Garnier Red-Carpet Co-host for a day

And The co-host is LAURA ALVEY

Laura Alvey

Laura Alvey of Evansville, Ind. was named the Garnier Red Carpet Co-Host For A Day. Alvey will get the VIP treatment as she gets some media training from CMT Talent host Katie Cook, a makeover compliments of Garnier and a spot on the 2009 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet show. CMT Insider captured her experience in Nashville. Watch video now.

Red Carpet Ready

Welcome To Nashville

Winner Laura Alvey and her husband Michael arrive at their Nashville hotel. Read about Alvey's first night in Nashville below.

"I'm living it up in Nashville! We arrived at the hotel and went to a fabulous, quaint dinner at the Midtown Cafe. We decided to check out the CMA Fest downtown and ended up with tickets to the concert. Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert, John Rich, Taylor Swift, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney played LP Field for five hours! I think I've found the dress. Now, it's time to shop for shoes!" See photos.

Reporting For Duty

Alvey meets with CMT Insider host Katie Cook for pointers on red carpet etiquette and how to interview the biggest stars. Read about Alvey's training below.

"Wow, what a day! Meeting Katie Cook and Lance Smith was such a thrill! I stood on freshly installed red carpet as the staging area was being readied for the big show tomorrow. Katie gave me some pointers on how to ask questions and keep my cool." See photos.

Ready For My Close-Up

Garnier stylists give Alvey a make-over from her hair to her skin care and make-up. June in Nashville is hot and humid, but our red carpet co-host looks fresh and confident. Read about Alvey's makeover below.

"I feel like a princess. I had so much fun at Salon FX getting my Garnier makeover. Nan did a great job getting me red carpet ready. CMT awards here I come!" See photos.

Show Time

Alvey had her moment in the spotlight on the 2009 CMT Music Awards red carpet. She joined CMT host Katie Cook on the carpet and had a fantastic time chatting with the stars. Read a recap below. CMT Insider captured her experience in Nashville. Watch video now.

"We're in our seats after an amazing red carpet experience. I got to interview Lee Ann Womack!! Saw all the stars up close. Thank you to Garnier and CMT for memories I will NEVER forget!!!!" See photos.

Red Carpet Tips

Step into the spotlight and feel like a star. Use the following skin care, hair care and hair color tips to get a red carpet look all year round.

Moisturize Before Makeup

For a red carpet glow, moisturizing before you apply your foundation is a must. Use Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 28 and Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Eye Cream with SPF 15 - the first eye cream recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation - for a smooth, hydrated base for your foundation and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Give Hair a Boost

Voluminous hair is sure to make an appearance on this year's red carpet - so make sure your volume measures up! To give flat hair a boost, start with Garnier Fructis Body Boost Shampoo and Conditioner. With an exhilarating blend of energizing ginseng and Active Fruit Concentrate, these products gently cleanse your hair while amplifying volume, enhancing body and lifting at the roots for incredible all-day volume that's built to last.

Turn Up the Volume

Give your hair an extra ounce of bounce with Garnier Fructis Volume Inject Mousse. Apply the product to damp hair and blow it dry for noticeably thicker, rejuvenated hair that's full of bounce and holds all day without stiffness, stickiness or build up.

Shape Up Natural Waves

Waves are everywhere this summer - from the runway to the red carpet. Keep naturally wavy hair under control with Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Shampoo and Conditioner. These products contain built in pre-styler polymers and lightweight conditioners to begin shaping waves and taming frizz right in the shower.

Sculpt and Define Natural Waves

To get a flawless, finished look, define your natural waves with Garnier Fructis Style Wave-Enhancing Spray and Wave-Defining Mousse. These lightweight shape enhancers sculpt waves as you style, providing defined bounce and shine while controlling frizz.

Nourish While You Color

Try a new shade for summer, or enhance your natural haircolor with Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme. Available in 38 shades, Garnier Nutrisse is the only permanent haircolor cream that nourishes with grape seed and avocado oil. Get rich, long-lasting color that's silky soft, root-to-tip.