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How To: Fashion Week Swim Hair


At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011 in Miami, Rodney Cutler and his team of top-notch stylists did hair at six shows, including Betsey Johnson and White Sands Australia. Cutler was kind enough to share some photos, tips & tricks…


Edgy & Editorial Braids at Betsey Johnson – “The punchy, bright swimwear needed a fun and editorial updos to go with it,” says Cutler/Redken Stylist Ryan Suhr, the lead stylist for the show. Here’s how to recreate the looks:

  1. Spray Cutler Volumizing Spray onto damp, clean hair.
  2. Section hair into two asymmetrical sections, brushing the top half into a tight ponytail at the right recession of the hairline, and repeating at the bottom half by brushing it into a tight ponytail at the bottom left of the nape.
  3. At the top section, create two fishtail braids, loosening the braids by lightly pulling at the sides, then wrapping the braids around each other and pin, replicating the look of a flower.
  4. Repeat Step 3 with the bottom section.
  5. Finish the look with Redken 23 Forceful Super Strength Finishing Spray.


Beach Goddess Blow Out at White Sands Australia – “To compliment the beautiful, feminine prints, I wanted to give the girls an editorial, edgy look with a classic twist,” says Cutler/Redken Stylist Kelsy Osterman, the lead stylist for the show. Here’s how to recreate the gorgeous beach waves:

  1. Spray damp hair with Cutler Volumizing Spray and then quick dry product into hair with a blow dryer to create a base of texture.
  2. Starting at the nape of the neck, lightly spray Redken 09 Workforce Flexible Volumizing Spray from roots to ends, and gently backcomb each section.
  3. Curl each section and set it with a clip, curling all the way up to the head, and repeatingly backcomb closer at the top of the head.
  4. Create a center part, leaving no volume at the top.
  5. Take out the clips and finger-comb the curls into place.

For more looks from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011, and beyond, please visit the Cutler Facebook Fan Page.


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