Rodney Cutler has his own salon in Manhattan, and also wonderful products you can use at home. But he’s charming, talented and energetic. This past Fashion Week, he created hair looks for 25 shows !
I’m happy to share some of the Fall trends with you, direct from Rodney Cutler and his team of stylists. They range from structured looks to natural waves, 40’s inspired looks to messy buns and lots of texture. Luckily for us all, Fall hair trends are natural and easy to achieve. Here are some of the looks Cutler and his team devised that you can try now, perfect by Fall!
“The James Coviello show was inspired by exuberant graphic patterns and the eclectic style of the early 20th Century Austrian Arts & Crafts movement. To compliment this look, we created soft, beautiful waves with a strong side part to give that 40’s vibe,” says Rodney Cutler, lead hairstylist for the show.
1. First, spray Cutler Volumizing Spray onto damp hair. Then using a large round brush, blow-out hair using the Izunami Agile Hair Dryer to create volume
2. Next, set hair with a 1 ½ inch curling iron, creating a spiral effect
3. Then, over-direct the front of hair to create a flat finish
4. Brush out hair and use a bobby pin at the temple to give it a retro twist
5. Finish with Redken Workforce 09 hairspray for a flexible hold
Inspired by Tadashi’s elegant flowing gowns, Rodney Cutler wanted to give the hair a fresh, young feel. To create this look, Cutler says, “We used a side part for a strong chic silhouette and pulled the hair back into a knot where it hugs the hair line around the face.” To get this runway-worthy look at home, follow Cutler’s simple steps below.
1. Spray Cutler Protectant Treatment
Spray onto damp hair, then layer
Cutler Straightening Cream from
mid-length to ends
2. Rough-dry hair with Izunami Agile Hair Dryer. Once dry, flat iron with Izunami One Inch Styler Flat Iron from roots to mid-length. Curl ends of hair with a large curling iron to add texture
3. Pull hair tight so it sits close to the head and twist the length into a low sitting knot
4. Finally, secure it with French pins and smooth Cutler Fly-Away Stick for added shine and to tame any fly-aways
5. Finish with Redken Workforce 09 hairspray to hold, add in a headband and you’re runway-ready!
Retro 70’s Elegance as seen at Brian Reyes
“To compliment Reyes’s sharp collection of classic shapes and elements, we wanted to create an elegant 70’s inspired up-do with a modern structured feel,” stated Yannick D’Is, Cutler/Redken lead stylist for the Brian Reyes show. “It’s a chic look that can go from day to night, that feels very retro,” says D’Is.
1. Spray Cutler Protectant Treatment Spray on damp hair and blow-dry hair fairly straight (a light wave is fine) with an Izunami Agile Hair Dryer.
2. Create a French twist very tightly at the nape of the neck, leaving some hair loose towards the crown of the head. (a good trick is to crimp the dry hair with a crimping iron in order to create a solid base)
3. Next, spritz on Cutler Volumizing Spray to create volume for thinner hair and either back-comb, or crimp the hair, starting from just in front of the crown, working backwards (in order to create the height for the top of the head)
4. Then, flat iron the very front of the hair with an Izunami Flat Iron so it’s straight and then comb it back over the height created at the centre of the head. Pin at the nape of the neck to set, and spray liberally with Redken Workforce 09 Hairspray to hold the hair. Use a small comb and brush lightly through hair to tame fly-aways on top and sides.
Modern, Young and Playful as seen at Rebecca Taylor
To accentuate Rebecca Taylor’s pieces, inspired by Northern European fairytales (think pastel shades, soft blanket-like oversized wrap coats and playful 40’s inspired dresses), the hair look needed to be structured and modern yet still young and playful. “We wanted to create a look that Rebecca’s customers would wear – something accessible and easy, yet fashion forward,” notes Dai Michishita, Cutler/Redken lead stylist for Rebecca Taylor. Follow Michishita’s simple steps to create this playful look.
1. Spray Cutler Protectant Treatment Spray onto damp hair and blow-dry with Izunami Agile Hair Dryer so that the hair is groomed (does not need to be pin straight – natural is fine)
2. Pull hair into a loose high ponytail and bring it up to the forehead line (or as desired) and secure with an elastic band
3. Grip the hair from the ponytail and curl it around your hand so that the end of the ponytail is pointing toward the back. Pin the ends of the ponytail about an inch above the ends with bobby pins
4. Finish with Redken Workforce 09 Hairspray for hold
For more information on services and products, visit www.cutlersalon.com