My Big Night at the Tangled Premiere

(Although about hair, I wanted to post this here because it was such a fun day for me. I will also post it on Hair Thursday later this week.)

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.


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 (TRANNY 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!

  1. kat

    December 1, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    omg you HAIR. you look STUNNING! i can’t seem to stop writing in CAPS!

    love it girlfriend.

  2. TammiMarie

    December 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    you look beautiful

  3. Siera

    December 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Your hair looks fabulous. And your make-up looks great. No overload at all. I told a friend I wanted a smokey eye for an event I went to. My defination of a smokey eye and hers differ greatly. Talk about black overload. It looked great but not my norm.

  4. Rachel @ Pencil Shavings

    December 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm



    The hair is absolutely FABULOUS. It was SO fabulous that I misspelled the name of my blog address “pencilshavingshair.com” because I clearly could not focus on anything other than your hair.

    And your makeup looks fantabulous in the photo – not overdone at all.

  5. Jessica

    December 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    VA-VA-VOOM Pretty lady!

  6. JoAnn

    December 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

    You have the thickest most gorgeous hair ever. I’m beyond envious!

  7. Mary Sue

    December 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Oooh! I love the hair! I wish my hair were half that thick. So pretty! And, though I think you look glamorous with the makeup, I don’t think you need it. I like the way you do your makeup better than the way they did!

  8. Melissa

    December 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Love your hair! I’d like to ask you to reconsider your ‘tranny alert’ comment, however as it’s offensive. Perhaps you think you look a bit like a Drag Queen… They’re notorious for mounds of make-up!

  9. Pickles & Dimes

    December 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous! Love the loose waves.

  10. Mama in the City

    December 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    That looks like one fun evening! I love your hair all big and glorious.

  11. Angella

    December 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    You look AMAZING. I mean, you always do, but I love that photo of you (and your hair).

  12. Camels & Chocolate

    December 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm


    Just when I thought your locks couldn’t get any lovelier, you go and throw in a whammy like this!

  13. Kathleen

    December 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Alrighty my beautiful friend — plain or tranny…. (you said it first not me) :D

    We need to sync our iGoogle calendars. I must have confirmation regarding my holiday cocktail party schedule where I can borrow your hair. Since it’s so dang fantastic.

    I promise to be gentle with it; no smoking or pets.

    Okay I lied, just a couple of pets.

    [thanks for sharing your Pantene Fun}

  14. Tina

    December 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    That hair is photo worthy…frame it for the husband. Seriously….WOW!
    Sounds like so much fun too.

  15. Angela

    December 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! The hair! The makeup! Everything! I’m wondering if the smoothing balm would work for someone like me with super short hair. Hrm… I still deal with the flyaway problem. I’ll have to give it a shot!