When you go to the Cutler Salon on 57th Street in NYC, you not only get the benefit of some of the best stylists in the world, you often also get a chance to see Rodney Cutler, himself.
I remember Rodney working backstage at fashion week when I first began covering fashion at the tents in Bryant Park. He was always gracious and kind to me. So last week, when I was getting my hair colored by another talented stylist, David Stanko at Cutler Salon, and I saw Rodney and I told him I’d be seeing him backstage at Zimmerman. That look (which I covered today) was a simple, low ponytail, but Rodney gave me a heads up that the hair look for Tadashi was going to be something quite amazing.
AND HERE IT IS!
- 1. Rodney blew hair out straight using a flat brush.
- 2. He then created a strong center part and secured hair into sleek ponytail using a fine bristle brush before securing with an elastic at the nape of the neck.
- 3. Depending on hair thickness, Rodney worked a dime to quarter size dollop of Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 – Cushioning Blow Dry Gel into the ponytail to prep for additional styling.
- 4. He then wove hair into a tight, smooth, classic braid and secured with a tie at the bottom of the hair shaft.
- 5. Next, the braid was pulled to the left side of the head and secured with bobby pins. Folding the hair over itself, and towards the right side of the head, Rodney created a horizontal chignon the bottom of the head. Folding was repeated until the length of the braided ponytail is secured to the head using pins.
- 6. The look was finished with Redken Fashion Work 12 – Versatile Working Spray for additional shine and hold.
- • Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 – Cushioning Blow Dry Gel, $18, Redken.com
- • Redken Fashion Work 12 – Versatile Working Spray, $17, Redken.com