Rodney Cutler - guest coach for the iVillage Hair Makeover Community Challenge – is a hair stylist, salon owner and Redken Brand Ambassador. Rodney has been featured in numerous publications and television programs, including The Today Show, Make Me A Supermodel, Rachael Ray, Good Day New York, InStyle, SELF, Real Simple and InTouch, among others. Rodney’s celebrity clientele includes Emma Watson, Rachael Ray, Jamie King, Gavin DeGraw and Jordin Sparks, among others. Cutler is also an active partner with Shoe4Africa, raising funds for AIDS Awareness, supporting educational programs, Women's Empowerment and peace reconciliation events.
As Redken Brand Ambassador, Cutler is the go-to source for celebrity and fashion hair trends, salon business-building, and product recommendations. Additionally, Cutler and his innovative Cutler/Redken team of stylists create the hottest styles on the runways, working on more than 30 fashion week shows per season. Cutler and team have created head turning looks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for designers including Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, Badgley Mischka, Tory Burch, Tadashi and many more.
Rodney’s hair styling career began at the age of 16 when he was appointed to a four-year apprenticeship at Rifmik, one of Australia's leading hair salons. After much success in Australia, Cutler’s travels brought him to New York, and eventually lead to his employment at Bumble & Bumble Salon in 1992. While there, Cutler rapidly rose to be one of their top stylists and co-developed a program that integrated innovative hair cutting concepts, trained other staff members, and coordinated the teachers for the Assistant Hair Cutting Program. In 2001, after three years of running a salon with a partner, Cutler opened his own salon in 2001 in midtown Manhattan. As business continued to grow, Cutler opened another salon in 2005 in Soho. Continuing to grow his business with new endeavors, Cutler opened a new Cutler salon in the Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami in the summer of 2008, and most recently in the Gansevoort Park Hotel in the winter of 2010. Cutler has been a long-time partner with Redken 5th Avenue NYC where Cutler Salons act as flagship salons for the brand and Cutler himself is a Redken Brand Ambassador.
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