Recreate Red Carpet Looks with Pureology Colour Stylist

Recreate Red Carpet Looks with Pureology Colour Stylist


The 55th Annual Grammy Awards brought glitz and glamour to the red carpet last night. Gorgeous hair was the main attraction, as music’s biggest stars rocked beautiful waves, curls, updos, and ponytails. PureArtist Sandra Joseph has recreated her favorite styles of the night using Pureology’s Colour Stylist styling products. See below for step by steps tips so you can also recreate these glamorous looks.

Carrie Underwood

1. Blend a quarter size amount of Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze and Control Twist high hold liquid wax to damp hair. Blow dry with medium round brush for volume and hold.

2 Mist hair with Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for added support. Wrap hair around a 1 inch curling iron away from the face. Clip curls and allow to cool for ten minutes.

3. Add a dime size amount of Control Twist high hold liquid wax to curls and separate with fingers.

4. Layer hair with Radiance Amplifier anti frizz shine spray and Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for a polished long lasting finish.

Taylor Swift

1. On damp hair layer Anti Split Blow Dry styling cream and Cuticle Polisher shine serum. Blow dry hair until smooth with a large paddle brush.

2 Apply a small amount of Anti Breakage Twist shine texturizer and work through all the hair to add texture.

3. Gather all the hair to the back of the head. Starting in the lower left side create a French braid.

4. Add another French braid to the right lower side.

5. Wrap braids around the head and secure with pins. Finish with Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for long lasting hold.

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First Friday celebrates 10 years next week

First Friday Las Vegas Celebrates 10 Years of Art and Community!

The monthly arts and culture festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary, invites the public to help break 10 world records involving pumpkins, and announces the formation of the First Friday Foundation to support local artists

The First Friday Las Vegas arts and culture festival continues to evolve and draw huge crowds from around the valley and beyond for a night of art, music, food and more. This month, First Friday is celebrating 10 years of art and community in Downtown Las Vegas. With the theme of 10, this anniversary event will be full of exciting activities.

In the Kids Zone, the public will be invited to help break 10 world records involving pumpkins in a single day! The second annual ‘Pumpkins Mean Business’ pumpkin decorating competition will be a sure hit with great prizes for the top 10 entries. Be sure to visit THE HUB – First Friday’s newest meet-up point and central hang-out on Casino Center and Colorado. Inside THE HUB you’ll find places to sit and chill, interesting art exhibits, music and poetry readings, and more.

In the midst of this 10 year celebration the First Friday Foundation will be born. The Foundation will be a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing local artists and inspiring civic art in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for upcoming details and opportunities to get involved.

Thursday, October 4th:
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  First Friday is teaming up with RecordSetter to break 10 world records involving pumpkins in a single day. Take part in one of the planned record attempts or bring a pumpkin record breaking idea of your own and have officials on site to document it! Bring your family by the Kids Zone at 1213 Casino Center anytime on Thursday and receive a free pumpkin to carve and decorate on-site and then take home with you. Carving and decorating materials, snacks and beverages will be provided for participants.


The next First Friday event takes place Friday, October 5, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.


Location: Casino Center and Colorado Ave.

Art Style: Emerging and established artists, arts, crafts

5 p.m. – 10 p.m. First Friday Las Vegas showcases 65+ artists, 10 live bands and DJ’s on three stages, 25+ food trucks and more.

5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Kids Zone will be bustling with family activity and pumpkin madness. Local businesses will be invited to participate in the second annual ‘Pumpkins Mean Business’ decorating competition with judging at 8:30 p.m. and prizes including a First Friday skinned iPad.  Stay tuned to the First Friday Facebook page for upcoming details.  The exotic animal petting zoo will be back with furry friends educating families about the natural habitats of these animals.

Location: Imperial and 3rd Street
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The delicious food provided by Las Vegas’ best food trucks can now be found on Third Street between Colorado and Imperial. Stop by the bar located on 3rd and Colorado for specialty cocktails.

Also Down 3rd be sure to catch the second annual Zombie & Cosplay Red Carpet walk to kick off the Pollygrind Film Festival at Theatre7.


Location: Get Back Alley located just south of Fremont Street between 6th and Las Vegas Blvd.
Art Style: Street and Interactive Art
Activities: Deriving its name from the long-running and hugely successful DJ funk and soul dance party held every First Friday, Get Back Alley showcases street art and interactive art to Fremont Street East.

This area will include art, music and free painting lessons provided by Social Paintbrush. Two free painting classes will take place 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Shuttle service will run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Four Open Top Sightseeing Shuttles and an additional handicap equipped shuttle will make a constant loop around the entire event route.
For Handicap Transportation to event, please call: 702-739-7990

There will be ample free parking as well as $5 parking lots.*
*If you park in unauthorized parking areas, you may be subject to towing.

Fremont Route Shuttle Stops:
* El Cortez- pick up and drop off in front of Get Back Alley event
* Golden Nugget lobby doors just south of Rush Tower
* Arts District Hub at Colorado and Main

Government Center Route Shuttle Stops:
* Government Center at Rotunda Gallery
* Arts District Hub at Colorado and Main

Additional free parking at City Hall Garage at Stewart and Las Vegas Blvd. (must walk to Fremont shuttle stops)

For more information on First Friday Las Vegas, please check back on the website or on the facebook page

First Friday Las Vegas has been a mainstay of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas for ten years. In 2011, just shy of the October nine year anniversary, the arts and culture festival welcomed a new ownership group, First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, comprised of executives Tony Hsieh, Fred Mossler and Steve Hill, as well as downtown developer Andrew Donner and executive producer Joey Vanas. The outdoor event features several areas throughout Downtown Las Vegas that showcase artists of all calibers and genres, supplementing with live music, food and other celebratory events.



TAO Las Vegas is on the verge of reaching a major social media milestone as the famed party spot nears 100,000 Facebook fans, outpacing any other Las Vegas nightclub.  To celebrate, TAO is holding an online Facebook sweepstakes, and the grand prize includes an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to be the host of TAO’s biggest industry night of the week – Worship Thursday – just like a celebrity.

Fans of TAO can sign up for the sweepstakes at for a chance to host TAO’s Worship Thursday party.  The grand prize winner will be in the limelight, with a red carpet photo shoot, a digital billboard and advertisement announcing their event, along with dinner at TAO Asian Bistro and a VIP table with an exclusive bottle service experience complete with a DJ shout out in the nightclub for Worship Thursday.  In addition, the prize includes cost of travel (up to $1,500) and hotel stay for Thursday-Sunday.  The winner will be able to share this experience with members of their entourage, as the grand prize covers the winner and three friends.

Rules: Entrants may enter by visiting the TAO Facebook page and submitting their contact information.  The sweepstakes ends August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PST.   The winner will be notified by September 5, 2012, and must redeem the prize by December 31, 2012, with dates subject to prior approval by TAO.  Must be 21+ and live within the continental United States and Canada.


Opening in September 2005, this design-driven dining and entertainment complex in The Venetian has proven to be a hot spot like its sister venue in New York City.  The multi-faceted and multi-story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub and beach in 60,000 square-feet.

For those craving a high energy, DJ driven atmosphere, the 10,000 square-foot Tao Nightclub is the place to see and be seen, with three full-service bars, two main rooms playing a variety of hip hop, house and rock ‘n’ roll music, and state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems.  For guests seeking ultra-VIP treatment, the nightclub offers eight private skyboxes, each featuring European bottle service, a mini-bar and banquettes with secured purse drawers. A voyeuristic design throughout the nightclub allows people to see the entire venue from almost every point in the room, while sexy performance vignettes, including nearly nude bombshells taking rose petal baths, can be seen throughout the club. The nightclub also boasts a 40-foot outside terrace with awe-inspiring views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Photos: Red Carpet at The Palazzo® Las Vegas for Simon G. Jewelry’s “Summer Soiree” and the Kickoff of Carnevale Nights

Giuliana Rancic
Audrina Patridge

Melissa Rycroft
George Kotsiopoulos (Fashion Police)

Pamela Anderson


Lisa Rinna
Patti Stanger
Cheryl Burke
Gilles Marini (Dancing with the Stars)
The Ghanimian Family

For the first time, The Palazzo Las Vegas gave social media fans a unique red carpet experience as part of the fourth annual Simon G. Jewelry’s “Summer Soiree”  on Saturday, June 2.

The star-studded red carpet, held in the resort’s Waterfall & Atrium Gardens, was live streamed on The Palazzo’s Facebook page; giving fans a front-row look at the glamour of celebrity red carpet arrivals through social media. Even more exciting, fans had  the chance to interact with the celebrity attendees by Tweeting questions to @PalazzoLasVegas with the hash tag #SummerSoiree during the red carpet.

The red carpet correspondent asked select questions as celebrity guests arrive during the 90-minute red carpet. Celebrity attendees include “E! News” personality Giuliana Rancic; “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Cheryl Burke; “Dancing with the Star; actor Gilles Marini; television personality and former star of “The Hills,” Audrina Patridge; actress Pamela Anderson; fashion guru and E! “Fashion Police” co-host, George Kotsiopoulos; CMT reality stars, Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland;  TV Personality, The Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger; and television personalities Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin.

The “Summer Soiree” was held at Azure Pool at The Palazzo and will feature a special performance by the legendary KC and the Sunshine Band.

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Fluoride for Your Teeth Calcium for Your Bones Redken Introduces Chromatics for Your Hair!

Fluoride for Your Teeth… Calcium for Your Bones… Introducing Chromatics for Your Hair!

Fortify your hair like never before with NEW Chromatics Prismatic Permanent Color.  Redken’s breakthrough professional formula offers an incredible range of benefits, fortifying every strand and giving you incredible color results. NEW Chromatics Prismatic Permanent Color leaves hair 2X more fortified, with zero ammonia, up to 100% gray coverage and a luxurious product experience.

 “Redken’s NEW Chromatics Prismatic Permanent Color leaves my clients’ haircolor so vibrant – they love it!” says Tracey Cunningham, Celebrity Colorist and Redken Creative Consultant for Color. “My clients love how shiny and conditioned their hair feels.  It takes them straight from the salon to the red carpet.”

Chromatics prismatic permanent haircolor uses ODS² (Oil Delivery System) + Protein Extract Technology, a breakthrough new salon color technology exclusive to Redken.  Hair is enveloped in a layer of protective oil, while long-lasting color dyes and protein extracts are propelled remove deep into every strand. The result is hair that looks and feels stronger, with brilliant color. 

 “So many of my clients stick to a strict 4-6 week schedule for coloring their hair.  With NEW Chromatics, they’re fortifying their hair with every visit,” says David Stanko, Color Consultant for Redken.  “Chromatics is great for providing 100% gray coverage, conditioned high-shine color and rich even results from root to tip.” 

Maintain your beautiful color at home with Pureology  for guaranteed longer lasting haircolor or with the Redken Color Extend regimen. 

To locate a Redken salon please log on to Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.  We request that you do not credit drugstores, ‘beauty websites’ or other unauthorized retailers.  For further information, please contact us at the information listed above. For more information visit  , Like Redken on Facebook  or follow us on twitter @Redken5thAve

Fortifies the cuticle for two times less breakage when using Chromatics permanent haircolor System with 20 volume Oil in Cream Developer and Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo vs. uncolored hair treated with a non-conditioning shampoo.


Seen at House of Blues Las Vegas ~ Randy “The Natural” Couture


Tons of MMA fighters were in attendance yesterday for the it Ain’t Chemo celebrity auction benefit event! Here’s Randy “The Natural” Couture on the red carpet.




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