During last week’s Blended press event, there were a number of fun activities happening prior to our Q&A with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. There were makeup artists available during our luncheon to get us ready, and once we were done with makeup, we also had a full hair styling team on hand to finish up the look. The hair crew consisted of stylists from Salon Benjamin along with friends from Number 4 Hair and Twistband who were providing all the supplies to seal our looks in place.
The styling theme was braids, buns and curls, with each guest getting a variation on this look to suit them.
When I took a seat in the styling chair, the stylist asked me what I would like done. As I had said earlier in makeup, I replied, “Anything!!”. Hair stylists always get excited when I give them carte blanche – it’s pretty obvious that I’m adventurous, since I’m showing up with pink hair, so they know they can have some fun. Salon Benjamin whizzed into action, whirling me around in the styling chair in a cloud of hairspray. I could feel my hair being teased sky-high, with the curling iron going on one side and what felt like a braid happening on the other. There was no mirror, so I was really excited anticipating what my big reveal would be – I knew it was going to be good when every person who walked by me saw what was happening and giggled, “That’s awesome.”
While the stylist worked her magic, I took the opportunity once again to glean and tricks of the trade and take notes from the hair team. My notebook from the event is filled with my interview questions…and tips on how to get just the right ratio of pink hair dye. 😉
Then, it was time for my finished style to be unveiled:
They did such an amazing job! It was fun, bold and right up my alley. I got so many compliments on the style – Jayda said that she liked how I had this punk rock hair and makeup on top and a business suit on the bottom, which I of course loved too! 😉
I took quite a few photos of the style later that night so I could try to remember how they did it! They style wore so well that I just slept in it and boarded the plane the next morning with the same look.
Locking my style in place were the Number 4 Hair styling products which Salon Benjamin utilized while creating the look. I was thrilled later that afternoon to win a big bag of Number 4 Hair Products in a raffle – whoo-hoo!! The bag included Clarifying Shampoo, Reconstructing Masque, Super Comb Prep & Protect, Styling Foam, Support Solution, Texture Styling Crème, Non Aerosol Hair Spray and Mighty Hair Spray. Quality products are one of the few things that I, “Super Coupon Girl”, think is worth the investment, so I was very excited to win these and have a chance to try them out at home! Totally worth checking a bag for. I’ve been experimenting with the styling aids and trying different products each day since coming home, which has been totally fun. I also received a goodie bag with a package of TwistBands included, so my hair is thanking me for making this trip!
With my Hollywood makeover complete, I was ready for my close-up with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler!