This season expect to see clean shapes with a soft interior delivered from styling products and tools. Your hair should look healthy and styled. Here are some ideas for different lengths….
“LONG HAIR” aka Long Bob with or with out sweepy bangs.
Long hair is actually not THAT long right now. These medium length styles are strong and keep your ends looking fresh like Spring should be!
MUST HAVE TOOL: Natural Boar Bristle Brush
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: EVO Water Killer Dry Shampoo Spray dry shampoo on second day hair and work through with your boar bristle brush for volume and texture.
“THE SHOB” aka Short Blunt Bob 😉
The look of longer in the front to shorter in the back is starting to level out. Women who have ventured to the titled cut are now feeling ready to go shorter and make a statement. Your stylist can add texture to the interior of this cut with a razor so you have soft-weightless strands.
MUST HAVE TOOL: 1inch curling iron. Wrap the hair around the iron with the clamp open leaving out the last inch of the strand.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: Davines Sea Salt Spray Mist finished waves with Sea Salt Spray and blow dry hair with medium heat on a low speed to set the style.
“SHORT SHORT” Just go for it, it always grows back!
Then there are those women who are way more confident than most…This cut is a perfect balance of softness and edge.
MUST HAVE TOOL: Filtered shower head or Water Softener. Hard water weighs down your hair, dehydrates, and fades haircolor. Having a filter makes a HUGE difference in the way your hair and skin feel. Trust me. You will be glad you did.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: FATBOY Perfect Putty Apply a dime-nickel amount in the palm of your hand. Warm up the product by rubbing both hands together and massage into dry hair for a matte finish with second day texture on day one!
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!
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!
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 .