Recessionista Red Carpet: Sofia Vergara in Suave Professional Hair Products

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Pictured: Sofia Vergara rocked the Suave styled loose hair on the Emmy Red Carpet. (photo Getty Images.)

It’s been a big night tonight in Los Angeles.  The Emmys were on! That means Red Carpet glamour galore with designer gowns, amazing hair and dazzling jewels (mostly borrowed.)  For me, one of the biggest surprises of the night was Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.  She definitely had the wow factor going on in her strapless Carolina Herrera gown. But here’s the big surprise, her hair was styled using the reasonably priced Suave Professionals products.  Her look was very natural with cascading loose waves and minimal makeup.   She looked amazing, looking like a million without spending a million, at least on her hair products. 🙂 My other favorite looks of the evening were Claire Danes with a sleek Grace Kelly look in Armani Prive and Kim Kardashian looking like a Greek Godess with her classic updo, attired in a white Marchesa gown.

I’m amazed that the Suave products produced such a high-end look.  But Sofia is not the only one who got the Suave treatment tonight.  Yours truly was treated to a Suave styling done by celebrity stylist, Luke O’Connor.  Luke is the owner of Lukaro Salon in Beverly Hills. He is also consultant for the ultra affordable Suave hair products. Tonight Luke hosted a very intimate Emmy viewing party at his salon on Beverly Drive.  Some of you may recall that I have featured Luke’s styling tips here on the blog  for the Academy Awards, the Grammys and the Golden Globes among others.
Tonight, I actually got to experience some of Luke’s hair magic and styling using the Suave products. Usually, I’m here hiding behind the blog and I don’t like to be out front and show photos of myself. Howver,  me that I am making an exception.  He straightened my hair and blow dryed it to give me quite an Emmy award winning look.  See for yourself.

Pictured: Luke O’ Connor and The Recessionista with my Suave styled straight hair.

Since I have naturally curly hair this straight sleek look is a nice change of pace. It’s all held in place with Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream  then a blow dry and then Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray to hold it all in place. Voila! My hair actually looks shiny and blond again.  Feat!  My fried Robin also got treated to a very glamorous do by Jeanne Eden at Lukaro including a cut, styling and blow dry.  Later, Jeanne even applied in a little make-up to compliment Robin’s style.  It looked amazing.  See the results below.

Pictured: Lukaro Stylist Jeanne Eden with client, and new glamour girl Robin.

What I like most about this evening, and this story, is that everyone  can get celebrity results without celebrity prices. Of course, it may take some time.  Your own labor is the cost of the look, rather than the cost of the hair product.  Suave Professionals are sold at your local drugstore and are very affordable.  Many of the products are under $5.00 US.  My favorite is the Rosemary Mint shampoo which retails for $3.49 for 14.5 fl oz at  Honestly, I don’t use it everyday, as I like to mix up my hair routine.  But when I do wash my hair with it, I like the fresh, non-over powering scent.

Pictured: The stylists at work at LukaroSalon. Super stylist and blogger Theodore Leaf is in the doorway. (photo: M. Hall)
If you’re in Los Angeles for vacation or business, I highly recommend Lukaro on Beverly Drive.  The salon is beautiful and has a real 1920’s California look.  If you’re looking for a deal, stop in on Friday for a $40.00 US Blow-Dry and style.  The salon is full service offering skin care, nails and hair services.

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.