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How To: Cutler Runway Hair & Reviews

At this year’s Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week, Cutler Salon was churning out some serious hair. As the official hair care sponsor of over 30 shows, including Rebecca Taylor, Luca Luca, Carlos Miele, Tadashi Shoji and Toni Maticevski, owner of Cutler/Redken salons, Rodney Cutler and his team of stylists created the hottest styles of the week. “From bouncy curls to edgy up-dos, we wanted to compliment the fun aesthetic that designers unveiled on the runways, giving hair its own personality” says Cutler. Let’s take a look back to see just how Cutler created these amazing looks…


How To: Carlos Miele’s Perfect Blow-Out

“The clothes were so exquisite that I wanted the hair to be very natural,” says Rodney Cutler, the lead stylist for the show. “We created slight movement on the ends of the hair, so it bounced as the models sashayed down the runway.”

  1. Apply a small amount of Cutler Straightening Cream to damp hair and blow dry.
  2. Once dry, use a large barrel curling iron, wrapping the hair around the curling iron, starting at the ends and rolling the barrel up to the roots.
  3. Finish the look by applying Cutler Definition Cream and brush the hair loosely with a flat paddle brush.
  4. Set the hair with Redken Workforce 09 hairspray for a natural-looking hold.


How To: Luca Luca’s Effortless Curls

The unique, bright color combinations and tight silhouettes of the clothes at Luca Luca were very spring-inspired. “To celebrate the ‘springy movement’ I gave the models natural, bouncy curls,” stated Teddy Charles of Cutler/Redken, lead stylist for the show.

  1. Apply Cutler Volumizing Spray (review at the bottom of this post!) and blow dry hair.
  2. Once hair is dry, set with a small curling iron, wrapping the locks in a spiral technique starting at the roots.
  3. Release the curls and tease with a rattail comb, starting at the ends and working up towards the roots. Make sure to leave some curl at the ends of the hair.
  4. Set the hair with Redken Workforce 09 hairspray for a natural-looking hold.

After the break, how to recreate Rebecca Taylor’s fresh updos, Toni Maticevski’s edgy hairstyles, and reviews of Cutler’s top hair products.


How To: Rebecca Taylor’s Fresh Updos

A staple in every girl’s closet, Rebecca Taylor unveiled feminine pieces with strong tailored jackets and shorts. “I wanted to create a style that was fresh and young like the clothes, but simple enough so as not to overpower the designs,” says Dai Michishita, Cutler/Redken’s lead hairstylist for the show.

  1. Apply Cutler Straightening Cream onto damp hair and blow dry straight and away from the face. Use a flat iron when necessary to get the hair clean and smooth.
  2. Secure a tight ponytail just below the center of the head.
  3. Then, using a flat paddle hairbrush, brush the ponytail to the left (approximately two inches from the center of the head) and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Gather the hair in the ponytail and fold it backwards towards the right of the head (approximately two inches from the center) and secure with bobby pins underneath to conceal the hair.
  5. Take the hair on the right side and fold it toward the center of the head, wrapping the remaining tresses over the hair band and securing underneath to finalize the bow.
  6. Set the hair with Redken Workforce 09 for a light hold.


How To: Toni Maticevski’s Edgy Hairstyles

Toni Maticevski’s elaborate gowns incorporated a bit of an edgy, rock-and-roll look as they flowed down the catwalk. “To play up the feel of the designs, I wanted to do a modern, high-fashion interpretation of the classic french twist,” says Rodney Cutler.

  1. Spray Cutler Volumizing Spray onto damp hair and blow dry.
  2. Backcomb the roots for support from the temple area all the way around the head.
  3. Brush the hair tightly together and twist, angling the twist vertical against the head and securing it with bobby pins. Leave the ends of the hair exposed.
  4. Twist the loose ends into a knot and secure with pins.
  5. Finish the look by spraying the remaining hair on the crown of the head with Redken Workforce 09 for hold and lightly back comb hair section-by-section for exaggerated height.


I recently got the chance to try out some of Cutler‘s products, including their Carry-On Collection. It’s everything you need to get cleaned up, in a handy little clear plastic carry on–perfect for airport travel. The mini soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion are all in airplane approved sizes. Very cute and handy! The cutler products and super fragranced, and while they smell terrific, they were slightly over powering. I found the shampoo and conditioner pretty basic. The shampoo would be good for someone who has hair on the oily side, my slightly dry hair felt a bit stripped. The conditioner is also probably better for someone on the oily side. It’s not a highly moisturizing conditioner, but it smells great and my hair was felt smelling fresh into the next day.  Price: $22.00


Cutler’s Fly-Away Stick was the most interesting (and best!) of the products I tried. It’s a solid stick that must be emulsified between your fingers before being applied to your hair. It contains Tourmaline, an innovative ingredient to combat frizziness and static, along with other conditioning agents like shea butter and essential oils. You just need a touch of this to calm the static or frizziness in your hair. It works like a charm! But be careful not to use too much or you will end up with hair that’s a bit too greasy. It is great for updos, ponytails and braids to keep part lines and the crown of your hair smooth. Also, I could see one stick of this stuff lasting forever because it’s so concentrated!  Price: $23.00


I also tried out Cutler’s Protectant Treatment Spray. Like the shampoo and conditioner, this stuff smells fantastic. I sprayed it on my damp hair before blow drying to protect my hair from heat styling. It was a lightweight spray that evenly coated my hair, but didn’t weight it down. It contains heat activated polymers that detangle, protect and treat hair from styling and sun damage. My hair was left shiny and protected after the blowout.  Price: $21.00

Go to cutlersalon.com for purchasing information. Editorial samples were provided by the company so I could review this product. Please see my About page for further information on Disclosure policies.

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