Celeb Colorist Tracey Cunningham: A tFS Exclusive Interview

Julianne Moore Hair by Tracey CunninghamTracey Cunningham is quite possibly as big of a celebrity as her celebrity clientele. She’s a hair colorist in Los Angeles, half of the salon, The Byron and Tracey Salon, but this woman’s got fans. And not just your everyday average folk, she’s got A-list fans too, like her clients Drew Barrymore, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Jessica Biel, Julianne Moore and Cameron Diaz. Besides being a god-like colorist and salon owner, she is also Redken’s Creative Consultant for Color. Yes, she is one busy woman. So, I am humbled, and grateful, that Tracey answered my 3 favorite beauty-related questions.

INDUSTRY BREAK: When I moved to L.A., I had already gotten my license and was ready to work. I came with the attitude that I was going to succeed and got myself into a salon where it would give me the opportunity to do the kind of work I wanted.  It took a lot of time and effort, but my constant pressure on myself to do amazing work paid off.


5 FAVORITE PRODUCTS: My top 5 beauty products are: Neutrogena Deep Clean Scrub, Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Mask, Nuxe Crème Fraîche, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo and Conditioner, and Redken Soft Spin 05 Curl Enhancing Gel. It gives me a great base to start with on my face and my hair, from the exfoliating of the scrub and mask to the hydration of the face cream and shampoo/conditioner. It starts me off on the right foot and gets me ready for the day.


FAVORITE LOOK YOU’VE CREATED: My favorite look I’ve ever created is the ombre color on Lily Aldridge (below) because it has inspired so many woman to follow her look. I’ve also known her since she was a little girl, and her hair darkened a lot when she aged, so this color brought her back to her color from a younger age which works PERFECTLY on her!

Lily Aldridge