Highlights are Back: Celeb Stylist Tracey Cunningham Shares Her Color Hair Tips

Lily Aldridge Highlights are backI haven’t highlighted my hair since high school—that was the last time my normally dark brown hair was a golden blonde. In the years that followed I stuck to dark all-over dyes (usually from a box), experimented once with one at-home ombré kit (looking back, I don’t recommend it), and stayed pretty far away from the word ‘highlight.’ But when I heard Tracey Cunningham, the LA based Redken Celebrity Colorist and co-owner of Mèche Salon who works with celebs like Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen and Emma Stone, would be in New York City, I took it as a sign. Read More >>

LOOK Meets The Hairdresser Behind The A-List’s Colour

chrissycroppedOne of our favourite hairdressers ever, Tracey Cunningham can do no wrong when it comes to hair colour. Think of every celebrity colour crush you’ve ever had: if Lily Aldridge, Jennifer Lopez or Khloe Kardashian’s recent blonde transformation comes to mind then you already know just how good Tracey is. Read More >>


Golden Globe ImageAt Sunday’s 72nd Annual Golden Globes, the awards that were given out were not the only gold stealing the spotlight. No matter their natural color, A-list stars ranging from Jennifer Lopez to Chrissy Teigen to Jennifer Aniston flaunted lightened hair and discreet, golden highlights. Read More >>

The Secret to Camila Alves’ Blonde Color from Tracey Cunningham

CamillaWhy not take your new year to the next level with a whole new hair color? Camila Alves got inspired to completely change it up and become a blonde for the first time. With the help of hair expert Tracey Cunningham, the star achieved her new look just in time for award season. To make this transformation happen, Tracey trusted some of her usual products from Redken and Olaplex. Read More

Tracey Cunningham turns Dakota Johnson Brunette

Dakota JohnsonThe talented Tracey Cunningham was lucky enough to transform Dakota Johnson’s hair for her upcoming premier in the much anticipated 50 Shades of Grey. She transformed Dakota’s hair from beautiful blonde to a daring brunette. After all, Anastasia Steele from 50 Shades of Grey does seem to be pretty into trying new things.  Read More>>

Tracey’s Tips: The Art Of Golden Hues

tracey-thurs Michelle PhillipsToday’s color tips from Tracey stem from the gorgeous hue she recently created for celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips,pictured. Read More.

Francesa Eastwood[/leading]

Francesca EastwoodIt is always great to work with the beautiful and talented Francesca Eastwood. I applied highlights to 1/2 of her head then rinsed. I then applied to her roots Redken Colorgels base #8na/40cc7na/20cc30vol.


Lily Aldridge

aldridge1d710The Ombre, started when Lily Aldridge, a Victoria Secrets model, came to me and asked if I could make her hair look like she did when she was a child. I have known Lily since she was 4 years old. She has always had this gorgeous, rich natural brunette hair that shows streaks of golden highlights when exposed to the sun for a long period of time.[/leading][leading]Check out my video to learn the original technique for Ombre that creates a natural look, not dip dyed.
Tracey’s Ombre Video >>

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez 1113Isn’t she #Lovely! For the 2013 Video Music Awards, I glossed over Jennifer’s highlights with Redken Shades EQ 8gg+8c = parts 1 minute, just enough to warm up but not go red! It’s so fun to gloss no matter what color line you use. Redken5ave is the only color line that makes glosses.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone 1113When taking a blonde to red, try ShadesEQ cream at the root.  I use 7wn+7gc and 10 volume on the ends, 8c+7gc. If the hair is very porous, fill ends first with 8c only, and don’t forget about clear if you want the hair lighter on the ends!