.

“Emma’s style was a similar shape to Charlize’s, a simple off-center texturized updo that was flatter on top, but with a low side part to add drama and give a more deliberate feel.” -Rodney Cutler

To achieve a similar look, Rodney recommends following the below steps:

  1. Blow-dry hair with satin wear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion using a flat brush.
  2. Create a deep low side part and secure hair into a simple pony tail up at the back and off center opposite of the part, ensuring it’s not too tight to allow for natural texture.
  3. Roll the back into a twist, folding the back up into itself and off to one side. Use Redken wax blast 10 texturizing spray wax on bangs and finished style for texture and a soft matte finish.
  • Sofia Vergara: Tracey applied Redken Blonde Dimensions and finished with Shades EQ Gloss to create a stunning ombre effect.

“Sofia’s look was a classic example of styling hair as the ultimate compliment to the color, as you can clearly see the beautiful gradation of color from dark to light for a very modern overall look.” -Rodney Cutler

To achieve a similar look, Rodney recommends following the below steps:

  1. Blow dry with a flat round brush, using a mix of Redken sheer straight 06 and NEW Redken All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil.
  2. Finish with a flat iron concentrating on the mid lengths to the ends.


  • Redken Blonde Dimensions dust-free conditioning lightener has a gentle, buffered alkali formula that features a cationic conditioning system for superior combability and shine.


  • NEW Shades EQ Cream is Redken’s latest salon haircolor featuring a creamy, conditioning formula with pomegranate oil and rice protein. Even if you already love your natural hue, try clear Shades EQ Cream for a gorgeous shine.


  • Shades EQ is an ammonia-free, demi-permanent color, which provides healthy, shiny results, Shades EQ is used as a glaze, color refresher, and also color correction. Ingredients include acidic pH; no lift, non-ammonia formula; long-lasting colorants; wheat amino acids, and silicone.


  • Remember to use a haircare regimen to protect your haircolor – Tracey recommends Redken Color Extend line which includes:
    • Color Extend Shampoo
    • Color Extend Conditioner
    • Color Extend Rich Recovery
    • Color Extend Total Recharge

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