A few weekends ago, I attended the Tangled premiere in Los Angeles as a guest of Pantene. If that wasn’t enough (I’m a huge Disney movie fan), I was invited to spend the entire afternoon having my hair and makeup done in a ginormous suite at the Roosevelt Hotel.
TWIST MY ARM.
Upon arrival, I was whisked over to the hair area, where I met Gregory Russell. Ohhhh, Gregory. How I love you so. Angelenos, look no further. If you are looking for a new stylist, Gregory made me look like a modern Brigitte Bardot. (As you will soon witness.)
While Gregory got right down to business, I had a lovely chat with celebrity stylist, Danilo. Here he is telling me about some of Pantene’s newest products.
Or maybe about how he just finished doing Gwen Stefani’s hair the day before and was flying out later that week to style Katy Perry’s hair for the American Music Awards. You know, JUST A NORMAL DAY’S WORK.
Actually, we did chat a lot about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program, in which women and men can grow, cut, and donate their hair to make real hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. It truly is a fantastic program, and you can read all about it here.
Danilo was super interested in hearing what we (yep, you and me, readers) were looking for in hair care and our daily hair routines, to which I answered, something FAST and EASY. Sure, it’s amazing to be treated like a celebrity for a day, but let’s face it, I have about 10 minutes to devote to my hair, and I need something that works quickly and effectively. Can I get an AMEN?
So. I asked him the burning question. What was the ONE product that he would recommend most from the Pantene line?
Pantene Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm
Danilo said this is THE multi-purpose product. Whether you air-dry or blow dry, the balm helps control frizz and fly-aways for super manageable hair that lasts all day. Sold!
Armed with my new knowledge, I sat back and let Gregory work his magic.
To be honest, I almost fell asleep at this point. To be relaxing in a room (sans loud children!) while someone played with my hair was downright heavenly.
As Gregory started to release some of the rolls, I knew my Brigitte Bardot moment was coming soon.
Listen, I hate to be all “OMG, look at my hair,” BUT OMG LOOK AT MY HAIR, WILL YOU????
Um, yeah. Gregory at Andy Lecompte Salon. He’s a genius.
Next up, sitting in the makeup chair. Now, I prefer a lighter hand when makeup is applied, so my look for the evening was substantially more than I usually wear (DRAG QUEEN ALERT), but I resisted the urge to run to the bathroom and scrub my face.
See? Danilo is even wondering about the makeup. I prefer to think he’s just marveling at the hair. Right? RIGHT?
All in all, it was a fantastic day. Tangled was absolutely darling, and all of the pampering gave this new mama a much-needed break. Thanks for an unforgettable evening, Pantene!
CarolineDecember 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm
You look so great! I love those big bouncy curls! I’m so hoping for a Caruso steam roller set for Christmas to hopefully get some of those Briggit Bardot curls of my own :)
KellyDecember 4, 2010 at 5:35 am
I think you look gorgeous and the makeup looks great in these pictures! I totally get what you are saying about it feeling like too much though. I wear so little that “glamming it up” ends up feeling like a little much.
where is your gorgeous pink skirt from? love it!
PattiDecember 4, 2010 at 5:52 am
Your hair looks great! Are those hot rollers?