As a beauty expert it is expected that you look the part. It is stressful at times and that’s why I leave my hair to other professionals. I DO NOT DIY when it comes to my largest accessory..my hair. Before my trip to New York Fashion Week I had my color done with perfectionist, Nina Lanasa at Thirteenth and Washington. She does a beautiful job creating a look that will evolve and grow out seamlessly. Knowing I would be making the trip to NYC I knew I def wanted to pay my friends at CUTLER a visit. So I did what any haircut craving woman in her right mind would do. I booked an appointment in advance!
Tyson Kennedy is not only a cool dude but also one badass mother cutter. He works for CUTLER salon in Soho and also is responsible for the creation of FATBOY perfect putty. Tyson is the epitome of “looking the part”. With his perfectly tailored suits, smart looking glasses, and cool hair you just know your going to look awesome.
SO YOU WANT TO KNOW “HOW TO GET AN AWESOME HAIRCUT”?
STEP ONE: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
When I say book an appointment I mean call the salon or book online. DO NOT text or call your stylist on their personal phone. Think about it. If every one of their clients did that it would be highly agitating. Emails before your appointment are OK however there will be plenty of time to consult before your scheduled service. Save the back and forth changes of new cut ideas for your best friend.
STEP TWO: KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE & WHAT YOU DON’T
For instance when I sat in Tyson’s chair I said, ” I like having long hair however I want you to cut what looks dead. If it needs to be a bob that’s cool just not a pixie please. I want healthy hair. It always grows. Also, I wear my hair messy. I like a tousled beachy look that isn’t too much fuss.” Tyson decided a long bob would be appropriate and I should maintain the length until my bangs grow out fully. He then used a straight blade razor to add texture, volume, and establish my new length. When you have no opinion whatsoever it is hard to know what may make you happy.
STEP TWO: ARRIVE ON TIME
The easiest way to get an OK cut is to show up late resulting in a quick consult and maybe not even enough time to style. With a fresh do it’s extremely important to learn how to recreate the style. Tyson instructed me to twist dry my hair and mess it up with FATBOY putty once dry. SUPER EASY! 10 to 15 minutes early is perfect. Relax a little read a magazine this is YOU time. I don’t know about you but the shampoo experience is always my favorite part. I would never want to be rushed through that!
Try this quick and easy hairstyle for Spring/ Summer 2012
Stop washing your hair everyday! Let your natural oils condition your hair and save some of your valuable time! On day two you can style your hair using hot tools or simply braid it. Check out my tutorial and I will show you how!
SURPRISE TUTORIAL TONIGHT!!
FATBOY PERFECT PUTTY
Photographs by Aaron Wojack
Who: Tyson Kennedy, the lead singer of Steriogram and a hairstylist at Cutler Soho.
What: Fatboy Perfect Putty
Why Bother: Between juggling gigs as a Grammy-nominated musician and an award-winning hairstylist, Tyson Kennedy managed to whip up a new hair product, Fatboy Perfect Putty. Kennedy says he was tired of products that leave locks weighed down or looking over-coiffed. “I like a bit of boogie to my hair product,” he explains, “but hate my hair feeling greasy, like it has a ton of product in there. I made Fatboy in order to have the perfect balance between the hair having a rough matte texture and being soft to the touch, with a lightweight feel.” Unlike styling aids limited to creating specific styles or suitable only for certain hair types, Fatboy — the result of over 18 months of experimentation in the kitchen of Kennedy’s Lower East Side apartment — aims to coax out the best of each person’s unique hair personality. Named in a nod to Kennedy’s childhood moniker, Fatboy doubles as a witty testament to the putty’s thickening, buildable formula.
Where and How Much: $18 at Cutler Soho, 465 West Broadway; (212) 308-3838 .
Today, I opened the mail to find behindthechair.com holiday edition, a magazine for professional stylist. I love this magazine it has great techniques and inspiring artist throughout the pages. You’re guaranteed to learn something useful. The holiday edition featured great companies such as Vidal Sassoon, Arrojo, Sam Villa, and a wonderful company I work for…Product Club. It was exciting to see Product Club’s ad sharing the pages of such established and successful companies.
This weekend Product Club will hold its annual educator training. I am very excited to see everyone and share my new technique I call the shooting star, inspired by Christina Perri.
I wanted to create her bold blonde piece wearable for anyone!
For my technique I styled a mannequin to showcase the natural sweeping effect of the shooting star. To achieve the look I prepped the hair with Davines OI. Next I Flat ironed the top layer of the hair and backcombed the nape with my amazing Sam Villa Sleekr, awesome. To provide separation to enhance the “tail” of the shooting star I used FATBOY perfect putty. This “perfect putty” is exactly that, perfect. For the finish and memorable hold, I used Loreal Professional Infinuim 3 strong hold working spray.