Award-Winning Color

Stars didn’t overlook the importance of gorgeous haircolor when it came to perfecting their looks as they graced the red carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Just as the shade of couture can make or break its reception of fashionista approval, so too can hair hue in the beauty world.

The man behind Stacy Keibler’s award-winning mane kept this in mind when he softened her shade before the big night. Celebrity stylist Marco Pelusi used Aloxxi’s Blonde Bambino to add “dimension to her color and create a soft, buttery hue.”

Charlize Theron, another blonde beauty to master the shade, can thank Tracey Cunningham, Redken creative consultant for color, for her glowing locks. Get Theron’s golden radiance by integrating lowlights with Redken Shades EQ Cream, applying Blonde Dimensions and finishing with Shades EQ Conditioning Color Gloss.

Kelly Osbourne boasted an avant-garde tint that kept heads turning. Stylist Judd Minter for Aim Artists brought a new edge to a classic style by adding an unexpected pop of color. Using Sebastian Professional Cellophanes in violet (a gloss treatment available in eight other shades and lasts up to six weeks), he created gray-violet roots that swept back into a blond bun.

Sofia Vergara also hit the two-tone mark. Sticking to a more subtle, natural gradation of color, the brilliant brunette took the red carpet with a stunning ombré effect. Cunningham achieved a modern finish by applying Redken Blonde Dimensions, concentrating on the mid-lengths to the ends, and finished with Shades EQ Gloss.

Hollywood starlet Emma Stone ditched her honey butter yellow color and returned to her spunky red roots. Cunningham created her texturized updo “with a low side part to add drama and a deliberate feel.” The look would still not be complete without maximizing color radiance and a shiny finish, which Cunningham amplified using Redken Shades EQ Cream.

Laura Dern’s standout smile was perfectly framed by satiny curls as she accepted her Golden Globe for best lead actress in a TV comedy series. Celebrity colorist Johnathan Gale enhanced the stars color confidence by first giving it an all-over subtle hue, followed by lightening just the ends. He says, the process, “helps the hair to better reflect the light, especially as it curls.” To revitalize its luster after the chemical treatment, Gale washed and rinsed with Pureology by Nanoworks Shampoo & Conditioner.

—Megan Rupp