September 18, 2009 11:31 ET

Actress Kate Walsh Gets Suave on the Red Carpet

Beauty Brand Asks America to Vote for Her Style for a Steal Look

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) -


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The upcoming television awards show will be filled with grateful winners, witty presenters and entertaining acts, yet what will inevitably define the star-studded evening are the hits and misses from everyone's favorite part -- the red carpet. Always a standout for her classic beauty and chic style, Kate Walsh of ABC's "Private Practice" is teaming up with hair care brand Suave® Professionals to show America that red carpet style doesn't have to cost a fortune. Kate is opting to get styled for a steal by using Suave® for this year's television awards show, mixing high-end fashion with affordable salon-quality hair care.

America Awards the Winning Style

Suave® and Kate are putting the American public in the stylist's shoes, asking them to choose which hairstyle she'll sport on the red carpet. Just as important as the dress, the hairstyle is another key accessory for the stars. So Suave® is hosting a "View and Vote" via AOL Television, where visitors can preview one of three hairstyles that Kate is considering for the glamorous evening and vote on which she will wear. Award show fans can visit to vote on their favorite hairstyle, enter for a chance to win a stylish swag bag and get a coupon for a bottle of Suave® Professionals®so they can try out the salon-quality products for themselves.

"Great style doesn't have to cost a fortune, which is why I often mix luxury items with affordable finds," says Kate. "One of my favorite style finds is Suave® Professionals because they offer salon-quality products without the salon price tag." Be sure to tune in to the big show on CBS Sunday, September 20, where Kate will reveal America's winning hairstyle when she walks the red carpet.

Styled for a Steal with Suave

To achieve Kate's red carpet coif, Suave® Celebrity Stylist Luke O'Connor, owner of LuKaRo Salon in Beverly Hills, will bring to life America's favorite hairstyle and share his style tips and tricks on to get the same look. No stranger to awards shows himself, O'Connor was nominated for creating Debra Messing's famous hairstyles on "Will & Grace," so he knows exactly what it takes to pull off an award-worthy look. "Kate is smart to pair her award show dress with an affordable find like Suave® Professionals," O'Connor says. "I know from experience that Suave® Professionals works as well as high-end salon products, no matter the occasion."

Salon-Proven, Salon Quality

For more than 70 years, Suave® has stood behind the concept that it is completely possible to get high quality products without paying a high price. In honor of this philosophy, Suave® created their Professionals line, which has been salon-proven to work as well as salon brands. There is a Suave® Professionals® product for every hair need including Sleek, Damage Care, Color Care, and Volumizing. Suave Professionals can be found in most retailers for around $2.

For more information on Suave® products, visit or the Suave Beauty Facebook page. Also, follow Suave® on Twitter @SuaveBeauty for the latest Suave® news, hair tips and fun facts.

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