These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Pantene Aqua Light event

SPONSORED: We whipped our hair back and forth! Seriously, we did. Thanks, Willow Smith, for the inspiration—and thank you Pantene for the ultimate in weightless hair products.

Let me explain. Last week, five lucky BEAUTYEDITOR.ca readers scored a special invite to Shagg Salon in Toronto where they got the full beauty editor VIP treatment. They got to learn all about Aqua Light, the newest range from Pantene (but more on that in a sec); had their hair washed, blow-dried and styled; received pretty makeup touch-ups; sipped on fancy blue drinks and gourmet sandwiches; and then went home with a big ol’ bag of beauty products.

You know, just like a regular day in the life of a beauty ed (yes, really!). Here’s how it all went down…

At Shagg, we were greeted by this giant signage—”the weight is over.”

Pantene Aqua Light Shagg These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Get it? Because this range is all about zero weight and zero residue.

The line is ideal for fine hair, and features a silicone-free shampoo, lightweight conditioner and leave-in treatment:

Pantene Aqua Light products These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

After a quick meet and greet, celebrity hairstylist and Pantene consulting stylist Justin German (also co-owner of Shagg) talked to us about the product benefits.

Pantene Aqua Light presentation These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

I think everyone was pleasantly surprised to hear about the Clean Rinse technology, which allows the shampoo and conditioner to condition the hair but rinse away in seconds without leaving behind any residue.

Then we headed over to the sinks to give it a test-drive ourselves.

Pantene Aqua Light sinks These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Confession: I’ve actually been using the line for about a week now, and I’m seriously not just saying this—I’m in love. With my fine hair, I’m the ideal candidate for Aqua Light, and I’m amazed at how bouncy (and non-greasy) it leaves my locks—but not too dry either.

After everyone got shampooed, it was time to head upstairs to be styled! The Shagg staff were ready with their blow dryers and round brushes.

Pantene Aqua Light styling These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

As you know, I’m picky about my blow-dries, but no lie—everyone got a super-gorgeous style. Think soft, subtle waves and nothing poufy. Whew!

The finishing touch was makeup by the lovely Carmelle…

Pantene Aqua Light makeup These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

And then it was off to get our photos taken. When you look this good, you’ve gotta capture the moment, yes?

So now it’s time to officially meet the lucky ladies. This is Sarah, whose fine hair is perfectly suited to the Aqua Light products:

Pantene Aqua Light Sarah These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

They gave Mila the most stunning retro-style waves along with some impressive tight-lining with the eye makeup. I was definitely jells:

Pantene Aqua Light Mila These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Izabella had the BEST poses. Seriously, a natural! I also loved her very chic centre-parted blow-dry:

Pantene Aqua Light Izabella These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Monique told us she’d been planning to get a haircut… but after seeing what Aqua Light did for her, she changed her mind! (I’m not surprised—girl has crazy gorgeous long hair.)

Pantene Aqua Light Monique These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

And finally, meet Jessie. Not only does she have the most perfect porcelain skin I’ve ever seen, but she looked stunning with her sleek lob and pop of red lippie:

Pantene Aqua Light Jessie These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

Of course, no Pantene event would be complete without the next part. May I present… “the swish”:

Pantene Aqua Light swish shot These 5 readers played beauty editor for the day at our Pantene Aqua Light event—come check out the pics!

OH YEAH. Take that, Willow! And then we all went home with the products.

Missed out on this event? I have GOOD NEWS, GUYS! On April 20 and 21, Pantene is hosting a second event at Blo Bar on King Street in Toronto. Hooray! To sign up for your chance to attend, click here. The event is 100 percent free, but spaces are limited—so act fast!

10 Comments

Karnas
Wednesday, April 11/2012 at 3:14 pm

You’re pregnant?!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, April 11/2012 at 5:46 pm

Um..nope. Just fat, apparently!? Thank you :)

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Karnas
Wednesday, April 11/2012 at 7:23 pm

omgosh I’m sorry! – I thought so since half of you is cut off in the pics and you look like you’re positively glowing! You’re not fat, but fewer posts + luminous skin = (I thought) bun in the oven!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, May 3/2012 at 7:30 pm

Haha it’s okay – the stripes of the dress are deceiving. And yes I should be posting more often! :)

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Elaine K
Wednesday, April 11/2012 at 4:18 pm

What! No photos of you Michelle?! I’ve been missing your face since the end of editor’s weekly picks. (as I have also been missing that great feature!)

All the girls look great btw!

I’m usually a late adopter of any new product but as I am devoted to the tresemme 24 body range I might go wild and run out and get this. It sounds just like the tresemme but better (no silicones!)

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Sara
Wednesday, April 11/2012 at 11:23 pm

Looks like a lot of fun and you are all beautiful!

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Tanushka
Thursday, April 12/2012 at 2:15 pm

Michelle’s got to die for hair color!

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brioche
Friday, April 13/2012 at 6:14 am

I soooooo love your hair colour Michelle!

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Stacey
Saturday, April 14/2012 at 10:58 am

I love Sarah’s eye makeup, it looks really nice on her, and makes your eyes pop with glasses. I always have trouble with that.

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Gimped
Tuesday, April 24/2012 at 5:54 pm

I am intrigued by this new line… I have supa fine hair and I’m always looking for volumizing info. I have brown hair with blonde highlights; is the Aqua Light line OK to use on chemically treated hair?

FYI, I’ve been using the Pantene Colour Preserve Volume line. Not bad, but if I can get better results with something else I’d be willing to switch!

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