Hair Color Perfection by Redken and David Stanko

Everybody knows my choice for hair colorist is New York based Redken Colorist Expert, David Stanko.  David puts the glam in my hair using the incredible Redken Collection of hair color.  I just visited David last week and of course he created nothing but perfection with the new Blonde Glam Collection hair color by Redken.

David in partnership with Redken just launched a new video which I love! He does a makeover for Beauty Editor of Latina Magazine, Angelique Serrano, turning her dark locks into summer glam.

Paul Mitchell CEO Exec Produces FUEL

fuelJohn Paul DeJoria assumes the role of executive producer of FUEL, the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winning documentary directed by environmentalist Josh Tickell which investigates the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy.  FUEL is an insightful portrait of America’s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions.  DeJoria appears in the film alongside Julia Roberts, Richard Branson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and other celebs and politicos passionate about the cause. DeJoria is filmed filling the Patron train with biodiesel fuel, and discussing how corporations have a responsibility to help change the world.  He also explains how biodiesel can help in this initiative while simultaneously saving money.

A firm commitment to caring for the earth influences every aspect of John Paul Mitchell Systems’ policymaking and strategy.  DeJoria has been a longtime supporter of alternative energy, from utilizing solar power for the harvesting of Awapuhi at the Paul Mitchell farm in Hawaii to supporting the development of solar-powered vehicles via the Stanford Solar Car Project.  “Alternative fuels are one of the most efficient answers to our nation and the world’s energy needs,” says DeJoria.  “The FUEL film is a great example of just exactly how alternative energy makes sense.

Check out FUEL debuts in Los Angeles on February 13th and in New York on March 13th; FUEL will be playing at limited theatres nationwide; for a complete list of theatres, visit www.thefuelfilm.com.

Get That Perfect Blond by Redken

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Great news!  Finally there is way for you non-natural blondes (and I know most of you are not natural) out there to keep your blond color longer.  I don’t know if I have ever mentioned my two favorite celebrity colorists Tracey Cunnigham and David Stanko.  I met up with them in New York to discuss hair color and how to maintain a beautiful blond.  

David mentioned that Redken has just launched a fantastic line of in-salon and at home products that help you keep your blond longer and actually keep it blond versus that pesky bluish blond or organgey blond!  The collection is by my fav hair care maker Redken and it is called the Blond Glam collection.

The Blond Glam collection is a collection of hair color, lighteners, and hair care products that give you a fab blond color that shimmers and helps you to maintain that color.  You get an amazing multi-tone blond color that looks beautiful and is extremely conditioned.  I know you will love it!  Go to your Redken salon or at www.redken.com to learn more.  It’s launching in the Spring of 2009.

Can Hair Color Change your Life?

Does hair color really determine people’s perception of who you are?  Debra Messing says a resounding “Yes”.  Debra is a natural brunette, however, when filming her first feature flick some years ago she was told to change her hair color to a blond!  Can you imagine Debra a blond!  Well that didn’t work out so somehow she became an auburn.  Debra stated that as soon as she changed her hair color to the auburn shade she got infinitely more gigs.  That is something.     

Celebrity HairStylist: David Stanko

david stanko celebrity hair stylist and coloristA few weeks ago I met an incredible colorist and stylist that I have to rave about, David Stanko.  He is cool, hip, suave, and overall a complete charmer!   David Stanko’s first salon job was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 18, cleaning hairbrushes and mixing color. Way humble beginnings for this celebrity colorist.  Recently, Stanko spearheaded the testing and technical execution of Redken’s haircolor and lightener brands. Today, as Haircolor Consultant for Redken 5th Avenue NYC and a working salon colorist in New York City, David has the unique opportunity to exercise his wide range of gifts and that he does. 

I walked into the Angelo David Salon in New York City, steps from Grand Central Station.  David greeted me in the hallway with complete charm overload.  I had a divine cup of coffee and I was on my way to highlight heaven.  He performed three incredible treatments on my hair; sparse highlights near the bangs just to lighten up my very dark brown hair, Redken’s Shades EQ clear gloss (which I will elaborate more in another post) to create a lustrous shine, and Redken’s Real Control treatment to soften the hair (see more on Redken Real Control). 

Can I just say wow!  Within in seconds David analyzed my hair, asked me a few lifestyle questions, and devised a highlight course of action.  I can’t say enough about him!  The results were incredible.  The lustrous shine and dazzling sparkle was amazing.  Clearly he knows what he is doing. David’s haircolor work has been styled by such talents as Serge Normant, Oribe and Orlando Pita. He has also been featured in the pages of top fashion publications, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, In-Style, Latina and Elle, not to mention nearly every North American trade magazine American Salon, Modern Salon, Launchpad, Estetica and Hair Color & Design Magazine.

In the NYC area and want to make an appointment?  Call and make an appointment at the Angelo David Salon at 212-813-6620.

Frederic Fekkai, Salon Color Launch

frederikfekkaiGuess what ladies our bff FF (that is Frederic Fekkai for the women that are not in the know) will be launching a new line of hair color called Salon Color.  Salon Color will retail of approximately $30 and will offer 20 natural hair color shades.  Salon Color will be sold in a kit which will be comprised of pre- and post-conditioneing treatments, cream colorant, and a fragrance blend including citrus, pomelo, cherry, blossom, and blonde wood.  A very interesting combination!  It will be sold in select stores across the country.  You all must be wondering if it is any good?  Don’t worry as soon as I get my hands on it I will review it for you!

Hair Color, Oops!

Color Oops hair color problemsBad color job? Don’t worry you are not alone. Women have continued to explore the options of hair coloring, including permanents, semi-permanents, henna, etc. What happens when that new fabulous auburn hair color when applied turns out to be metallic red? No need to sit and sulk for 4-6 weeks as the color slowly fades away, Color Oops is there to the rescue. Color Oops when applied actually restores your hair to its natural color! What a product! It uses a special ingredient called hydrosulfite which rapidly reduces the dye molecule in the hair color. This process safely removes the coloring from your hair without the need for bleach, ammonia, or peroxide.

Want to learn more about restoring hair to its natural glory see Good Housekeeping’s video tips on hair coloring.

Christina Ricci’s New Hair Color!

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Christina Ricci has made the transformation from an emo wearing punk rock grunge to a glamorous red carpet wearing debutant. At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Speed Racer, Ricci stole the show with her lighter brown locks and darker brown low lights. The incredible color job really lightens Christina’s face and softens her overall appearance. I love it! StyleBell Exclusive: I have heard from a phenom celebrity colorist that low lights are what is “In” for the Summer/Fall. Christina you are leading the pack with the trends.